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Speaker looks at health care reform laws

December 7, 2013

ESCANABA — The Bay Area Economic Club welcomed Jeffery Thomas, director of Agent Relations for the Small Business Association of Michigan, at Bay College Friday afternoon to discuss recent reforms t......

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frogleggs

Dec-09-13 7:01 AM

Levi69, et al.,

First, and foremost.

There is NO FREE Lunch!

The ACA is NOT Obama-care,

in any way, shape or form of the originally intended manifestation of health-care REFORM.

The CURRENT form of the ACA, is a completed document conforming

to the demands of the rich,

the republicans,

their corporations, and

their businesses.

This document GREW, from a paltry 2,700 pages,

to a document more than 34,000 pages….

at the heavily lobbied insistence

and from the PEN(s) and thinking of

- the republicans,

- the u.s. chamber of commerce,

- the american legislative exchange council,

- the tea party,

- citizens united,

- american’s for prosperity

- america’s PAC,

- the Koch brothers,

- their corporations and businesses

and, regrettably, OUR

- SUPREME COURT.

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frogleggs

Dec-09-13 6:57 AM

Healthcare REFORM,

is NOT A BAD THING.

Healthcare REFORM,

is essential because ….

Because, both providers of healthcare and the recipients,

have for too long,

been able to get away with billing fraud, excessive charges, and

insurance policies that weren’t worth the paper they were written on, could not be controlled.

This, being said cautiously,

and without a doubt,

most business people,

republicans and everyone else

will view this REFORM as a bad thing.

But, we need to start someplace, sometime...

What started as a simple 2,700 page plan of reform

-burst into more than 34,000 pages of reform rules, policy and regimentation only at the insistance of lobbyists for the insurance industry, the rich, their corporations and the republicans!

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frogleggs

Dec-09-13 6:53 AM

ONE THING FOR SURE

- as healthcare exists in its present form, and with its present rules and policies,

it cannot be sustained

- because of the graft, cheating lying and stealing that is pervasive to the industry.

As orginally planned, it was hoped or intended, that with some sort of framework, structure,

and freeloaders who don’t have insurance,

but utilize the system,

WILL, NOW, AT LEAST have to pay SOMETHING into the system, even if it is a ’TOKEN’.

As it is now, many healthcare providers,

must provide minimal healthcare stabilization

while THEIR, and

eventually OUR EXPENSE,

and then the rest of us, suffer the consequences of ever rising healthcare costs, premiums, etc.

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frogleggs

Dec-09-13 6:49 AM

ANYONE.

ANYONE, with common sense,

should - would - could

UNDERSTAND, that, as a nation,

something has to be changed.

THE ONLY PEOPLE CRYING ABOUT THIS CHANGE

- screaming really

- are the insurance industry themselves, and

- employers,

- the rich,

- REPUBLICANS, and

- everyone else that already MAY have AFFORDABLE healthcare coverage access.

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frogleggs

Dec-09-13 6:48 AM

THE REASON THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY IS lobbying, HARD….

The reason the insurance industry is LOBBYING so HARD, is simple….

The new REFORM, will

SEVERELY LIMIT

their

ABILITY TO SELL JUNK (bond) INSURANCE POLICIES.

These policies are JUNK,

because they were conceived, written and sold by a CORRUPT industry,

with full knowledge

- that buyers of these JUNK “bond” POLICIES,

- WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO COLLECT A substantial portion of their healthcare bill.

THESE POLICIES WERE THE

CASH-COW BACKBONES OF THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

- SIMPLE AND PURE.

Now, we tend to think our neighbors in Canada,

only about 35 million of them,

as being sub-standard intellectually, socially, and economically -

These ‘substandard’ humans, 35,000,000,000 of them,

have been receiving access to healthcare delivery systems for years...

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frogleggs

Dec-09-13 6:41 AM

THIS BEGS THE QUESTION:

Why does the richest nation in the world,

how does the richest nation in the world,

able to fail to provide a ‘token’ amount of healthcare for the

47,000,000,000 people who DO NOT HAVE ACCESS to affordable healthcare?

HERE IS THE ANSWER - ALSO LEFT - BEGGING - and un-answered.

Why have more than 10,000,000 million americans, who serve food at our eateries…

why has their hourly wage rate of

$2.13 per hour,

been FROZEN at that

AMOUNT for MORE THAN TWENTY-TWO YEARS. (22 YEARS)?

The restaurant lobby has been successful in passing legislation that freezes the

minimum wage at $2.13 for the last 22 years.

SOON -

THESE LIARS,

CHEATS,

REPUBLICANS AND RICH DEMOCRATS

- will have FROZEN OUR WAGES AS WELL.

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frogleggs

Dec-09-13 6:37 AM

Herman Cain,

- Tea Party activist,

- a candidate for the 2012 U.S. Republican Party presidential nomination,

- a rich, educated republican by any standard,

has successfully lobbied to FREEZE restaurant server’s’ wages at $2.13 per hour.

Is it any wonder,

1) he’s rich

2) he’s republican

3) he’s a past leader of big business, corporations and the food industry

4) past chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

5) past CEO of the national restaurant association,

6) vice president of Pillsbury, ceo of godfather’s pizza, burger king

7) served as a member of the board of directors of several companies, including Aquila, Inc., Nabisco, Whirlpool, Reader's Digest

8) and, he doesn’t want to pay the people who work for him,

serving food,

more than $2.13 per hour, and

yet has the gall to run as republican,

for president of the U.S.

Wake-up levi, et al….

NOTHING IS FREE

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