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Comment Archives: stories: News: Janovy

Re: “Democrats are afraid of their own shadows

Dear Kansas Voter, sorry to confuse you with the facts. Oh, btw, I'm not republican.

Posted by Justyne Tyme on 01/29/2010 at 1:08 AM

Re: “Democrats are afraid of their own shadows

Dear Kansas Voter, sorry to confuse you with the facts. Oh, btw, I'm not republican.

Posted by Justyne Tyme on 01/28/2010 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Democrats are afraid of their own shadows

Why is it that republicans are so brain-dead? "Dale Cavanaugh" and "JustyneTyme" are perfect examples. Dale believes silly lies about health care reform and Juntyne is spouting off ignorant right-wingnut talking points about george bush's War Of Terror. THESE are the idiots that Obama is listening to, not his supporters, and that's why he's losing support. The republicans in Washington will never compromise, so fuck 'em. The Democrats have more than enough votes to pass some good legislation, so if they don't start ignoring the republicans they're not gonna get any votes from anybody. They'll never get republicans to vote for them, and they're doing a great job making sure that no Democrats will want to vote for them either.

Posted by KansasVoter on 01/28/2010 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Democrats are afraid of their own shadows

Why is it that republicans are so brain-dead? "Dale Cavanaugh" and "JustyneTyme" are perfect examples. Dale believes silly lies about health care reform and Juntyne is spouting off ignorant right-wingnut talking points about george bush's War Of Terror. THESE are the idiots that Obama is listening to, not his supporters, and that's why he's losing support. The republicans in Washington will never compromise, so fuck 'em. The Democrats have more than enough votes to pass some good legislation, so if they don't start ignoring the republicans they're not gonna get any votes from anybody. They'll never get republicans to vote for them, and they're doing a great job making sure that no Democrats will want to vote for them either.

Posted by KansasVoter on 01/28/2010 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Democrats are afraid of their own shadows

Wow. "There were, after all, those two wars that the previous president had started (where was Rep. Joe Wilson to yell "You lie!" when George W. Bush claimed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction?)" President Bush didn't "start" any war. Terrorists bombed the World Trade Center, the USS Cole, several embassys, kidnapped and killed American missionaries in the Phillipines, and plowed planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. More susinctly: WE WERE ATTACKED! Weapons of mass destruction? Talk to Syria about all those middle of the night convoys from Iraq while the US grovelled before the UN.

As for Cleaver, he's going back to his days as councilman and mayor: the people just don't understand. Yes we do understand. Bailouts don't work, loans to people who have no hope of everpaying them back don't work, taxing banks that succeed to support car companies that fail doesn't work, taxing business with the idea you are punishing the business doesn't work it only spreads the pain down to the consumer. And by the way where is my $92,000 for your trip to Copenhagen to spew carbon dioxide about how bad carbon dioxide is?

Finally I hate to break it to you, but job losses started before 2001. Can anyone say "tech bubble".

Posted by JustyneTyme on 01/28/2010 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Democrats are afraid of their own shadows

I found your statement more of a rah rah for the far Left than anything else. Have you really talked with people about whether or not they are for this outrage that the Democrats are trying to railroad us with? Health Reform is nothing but another tax on the middle Class. I wonder if you have even read it? I know for a fact that Congressman Cleaver has not, but he still felt like he can vote for it even though he doesn't have the time to analyze it.
During the election I remember Barack Obama wanted change. We were not going to railroad any legislation through without full disclosure and even debate that will be fully televised. No special deals, no behind closed doors legislation, and most importantly we were going to listen to what the people think. Well so much for that, we have politics as usual being performed by our elected officials.
If you really want change and sacrifice why not begin were the true corruption lies? Do away with all retirement funds for past presidents and legislators. Immediately cut all federal wages a minimum of 10% and 25% for those earning $100,000. or more per year. No bonuses or wage increases until we have a balanced budget. No legislator may vote on a bill that he or she has not read and there has been a televised debate. Before a vote each legislator must sign a statement that they have read these bills and fully understand them. Make it illegal to have paid lobbyists in the White House or Congress.
Lead by example and not by false promises made during a gloosy speech. Promises made and not kept is polotics as usual and the only change you have is the name of the person making the promise.
DC/KC

Posted by Dale Cavanaugh on 01/28/2010 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Democrats are afraid of their own shadows

Wow. "There were, after all, those two wars that the previous president had started (where was Rep. Joe Wilson to yell "You lie!" when George W. Bush claimed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction?)" President Bush didn't "start" any war. Terrorists bombed the World Trade Center, the USS Cole, several embassys, kidnapped and killed American missionaries in the Phillipines, and plowed planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. More susinctly: WE WERE ATTACKED! Weapons of mass destruction? Talk to Syria about all those middle of the night convoys from Iraq while the US grovelled before the UN. As for Cleaver, he's going back to his days as councilman and mayor: the people just don't understand. Yes we do understand. Bailouts don't work, loans to people who have no hope of everpaying them back don't work, taxing banks that succeed to support car companies that fail doesn't work, taxing business with the idea you are punishing the business doesn't work it only spreads the pain down to the consumer. And by the way where is my $92,000 for your trip to Copenhagen to spew carbon dioxide about how bad carbon dioxide is? Finally I hate to break it to you, but job losses started before 2001. Can anyone say "tech bubble".

Posted by JustyneTyme on 01/28/2010 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Democrats are afraid of their own shadows

I found your statement more of a rah rah for the far Left than anything else. Have you really talked with people about whether or not they are for this outrage that the Democrats are trying to railroad us with? Health Reform is nothing but another tax on the middle Class. I wonder if you have even read it? I know for a fact that Congressman Cleaver has not, but he still felt like he can vote for it even though he doesn't have the time to analyze it. During the election I remember Barack Obama wanted change. We were not going to railroad any legislation through without full disclosure and even debate that will be fully televised. No special deals, no behind closed doors legislation, and most importantly we were going to listen to what the people think. Well so much for that, we have politics as usual being performed by our elected officials. If you really want change and sacrifice why not begin were the true corruption lies? Do away with all retirement funds for past presidents and legislators. Immediately cut all federal wages a minimum of 10% and 25% for those earning $100,000. or more per year. No bonuses or wage increases until we have a balanced budget. No legislator may vote on a bill that he or she has not read and there has been a televised debate. Before a vote each legislator must sign a statement that they have read these bills and fully understand them. Make it illegal to have paid lobbyists in the White House or Congress. Lead by example and not by false promises made during a gloosy speech. Promises made and not kept is polotics as usual and the only change you have is the name of the person making the promise. DC/KC

Posted by Dale Cavanaugh on 01/28/2010 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Democrats are afraid of their own shadows

Damn, C.J. - tell us how you really feel.

Not that the Dems don't richly deserve being slapped around like this - I just wasn't expecting you to be the one doing the slapping. Martin better get his game on - the stakes have just been raised bigtime. Bravo.

Posted by Realist on 01/27/2010 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Democrats are afraid of their own shadows

Damn, C.J. - tell us how you really feel. Not that the Dems don't richly deserve being slapped around like this - I just wasn't expecting you to be the one doing the slapping. Martin better get his game on - the stakes have just been raised bigtime. Bravo.

Posted by Realist on 01/27/2010 at 7:17 PM

Re: “A sick, toxic summer of health care ends in a trip to the surgery center

Ya'll act like we have the worst healthcare in the world. No, it's not perfect, but it's the best. If it's that bad, move. We live in a global society.

Posted by Anti-Progressive on 09/03/2009 at 1:16 PM

Re: “A sick, toxic summer of health care ends in a trip to the surgery center

Ya'll act like we have the worst healthcare in the world. No, it's not perfect, but it's the best. If it's that bad, move. We live in a global society.

Posted by Anti-Progressive on 09/03/2009 at 10:16 AM

Re: “A sick, toxic summer of health care ends in a trip to the surgery center

Theme : 6 Main Lies Have Nothing To Do With This Promising Reform / Without reform, Medicare system doomed.

If the findings of CBO over inaction had been released earlier, Ted Kennedy could've seen his lifetime wish come true.

Inaction cost, $9trillion over the next decade, can not be compared to the balance between estimate and outcome in a worst case of scenario, and this balance could be adjusted each year. ((Some of CBO analysis : While the costs of the financial bailouts and economic stimulus bills are staggering, they are only a fraction of the coming costs from Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that each year Medicaid will expand by 7 percent, Medicare by 6 percent, and Social Security by 5 percent. These programs face a 75-year shortfall of $43 trillion--60 times greater than the gross cost of the $700 billion TARP financial bailout)). Time does not fix endless greed and energy depletion.

When the public health is also one of commodity like a house, we come to a tragic and unthinkable conclusion : As to for-profit business, the more and longer ills patients get, the more profits they make, and it will debilitate the overall economy involving education for the future, not to mention continued bankruptcy of middle class.

Of young adults ages 19 to 29, 13.2 million, or 29 percent, lacked coverage in 2007, and that implies the total of this promising reform will be cheaper than expected, I guess.

In case of an unexpected injury or ill, they might give up their learning or aspiration, in this regard, this reform means liberty, job opportunity, competitiveness for them and future.


1. The contents of savings (below) in this reform 'have nothing to do with' limit to medical access, rationing, tax raise, and deficit etc.

Rather, without wiping out these wastes and roots of bankruptcy for middle class, all fronts are sure to face larger financial ruin than this recession, which leads to more limit to medical access, more rationing, more tax raise, and more deficit etc than today.

$1.042trillion (cost of reform) + $245bn (cost to reflect annual pay raise of docs) = $1.287bn (actual cost of reform).

$583bn (the revenue package) + $80bn (so-called doughnut hole) + $155bn (savings from hospitals) + $167bn (ending the unnecessary subsidies for insurers) + 129bn(mandate-related fine based on shared responsibility) + $277bn (ending medical fraud, a minimum of 3% , the combined Medicare and Medicaid cost of $923.5bn per year, as of July,) = $1.391trillion + the reduced cost of ER visits (Medicare covers some 40% of the total) + the tax code on the wealthiest more reduced than originally proposed = why not ? (except for a magic pill, an outcome-based payment reform & IT effects and so forth).

As lawmakers debate how to pay for an overhaul of the nation's health care system, a new report from The Commonwealth Fund claims that including both private and public insurance choices in a new insurance exchange would save the United States as much as $265 billion in administrative costs from 2010 to 2020.

"Health reform can help pay for itself, but both private and public insurance choices are critically important," said Commonwealth Fund President Karen Davis, who coauthored the new report. "A public insurance plan can help drive new efficiencies in the system that will produce large cost reductions. Without a public plan, much of those potential savings will be lost."

Unlike high fuel price and mortgage rate in recent years as the roots of great recession and bankruptcy of middle class, the severity in the high cost of health premiums has come to light lately. Similarly, in an attempt to hide these deficit-driven corruptions and wastes, the greed allies struggle to turn the savings via removing these wastes into limit to medical access, rationing, tax raise, and deficit etc.

In contrast, not to mention a wide range of consumer protection, options across state lines, this promising reform takes initiatives in more primary care docs and improved long-term care. And the bill expands coverage for mental health services, and defines what will be covered. It also prohibits co-payment charges for wellness and preventive medical care. There is no mention of rationing. The use of this term is, again, a gratuitous distraction aimed at feeding fear

2. Greedy insurers with no competitors by consolidation have nothing to do with the law of price, demand & supply.

Under the free market theory and the premise that the public health is also one of commodity like a house, if the demand decreases on a large scale, accordingly the price tends to reflect it, as in the case of house price, and it never happens for the price to spiral up. One step forward, in case the price is spiraling up, to be sure, the remaining clients should withdraw the contract or choose the other options. In practice, runaway premiums with no competitors by consolidation drive the enrollees out, and 4C + 2R (canceling, capping, cherry-picking, cash for special lobby, rationing, rapid premium hike) guarantee multiple times as much profit. Sadly, no way-out other than the prohibitive ER is allowed in America. Therefore, the victims today and tomorrow deserve long overdue protection from non-profit Government.

3. The plans to stem inflation in the House have nothing to do with crowd-out.
With the heartbreaking tears in mind (In no other industrialized country do 20,000 people die each year because they can�t afford to see doctor. Nearly 11 Million Cancer Patients Without Health Insurance), private market also needs changes and should join together to complete this reform , as promised, otherwise, the runaway premium only has itself to blame while new firms are filling the void with competitive deals.
And It can be said that fair competition starts with a fair, sustainable market value.

However, the plan in the House is designed to keep people in an employer-based health insurance system, and the public option would be offered to those for whom employer-provided insurance is not available. And job-based coverage (indirect payment), some mandate code, ample capital, the reduced exorbitant ER costs, IT base to streamline the administrative processes and trim the costs might be favorable to the private market. Over time, supposedly, the public plan will concentrate more on basic, primary cares, and the private insurers will provide their clients with differentiated services. And focus should be on the uninsured, the underinsured.

-- Except For The Underinsured, The Uninsured Alone Outnumber The Entire Population In Canada --

In an attempt to avert innovation, moderation, and social responsibility, accusing essential affordability, citing take-over, will be a dirty play.

4. Profit-driven markets have nothing to do with affordable, sustainable public health.

When the public health is also one of commodity like a house, we come to a tragic and unthinkable conclusion : As to for-profit business, the more and longer ill patients get, the more profits they make, and it will debilitate the overall economy involving education for the future (Of young adults ages 19 to 29, 13.2 million, or 29 percent, lacked coverage in 2007).

Under the most wasteful structure on the planet like no coordinated preventive care program waiting until people get ill, about 50% of idle world's best practices, a pay for each and every service reimbursement and frequent readmissions, no e-medical record and deaths, crushing litigations and the more profits via the unnecessary, risk-carrying procedures, and the most inefficient paper billing systems imaginable, overpriced pharmaceuticals, bloated insurance companies, incredible medial fraud, exorbitant costs by the tragic ER visits etc, it might be no wonder with the comprehensive, systematic reform in the pipeline, just one attitude of patient-oriented value in 10 regions has attained 16% of savings in Medicare while their quality scores are well above average.

Aside from the already allocated $583 billion and the savings of this reform package, 16% of $923.5bn (the combined Medicare and Medicaid cost per year, as of July) is around $147.76bn per year and 1.4776trillion over the next decade, and this patient-oriented value alone could be enough to meet the goal.

Please be 'sure' to visit http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08... for credible evidences !

Today, another innovative, fundamental change in payment system, or patient's outcome based payment reform that is able to turn the profit-oriented malpractices and volume into the patient-oriented value and quality is waiting for a final decision.

Now that Minnesota spends "20 percent" less per patient than the national average and 31 percent less than in the highest cost state, under a pay for patient's outcome pack, this promising reform could be successful along the way, I believe.


5. Inflation-driven greedy allies backed by the insurers have nothing to do with deficit-neutral.

When some part of our body is ailing seriously, we are going to lose competitiveness, equally, when some part of a nation is ailing servery, it is going to loose competitiveness, too. In case somebody in the house gets ill, health will be put over house, in practice.


6. The analyses of CBO have nothing to do with common sense and practice.

Costs of Preventable Chronic Disease account for around 75% of the nation�s $2.4 trillion medical care costs. U.S. health care spending is also expected to double in the next 10 years. and they are largely preventable -- 80 percent of the risk factors are behavior-related.

Unlike the analyses of CBO, world-wide outstanding public programs put heavier emphasis on preventive program equally, and preventable swine flu pandemic is expected to cost about $2trillion dollars world-wide for the lack of prepared vaccines. (Genes included in the new swine flu have been circulating undetected in pigs for at least a decade, according to a team led by Rebecca Garten of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who have sequenced the genomes of more than 50 samples of the virus).

If CBO asks the profit-driven interests about why they have hindered the budget request for preventive program in Medicare and Medicaid, they will say, " just look at the health Katrina special lobbying has made, the more and longer ills, the more profits, we are professional, and we are obstructing this reform right now, too " .

7. Conclusion : The public health is a fundamental human right.

As I said above, patient-oriented value alone could be enough to meet the goal, and another innovative, fundamental change in payment system, or patient's outcome based payment reform that is able to turn the profit-oriented malpractices and volume into the patient-oriented value and quality is waiting for a final decision.

If At least, some media pay attention to this flower of reform, people will feel empty as the past and current discussion has been time-consuming for sure.


Thank You !




Posted by hsr0601 on 09/02/2009 at 1:17 AM

Re: “A sick, toxic summer of health care ends in a trip to the surgery center

Theme : 6 Main Lies Have Nothing To Do With This Promising Reform / Without reform, Medicare system doomed. If the findings of CBO over inaction had been released earlier, Ted Kennedy could've seen his lifetime wish come true. Inaction cost, $9trillion over the next decade, can not be compared to the balance between estimate and outcome in a worst case of scenario, and this balance could be adjusted each year. ((Some of CBO analysis : While the costs of the financial bailouts and economic stimulus bills are staggering, they are only a fraction of the coming costs from Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that each year Medicaid will expand by 7 percent, Medicare by 6 percent, and Social Security by 5 percent. These programs face a 75-year shortfall of $43 trillion--60 times greater than the gross cost of the $700 billion TARP financial bailout)). Time does not fix endless greed and energy depletion. When the public health is also one of commodity like a house, we come to a tragic and unthinkable conclusion : As to for-profit business, the more and longer ills patients get, the more profits they make, and it will debilitate the overall economy involving education for the future, not to mention continued bankruptcy of middle class. Of young adults ages 19 to 29, 13.2 million, or 29 percent, lacked coverage in 2007, and that implies the total of this promising reform will be cheaper than expected, I guess. In case of an unexpected injury or ill, they might give up their learning or aspiration, in this regard, this reform means liberty, job opportunity, competitiveness for them and future. 1. The contents of savings (below) in this reform 'have nothing to do with' limit to medical access, rationing, tax raise, and deficit etc. Rather, without wiping out these wastes and roots of bankruptcy for middle class, all fronts are sure to face larger financial ruin than this recession, which leads to more limit to medical access, more rationing, more tax raise, and more deficit etc than today. $1.042trillion (cost of reform) + $245bn (cost to reflect annual pay raise of docs) = $1.287bn (actual cost of reform). $583bn (the revenue package) + $80bn (so-called doughnut hole) + $155bn (savings from hospitals) + $167bn (ending the unnecessary subsidies for insurers) + 129bn(mandate-related fine based on shared responsibility) + $277bn (ending medical fraud, a minimum of 3% , the combined Medicare and Medicaid cost of $923.5bn per year, as of July,) = $1.391trillion + the reduced cost of ER visits (Medicare covers some 40% of the total) + the tax code on the wealthiest more reduced than originally proposed = why not ? (except for a magic pill, an outcome-based payment reform & IT effects and so forth). As lawmakers debate how to pay for an overhaul of the nation's health care system, a new report from The Commonwealth Fund claims that including both private and public insurance choices in a new insurance exchange would save the United States as much as $265 billion in administrative costs from 2010 to 2020. "Health reform can help pay for itself, but both private and public insurance choices are critically important," said Commonwealth Fund President Karen Davis, who coauthored the new report. "A public insurance plan can help drive new efficiencies in the system that will produce large cost reductions. Without a public plan, much of those potential savings will be lost." Unlike high fuel price and mortgage rate in recent years as the roots of great recession and bankruptcy of middle class, the severity in the high cost of health premiums has come to light lately. Similarly, in an attempt to hide these deficit-driven corruptions and wastes, the greed allies struggle to turn the savings via removing these wastes into limit to medical access, rationing, tax raise, and deficit etc. In contrast, not to mention a wide range of consumer protection, options across state lines, this promising reform takes initiatives in more primary care docs and improved long-term care. And the bill expands coverage for mental health services, and defines what will be covered. It also prohibits co-payment charges for wellness and preventive medical care. There is no mention of rationing. The use of this term is, again, a gratuitous distraction aimed at feeding fear 2. Greedy insurers with no competitors by consolidation have nothing to do with the law of price, demand & supply. Under the free market theory and the premise that the public health is also one of commodity like a house, if the demand decreases on a large scale, accordingly the price tends to reflect it, as in the case of house price, and it never happens for the price to spiral up. One step forward, in case the price is spiraling up, to be sure, the remaining clients should withdraw the contract or choose the other options. In practice, runaway premiums with no competitors by consolidation drive the enrollees out, and 4C + 2R (canceling, capping, cherry-picking, cash for special lobby, rationing, rapid premium hike) guarantee multiple times as much profit. Sadly, no way-out other than the prohibitive ER is allowed in America. Therefore, the victims today and tomorrow deserve long overdue protection from non-profit Government. 3. The plans to stem inflation in the House have nothing to do with crowd-out. With the heartbreaking tears in mind (In no other industrialized country do 20,000 people die each year because they can’t afford to see doctor. Nearly 11 Million Cancer Patients Without Health Insurance), private market also needs changes and should join together to complete this reform , as promised, otherwise, the runaway premium only has itself to blame while new firms are filling the void with competitive deals. And It can be said that fair competition starts with a fair, sustainable market value. However, the plan in the House is designed to keep people in an employer-based health insurance system, and the public option would be offered to those for whom employer-provided insurance is not available. And job-based coverage (indirect payment), some mandate code, ample capital, the reduced exorbitant ER costs, IT base to streamline the administrative processes and trim the costs might be favorable to the private market. Over time, supposedly, the public plan will concentrate more on basic, primary cares, and the private insurers will provide their clients with differentiated services. And focus should be on the uninsured, the underinsured. -- Except For The Underinsured, The Uninsured Alone Outnumber The Entire Population In Canada -- In an attempt to avert innovation, moderation, and social responsibility, accusing essential affordability, citing take-over, will be a dirty play. 4. Profit-driven markets have nothing to do with affordable, sustainable public health. When the public health is also one of commodity like a house, we come to a tragic and unthinkable conclusion : As to for-profit business, the more and longer ill patients get, the more profits they make, and it will debilitate the overall economy involving education for the future (Of young adults ages 19 to 29, 13.2 million, or 29 percent, lacked coverage in 2007). Under the most wasteful structure on the planet like no coordinated preventive care program waiting until people get ill, about 50% of idle world's best practices, a pay for each and every service reimbursement and frequent readmissions, no e-medical record and deaths, crushing litigations and the more profits via the unnecessary, risk-carrying procedures, and the most inefficient paper billing systems imaginable, overpriced pharmaceuticals, bloated insurance companies, incredible medial fraud, exorbitant costs by the tragic ER visits etc, it might be no wonder with the comprehensive, systematic reform in the pipeline, just one attitude of patient-oriented value in 10 regions has attained 16% of savings in Medicare while their quality scores are well above average. Aside from the already allocated $583 billion and the savings of this reform package, 16% of $923.5bn (the combined Medicare and Medicaid cost per year, as of July) is around $147.76bn per year and 1.4776trillion over the next decade, and this patient-oriented value alone could be enough to meet the goal. Please be 'sure' to visit http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/13/opinion/13gawande.html?hp for credible evidences ! Today, another innovative, fundamental change in payment system, or patient's outcome based payment reform that is able to turn the profit-oriented malpractices and volume into the patient-oriented value and quality is waiting for a final decision. Now that Minnesota spends "20 percent" less per patient than the national average and 31 percent less than in the highest cost state, under a pay for patient's outcome pack, this promising reform could be successful along the way, I believe. 5. Inflation-driven greedy allies backed by the insurers have nothing to do with deficit-neutral. When some part of our body is ailing seriously, we are going to lose competitiveness, equally, when some part of a nation is ailing servery, it is going to loose competitiveness, too. In case somebody in the house gets ill, health will be put over house, in practice. 6. The analyses of CBO have nothing to do with common sense and practice. Costs of Preventable Chronic Disease account for around 75% of the nation’s $2.4 trillion medical care costs. U.S. health care spending is also expected to double in the next 10 years. and they are largely preventable -- 80 percent of the risk factors are behavior-related. Unlike the analyses of CBO, world-wide outstanding public programs put heavier emphasis on preventive program equally, and preventable swine flu pandemic is expected to cost about $2trillion dollars world-wide for the lack of prepared vaccines. (Genes included in the new swine flu have been circulating undetected in pigs for at least a decade, according to a team led by Rebecca Garten of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who have sequenced the genomes of more than 50 samples of the virus). If CBO asks the profit-driven interests about why they have hindered the budget request for preventive program in Medicare and Medicaid, they will say, " just look at the health Katrina special lobbying has made, the more and longer ills, the more profits, we are professional, and we are obstructing this reform right now, too " . 7. Conclusion : The public health is a fundamental human right. As I said above, patient-oriented value alone could be enough to meet the goal, and another innovative, fundamental change in payment system, or patient's outcome based payment reform that is able to turn the profit-oriented malpractices and volume into the patient-oriented value and quality is waiting for a final decision. If At least, some media pay attention to this flower of reform, people will feel empty as the past and current discussion has been time-consuming for sure. Thank You !

Posted by hsr0601 on 09/01/2009 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Letter Rip

Not surprising a Democrat would think that he has a 'right' to have his letter published in Letters to the Editor.

Especially when the 'letter' is essentially an attempt at getting a free political ad.

Give us a break.

Posted by TJ on 06/23/2009 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Letter Rip

Not surprising a Democrat would think that he has a 'right' to have his letter published in Letters to the Editor. Especially when the 'letter' is essentially an attempt at getting a free political ad. Give us a break.

Posted by TJ on 06/23/2009 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Hey, all you people worried about journalism: Meet the future press

Great story. And a little inspiring for this unemployed journalist...

Posted by Alex P on 06/15/2009 at 11:30 PM

Re: “Hey, all you people worried about journalism: Meet the future press

Great story. And a little inspiring for this unemployed journalist...

Posted by Alex P on 06/15/2009 at 8:30 PM

Re: “It’s time to call bullshit on conservatives’ tired argument about Democrats and tax increases

Doesn't seem like such bull-shit anymore, eh?

Universal Healthcare is a pretty big entitlement, I think.

Tax increases are being discussed on everything from cigarettes (already passed), Coca Cola, employer paid health benefits. Payroll tax increases are on their way for any poor schmuck making over $200K a year to be redistributed to slackers so they can have unearned retirement income and the death tax will certainly come back with a vengeance because it's not fair to pass along your hard earned money to your kids. Obama's side-door reparations are in full swing.

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Posted by Gary Pederson on 06/11/2009 at 8:04 PM

Re: “It’s time to call bullshit on conservatives’ tired argument about Democrats and tax increases

Doesn't seem like such bull-shit anymore, eh? Universal Healthcare is a pretty big entitlement, I think. Tax increases are being discussed on everything from cigarettes (already passed), Coca Cola, employer paid health benefits. Payroll tax increases are on their way for any poor schmuck making over $200K a year to be redistributed to slackers so they can have unearned retirement income and the death tax will certainly come back with a vengeance because it's not fair to pass along your hard earned money to your kids. Obama's side-door reparations are in full swing.

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Posted by Gary Pederson on 06/11/2009 at 5:04 PM

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