"A new account detailing Mitt Romney's interactions with same-sex couples was published Tuesday, alleging that the former governor had an uncomfortable meeting with several of the plaintiffs in Goodridge v. Dept of Public Health, the landmark case that legalized same-sex marriage in Massachusetts." (2004)
“It was like talking to a robot. No expression, no feeling,” recalls David Wilson, one of the plaintiffs in the case who met with Romney that day. “People were sharing touching stories, stories where you’d expect recognition in the other person’s face that they at least hear what you’re saying — that there’s empathy. He didn’t even shake his head. He was completely blank.”
Occasionally Romney would say something.
“I didn’t know you had families,” remarked Romney to the group, according to Wilson. The offhanded remark underscored that Romney, the governor of the first state prepared to grant same-sex marriage, hadn’t taken the time to look at what the landmark case was really about."
I am on Medicare with a 'bump up' buy also buying additional coverage through MVP in Rochester NY. (Formerly Preferred Care)
In 20010 the additional premium was $36/mo. Last year it was $40. This year it is... ready??....ZERO.. I called and talked with several people about it. Because it sounded so impossible..MVP is a not for profit company and rated 4.5 stars out of a possible 5 in the US. They were able to lower, in this case eliminate, the premium, because of their high rating. It seems MEDICARE will re-imburse these companies more or less depending on their rating.
The co-pays went up a little, but not by much. At least for me not by enough to offset the drop in the premium. I am sure it is different for different people.
They are also now offering, get this, to send a physician's assistant to ANY member's home who would like to have a basic check-up, advice on health care, etc.. not that I need that but.. they are doing it to show Medicare that they actually CARE about their clients, to be proactive with health care to keep down costs, and to keep the high rating.. and to raise it even higher.
I am sure MVP has figured this out to the nickel, so to speak. Nevertheless. I am impressed.
you "deleterious dork " -I borrowed that from 99th Monkey "> - don't you EVER, EVER, EVER mention the 1% and the 99%. OWS came up with that very clear description of everything that is wrong with people like you; everything I detest about people like you. Now that OWS is finally having an effect, don't you dare try to co-opt their (our) truth.
It is not your wealth. It is your ATTITUDE toward wealth and toward those who have it and those who do not that is so sickening to any normal human being. You are a sick, sanctimonious, arrogant, sociopathic liar. You should join your fellow human garbage Newter Gingrich in his moon colony. You two deserve each other.