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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 11:49 PM
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Crooks and Liars: 10 Immediate Benefits of HCR
Edited on Sun Mar-21-10 11:53 PM by Bolo Boffin
All we need is Barack Obama's signature for this:

http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/what-you-get-when-hcr-...

Adult children may remain as dependents on their parents policy until their 27th birthday
Children under age 19 may not be excluded for pre-existing conditions
No more lifetime or annual caps on coverage
Free preventative care for all
Adults with pre-existing conditions may buy into a national high-risk pool until the exchanges come online. While these will not be cheap, theyre still better than total exclusion and get some benefit from a wider pool of insureds.
Small businesses will be entitled to a tax credit for 2009 and 2010, which could be as much as 50% of what they pay for employees health insurance.
The donut hole closes for Medicare patients, making prescription medications more affordable for seniors.
Requirement that all insurers must post their balance sheets on the Internet and fully disclose administrative costs, executive compensation packages, and benefit payments.
Authorizes early funding of community health centers in all 50 states (Bernie Sanders amendment). Community health centers provide primary, dental and vision services to people in the community, based on a sliding scale for payment according to ability to pay


Well, that looks like nine to me...

ETA: This of course is excellent news for the Republicans.
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Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 11:51 PM
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1. All of the above look great to me
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dchill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 11:53 PM
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2. It could be 10 if you have TWO...
Adult children under 27.
;)
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 11:54 PM
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3. Very cool. And to think people were protesting this. eom
Edited on Sun Mar-21-10 11:54 PM by FourScore
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 11:55 PM
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4. All of them seem like common sense
It's amazing it took over a year of wrangling to get even the most basic things to start right away. Kind of sad actually.

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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 11:57 PM
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5. And, of course, the biggest boon of all: the new revenue stream for insurance companies
now that they're been deemed quasi federal agencies.

What a cluster f**k.
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 12:00 AM
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6. But I want to bury Grandma!!!
Sure the old girl is still kickin', but according to Michelle Bachman, I could throw her in the ground early once this passed!

TlalocW
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ChoppinBroccoli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 12:09 AM
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9. Bring Out Ya Dead......Clang.......Bring Out Ya Dead.....Clang
I don't want to go on the cart. I'm not dead yet.

She says she's not dead yet.

I'm getting better.

Oh, shut up. You'll be stone dead in a moment.

I feeeeeeeel happyyyyyyyyy!!!
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 12:03 AM
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7. Free Preventive Care For All...
Edited on Mon Mar-22-10 12:35 AM by cynatnite
Free Preventive Care for All
Free Preventive Care for All

That was a really big one for me. To read those five words is so fantastic. That alone will save countless lives.
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PSPS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 12:10 AM
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10. I agree. But the word is 'preventive.'
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 12:34 AM
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14. Oops...my bad. Thanks for the correction. n/t
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 07:22 AM
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25. That's great - but can someone expound on what it means exactly?
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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 11:56 AM
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27. Found this:
"Require new plans to cover preventive services and immunizations without cost-sharing."

http://emmaberry.org/
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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 11:54 AM
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26. I saw that...but what does it mean? nt.
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PSPS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 12:09 AM
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8. Community health centers
When I heard Bernie talking about this aspect of the bill, I thought to myself that this sounds like the beginning of national single-payer and/or national health service. Since they charge on a sliding scale, it would seem to be an excellent alternative for those who are forced into the uber-gouging "individual plan" market because they're self-employed, unemployed, or otherwise have no employer-provided health insurance. It would also be the place to go for those without any insurance at all.

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The Midway Rebel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 12:10 AM
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11. Hooray for getting some help for my 94 year grandma's perscription meds.
She'd get sick and die without them and they cost $450 per month. I cannot afford that.
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Raineyb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 12:29 AM
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12. Hmm. Expensive second tier health insurance that probably wont' cover the condition
that caused you to be uninsurable in the first place.

That's some favor. What's the point of having health insurance if you can't afford to use it?
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D23MIURG23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 12:32 AM
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13. K&R
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 12:39 AM
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15. "While these will not be cheap..." Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Hahahahahahahahaha

I have to laugh, otherwise I'd...

When something is "not cheap" it usually means those who need it cannot afford it

...and so...

Let's punish and hope they're stupid enough to support us anyway.

That right there wipes out the "kids up to 26 are covered (!!!!)" for so very many hard working people born with bad genes.

Yay us!
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PBass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 03:16 AM
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22. You're getting a little shrill, Shrieking Mimi (NT)
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 07:15 AM
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24. Little bit of honesty (some may call it shrill) never hurt anyone.
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4lbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 12:41 AM
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16. I think the NO annual cap and NO lifetime cap on coverage are to be taken separately.
That makes 10.

Just a guess. :)
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 12:53 AM
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18. Maybe so!
Sounds like a plan to me.
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 12:45 AM
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17. k + r n/t
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Lindsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 12:58 AM
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19. Thank you for the summary! I'm so jazzed I don't know how I'll
get to sleep tonight........
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 01:11 AM
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20. You forgot #10...
...official Death Panels begin operation Monday morning. :evilgrin:

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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 03:35 AM
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23. That's number #10!
Ah, gee, I forgot. Grandma was looking kinda sheepish over in the corner...
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The Midway Rebel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 03:05 AM
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21. Kick the good news! n/t
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 12:07 PM
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28. #10
El Rushbo leaves for Costa Rica?

:shrug:
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 01:47 PM
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29. Kick
Since posting this link seems to be all the rage right now... :D
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