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SHRED's Journal
SHRED's Journal
January 10, 2017

If you're more upset at Meryl Streep...

...than you are with the Russian interference, then chances are you're a fucking traitor.

Just sayin'.

January 7, 2017

Donald is "going rogue"

These are Tweets from today.
Even AFTER he's seen the evidence.

The intel community (and the rest of us) needs to stop this enemy of our country.


January 3, 2017

Release of tax returns as a requirement

I think, at the very least, that the release of the last 10 years of tax returns should be a requirement when running for Congress, the Presidency, and all high level cabinet selections.
The same rule should apply at the State level also.

With more and more money controlling our politics we need some transparency here.

What do you think?

January 2, 2017

Repealing Obamacare affects everyone

A few points I've jotted down here (with input from some of you here) should the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be done away with as the incoming GOP dominated government will most surely do. (see article below for more details)

Repealing Obamacare would again allow insurance corporations to...

Deny you the ability to purchase insurance on the individual market based on your health condition.

Drop you from coverage from the individual market if you become ill.

Charge more for female coverage.

Limit your coverage to an arbitrary maximum amount. Once you hit that limit, you pay for all costs over that amount. This is especially troubling if god forbid we had a serious accident or illness. It could bankrupt us (you or I). The ACA requires the insurance company to cover your entire treatment no matter the cost. It wasn't that way before it's passage in 2010.

Deny covering your adult children under your plan up to age 26. A very popular option.

Charge you for preventive care, such as physicals, health screenings, flu shots, breast-feeding supplies and contraception which are currently covered at no extra charge.


Funding for rural hospitals and clinics would dry up.

Rates for everyone will go up
as insurance pools get smaller and the cost for those who have no insurance will once more be spread among those who can pay.

It will bankrupt hospitals because people would start using ER's as routine doc visits again because they have lost their insurance.

Plus repeal will drive up prescription drug costs for those on Medicare...and us all.

Repealing Obamacare affects everyone

Under Obamacare, senior citizens pay less for Medicare coverage and for their prescription drugs. Many Americans have received free contraceptives, mammograms, colonoscopies and cholesterol tests. And small business employees with older and sicker workers have not been slapped with super-high premiums.


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