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Does Obamacare really care?

I really love the removal of pre-exisiting conditions that allow us access to insurance coverage but here's the deal...

I am 59 and my wife is 55.
Our AGI is around $55K.
We are retired.

We have the Blue Shield PPO under the Covered California Silver plan. This plan retails for about $1,300 per month. We are paying $650 per month (based on our income).

In 2014, when we add up all of our healthcare costs (we itemized), the total was $14,000.
Last year it was $10,000+ in health care costs total.
These costs were incurred via premiums, copays, services not fully covered, and deductibles.

What is "affordable" about this?



Here are the countries with Universal Healthcare

I get so tired of hearing from many here that "no we can't".

Countries like Mexico, with far less wealth than the USA can do it.

But the "no we can't" faction of our own Democratic Party fights against it.



Here is how the "unicorns" and "rainbows" are paid for

It's not with pixie dust.

Can we stop with the juvenile crap and if you have a problem then specifically address these proposals?



Senator Sanders and the "free stuff"

You may be a corporate conservative if you're against...

1. A stock transaction fee to pay for public college.
2. Removing for-profit health insurance, their ghastly copays, high premiums, deductibles, and dismal coverage in favor of a system similar to Canada's.
3. Ending insane trade deals that give enormous freedom to multinational corporations to plunger and pillage.
4. Stopping foreign intervention and "regime change".

I know it's much easier to start flinging "BernieBros, unicorn, fairy dust, unrealistic and socialist" insults rather than just admit you prefer the status quo.

I remember years ago here on the DU you'd be banned for posting up pro corporate conservative bullshit against what I have listed.
Today it seems even the DU has allowed a creep to the rightwing.


Ahhh...look at this cute picture

Neocon War Hawks Want Hillary Clinton Over Donald Trump. No Surprise
They’ve Always Backed Her
With Trump’s impending nomination, neocons are reaffirming what they’ve always thought: Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy is right up their alley.



"Free the Nipple" at rally last night

And yours truly is noticing then taking a pic. Mine turned out blurry BTW.

Yep that's me with the cap and blue shirt.

I'm so busted...LOL


I made the newscast in San Diego tonight!

Blue shirt, ball cap, about in the middle close to the camera. Can't miss me. I'm in it a few times.


Berta Cáceres Singled Out Hillary Clinton for Backing Honduran Coup

AMY GOODMAN: Let’s go to March 2010. This is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveling to meet with the Honduran president, Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo, whose election was boycotted by opponents of the coup that overthrew Zelaya. She urged Latin American countries to normalize ties with the coup government.

SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON: We think that Honduras has taken important and necessary steps that deserve the recognition and the normalization of relations. I have just sent a letter to the Congress of the United States notifying them that we will be restoring aid to Honduras. Other countries in the region say that, you know, they want to wait a while. I don’t know what they’re waiting for, but that’s their right, to wait.

AMY GOODMAN: That was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton endorsing the coup. What is the trajectory of what happened then to the horror of this past week, the assassination of Berta Cáceres?

GREG GRANDIN: Well, that’s just one horror. I mean, hundreds of peasant activists and indigenous activists have been killed. Scores of gay rights activists have been killed. I mean, it’s just—it’s just a nightmare in Honduras. I mean, there’s ways in which the coup regime basically threw up Honduras to transnational pillage. And Berta Cáceres, in that interview, says what was installed after the coup was something like a permanent counterinsurgency on behalf of transnational capital. And that was—that wouldn’t have been possible if it were not for Hillary Clinton’s normalization of that election, or legitimacy.



This is just gross and is not getting the press it deserves.
This, Kissinger, Lybia, etc...I hope that Bernie can overcome the candidate that the system prefers and advocates for.

Will my Debit Card work in Canada?

My ATM card doesn't have a chip in it.
I have heard conflicting reports that it will and it won't work in ATM's in Canada.

Will it work?
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