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  • Washington state employees who have Regence as their insurer have 10 covered chiropractic and 10 covered massage therapy treatments. One would think that after you met your deductible, you would be allowed the 10 treatments for the covered services. BUT OH NO, you will not receive any benefit because the benefit is counted against your deductible. That’s right as you are paying for your own treatment and submitting bills, Regence is counting a treatment against your deductible. Thus, if your deductible is $250.00 and you pay out of pocket for the 10 treatments at $25.00 each, you will not have any insurance paid treatments.

    Bait and Switch, you decide. Regence claims that their accounting method is state approved.

    Washington state employees deserve better. The insurance premiums for one employee with Regence is $877.00 per month. At that level of premium Washington state could be self insured. Imagine, the premiums would go toward treatment instead of profit.

  • ella commented on the blog post Warren Delivers Refreshing Dose of Honesty in DNC Speech

    2012-09-06 06:01:01View | Delete

    I am a huge fan of E. Warren but last night was she was staid and lacked enthusiasm. Further, she has developed a nervous habit of sticking her tongue in her cheek and lower lip. Very distracting. She can and has in the past done better. It seems as though she lost her touch and was no longer speaking to the middle.

    The same for Clinton and others. Many of the Metaphors felt hollow.

    We can do better.

  • ella commented on the blog post Obama’s Plans for a Second Term Include Rallying Public Opinion

    2012-09-03 07:12:07View | Delete

    He had vast public support for Hope and Change. Now it is too little too late. Who believes the one that promised a public option for health care when he turned his back on us? Ditto for his plans for reviving the middle class, when he ignored us to bail out the wealthy.

    Gall.

  • Well if he is investigating, we know what the result will be. Nothing to see here. Too bad Spitzer has fallen by the way side. Perhaps then we would have an investigation.

  • WT… If the Republicans don’t suppress the vote with voter restrictions how can they win?

  • ella commented on the diary post Fed Sends Taxpayer and Business Money to Banks Via Interest Rate Swaps by masaccio.

    2012-08-25 05:31:43View | Delete

    There is more read this article. “SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Yes, the proposed Export-Import Bank of the United States investment in a $10 billion Australian coal-mining deal is at best highly suspect, failing to use sound underwriting principles … too secretive for general public scrutiny … may contradict the best interests of American [...]

  • ella commented on the blog post Republicans Run into Trouble on Medicare and Medicaid – In Utah

    2012-08-20 14:43:15View | Delete

    Count me in for CUTS.

    But only if you first cut all of the tax entitlements… starting with the Bush tax cuts, and all of the loop holes. Next cut the Bush wars and increases in defense spending. Then we can wait a few years to see how much revenue we really need.

  • ella commented on the blog post Romney Disavows Medicare Cuts From Ryan Budget

    2012-08-16 07:09:38View | Delete

    Of course he will. After he restores the cuts he will have more money for his voucher plan. And we all know who will profit from the extra money in his voucher plan. If you think I am talking about HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY, you are right. I can just see it now, insurance will cost seniors $15,000 and the voucher will be for $5,000 a year. Who knows what private insurance will cover particularly when their lobbyists do their work.

    Next up cutting Medicaid, that will be great for seniors when they are thrown out of nursing homes because there is no money to pay for the care. Just think, the nursing home’s will have to file for bankruptcy because there will be no patients to care for.

    Way to go!!!

  • ella commented on the blog post Robin Hood Tax Campaign Comes to the US

    2012-06-19 19:05:09View | Delete

    This is the same as a sales and it is not passed on to the end user because the end user is paying the tax. The end user being the buyer in the Fin Trans. It is easy to exempt a certain number or value of trades in pension/40iK etc. funds.

  • ella commented on the blog post Bringing Science Back to the Fore, Keystone XL Edition

    2012-01-21 12:00:12View | Delete

    “NEW YORK (AP) – For the first time, the top export of the United States, the world’s biggest gas guzzler, is — wait for it — fuel.” “Measured in dollars, the nation is on pace this year to ship more gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel than any other single export, according to U.S. Census data going back to 1990. It will also be the first year in more than 60 that America has been a net exporter of these fuels.”

    http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/story/2011-12-31/united-states-export/52298812/1

    Assuming this article is correct, why do we need the Keystone pipeline?

  • ella commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Framing the Class War

    2012-01-14 08:05:56View | Delete

    If productivity equals income and the American has had huge productivity gains in the last 30 year, then who stole our income?

  • ella commented on the blog post A Few Thoughts on the Debt Limit Deal

    2011-08-01 05:55:31View | Delete

    Where are the automatic tax/revenue increases in this debt deal? Why not add phasing out the Bush tax cuts, the high exemption for the estate tax, the numerous tax loopholes, and the implementation of a Tobin tax (transaction tax on all stock and bond purchases) Once again, no has considered the effect of Tax entitlements, privatization of government services, no bid contract entitlements, and on and on. Only the elites and chattering class thinks’ this debt deal effects both sides equally? Plain and simple the R’s have once again won and they will continue to win because the D’s allow them to. Think you will receive support from the D’s in 2012? Think again, I know numerous D’s who are vowing to sit the next election out. Stand up for the middle class and recommend voting against a deal that does not include automatic revenue increases.

  • ella commented on the blog post The Day Senate Democrats Got Angry

    2011-07-22 07:19:22View | Delete

    I have just sent this to my Senators, Senators Reid, Democratc.org and the DCCC. Will send to Obama next. Feel free to do the same.

    Tax entitlements are not constitutionally protected. The cost of the Bush wars, Bush tax cuts, Bush pharma giveaways in Medicare part D and Bush no bid contracts have driven us into a financial hole. The Republicans magical believe in tax entitlements will never balance the budget. Do we need to reduce entitlements because we have promised to much? Yes. Lets start with the tax entitlements first for we have clearly promise economic benefits that will never occur.

    Only people who believe in the tax entitlement fairy think that a budget can be balanced on the expenditure side with no additions to the revenue side. Good Luck.

    Lastly, I along with many other Democrats will sit the next election cycle out if the Democrats cut SS, Medicare or Medicaid. Why would we ever support a Democrat again when they can not support the middle class? Time to stand up for your base.

  • ella commented on the blog post Health Cuts in Debt Limit Proposal Mainly Cost-Shifting

    2011-07-14 05:38:57View | Delete

    According to Republicans, closing tax loop holes is raising taxes because the beneficiary of the loop hole will pay more. Thus, raising the cost of Medicare and Medicaid on the beneficiaries and Social security by reduction in benefits is also raising taxes because the beneficiary will pay more. Why do the Republicans want to raise taxes on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security beneficiaries?

  • ella commented on the blog post Debt Limit Talks Don’t Move an Inch

    2011-07-12 05:55:30View | Delete

    Eliminate tax entitlements.
    Tax entitlements are not constitutionally protected. The cost of the Bush wars, Bush tax cuts, Bush pharma giveaways in Medicare part D and Bush no bid contracts have driven us into a financial hole. The Republicans belief in magical tax entitlements will never balance the budget or create jobs.
    Do we need to reduce entitlements because we have promised too much? Yes. Let’s start with the tax entitlements first for we have clearly promise economic benefits that will never occur. Instead of prosperity, 30 years of tax entitlements and supply side economics have devastated the economy, government revenues and the middle class.
    Only people who believe in the tax entitlement fairy think that a budget can be balanced on the expenditure side with no additions to the revenue side. Good Luck.

  • ella commented on the blog post The Worst, gets worse

    2011-07-06 05:17:40View | Delete

    The UK Guardian is reporting that the police were paid off…. “Met chief: Phone hacking documents point to ‘inappropriate payments’

    Sir Paul Stephenson confirms News International documents appear to include information on payments to police officers” http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jul/06/met-chief-phone-hacking-payments

  • In Washington state Amazon routinely collects sales tax and remits it to the state. The collection of the 9% tax has not diminished Amazon’s sales. Even with the sales tax, fee shipping and sizable discounts purchases are still a better deal than most main street retailers.

  • ella commented on the blog post Gingrich Resorts to Blaming the Media for His Own Words

    2011-05-18 11:51:30View | Delete

    Let me see if I understand this… The man who is the former Speaker of the House, the so called intellectual of the Republican party, the man who would be President of the United States was tricked by David Gregory? WOW, if you have that much experience and you are that smart how could you be tricked by a journalist? And if you were tricked, how could you ever be President in a world where so many practice the art of deceit?

  • Where are the cuts to TAX ENTITLEMENTS? The R’s want to cut social programs, well I say cut the same amount of money from TAX ENTITLEMENTS. Where is the reciprocity? Where?

    If you are serious about the budget, then you must cut TAX ENTITLEMENTS. The R’s must stop protecting the TAX ENTITLEMENTS for their base.

  • Let’s call it what it is… END MEDICARE WITH GOPCARE. Gopcare will be good for the ubers, who can afford their own care, make tons of money off the public with increased health care costs and deny care to seniors with GopCare death panels. Everyone knows private insurance, routinely denies care to their insured… more money for the insurance co and less health care for you. GO GopCare or should it be go RepublicanCare, BonerCare… We need to identify it.

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