No, I do not. I work in financial services and had NO financial interest in the case I described. I’ve commented on this site for a decade and have never hid what I do professionally, and have been one of the biggest critics of ‘Wall Street’. I only knew the particulars because the client shared them with me. There was nothing ‘vulgar’ about the comments I made, they are all factual.
No, but when I do I’ll post about it.
Since I don’t spend much time here anymore, are you this vulgar in your responses all the time, or just to those who don’t carry their ‘List Of Terms That Fred C Dobbs Hates’ book with them?
I didn’t come here today to re-fight the ACA. I would have much preferred single payer. Didn’t happen. I simply offered MY actual experience with the ACA, vs. what others have posted.
I’ll close with another item I left out from before. A client came to me looking for health insurance for her family (both parents self employed) She got coverage in October for $3000/mo. Now that the ACA is in effect, they get the same coverage for $1200/mo. Most people I know personally and professionally have benefited or have seen no change in their coverage.
However, to call it “better than where we were” would mean also assessing people who are worse off – people who had access to healthcare before and no longer have it or have less of it (unaffordable premiums or other out-of-pocket costs, narrower networks or drug formularies).
First of all, I was kinda speaking for my immediate family, not the country as a whole. But, I still believe the quote holds. No massive change in government policy is going to be enacted without some who lose in the transition. Net net the ACA will prove to be a positive for most people.
And let’s say it DIDN’T pass. How would that be better? Today, on March 31st, how would my life be better (OR yours worse, for that matter?) And let’s not beat the “They could’ve done better” dead horse…it’s amazing this got pushed through (between the naming of post offices)in the first place.
Here is what I KNOW, not just conjecture. Because of the (admittedly imperfect we agree it should’ve been single payer) ACA, four very important people in my life now have healthcare coverage that didn’t a year ago, my sisters (because of the Medicaid expansion in Ohio) my wife and I. Pre existing conditions made family coverage for us cost prohibitive (if you could get it), and now that’s history.
I get this hasn’t been a one-size-fits-all solution, but it is better than where we were. Here’s hoping Vermont is a success thereby causing single payer to sweep across the country.
STTPinOhio commented on the blog post So Long, Farewell: Today We Close Pam’s House Blend – A Look Back. It’s been real.
Although I wasn’t a regular reader of your blog, I have nothing but admiration for you.
Thanks, and here’s to your good health.
My sentiments as well. Your efforts were appreciated. Take good care.
STTPinOhio commented on the blog post Summer Camp Trust Fall Exercises Won’t Fix Washington
…because it encapsulates this idiotic strand of thinking which is currently very popular among many pundits.
From Ms. Yellin’s Wiki page…”She graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude, where she was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa.”
How can someone with that background ask that question?
STTPinOhio commented on the blog post Lindsey Graham Planning To Place Hold On Hagel And Brennan Over Benghazi
Anything to stay in front of the cameras. Moving the country forward is hard work, preening on TV isn’t. Just ask his buddy Johnny McBitterman.
Was this their first successful launch without a donkey involved?
I certainly enjoyed your dad’s contributions. Thanks for sharing this during what has to be a very tough time.
Really enjoyed your writing, all the best to you in your future endeavors.
STTPinOhio commented on the blog post Report: Warren to Get Spot on Senate Banking Committee
I read this earlier today and got real excited. Then, to calm myself down, I figured I’d come over here to get my enthusiasm tamped down.
Glad I wasn’t disappointed.
STTPinOhio commented on the blog post Ann Romney Is Just Sitting Around, Listening To Adele And Crying All The Time Now
Okay just an idea.
Yeah, but an excellent one!
STTPinOhio commented on the blog post Romney gets hammered by Obama camp and media over misleading auto bailout ad
“But the fact that he would lie to our faces and try to deceive us is just too much.”
Mr. Lortz hasn’t been paying attention; we reached “just too much” with Mittens months ago.
STTPinOhio commented on the blog post High Frequency Trading Can Be Curtailed Simply With a Transaction Tax
The other benefit would be to help restore confidence in the equities markets. Small investors have been putting their money in mattresses (and rightfully so) since 2008.
I think “time” is running for RMoney & DMoney just how the PTB want it to…
Well, there IS that…
Time is Running Out For Romney
Time was never Running “In” For Romney.
Willard figures he’ll win with the Supremes.
He couldn’t win with the Supremes, Temptations and the Four Tops combined!
STTPinOhio commented on the blog post Ruling Class Shows No Effects of Physiological Stress
In other news….the WAPO just came out with a poll showing Obama up 8 points here in Ohio.
I wonder how long it’s gonna take that newly-minted Emmy winner Halperin to convey how that’s actually good news for Mittens?
This is union busting, plain and simple, with a side order of defined benefit pension elimination to boot.
Any arrangement that involves paying somebody a check for their lifetime of work is under attack by the GOP Greedy Bastards.
Never mind THEIR lifelong benefits are tucked safely away (and conveniently indexed for inflation), no YOUR benefits are the ones that are drowning this country in debt and therefore must be eliminated.
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