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Comrader
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im sure that ted cruz brought this up in the debate with Bernie sanders last night, being the great constitutional lawyer that he is....right?
Keenan
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RE: "the Hill" link posted above by Analog

It seems to me that the argument advanced in the article advocates simply getting around existing law. The same sort of rationalization in promoting arbitration, often a forced "opt out", from the court system in redress of disputes.

How "voluntary" are the ubiquitous terms-of-service "agreements" we see everywhere today ?
Jfms99
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I am absolutely amazed at the Stupidity and Irresponsibility of our Politicians.

The Ugly truth is they are all bought and paid for by the various Lobbyists and Corporations that have no feeling or caring about the future of this country.

I have tried to get people interested and made aware of the impending doom we face, but no one really seems to grasp the implications or care. People are totally self-absorbed in their own little worlds or worse obsessed about Trump and his other policies to the point they are oblivious to what we may face.

I am 61 and in pretty good health, but I can see that the Baby Boomer Generation, as well as those behind me, like X,Y, & Z, generations will not get the medical care or Social Security our parents and grandparents had. It is a mathematical impossibility. So I am going to strive to get into better health, take early SS this year, and try to invest my money in anticipation of the future coming. Going to have to buy some Gold and Silver as a hedge, if nothing else.

The "Reset" when it comes is going to be very ugly and I think the change will be one very dramatic. Several years ago a Russian Economist predicted this country would face severe problems from our Debt problems alone and that we would end up breaking up into regional sections. Well couple the Debt with the Health Care costs and I believe that it just might happen.

The Republicans have had plenty of time to come up with a Plan to replace, fix, or enforce the law to handle the Health Care crisis. Well they haven't, another reason so called "Conservatism" is dead. Both Paul's have talked a big game but never produced. Ron Paul had umpteen opportunities to do something, same for Rand, and neither did anything but run their mouths. Now Rand Paul wants Legalize that which will destroy us.

The sad truth of Donald Trump is that in this area he could have been bold and daring with breaking up the Monopolies, yes it would have meant taking a short term hit to the economy and GDP, but worth doing for the long term.

Karl you have done yeoman service in trying to break through to the people on this danger and others, I thank you. But when you have a mentality where the Left and Right look at Health Care, among other things, as a Right and have sold that premise for the last 50 years, then you are trying to push the proverbial rock up the hill to get your viewpoint across.

What I think we will end up with is some kind of Single-Payor system, which was the real game plan all along. Game, Set, Match, and Country.

Riverbarrow
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Has anyone started a petition for this at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/ or sent a message? https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact#page
Riverbarrow
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Sorry--Missed the posting about the petition. I signed it.
Gauntlet33
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Karl, another question...

You used to say that America is f$%^ed, but that the European Union is even more so. Do you still think that's the case? Are their economic problems still worse than ours?
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Yes, but for entirely-different reasons. The Euro is a fatally-flawed idea -- without political continuity you cannot have forced migration and similar; you will eventually wind up with entire areas that are destroyed (which is exactly what is happening!)

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Gauntlet33
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Karl, thanks for the response.

My wife often says we should move to the UK or Ireland (saying employment conditions are much better there), but my job skills wouldn't be transferable there, I don't want to move at any rate, and I also try to argue that they're no better off anyway.
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The UK *might* come out ok on Brexit -- in a while. But it's an unknown right now. Worse, they have NHS, which is taking on water BAD (socialism loses overall when it comes to anything, and health care is no exception!)

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Keenan wrote
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RE: "the Hill" link posted above by Analog

It seems to me that the argument advanced in the article advocates simply getting around existing law.



Rebrand collusion as cooperation and promote it, Newspeak right out of Orwell.

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What Rand Paul wants to do is simply to legalize voluntary economic arrangements between individuals, arrangements which are by definition beneficial to both parties, getting the government's big nose out of the way. What's so radical about that?
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/fi....]

Insurance/Medical complex is too big to regulate so tell the peons it's their friend and doesn't need regulation.

They own legislative branch.



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Mannfm11
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There should be 1 law, that a provider cannot charge a cash customer more than the lowest price paid by an insurer. This is where the bull**** lies. People might find out there is an alternative to the scam. Paul's old man professed to be an Austrian Economic follower, which are against government arranged monopolies. Guess he wants to run again and needs donations.

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No, the simple one is this:

"The price must be posted and everyone pays the same price."

What your insurance covers is between you and the insurance company. It is a matter of CONTRACT LAW, in a realistic insurance contract, that said insurance provides that you will be "made whole" if the bad thing happens -- but this doesn't mean at whatever any one particular vendor wishes to charge which is only known AFTER THE FACT!

I again note that the sort of collusion that takes place DAILY here is ILLEGAL. It was ruled illegal in the health care field in 1979. Insurance companies have tried it in other areas as well (e.g. State Farm and cars) and they have ALSO been swatted for doing so. It is not a surprise that people try to cheat.

BUT THE CHEATING WILL ONLY STOP WHEN PEOPLE GO TO PRISON FOR DOING SO LONG AFTER THEIR CONDUCT HAS BEEN RULED UNLAWFUL, AND THUS THERE IS NO ARGUMENT TO BE MADE THAT IT "MIGHT" HAVE BEEN OK.

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Gable
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Laura Ingraham did a segment on exactly this subject today. Two doctors where own and they hit on most of the major points Karl has been making that would fix health care in America. So a couple million heard what Karl has been saying.

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I am going to make it a point to meet my guy at the next Local office day.
He isn't that far away in Newnan,
Drew Ferguson 3rd district.
He is a Dr. so it will be interesting.

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members....

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members....

https://ferguson.house.gov/



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Hstella
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Karl: What do you think about Canada's chances in all this mess? They have their own "whole lotta stupid", but it's different than ours. They are upfront about rationing healthcare, resource dependent, us trade dependent, climate issues, have some interesting tech/big data advances, seem more cohesive than we are in the US. I'm just wondering where you think they wind up.
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The biggest concern with Canada is their ridiculous real estate bubble it makes ours look like child's play. When it blows I have no idea what it takes down with it.

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>>The biggest concern with Canada is their ridiculous real estate bubble it makes ours look like child's play. When it blows I have no idea what it takes down with it.>>

"Alex, I'll take 'Everything' for $500."
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I am a long time reader, I just registered and this is my first Post. I felt compelled to post my comment here, in this most recent Ticker about the deplorable state of Health Care in the US. I just called in my last payment of a medical bill from last year. The cumbersome process of validating the absurd charges through my expensive insurance company and then trying to correct, dispute and pay out of pocket deductibles of $6000 last quarter due to my daughter having a seizure was my turning point...I'M DONE. My own experiences and observations regarding the unethical and unsustainable condition of most things are affirmed by very few. Karl, I personally want to thank you for writing about this and so many other topics in such a common sense and factual way. I find your Tickers truthful and ethical. Unfortunately, our views are in the minority and I feel your frustration. My husband and I have currently made a big decision to drop out of society for a while and sit on the sidelines. This has come as a shock to many of our family and friends since we are 49 years old. My husband quit his very well paid professional job at the peak of his career, it was Soul Sucking. We have no faith in the system and don't know what to invest in. We are hoping to get clarity on our future during a much needed break. We are invested in ourselves and our Health and have taught our children to be self reliant, there isn't much else that can be done.
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About the only hope there is left (and it's a pretty******poor thing to hang hope upon) is that the ego of the guy occupying the white house gets the best of him and he turns on these jackals with some latter day Night of The Long Knives. Might as well hope for that. It's not like any of the other laws are being observed. We may as well get some entertainment of frog-marching and bullets to the backs of heads before it all tips over and burns to the ground.

We just moved 50 miles away from Columbus. We can work from home sometimes but it's still an above average commute on the days we don't. We chose to get as far from the splatter zone as we could deal with. The place we left is called Grove City. It's the Jan Brady of Columbus suburbs. It so badly wants to be Dublin (Marsha) but never will. And they will borrow and spend as much as they can to fail at that. I saw how quick the good people there turned on their neighbors and went damn near feral over losing high school football for a year. I don't want to be within reach of those *******s when things really get rough.

But it looks like at least one person in DeeCee was reading your tickers....as you just highlighted, he's busy pushing his legislative fix to protect his masters.

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But it looks like at least one person in DeeCee was reading your tickers....as you just highlighted, he's busy pushing his legislative fix to protect his masters.

That's the problem with writing on this **** -- if the people don't get off their ass THE DICKHEADS IN DC WILL and further rat**** you.

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Laura Ingraham did a segment on exactly this subject today. Two doctors where own and they hit on most of the major points Karl has been making that would fix health care in America. So a couple million heard what Karl has been saying.

I wonder who that might be..... and whether someone might have talked with him a bit.... smiley

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The Affordable Care Act was your Congress voting for WAR, and BARRY SOETORO signing a Declaration of War on the American People.

Nothing more.

Nothing less.

It is that simple.

YOUR COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT DECLARED WAR ON ITS OWN CITIZENS AND THEY LAUGH AT THE PETITIONS YOU CREATE AND EVERY POST YOU MAKE ANYWHERE ON THE INTERNET BECAUSE IT IS SUPPOSED TO MAKE THEM SHAKE IN THEIR SHOES. THEY POUR ANOTHER DRINK AND LAUGH IN YOUR FACE ALL NIGHT...ALL DAY...AND ALL WEEKEND...EVERY YEAR.

These sumbeeches are traitors to the country...every single one of them...present and for the past 100 years, but stupid sumbeeches will go to the parties to support them, so they can get a freaking picture taken with these traitors and post it on facebook to gloat and salivate, so they can feed their own narcissistic selves...young...middle age, and blue hairs.

Who are the rest of the traitors?

They are the supposedly conservative talk show hosts who too have the public brainwashed into believing they are for freedom.

You want to get this out? Call the big name supposedly freedom loving talk show hosts every single day all over the country, until they can't take a call without it being on this topic 24 HOURS A DAY UNTIL IT GETS HANDLED, AND TELL THEM IF THEY DON,T...THEY TOO ARE TRAITORS TO THIS COUNTRY.

Light up their facebook pages and twitter with links to KD's articles and call them traitors if they don't push it, and only this, because nothing else matters.

Rush, Hannity, Levin, Ingraham...all of them. Tell them to put KD on the show and discuss every single point or they are TRAITORS TO THIS COUNTRY.
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It seems we have at least a few more months to get the word out since the Republican healthcare reforms are going to take so long.

The healthcare anti-trust issue was raised on Hannity's TV show (8-Feb), so there is a glimmer of hope.

I sent emails to Hannity and Oreilly today, added to the pile I sent out over the past few weeks to others. Maybe it won't help, but I can't sit by and do nothing.

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"The UK *might* come out ok on Brexit -- in a while."

Doubtful, to be honest. Theresa May is a bought and paid for pro-EU lapdog bitch. She'll drag her heels as long as possible to avoid having to invoke Article 50, or find a way around it, or simply ignore it.

Then there's the Snoopers Charter 2.0 that quietly passed last November, meaning all ISPs are required by law to keep ALL records of the entire populace's internet activity (Karl can no doubt talk at length about how much THAT little stunt is going to end up costing basically everyone in the country, I fully expect my monthly bill to be going up in the near future).

And yeah... the NHS is basically done. It was never intended to be as it is now. As a simple point of access service where you could go see your doctor and get a prescription, it worked exceptionally well.

But overloading it with millions of immigrants and having EVERYTHING, up to and including super expensive and generally largely pointless things like extending a cancer sufferer's life by maybe three months, be paid for by it? Nope, it'll collapse under its own weight in short order.

And that's to say nothing of the 100+ administrators in every hospital, producing nothing of value while sucking all the money away from actually providing health care.

So no, the UK is no better, AND we don't have the ability to defend ourselves because we're apparently a bunch of idiots who think government will protect us... when government is really what we need to protect ourselves FROM.

I'm currently trying to figure out the best way to GTFO. Looking at places like Romania right now heh. Pretty cheap, decent people who largely haven't been infected by the feminist regressive agenda, and... well, let's be honest, most of the yobs from those countries are all in the UK and central Europe now, so the average quotient of IQ and general decency has probably gone up by a significant margin over there :D

The proximity to Turkey is a worry, but eh, it's going to be dangerous everywhere pretty soon, and I'd rather be in a country where I might have people willing to stand back to back with me, rather than try and stab me there.
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My concern with anything Europe is that there are very places (if any) where it's lawful to own and carry. If the savages show up and you're unarmed, you're ****ed. You may still be ****ed if you are carrying, but at least you get to go down fighting.

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