Good Lord, how many more examples do people need before they finally admit that MAJOR insurance reform is needed. First there was a baby that was too “fat” now we have a two year old that is too skinny and denied coverage by insurance. People should be able to buy, maintain, and expect affordable health-care!
When Aislin’s father, Rob, worked for another company, Aislin was covered under the company’s group health insurance plan.
Now that Rob is working on his own, he’s had to get new insurance. The company, UnitedHealthcare’s Golden Rule, sent the family a letter, which says in part, “We are unable to provide coverage for Aislin because her height and weight do not meet our company standards.”
“It took me by surprise,” said Rob Bates. “I didn’t think that her size was that abnormal and that it was something that you’d consider to be unhealthy.”
Mandating people be covered widens the risk pool, creating more funds for insurance companies, not just “sick” people, but healthy people too will be required to purchase coverage.
However, this pending legislation can’t just be a slam dunk for insurance companies, now reveling in all their new potential customers, there must be REAL competition and the public option infuses just that paradigm. Congress can legislate all the regulations they want, but until there is forced competition, health care costs will not substantially decrease.
People from South Carolina must be mortified these days by their GOP leadership. Can you fathom actually saying that out loud and believing it would be seen as a compliment? Do these GOP Chairmen not know that there are factions of people that believe Jews control the worlds wealth and are the evil incarnate?
As quoted from these two men, I kid you not.
South Carolina Republicans found an unfortunate way to praise their U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, extolling how, like wealthy Jews, the senator is “watching our nation’s pennies.”
That description came in an op-ed over the weekend written for The Times and Demcorat of Orangeburg by a pair of county GOP chairmen, Edwin Merwin and James Ullmer. The chairmen’s opinion piece was first flagged online by the liberal tpm.com.
“There is a saying that the Jews who are wealthy got that way not by watching dollars, but instead by taking care of the pennies and the dollars taking care of themselves,” the two wrote.
Poor Senator DeMint, through no fault of his own, has been caught up in this luncacy! His response was excellent!
DeMint, who is up for reelection next year, said, “I just read the op-ed last night and the comments were thoughtless and hurtful. The chairmen have apologized as they should have.”
Governor Mark Sanford will probably face impeachment hearings for his behavior last spring. The most serious charge will deal with the fact that no one knew where Sanford was for several days, including the Lt. governor of the state.
Republican state Rep. Greg Delleney told CNN his resolution lists three charges against Sanford: dereliction of duty for leaving the state to visit his mistress in Argentina in June; attempting to cover-up the scandal; and bringing “disgrace and shame and ridicule” on the state.
“If that is not serious misconduct in office, I don’t know what is,” Delleney said of Sanford’s actions.
A missing governor is not all that’s happening down south. There is more “disgrace and shame and ridicule” where that came from. A former Republican activist, Rusty DePass, has made some extremely unfortunate remarks about First Lady Michelle Obama while commenting on an escaped gorilla.
South Carolina should change its state nickname from the Palmetto state to the EMBARRASS ME state.
IF HE OFFENDED ANYONE? Wait, why does this statement need a qualifier? Of course he offended people. Why would anyone, even if they lived in a cave, not know that you just don’t say things like this!
The state motto is Dum Spiro Spero (While I breathe, I hope.) Is there a Latin phrase about a state full of political jackasses?