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re: Would you have supported a smaller healthcare reform act, specifically one that - Diamondawg
[quote]merely outlawed insurance companies from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions? [/quote]Would you do a business plan that knows in advance that your company would lose money? What's worse, you don't even know how much you will lose because you don't how much these pre-...


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - Diamondawg
[quote]Under the current system, that really isn't a good option, which was the whole point of thie thread. [/quote]The whole point of the thread is that it should be illegal for employers to provide health insurance. The government should have no say whatsoever just as they should not have the abi...


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - Diamondawg
[quote] I'd much rather cut out the middle man and shop myself for the best coverage at the best cost. [/quote]You have always had that option. Go for it. ...


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - Diamondawg
[quote]OK, tell my what's wrong with that statement and tell me why buting health insurance should be any different than buying car insurance. [/quote]You tell them what vehicle you drive, pick the deductible for collision, comprehensive, liability, road side; they rate you and give you a price. Yo...


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - Diamondawg
[quote]We do it for car insurance. And there is absolutely zero reasons for it to be more complicated than that. [/quote]That's all you got? Seriously?...


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - Diamondawg
[quote]It's simple free market economics. [/quote]There is nothing simple about healthcare economics. We aren't making widgets. [quote]Right now, people (customers/policy holders) really have no choice in insurance.[/quote]Sure they do. You don't like the insurance your employer provides; don't ...


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - Diamondawg
[quote] It's among the simplest economic concepts to grasp.[/quote]Then explain it. Show your work! ...


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re: finally the federal government is interfering with my daily life - Diamondawg
[quote]. But if I refuse they have no right to force me. [/quote]I agree. I would just not show up. We would be Tuba free for a couple of weeks. :cheers:...


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - Diamondawg
[quote]The main argument against employer offered insurance is that it would force the free market to take over. Once competition for insurance kicked in prices would naturally lower and more pressure would be put on lowering health costs. [/quote]I have read that 5 times. Still don't get it....


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - Diamondawg
[quote] You mean exactly what it would have cost the whole time had your employer never provided it? Here's the difference: higher salary A question diamonddawg, would you rather get laid off knowing "there goes my insurance, damn!", or getting laid off and thinking "thank god I still have...


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - Diamondawg
[quote] quote: 1) Ever heard of COBRA You are required to pay what your employer would have covered. [/quote]You mean exactly what it would have cost [b]the whole time[/b] had your employer never provided it? ...


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - Diamondawg
[quote]1) Being laid off would not nearly be as catastrophic [/quote]1) Ever heard of COBRA 2) could you, as an individual negotiate contracted prices like group plan do? 3) Do you know how walking around stupid people are? ...


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re: Is State out recruiting Ole Miss this year ? - Diamondawg
[quote]They are defiantly paying more...[/quote]We are not being defiant at all. I would say just the opposite....


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re: IRS: Uninsured face fine of nearly $2,500.00 - Diamondawg
So what, 10 people meet that criteria?...


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re: THE problem with our health care system - Diamondawg
[quote]I've read that most ERs are huge losers for hospitals. [/quote]As a cost center, I would think that is true. Been retired a few years so don't see the reports anymore but back in the day, hospitals depended on their ED for 40% + of their inpatient admissions. It was probably 60% + for their ...


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re: THE problem with our health care system - Diamondawg
[quote]You nailed it[/quote]This is not really news. And it's not "THE" problem with our healthcare system but ranks way on up there amongst the other thousands of crap things the government has done to interfere with the practitioner looking into the eyes of the patient and saying; "this is what we...


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re: "we are coming for you Obama!" ISIL makes pledge - Diamondawg
But seriously, I heard, read or something, yesterday that Iraq requested drones to take out ISIS leaders and Obama refused. They should be happy with Obama. ...


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re: "we are coming for you Obama!" ISIL makes pledge - Diamondawg
Tigerlaff says that are coming to take him golfing and wine and cheese afterwards. Not a big deal. ...


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re: To Ease Crisis, U.S. May Vet Young Refugees Inside Honduras - Diamondawg
Hope and change - on your nickel! ...


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re: THE problem with our health care system - Diamondawg
[quote] Insurance companies set what they pay.[/quote]Medicare sets the price they will pay based on a lot of things. Insurance companies negotiate prices with healthcare systems. The government has made billing so onerous for hospitals and doctors' offices, I could see why they would take a reduced...


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re: What is Starkville really like? - Diamondawg
[quote]I know that people like to joke about it but how is it really?[/quote]I suppose that's warranted. Starkville has changed a lot in the last few years. Bars and restaurants are on the upswing but the biggest problem is hotel rooms. You aren't going to get many hotels to come though for 4 SEC we...


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re: Senator John Walsh (D-Montana) Plagiarized Master's Thesis - Diamondawg
[quote]How do you get away with plagiarism at Army War College? [/quote]IRS runs their IT Dept.??? :dunno: ...


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re: Seriously, if not Bham -- where should the SEC - Diamondawg
[quote]Seriously, if not Bham -- where should the SEC[/quote]Buy the Hoover Met and build corporate headquarters where the soccer fields are out beyond the outfield. So the obvious answer is: Hoover! ...


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re: When is the "gender identity" bs going to stop? - Diamondawg
[quote] with such tact[/quote]"You don't sweat much for a fat girl." ...


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re: When is the "gender identity" bs going to stop? - Diamondawg
Ask them if they have ambiguous genitalia. That's all I got....


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re: Wicker Staffer Threatens HS student that is headed to West Point - Diamondawg
[quote]I recognize the name.[/quote]He is not of that family. I don't remember the name of the foundation that does it but it's not that....


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re: Wicker Staffer Threatens HS student that is headed to West Point - Diamondawg
[quote] Can't Guyton be sued for this??[/quote]That's a strange approach. Seems like GotNews would have more of a problem if the story is incorrect. How exactly were the boys injured? They are in school. His family has given tons of money to Ole Miss, BTW....


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re: Wicker Staffer Threatens HS student that is headed to West Point - Diamondawg
I know Steve and this does not sound like him at all so I will wait on more information that is not from got news. ...


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re: Is Dan Mullen already the best coach in MSST history? - Diamondawg
[quote] Is Dan Mullen already the best coach in MSST history? No. Who was the coach when MSU that beat the team that claimed the National Championship? His name slips my mind... [/quote]Already told you - Allyn McKeen ...


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re: Is Dan Mullen already the best coach in MSST history? - Diamondawg
Allyn McKeen ...


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