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American CurrentSee By Dr. Ben S. Carson The new study, which looked at 650,000 actual pharmacy claims made across 25 Obamacare insurers in January and February, shows that early enrollees in Obamacare exchange plans are indeed sicker and more costly than individuals with insurance coverage in non-exchange plans. This is important because it means the Obamacare health insurance pools are well on their way to collapse. The specific discoveries are as follows: • The rate of prescriptions for HIV medicines was four times higher in exchange plans than in non-exchange plans; • Pain medications were 35% higher in exchange plans; • Anti-seizure drugs were 27% higher; • Anti-depressants were 14% higher; It is common sense that sicker people with higher costs are more likely to obtain health insurance when coverage is “guaranteed issue,” as it is in the Obamacare exchanges. Guaranteed issue means that anyone can buy health insurance at any time regardless of health status at the time of purchase. That may sound appealing, and it is certainly great for a few, but it results in obvious perverse incentives that can only lead to collapse.
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A Dog Whistle to the Left

Gyst53 Wrote: May 15, 2014 6:27 AM
Stanley Ann Dunham worked for Peter F. Geithner, the turbo-tax kids (Tim) father. Peter was the director of the Ford Foundation. Obama's mother Ann looked over the Ford micro finance program she was developing.Timothy spent most of his childhood in Zimbabwe, Zambia, India, Thailand and finished high school in Bangkok.To think Obama' father worked for shell oil and his step father worked for Mobil oil! Peter F Geithner was also inter woven with Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers and Bob Schrank who was the author of Growing up Radical and Red in the USA! 1989 Obama took a summer intern job with Sidney&Austin; where Michelle Robinson his now wife and Bernadine Dohrn, William Ayers wife worked. Why not she already wore the pants in the family. Michelle was his supervisor!! 1991 Barack Hussein Obama filled out an application stating that was the only name he had ever gone by. This was to become a member of the Illinois Bar Association. During the early 1980s, Tim Geithner's father oversaw the Ford Foundation's microfinance programs in Indonesia being developed by Ann Dunham Soetoro, President Barack Obama's mother, and they met at least once.[17] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Geithner I think you get the gist of "oh what a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive,"
How does our Government relate to who survives and who fails? "To Big To Fail" is not an appropriate response to corporate bail-outs and political payoffs.... Our America is truly in trouble and it will take more than a Janet Yellen's deflective jargon to save it!!!!
Laws are for little people, i.e. not democratic elitists. Or as the Progressives always resort to saying when confronted with the facts; “ it is what it is”, or “it depends on what the meaning of the word IS… is”, or “ we have to pass it to see what’s in it” or “you never want to let a serious crisis go to waste” or “let me be perfectly clear”, or “what difference at this point does it make?” or “according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity…” or “We didn’t lie, it’s just that the words we used, in the order we used them, didn’t tell the truth, per se”, “here’s the bottom line” or “I have a pen and I have a phone (and executive privilege and clemency)” “I face this challenge with profound humility and knowledge of my own limitations” to the president who says if Congress won’t act on this issue, “I will.” and last but not least, “on the advice of my counsel I respectfully exercise my 5th Amendment right and decline to answer the question!” Please notice the word "transparent? is no longer mentioned in their vocabulary.....
Laws are for little people, i.e. not democrats. Or as the Democrats always resort to saying when confronted with the facts; “ it is what it is”, or “it depends on what the meaning of the word IS… is”, or “ we have to pass it to see what’s in it” or “you never want to let a serious crisis go to waste” or “let me be perfectly clear”, or “what difference at this point does it make?” or “according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity…” or “We didn’t lie, it’s just that the words we used, in the order we used them, didn’t tell the truth, per se”, “here’s the bottom line” or “I have a pen and I have a phone (and executive privilege and clemency)” “I face this challenge with profound humility and knowledge of my own limitations” to the president who says if Congress won’t act on this issue, “I will.” and last but not least, “on the advice of my counsel I respectfully exercise my 5th Amendment right and decline to answer the question!”
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Coming End to Racial Preferences

Gyst53 Wrote: May 07, 2014 5:49 PM
Index of Leading Cultural Indicators (ILCI) which former U.S. Education Secretary William Bennett launched at the national level in 1994. Check this out and understand why all the controversy... www.PalmettoFamily.org
Interesting ObamaCare analogy..... …that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes. Mein Kampf - Adolph Hitler, Vol. 1 Chapter 10
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Gary Becker (1930-2014)

Gyst53 Wrote: May 06, 2014 7:04 AM
Very wise words indeed Thomas. Always consider learning decisions carefully, because once made, they will be cherished for discernment or regretted for oversight! We all qualify for the "lessons learned" results...
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Privacy, Please

Gyst53 Wrote: Apr 24, 2014 7:33 AM
We live in a Nation that goes far beyond anything George Orwell imagined in 1984. Senator Tom Coburn has told the truth and now we must see if Congress will do what needs to be done! Our emails are read, our conversations are listened to, our private Internet information disclosed, and our cars have tracking devices and web cameras everywhere watching our every move. Law enforcement has devices that can look through our clothes and into our cars and homes, and surveillance drones are patrolling our skies. Travelers are treated as criminals who must be strip searched or patted down before being allowed to fly. Our borders do not protect or define our country and States rights are continually challenged in our highest courts. Our Embassies are attacked with no protection or retaliation. Our Military has been compromised in the name of equal rights....and challenges to direct orders. Our Internal Revenue Service, National Security Administration and Homeland Security departments are being used to invade and enforce laws as never intended by our Forefathers’. Our college educated citizens are deeply in debt and the economic outlook for the extended future is less than optimistic. Our personal healthcare choices and children’s education is being dictated from Washington DC. Our laws are being made by Executive Orders and Constitution abusers are protected by Executive Privilege, promotions, administrative leave and/or retirement not under Congressional scrutiny. All of these individual liberty and privacy violations are being done without a judicial warrant or probable cause hearing or a vote by our elected Senators or Representatives. Who needs judges who are fair and impartial? Many of us common, "middle class voters" feel this is tyranny and qualifies as high crimes and misdemeanors….you tell me!
Paradoxical Quote of the Day from Ben Stine: 4/10/14 “Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured (or pay a penalty)…but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.” Now add this, “Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those forced to buy insurance because they are citizens.” THINK ABOUT THAT FOR AWHILE…
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ACA Does Not Help the Nation’s Poor!

Gyst53 Wrote: Apr 24, 2014 7:20 AM
Laws are for little people, i.e. not democrats. Or as the Democrats always resort to saying when confronted with the facts; “ it is what it is”, or “it depends on what the meaning of the word is… is”, or “ we have to pass it to see what’s in it” or “let me be perfectly clear”, or “what difference at this point does it make?” “We didn’t lie, it’s just that the words we used, in the order they used them, didn’t tell the truth, per se”, “here’s the bottom line” and last but not least, “on the advice of my counsel I respectfully exercise my 5th Amendment right and decline to answer the question!” We the People deserve better than this!
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