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swamptiger last won the day on March 9

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  1. (Really needs to pay more attention to what the trulolo singer is actually saying..)
  2. Because you have an affinity for such things??.. No, seriously, you need to take a good look at your browser's advanced settings. Some browsers can be set so they will automatically wipe your cookies and search history every time you shut the browser down. Not sure which browsers have this capability, but the one I use is Epic.
  3. If we retrace what happened to get Obamacare passed in the first place, we need to remember the narrative that was used by the Democrats that there were 49 million Americans with no insurance. Now they are saying 24 million Americans will lose their insurance if the law is struck down. So I'm taking that to mean they actually got 24 million people to sign up in the exchanges under the law after 7 years. So about as "successful" as the REAL ID Act... Between the healthcare industry, big pharma, and the insurance industry, somewhere between $300 and $400 million was spent in lobbying to get the ACA passed. The Koch brothers are pledging $300 to $400 million in the 2018 election cycle to strike the legislation down, and have also stated they will not support any politician in the future who votes for Ryan-Care. It's how things work in the real world, like it, or not....
  4. Trump didn't really have much to do with it, since he has never been on the best of terms with the Koch Bros. But he is smart enough to figure out which way the wind is blowing, and since he campaigned on the pledge to repeal Obamacare, I will give him credit for being on the right side of this issue...
  5. The swamp is still full of alligators - that didn't change. If the healthcare and insurance industry can outbid the Koch Bros., Ryan and Co. might get their way. Looks pretty doubtful at this point, however, since he has already made a fool of himself by pushing a watered down version of Obamacare that was destined to fail...
  6. Not sure what difference it will make, but it's not hard to figure out why Ryan is taking the position he is, if you look at his donor list.
  7. Both have good reasons to want to pass "Obamacare Lite", "Ryancare", "Rino-Care", or "Obamacare 2.0" - whichever you would like to call it. Ryan was given fair warning well over a month ago he would not have the support to pass the bill in its present form.
  8. When it comes to healthcare reform, which would you rather have on your side - someone funded by the Koch Bros, or someone funded by the healthcare and insurance industry?
  9. "Go big or go home" is a questionable mission for a healthcare provider, wouldn't you agree?
  10. Yeah, mostly Ryan and the Democrats....
  11. The regulatory requirements are a huge burden, no doubt. And nothing that is being proposed will curb any of that since the government is so heavily involved. If you look at the rate the mergers and acquisitions are taking place, it shouldn't come as a surprise profit margins are low. I wouldn't agree patients demand a larger market share from their provider - all they are looking for is good quality care at a reasonable price. The non-profits might be a different story, but since they don't have a profit motive, they may just be inefficient. But I don't believe subsidization will help in either case in the long run, mostly because it never does. It just encourages inefficiency.
  12. The roadblock in this case is Ryan. They should ask him to step down.
  13. Probably not much on paper because they're spending everything on expanding their market share and new equipment purchases..
  14. That's YUUGE, to my way of thinking....