For Friday, December 18, 2015, Morning Reads These Are

– Found a saving partner Hutcheson Medical Center did.
– Boat ramps, boat ramps. To a dark place this line of thought will carry us.
– The silverware hide we must.

– Common sense this judge had.
– Dangerous and disturbing this puzzle is.
– Gave away the farm, he did.
– Clear your mind must be if you are to discover the real villains behind this plot.

Random Everywhere:
– For the blind, new hope there is.
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  1. benevolus says:

    I want to say again- regarding the so-called “bailout” for insurance companies and Obamacare; The reason this fund was set up was because this was a new market for the insurers and no one knew what the risk total would be. Insurance companies weren’t willing to accept all the risk on their own, so this funding was put in place in case it was needed. If they made more than a certain amount, they paid into a fund, if they lost a certain amount, they could draw from the fund.

    And this doesn’t cost us anything extra. It is just shifting HHS discretionary funds around. However, the Ryan thing prevents those discretionary funds from being moved into this account.

    • saltycracker says:

      Obama said it was not needed and would probably never be needed but if the negative GOP wanted the pool they could have it, wasn’t the first tsunami on the $300 million pool, $2.8 billion ? Rubio stopped it from costing “extra”.
      Not to worry congress has come up with a $12 billion tax cut Obamacare will not get.

  2. saltycracker says:

    Obamacare was doomed from the get go to collapse under its own weight. The industry morphed, consolidated, lobbied and out smarted an enabling congress. Meanwhile the GOP expended their energy on lobbyists and repeal rather than regulating and cleaning up a competitive, vibrant private industry.

    The system is increasing its strength as a corrupt bureaucracy. Taxpayers will excessively celebrate a few field goals in a lopsided financially loosing game.

    • benevolus says:

      Not doomed to collapse. As has been said many times, what we were doing was unsustainable. Every other modern country has some sort of system like this and pays much less than we do for their healthcare. Republicans however, cannot stand to let Obama have this political victory, so instead of trying to make this program the best it could be, they are trying to make it the worst it can be. It was a Republican idea but when a dem president implemented it, it became a political target. It’s a shame really. Who gets hurt? Normal people. We could be so much farther along in building a system that makes big gains in efficiency and cost control, but some are willing to sacrifice that for their own political ego.

      • saltycracker says:

        What we were doing was unsustainable, what we are doing is recklessly unsustainable and what we want to do is bankruptcy unsustainable.

        We can’t have a health system that is government owned under our constitution (way of life) or one that denies the weakest, rewards the dishonest and let’s the capable opt out.

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