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Who would do a better job of operating a health insurance exchange for Kansas residents, the state or federal government?

Response Percent Votes
The state
 
50% 242
The federal government
 
36% 174
Not sure
 
12% 61
Total 477

Comments

Centerville 2 years, 6 months ago

Let's try to imagine a health care system designed by someone who built her political career on the proceeds from late term abortions. That pretty much settles it.

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pace 2 years, 6 months ago

kansas is destroying infrastructure built up over generations. They are actually trying to convert pension money to tax breaks for oil companies. The governor is a puppet for mean billionairs and you think I want their hands on my health insurance. I prefer fed medicare over Brownback care (closing services to the most vulnerable. converting highway funds to employ "deregulation specialists".

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ivalueamerica 2 years, 6 months ago

I might normally select the state, but in this case, Brownbackenstein will simply make it a religious program.

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 6 months ago

How does that hunk of copy/paste address the question at the top of this thread, merrill?

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 6 months ago

Medicare Insurance like Social Security Insurance are quite successful programs. That is why special interest political campaign donors want those trillions of tax dollars going into their bank accounts then to:

CEO Salaries Shareholders Golden Parachutes Campaign Contributions Big Time Bonus Programs such as the $73 million retirement bonus that the CIGNA CEO received not long ago. Corp Jets *Lifetime health coverage for the executive level while the majority of the nation barely affords to be under insured.

Does anyone honestly believe corp america would want a program that would lose money?

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 6 months ago

The most fiscal responsible approach:

Hands Off Medicare Medicare is the Solution...Not the Problem We need Medicare for All!

On August 2nd, 2011, Congress passed a plan to reduce the federal deficit despite grassroots demands across the country to look at improved Medicare-for-all (.pdf) as a solution to the health and fiscal crisis.

http://www.healthcare-now.org/

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 6 months ago

Kansas does not want Brownback RINO's doing anything. If left to Brownback he will find ways to deny coverage or deny the health exchange.

Brownback loves the private industry which is the most reliable source of fraud...

For example: Thursday, June 25, 2009

Health insurers have forced consumers to pay billions of dollars in medical bills that the insurers themselves should have paid, according to a report released yesterday by the staff of the Senate Commerce Committee.

Insurers make paperwork confusing because "they realize that people will just simply give up and not pursue it" if they think they have been shortchanged, Potter said.

More on this story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/24/AR2009062401636.html

How many have received refunds from the industry?

Next:

All told, then, tax dollars already pay for at least $1.2 trillion in annual U.S. health care expenses. Since federal, state, and local governments collected approximately $3.5 trillion in taxes of all kinds—income, sales, property, corporate—in 2006, that means that more than one third of the aggregate tax revenues collected in the United States that year went to pay for health care.

Recognizing these hidden costs that U.S. households pay for health care today makes it far easier to see how a universal single-payer system—with all of its obvious advantages—can cost most Americans less than the one we have today.

Medicare must exist in the fragmented world that is American health care—but no matter how creative the opponents of single-payer get, there is no way they can show convincingly how the administrative costs of a single-payer system could come close to the current level.

More on this matter: http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2008/0508harrison.html

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billbodiggens 2 years, 6 months ago

The Feds. . . Kansas lately can't seem to even run the other way without falling on its face, let alone run some health care plan.

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CWGOKU 2 years, 6 months ago

The feds bailed out Lee Iacocca.
Ditto to Bearded Gnome. The less Government, the better. I agree with Babboy about the military, whole heartedly, but I think what KS meant was that the government should not run the war, make decisions, I don't think KS was refering to the quality of the troops. But I don't know KS so I could be wrong. It is weird enough that I agreed with Babboy, crazy purple wildcat lover.............. Go get sick'em Babboy. No fear!

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kernal 2 years, 6 months ago

Four years ago I would have said the State of Kansas. Fifteen years ago I would have said the Feds. Now?

Lee Iacocca.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 2 years, 6 months ago

Well, the Republicans flaunch and flame about getting government out of our hair and off our backs. Then Governer Glory-Hal-Lay-Lu-Ya goes and rejects federal funding (OUR TAX MONEY!) to have the state do this, an open invitation to the federal government to do it for us.

This of course is in the standard Republican Terrorist Party's crusade to destroy the curent administration and make damned sure that the current president fails in his plans to try to improve the economy and health care issues and assure that the Republican Terrorist candidate will have a shot at further screwing it up in the hallowed Bush tradition.

And the beat goes on.

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BABBOY 2 years, 6 months ago

To be honest, I am not sure what they are asking. But, I called that punk KS out so that is good enough for me.....

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Adrienne Sanders 2 years, 6 months ago

Normally I would say the state but with Brownback in charge the thought fills me with horror.

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oldvet 2 years, 6 months ago

Why, the federal government, of course. You know that they can run anything better than any other person or organization. If you don't believe it, just go ask obama/pelosi/reid.

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tjayhawk 2 years, 6 months ago

Where is the choice for neither?

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bearded_gnome 2 years, 6 months ago

Neither!
get guvment outa it altogether!

ditch Obamacare.

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Wadde 2 years, 6 months ago

The State of Kansas is ignorant and mostly focus on the cost of (waterpiping) to protect our watersource of bacteria,but okays legislatures who okays diapers which cost the State of Kansas and our landfills $200.000 a year.

This is why some taxpayers withhold our taxes justly for this such cause...I will make sure who I vote in this year as our legislature for 2012.

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KS 2 years, 6 months ago

The Federal Government can't even run a war, the post office, social security, etc. Needl I say more?. What makes anyone think they know how to run an insurance program? Good grief. My, how some folks have been brainwashed.

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