cg22165 (Chris Golledge)

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Letter to the editor: ACA distortions

Math. In this country, if a person needs critical care, providers are obligated to provide it. Someone is paying for that. Who? Well, to some extent, providers charge extra to the people who do pay to cover the costs of those who don't. That's why simple things are stupid expensive at a hospital. If you can figure out a better way to make the freeloaders contribute something than an individual mandate, I'd like to hear it. Better, I'd like for our reps to hear it.

Also, because people without insurance have a hard time getting into a doctor's office, they tend to wait until the pain is really bad, then go to the ER. Now, an ER is about the least cost effective way to provide treatment. Not only that, but they are not obligated to treat the root cause; so, the person goes back again and again. In contrast, if they have insurance, whether they wanted to buy it or not, they can get into a doctor's office and get the problem fixed. Getting the problem fixed at a doctor's office is less expensive than repeatedly not getting it fixed at the ER, and the rest of us are paying for it one way or the other.

July 8, 2017 at 4:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump pulling U.S. from global climate pact, dismaying allies

Name a research study which successfully refutes Arrhenius 1896.

June 8, 2017 at 9:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence mayor takes stand against Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate agreement

Can you identify the research study which refutes Arrhenius 1896?

It has been challenged any number of times. It has not been successfully refuted ever.

June 7, 2017 at 10:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump pulling U.S. from global climate pact, dismaying allies

Please don't grab me by the covfefe.

June 4, 2017 at 1:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump pulling U.S. from global climate pact, dismaying allies

Global cooling, #11.
https://skepticalscience.com/argument...

But don't let reality interfere with whatever is going on in your head.

June 4, 2017 at 1:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump pulling U.S. from global climate pact, dismaying allies

Bob, there is this thing called 'science'. You don't have to understand it for it to be a more accurate reflection of reality than your wishful thinking.

June 4, 2017 at 1:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Trump is the best

Is that why the U.S. spends as much as the next 12 nations combined on our military; squealing liberals?

June 4, 2017 at 1:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Trump is the best

I am wondering what compelled Glen to write this letter. Surely it was not Trump's assertion that being in a position of power means you get to sexually assault women with impunity; that was many scandals ago. Maybe it was Trump's promise to replace Obamacare with something better, and it turned out he meant better tax breaks for him and his billionaire friends; nah, that is so last week. Maybe it was Trump's attempts to further divide the country along racial lines, probably not. I'm going to guess Glen felt that Trump needed some support after Trump rejected 200 years of progress in the physical sciences, as well as the findings of economic experts like George Schultz and Henry Paulson, evidenced by Trump's removal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement.

I suspect that is it. Making assertions and decisions that fly in the face of reality is a gutsy move, and Glen probably felt that #45 might need a safe place in the support that Glen could give him.

June 3, 2017 at 5:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: No defense increase

How many other nations worth of military do you think we need?
https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmcc...

May 24, 2017 at 10:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Insurer pulls out of Kansas, Missouri health care exchanges

Just to be clear, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, the subject of the article, is an entirely distinct operation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, the subject of the picture.

May 24, 2017 at 10:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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