merrill (Richard Heckler)


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Letter to the editor: Health care for all

Let’s direct OUR tax dollars to fund OUR medical insurance by our own choice.

Medical insurance cannot get any better than this:

IMPROVED Medicare Single Payer Insurance for ALL would cover every person for all necessary medical care 24/7 to include:

* Wellness
* prescription drugs
* hospital
* surgical
* outpatient services
* primary and preventive care
* emergency services
* dental
* mental health
* home health
* physical therapy
* rehabilitation (including for substance abuse)
* vision care
* hearing services including hearing aids
* chiropractic
* durable
* medical equipment
* palliative care
* long term care

No deductibles No Co-pays

September 21, 2017 at 4:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Health care for all

Fake news .....

September 21, 2017 at 4:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Health care for all

This ongoing support for the radical conservative libertarian over throw of the USA with very large amounts of special interest money is mind numbing. There is no reason for any such activity.

37 years of voting ALEC RINO conservative AND IMMORAL MINORITY candidates posing as republicans into office has provided what?

--- War against Medical Insurance and Single Payer

--- War on public education

--- War against women

--- War on Voters Rights

--- War On Good Wages aka Right To Work Legislation

--- War On USA Jobs aka Free Trade Agreements and Leveraged Buyout Scams

--- War On Social Security Insurance

--- War On Medicaid

--- War On Medicare

--- War for Oil Control Worldwide

--- War on truth about global warming/climate change

Union of Concerned Scientists

Corporate Welfare Profiteering

Bill Moyers on the Secretive Corporate-Legislative Body Writing Our Laws

=== Pay close attention to this 24/7 organized activity:

--- How the Koch brothers helped dismantle the Democratic Party

September 21, 2017 at 4:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Health care for all

Conservatives defunding the VA makes it hard to operate efficiently. Yes I know the conservatives are preparing for privatization of just about everything because of their love for taxpayer funded services that will transfer our tax dollars into a very few bank accounts.

These tax dollars will then fund obscene CEO salaries, obscene golden parachutes, obscene political campaign kick backs, more lobbyists etc etc etc etc.

We already know private industry does not operate efficiently because we have the medical insurance industry and pharmaceutical industry as two examples.

September 21, 2017 at 4:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Health care for all

The cost of health care care drops when health care is available 24/7. Wellness might be more effective than illness.

September 21, 2017 at 4:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Health care for all

No, Sen. Pat Roberts, this awful health care bill isn’t the only Obamacare alternative

By The Kansas City editorial board

Read more here:

September 21, 2017 at 4:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Health care for all

The U.S. health insurance system is typically characterized as a largely private-sector system, so it may come as a surprise that more than 60% of the $4 trillion or more annual U.S. health care bill is paid through taxes.

60% of $4 trillion tax dollars or more is the source which could cover the cost of a single payer system. At least a sizeable portion.

Politicians on both sides of aisle receive campaign money from this industry and too many on both sides of the aisle are invested by way of Wall Street.

To be fair to all in America there is only one way to satisfy the demand for ethical medical insurance coverage. That is by way of choice to consumers.

In fact three choices for maximum satisfaction. LET THE VOTERS DECIDE.

=== ObamaCare which retains the health insurance industry for those who fear the word Medicare or phrase Single Payer after all it is their dollar. This needs stiff federal regulations that cannot be superceded by the states. Offer a tax dollar rebate at the end of every year. Sooner or later this group will enroll in single payer.

=== Single Payer Medicare for ALL = excellent coverage for those who wish to enroll. The absolute best choice on planet earth.

=== Self financed health care for those able to do so. Offer a tax dollar rebate at the end of every year.

September 21, 2017 at 3:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: McCain’s reminder: War is a shared sacrifice

What happens when the CIA creates justification for a war? I was reminded today by a former CIA analyst on radio news.

Meet PNAC:

"Rebuilding America's Defences," openly advocates for total global military domination” (Very dangerous position which threatens this nations economy, OUR freedoms,the nations security and world peace.)

Total global USA military domination” is a dangerous position which threatens this nations economy, OUR freedoms,the nations security and world peace.

One concern we all might consider is about the private armies which are floating about the world destabilizing other governments.

Some PNAC History:

Private armies do not necessarily fall under military authority which
allows them to do somewhat as they please on the tax dollar payroll.

DO question authority! It is patriotic!

• WHY do we need to increase defense spending significantly to carry out our global protection for Wal-Mart,Oil,Coca Cola,Pepsico,diamonds,gold etc etc etc

• WHY do we need to strengthen our ties to dictator regimes friendly to American interests and Bogus values;

• WHY do we need to promote the cause of the political right wing and economic rape for corp USA abroad;

• WHY do we need to accept responsibility for America's unique role in forcing others to accept our corrupt multi national principles.

Such a war mongering policy of military strength and immoral clarity may not be fashionable today. But it is necessary if the United States is to build on the extortions of this past century and to ensure our security and our greatness no matter how many innocent USA soldiers and innocent mothers,children and fathers abroad die.

Do I want to blindly support any of the above? NO

The Plan:
Strategic Errors of Monumental Proportions
by Lt. Gen. William E. Odom

September 19, 2017 at 3:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence voters to decide whether city should triple spending on affordable housing

Tenants to Homeowners provides the best bang for the tax buck .....

I there any reason why groceries cannot be tax exempt or at least no more than 1%?

September 19, 2017 at 3:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Leavenworth County commissioners revoke bond support for proposed Tyson plant; unclear if vote will hold

A moratorium might not be a bad idea considering new construction growth is not paying for itself. There is a need to focus on economic growth which can be achieved without 24/7 new construction.

It might pay for itself if there was some management as opposed to yes yes yes yes yes yes which in reality is laissez faire.

A glut in the markets is not beneficial to the city or the taxpayers no matter what. I am opposed to subsidizing the new construction industry. Build if there is a need NOT build because we can ..... at taxpayers expense.

Gluts will bring on another taxpayer bailout of the lending industry. Financing gluts is reckless lending. Taxpayer subsidizing gluts is reckless indeed. I believe the majority of taxpayers would vote no on many new projects if for other reason than to halt tax increases and and to halt corporate welfare.

September 18, 2017 at 8:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )