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Letter to the editor: Yard concerns

Putting workers in the UN-employment line is not healthy for sales tax revenue nor the families involved.

March 25, 2017 at 12:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas lawmakers closer to approving expansion of Medicaid

Obamacare offer consumers way more protection and more coverage than in the past 60 years. Yes the medical insurance industry proceeded to increase rates as usual.

The most practical,most fiscally responsible and fair to consumers is IMPROVED Medicare Single Payer. This essentially removes the profiteering middle man from the equation = smart indeed.

How many republican, democrat, fiscal conservative and independent voters are Trump conservatives and blue dog democrats willing to throw under the bus?

=== Government Services Are Good,Reliable , AFFORDABLE and Essential
http://www.governmentisgood.com/artic...

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICAID
https://questions.medicaid.gov

=== SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION
http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archiv...

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICARE
http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/wp...

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY INSURANCE
http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/faq/

How many republican, democrat, fiscal conservative and independent voters are Trump conservatives and blue dog democrats willing to throw under the bus?

March 24, 2017 at 11:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas lawmakers closer to approving expansion of Medicaid

Gov Sam Brownback is making things up .........

"Brownback contends that the Medicaid expansion would emphasize helping able-bodied adults over helping the disabled.

Expansion opponents also have argued the federal government can't be trusted to keep its funding promises — and congressional Republicans are pushing to end the special funding rate for Medicaid expansions in 2020.

The U.S. House GOP plan says that if states expand their Medicaid programs after March 1, they're not eligible for the higher funding rate. The Kansas bill ends the expansion program if the higher rate isn't there.

Brownback and seven other Republican governors sent a letter Thursday to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, endorsing the House GOP plan. The letter said the Medicaid expansion encouraged by the 2010 law "diverts resources away from the program's core mission."

Brownback's budget staff estimated that Kansas would spend an additional $111 million over two years if it expanded Medicaid, even with the higher federal funding rate. Without the higher rate, its estimate was about $700 million."

March 24, 2017 at 11:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas race to fill U.S. House vacancy heats up in contentious first forum

Obamacare offer consumers way more protection and more coverage than in the past 60 years. Yes the medical insurance industry proceeded to increase rates as usual.

The most practical,most fiscally responsible and fair to the consumers is IMPROVED Medicare Single Payer. This essentially removes the profiteering middle man from the equation = smart indeed.

How many republican, democrat, fiscal conservative and independent voters are Trump conservatives and blue dog democrats willing to throw under the bus?

=== Government Services Are Good,Reliable , AFFORDABLE and Essential
http://www.governmentisgood.com/artic...

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICAID
https://questions.medicaid.gov

=== SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION
http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archiv...

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICARE
http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/wp...

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY INSURANCE
http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/faq/

How many republican, democrat, fiscal conservative and independent voters are Trump conservatives and blue dog democrats willing to throw under the bus?

March 24, 2017 at 11:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump campaign chief linked to Putin interests

"Former Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he’s concerned about an apparent “romance” between the Trump administration and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

While declining to comment on an FBI probe of possible links between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump, Biden said “the whole notion that there’s still this romance with Putin” was worrisome. Biden cited Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s decision to skip an upcoming meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Belgium and visit Moscow as a cause for concern.

“What in the hell are we doing?” the Democrat asked."

From the Washington Post

March 24, 2017 at 11:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts apologizes for mammogram remark

Obamacare offer consumers way more protection and more coverage than in the past 60 years. Yes the medical insurance industry proceeded to increase rates as usual.

The most practical,most fiscally responsible and fair to the consumers is IMPROVED Medicare Single Payer. This essentially removes the profiteering middle man from the equation = smart indeed.

How many republican, democrat, fiscal conservative and independent voters are Trump conservatives and blue dog democrats willing to throw under the bus?

=== Government Services Are Good,Reliable , AFFORDABLE and Essential
http://www.governmentisgood.com/artic...

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICAID
https://questions.medicaid.gov

=== SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION
http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archiv...

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICARE
http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/wp...

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY INSURANCE
http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/faq/

How many republican, democrat, fiscal conservative and independent voters are Trump conservatives and blue dog democrats willing to throw under the bus?

March 24, 2017 at 10:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: ACA replacement won’t change much

Obamacare offer consumers way more protection and more coverage than in the past 60 years. Yes the medical insurance industry proceeded to increase rates as usual.

The most practical,most fiscally responsible and fair to the consumers is IMPROVED Medicare Single Payer. This essentially removes the profiteering middle man from the equation = smart indeed.

How many republican, democrat, fiscal conservative and independent voters are Trump conservatives and blue dog democrats willing to throw under the bus?

=== Government Services Are Good,Reliable , AFFORDABLE and Essential
http://www.governmentisgood.com/artic...

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICAID
https://questions.medicaid.gov

=== SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION
http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archiv...

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICARE
http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/wp...

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY INSURANCE
http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/faq/

How many republican, democrat, fiscal conservative and independent voters are Trump conservatives and blue dog democrats willing to throw under the bus?

March 24, 2017 at 10:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump to GOP: Pass health care bill or seal your fate

Obamacare offer consumers way more protection and more coverage than in the past 60 years. Yes the medical insurance industry proceeded to increase rates as usual.

The most practical,most fiscally responsible and fair to the consumers is IMPROVED Medicare Single Payer. This essentially removes the profiteering middle man from the equation = smart indeed.

How many republican, democrat, fiscal conservative and independent voters are Trump conservatives and blue dog democrats willing to throw under the bus?

=== Government Services Are Good,Reliable , AFFORDABLE and Essential
http://www.governmentisgood.com/artic...

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICAID
https://questions.medicaid.gov

=== SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION
http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archiv...

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICARE
http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/wp...

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY INSURANCE
http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/faq/

How many republican, democrat, fiscal conservative and independent voters are Trump conservatives and blue dog democrats willing to throw under the bus?

March 24, 2017 at 10:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

No repeal for 'Obamacare' — a humiliating defeat for Trump

Obamacare offer consumers way more protection and more coverage than in the past 60 years. Yes the medical insurance industry proceeded to increase rates as usual.

The most practical,most fiscally responsible and fair to the consumers is IMPROVED Medicare Single Payer. This essentially removes the profiteering middle man from the equation = smart indeed.

How many republican, democrat, fiscal conservative and independent voters are Trump conservatives and blue dog democrats willing to throw under the bus?

=== Government Services Are Good,Reliable , AFFORDABLE and Essential
http://www.governmentisgood.com/artic...

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICAID
https://questions.medicaid.gov

=== SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION
http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archiv...

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICARE
http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/wp...

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY INSURANCE
http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/faq/

How many republican, democrat, fiscal conservative and independent voters are Trump conservatives and blue dog democrats willing to throw under the bus?

March 24, 2017 at 10:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New school funding bill would add $76 million in state aid, raise local property taxes

The right-wingers are stonewalling instead of taking the ethical steps of funding public education.

This irresponsible Koch/Brownback thinkers still have their eyes on defunding and dismantling public education in their effort to turn K-12 education over to corporate profiteers under the cover of Charter Schools.

YES OUR TAX DOLLARS will fund these for profit ventures that will not require college credentials for teaching = a wage cutting fiasco.

Sen Susan Wagle and Gov Sam Brownback are working the KOCH inspired American Legislative Exchange Council aka ALEC. Defunding and dismantling public education was designed behind closed doors of secret ALEC meetings in which so called GOP members
were allowed to attend.

Kansas Public Education will not bounce back on a nickel and dime at a time. The legislature must step and fund public education fully AS WELL AS find the money for KPERS. Both are at risk as we speak.

March 22, 2017 at 7:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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