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tigerarmy247 (Andrew Dufour)

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School finance update: House panel advances "clean" bill; Senate conservatives add more amendments

I love how the GOP says on one hand, we can't pass this bill because we're spending way too much taxpayer dollars (when it's solely being used to fund public school) but then the GOP is totally comfortable adding god knows how much spending in the Senate bill because it's going to backdoor fund private schools.

April 4, 2014 at 10:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Financial literacy bill approved by Kansas House

Greg, I don't get the impression that this is an "economics" class. It sounds like it's more of a budgeting, household management type class.

March 19, 2014 at 1:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Financial literacy bill approved by Kansas House

Totally on board with the financial literacy requirement, but doesn't it seem silly to have a portion of school on how to handshake.

March 19, 2014 at 1:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Insurance department allows insurers to extend health plans that aren't compliant with ACA

what's your criteria for "better coverage?" I'm curious because the benefits in the new policy should be more expansive. If you're only looking at deductibles and co-insurance and things like that then I can see your argument.

March 7, 2014 at 12:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Insurance department allows insurers to extend health plans that aren't compliant with ACA

As do many of the GOP who criticized Obama for his "if you like it you can keep it" that are not criticizing him allowing those same people to keep their policies.

March 7, 2014 at 12:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Insurance department allows insurers to extend health plans that aren't compliant with ACA

Brock I wasn't blaming bush for anything that wasn't my point. My point was that your comment is a common complaint that GOP officials are making right now when confronted with the numbers. I apologize for putting words in your mouth I was arguing the meta argument rather than your particular post. My only point is that the critiques of what Obama is doing coming from the GOP is a little disingenuous because it's common for the EO's to be pretty far reaching.

March 7, 2014 at 12:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Insurance department allows insurers to extend health plans that aren't compliant with ACA

Can you cite to a reputable source that backs up your claim that Obama's EO are different from Bush FDR etc. You may feel in your gut that no other president has modified statutory law by EO or regulation but I'd love to see this documented.

March 7, 2014 at 11:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jenkins bill to delay individual insurance mandate would be vetoed, White House says

So you're focusing on the liberty to choose not to buy insurance? If that's your only beef I'll direct you to the myriad of people who have tried to explain why the mandate is necessary and how your exercise of your "liberty" actually does have an effect on the costs for everyone else when you get sick. Unfortunately you cannot choose whether or not you're going to cost us all money, ergo the only solution is to insure against that risk.

March 6, 2014 at 2:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jenkins bill to delay individual insurance mandate would be vetoed, White House says

what do you mean "Obama's" type of insurance. If you're talking about the required benefits that must be included in policies now it's kind of a misnomer to call it "obama's".

First: states have been mandating benefits on their own for decades.

Second: the mandated coverage is meant to mirror what is commonly offered in the state, in fact the benefit mandate for a given state is based on the most popular small group policy in that state.

Third: the choice to have or not have insurance isn't as simple as a personal liberty argument, there is a larger concern about what happens when large swaths of a society are uninsured.

March 6, 2014 at 9:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jenkins bill to delay individual insurance mandate would be vetoed, White House says

Mike that's the entire point of insurance, you pay for things that you'll either never need or hopefully never will and someone else is doing the same thing for something they'll never use but you end up needing. Regarding Kathleen's statement, to claim "something I don't need" is a misnomer, you'll never know if you need it and the moment you do need it and don't have it, your healthcare costs end up affecting everyone else because costs go up when people without insurance get treatment and don't pay for it.

March 5, 2014 at 3:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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