A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


More Insured, but the
Choices Are Narrowing

New York Times, by Reed Abelson

Original Article

Posted By:Pluperfect, 5/13/2014 12:24:07 PM

In the midst of all the turmoil in health care these days, one thing is becoming clear: No matter what kind of health plan consumers choose, they will find fewer doctors and hospitals in their network — or pay much more for the privilege of going to any provider they want. These so-called narrow networks, featuring limited groups of providers, have made a big entrance on the newly created state insurance exchanges, where they are a common feature in many of the plans. While the sizes of the networks vary considerably, many plans now exclude at least some large hospitals

Comments:
"We have to break people away from the choice habit".

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 5/13/2014 12:35:34 PM     (No. 9846982)

And just try to cross state lines to get care!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    22 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: varkdriver, 5/13/2014 1:22:58 PM     (No. 9847071)

Welcome to the Soviet Union, comrades!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  


 

Post Reply   Close thread 784004




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"



Ted Cruz Doesn’t Echo Sarah
Palin’s Impeachment Call
National Review Online, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/10/2014 8:52:47 AM     Post Reply
Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) chose not to echo Sarah Palin’s call for House Republicans to impeach President Obama, though he reiterated his belief in the “lawlessness” of the president. “That is a decision for the House of Representatives,” Cruz told National Review Online when asked if he agrees with Palin. ”I serve as the ranking member of the Constitution Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and, in that capacity, I have been working hard to describe in comprehensive detail the lawlessness of President Obama and the Obama administration. We’ve put out a series of reports about the consistent pattern of

Commanders Suggest A 2nd
Group in Benghazi Attacks
Associated Press, by Donna Cassata & Bradley Klapper    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/10/2014 7:12:13 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- Well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting different perpetrators from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night, according to newly revealed testimony from top military commanders. The initial attack, on Sept. 11, 2012, killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and communications specialist Sean Smith and set the mission ablaze. Nearly eight hours later at the CIA complex nearby, two more Americans, contract security officers Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, died in a mortar attack that showed clear military training, retired Gen. Carter Ham told Congress in closed-door testimony earlier

Mexican judge orders Marine sergeant
to remain in custody on gun charges
Fox News, by Dan Gallo    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/10/2014 5:42:44 AM     Post Reply
A Mexican federal judge ordered Andrew Tahmooressi back to prison after the U.S. Marine sergeant made his first official courtroom appearance since being locked up March 31 for accidentally crossing the border with guns in his pickup truck. The 26-year-old veteran of two tours in Afghanistan was finally able to tell his story to a judge, after his case had been delayed by both Mexico´s unpredictable legal system and his own trouble settling on a lawyer. It was not immediately clear what Tahmooressi said at the evidentiary hearing, which was closed to the public. The next hearing in the case is

Hamas: We attempted to hit
the nuclear reactor in Dimona
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Yaakov Lappin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/10/2014 4:34:57 AM     Post Reply
Three rockets were launched at Dimona in southern Israel on Wednesday afternoon. The Iron Dome intercepted one rocket before it could land, while two other rockets landed in open areas. Dimona is the location of Israel´s nuclear reactor. There was no indication that rockets damaged any part of the reactor. Hamas claimed responsibility for the rockets, stating that it had been attempting to hit the nuclear reactor. Militants from Hamas´s Qassam Brigades said they had launched long-range M-75 rockets towards Dimona. Minutes later the Iron Dome intercepted rockets in Ness Tziona , Yavne and Rehovot in central Israel as Gaza terrorists extended the

   

 

R-TA-Wide
  


 
5 Reasons Why New York Times Editorial
Today Is An Embarrassment To Journalism
Buzzfeed, by Israelinusa    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/9/2014 5:01:23 PM     Post Reply
1. The New York Times writes that “after days of near silence,” Prime Minister Netanyahu condemned the murder of a Palestinian teenager on Sunday. But Netanyahu called the murder “reprehensible” on Wednesday, the day it occurred, and the next day, in his first public appearance since the murder, again forcefully condemned the killing on prime-time national television. Early July 4th weekend for the entire New York Times editorial board? 2. The New York Times omits that Prime Minister Netanyahu called the father of the murdered boy yesterday to personally express his outrage and condemnation. Maybe the New York Times didn’t get that press

Obama to set off bomb
in middle of midterms
Washington Post, by Greg Sargent    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/9/2014 4:52:39 PM     Post Reply
Now that Republicans have made it clear that they will not participate on any level in basic problem solving when it comes to our immigration crisis, it is now on Obama to determine just how far he can go unilaterally, particularly when it comes to easing the pace of deportations. This is going to be one of the most consequential decisions of his presidency in substantive, moral, and legal terms, and politically, it could set off a bomb this fall, in the middle of the midterm elections. I’m told there are currently internal discussions underway among Democrats over whether ambitious

A Dreadful Inexorability
National Review Online, by Askold Krushelnycky    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/9/2014 5:00:22 AM     Post Reply
Serious sources are predicting that Russian president Vladimir Putin will send his forces into Ukraine — possibly under the guise of peacekeeping forces, as he did in Georgia in 2008. The chief of Ukraine’s national-security council has stated that the risk of Russian incursions is very high. And a Moscow source of mine with links to the Russian foreign ministry — who has previously provided accurate information — has said that Putin is considering sending in his forces within the next few days. A member of the German Bundestag, Marieluise Beck, has said that senior Russian diplomats have warned Berlin that Moscow’s

Israelis, Palestinians in
game with no end
CNN, by Aaron Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/9/2014 4:08:49 AM     Post Reply
I would like to think that the horrific killings of Israeli and Palestinian children in recent days -- and the ongoing escalation between Israel and Hamas over Gaza -- will force a moment of truth, more rational thinking and real options to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But I know better. There is still not enough pain and prospects of gain to warrant that. Meanwhile, back on planet Earth, Israelis and Palestinians have entered another yet violent cycle of reaction and counterreaction. Here are five essential elements to keep in mind as we watch another sequel in this tragic and long-running

Don’t Look for Congress to Rubber
Stamp Obama’s $3.7B Border Request
ABC News, by Jeff Zeleny & Arlette Saenz    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/9/2014 4:05:54 AM     Post Reply
There’s no shortage of criticism on Capitol Hill over how President Obama has handled the escalating humanitarian crisis at the border, but don’t look for Congress to simply rubber stamp his $3.7 billion emergency spending request. The concerns are not only coming from Republicans. Democrats have as many questions of their own over the White House proposal. “It’s something we have to do. It’s something we have to do,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters today. “How we get there, I really don’t know at this stage.” Details of Obama’s Border Funding Request Surge of Children Crossing Border Alone

   

 



 
Government Made 100B
in Improper Payments
Associated Press, by Stephen Ohlemacher    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/9/2014 4:02:46 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn´t qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary. Congressional investigators say the figure could be even higher. The Obama administration has reduced the amount of improper payments since they peaked in 2010. Still, estimates from federal agencies show that some are wasting big money at a time when Congress is squeezing agency budgets and looking to save

Sarah Palin just joined the ‘impeach Obama’
crowd. That’s bad news for the GOP.
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/8/2014 5:02:32 PM     Post Reply
Sarah Palin on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling for the impeachment of President Obama, writing in a Breitbart op-ed that the influx of young illegal immigrants over the southern border "is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, ´no mas.´ " Mixed/careless metaphors aside, this is nothing but bad news for Republicans — especially four months until the 2014 election. Palin is hardly the first GOP politician to raise the issue of impeachment over the past couple years. Others include Sens. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.),

Obama Seeks 3.7 Billion
to Deal With Border Kids
Associated Press, by Erica Werner & Jim Kuhnhenn    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/8/2014 12:50:04 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. southern border, straining immigration resources and causing a political firestorm in Washington. The White House says the money would help increase the detention, care and transportation of unaccompanied children, help speed the removal of adults with children by increasing the capacity of immigration courts, and would increase prosecution of smuggling networks. The money would also increase surveillance at the U.S. border and help Central American



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



White House requests $3.7 billion in
emergency funds for border crisis

48 replie(s)
Washington Post, by David Nakamura and Wesley Lowery    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/8/2014 10:05:21 PM     Post Reply
The White House on Tuesday formally requested $3.7 billion in emergency funding from Congress to deal with an influx of Central American minors along the southern border. But the proposal was quickly met with broad skepticism among Republican lawmakers, who were doubtful that the package would be approved quickly — if at all. Administration officials said the request is part of a comprehensive strategy aimed at building more detention centers, adding immigration judges, and beefing up border patrols and air surveillance. President Obama has said he hopes such steps will both speed deportations and discourage adults from sending children on

Sarah Palin just joined the ‘impeach Obama’
crowd. That’s bad news for the GOP.

42 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/8/2014 5:02:32 PM     Post Reply
Sarah Palin on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling for the impeachment of President Obama, writing in a Breitbart op-ed that the influx of young illegal immigrants over the southern border "is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, ´no mas.´ " Mixed/careless metaphors aside, this is nothing but bad news for Republicans — especially four months until the 2014 election. Palin is hardly the first GOP politician to raise the issue of impeachment over the past couple years. Others include Sens. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.),

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
The Boehner Lawsuit Against
Obama Is Beginning to Take Shape

40 replie(s)
National Journal, by Billy House    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/9/2014 4:19:42 AM     Post Reply
Starting next week, House Republicans will launch a highly visible—and likely tumultuous—three-week process of bringing to the floor legislation to authorize their promised lawsuit against President Obama over his use of executive actions. "In theory, you could report out a resolution tomorrow and vote on it," said a House GOP aide on Tuesday. "But that is not the approach [the leaders] want to take." Rather, the aim is to display—if not actually engage in—a more deliberative process, even if amid controversy. This drawn-out script builds toward a potentially dramatic floor vote held just days, or even hours, before the House adjourns on

GOP Rep: I Think Romney ‘Will Be
The Next President Of The United States’

36 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Reaganator- 7/8/2014 1:02:33 PM     Post Reply
Despite his continuous denials, some still believe that Mitt Romney will run for president in 2016. Speaking to MSNBC on Monday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, went one step further saying that the former Massachusetts governor will be occupying the White House after the next presidential election. “I think he actually is going to run for president. He probably doesn’t want me to say that. A hundred times he says he’s not, but Mitt Romney has always accomplished what he has set out to do,”

Democrats Draft Bill to Override
Contraception Ruling

36 replie(s)
New York Times, by Robert Pear    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/8/2014 4:13:56 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats said Tuesday that they had developed legislation to override the Supreme Court decision on contraceptives. The bill would ensure that women have access to coverage for birth control even if they work for businesses that have religious objections. The bill, developed in consultation with the Obama administration, would require for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby Stores to provide and pay for contraceptive coverage, along with other preventive services, under the Affordable Care Act. The measure could be on the Senate floor as early as next week, Senate Democrats said. “Your health care decisions are not your boss’s

´Its Time To Impeach´ President Obama
35 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by Sarah Palin    Original Article
Posted By: Vastrightwingconspirator- 7/8/2014 12:34:33 PM     Post Reply
Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president. His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, “no mas.” Without borders, there is no nation. Obama knows this. Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate. This is his fundamental transformation of America. It’s the only promise he has kept. Discrediting the price paid for America’s exceptionalism over our history, he’s given false hope and taxpayer’s change to millions of foreign nationals who want to sneak into our country illegally. Because of Obama’s purposeful dereliction of duty an untold

Hillary Clinton doubles down on poverty
claim and says ´relentless persecution´ by
Republicans made them ´deeply in debt´

33 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/8/2014 12:57:32 PM     Post Reply
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton told the German magazine Der Spiegel on Tuesday that she and her husband Bill were ´deeply in debt´ when they left the White House, and blamed ´relentless persecution´ by Republicans for her legal bills after his presidency. The claim has added fuel to the fire Clinton herself touched off last month when she claimed they were ´dead broke´ after their time in the White House. The former first lady earns $200,000 or more every time she makes a public speech. The former president has earned a reported $104 million in speaking fees since he

   

 



 
7 Reasons Nobody Went to the Movies
on a Summer Holiday Weekend

33 replie(s)
Time, by Richard Corliss    Original Article
Posted By: Up2Here- 7/8/2014 1:46:42 PM     Post Reply
The Independence Day weekend, usually one of the year´s biggest, fizzled drastically this time. Here´s what to blame — and it wasn´t the World Cup or Hurricane Arthur What if they gave a July 4th party and nobody came? That’s what Hollywood is wondering in the wake of an Independence Day weekend that had moviegoers expressing their Declaration of Indifference — by boycotting the multiplexes.

Hillary Clinton is past her time
33 replie(s)
Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/9/2014 5:07:13 AM     Post Reply
Fate hasn´t been kind to Hillary Clinton, at least not in its most recent phase. In 2008, when the plate was set for the national Democrats, she lost the nomination to Barack Obama, of scant years and no gravitas, who soared out of nowhere to wrench destiny from her on the unspecified promise of "change." Now, "change" has come, and people don´t like it. Iraq changed from a safe, stable ally (just ask Obama) to a terrorist haven, one of the reasons why, though no fellow Democrats seem likely to edge her, her chances of winning the White House seem dim. Between

Poll: Americans Want Sarah
Palin to Shut Up the Most

33 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Tina Daunt    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/9/2014 4:15:22 PM     Post Reply
A poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal, NBC News, and Annenberg finally gave a numerical answer to a question we at Mediaite often ask ourselves: Out of all political figures that should pipe down just a bit, which one should do it immediately? Answer: Sarah Palin. Overwhelmingly Sarah Palin, says America. 52% of surveyed American adults want Sarah Palin to “be quiet,” according to the poll taken between June 30 and July 7 (Snip) 45% of respondents added that they wanted Jesse Jackson to be quiet, too; followed by Dick Cheney (42%), Newt Gingrich (39%), Al Gore (37%), and

Dinesh D’Souza book
yanked from Costco shelves

32 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/8/2014 10:38:42 AM     Post Reply
Costco has suddenly — and according to author Dinesh D’Souza, inexplicably —booted his book from stores nationwide, ordering chain operators to clear their shelves of “America: Imagine a World Without Her” by July 15. Mr. D’Souza said roughly 3,600 copies of his newest release has sold at Costco already, but he has no idea why the chain refuses to sell more. “We’re in the process of finding out what’s happening,” he told WND. “I look forward to getting to the bottom of this and continuing the strong relationship my publisher and I have always had with Costco and their millions

Illegal Unaccompanied Minors Being
Held For Placement in U.S. Admit to
Engaging in Torture and Murder

31 replie(s)
Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/9/2014 4:24:37 AM     Post Reply
Despite Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson vowing to "stem the tide" of unaccompanied illegal minors across the southern border with Mexico, thousands more are expected to enter the United States by the end of the year. With the system being overwhelmed, Border Patrol agents are concerned about minors who have admitted to being MS-13 members, a brutal street gang from El Salvador that has been successful in infiltrating American communities. Agents are also concerned about minors who have committed acts like torture and murder in their home countries before heading north to the United States. "We have six minors in Nogales

   

Post Reply   Close thread 784004



B-G1


Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS