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Johnson Talks Health Care at GOP Picnic

August 6, 2013

Rep. Bill Johnson spent his first day of vacation meeting with local Republicans and talking about the new federal health care law....

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uglyassmf

Aug-06-13 1:12 AM

Must be nice to go on a picnic and stuff themselves on our dime. Aren't they supposed to do that at work with the other party to resolve differences? what a joke..i so wish Ron Paul would have been elected to shake up these goofs on both sides of the fence.

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proudlyconservative

Aug-06-13 6:44 AM

Rep. Johnson is clearly happy with socialized medicine, since that's what the VA system is. Will he, however, meet with constituents who don't have the option of turning down health insurance?

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Newgirl

Aug-06-13 9:19 AM

Wasn't their picnic on a Saturday,...on their dime? LOL No disrespect intended, but I am all for the elected officials coming to the communities for face time with the constituents. As for their ideas being presented/shared, I am all for that too, as a method of accountability. ;o)

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TrollSlayer

Aug-06-13 5:51 PM

proudlyconservative, the VA system is “socialized medicine”? Funny, but I thought the VA system was compensation for military service. I can understand your confusion, considering most people who were too cowardly to serve were probably also too lazy to look up the qualifications for VA benefits before spewing nonsense about them.

"Conservative"? Right... LOL

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proudlyconservative

Aug-06-13 8:08 PM

Earning and qualifying for VA benefits are false equivalencies to the fact that those benefits are administered by the government; i.e., socialized medicine.

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TrollSlayer

Aug-06-13 9:37 PM

So is military pay socialized pay? No, it's compensation for services rendered. Is military retirement socialized retirement, like social security? No, it's compensation for services rendered, just like any other government or civilian retirement program.

Similarly, VA medical benefits are compensation for services rendered. Any citizen with need qualifies for socialized medical benefits. Does any citizen with need qualify for VA medical benefits? No.

Glad I could clear that up for you.

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proudlyconservative

Aug-06-13 10:00 PM

VA benefits are, in fact, administered to a defined group: qualifying veterans. Socialized medicine, however, dictates that defined group receives benefits from a government-funded and government-run system. In the VA system, the doctors are employed by the government, not a private practice or for-profit corporation, unlike a Medicaid-eligible citizen who goes to an emergency room and is treated by a physician employed by a non-government entity.

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TrollSlayer

Aug-06-13 10:26 PM

Precisely. “VA benefits are, in fact, administered to a defined group...” Whereas socialized medicine is available to anyone.

Don’t be ashamed of socialized medicine. All your loony liberal friends readily admit Obamacare is socialized medicine. In fact they’re proud of that. Join the circus and wear that big red nose with pride.

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uglyassmf

Aug-07-13 1:29 AM

I disagree newgirl..they do nothing on their dime aside of run for office from donations. Explain to me how any congressman gets elected to an average 170 Grand a year job with (government health insurance paid for by the tax payer ) sorry ..had to toss that in there..leaves office as a millionaire. some transparency would be nice. i'm not taking sides. they are all crooks and thieves

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