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Health Sticker Shock Ahead

Today marks Obamacare enrollment deadline

December 23, 2013

CHICAGO — As a key enrollment deadline hits today, many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what seems like a logica......

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Dec-24-13 9:46 PM

daWeasel -'I am on a computer 24/7 so I can swoop down on you like a Bald Eagle...

'Bald'? 'Bald' you say....

More like a Bald-faced liar crawling up from the slime and ooze of tea party crappola.

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Dec-24-13 4:28 PM

boweltransplant, I am on a computer 24/7 so I can swoop down on you like a Bald Eagle and relieve myself of liberal waste products on your head.

That is, provided I don't run into some wind turbines . . . . .

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Dec-24-13 12:26 PM

wraith: " I work with dozens of Canadians..." LIAR! You don't work, period. You spend your entire day, reading the NR, doing internet research and posting lame comments, then reading comments, then posting, then reading then posting...

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Dec-24-13 10:54 AM

The "savings" from ER visits may not be all is cracked up to be. In Mass RomneyCare did reduce uncompensated ER visits from $661 million in 2007 to $417 million in 2009. So while $250 million was saved at the ER over $830 million was spent on subsidies!

And according to CBO projections there will still be 30 million Americans uninsured after in 2023 (25 million insured), so uncompensated ER visits will still be costing you!

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Dec-24-13 9:12 AM

acosticportol, The medical peeps have been charging those with insurance more for procedures to cover those that do not have insurance. Now the goberment is reducing the medicare/medicade payments to the medical community. Guess who will pay more to cover the reductions!

Just remember one thing about ohmamma care: THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY WROTE THE 2,500 PAGE BILL!

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Dec-24-13 8:59 AM

Sorry more free trips to the emergency room, which I end up paying for. Buck up.

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Dec-24-13 8:04 AM

My health insurance coverage is extended until the end of 2014, with a $1200.00 increase in premiums. At the end of 2014, my policy will be terminated. My primary, family MD is retiring early. Obama is a liar. How shocking, not.

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Dec-23-13 11:33 PM

In California, Diane Agnone complained in an online post on her state's health marketplace. "How is this affordable? I am a healthy 62-year-old single woman and these new premiums will cost me over $200 more per month than my existing plan."

The new insurance system requires policies to cover more services than some consumers had chosen to buy in the past.

This is the just the beginning of sorrows.

And there shall be weeping and gnashing of bank account$!

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Dec-23-13 8:52 PM

Building a coal-to-liquid plant in Mingo County as we write!

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Dec-23-13 7:55 PM

Since no one commented on our comment below concerning WVU's Coal-to-Petroleum technology, we'll add this: WVU has also demonstrated how the inorganic mineral residue left behind when Coal, along with stuff like sewage sludge and vegetable oil, is converted into liquid petroleum can be used, and completely consumed, as feed to a standard cement kiln to make a perfectly-acceptable Portland-type cement. See: "United States Patent 8,512,551 - Forming Cement as a By-Product of Coal Liquefaction; August 20, 2013; Inventor: Alfred H. Stiller, Morgantown, WV; Assignee: West Virginia University".

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Dec-23-13 7:11 PM

Wraith: Note, below, Pennsylvania sunshine is adequate to effect the "high-rate" and "efficient" conversion of Carbon Dioxide and Water into Methane. But, yes, Coal remains THE "backbone", and, could get even stronger. Just this year, WVU was awarded: "United States Patent 8,449,632 - Sewage Material in Coal Liquefaction; May 28, 2013; Inventor: Alfred H. Stiller, Morgantown, WV; Assignee: West Virginia University", one of several patents awarded to West Virginia University this year for technology that converts Coal, in combination with Carbon-recycling renewables, into synthetic petroleum which the US Government confirms is perfectly suitable as feed to a standard petroleum refinery.

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Dec-23-13 7:00 PM

and BTW the topic was the FAILED Obamacare, not the BS energy con.

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Dec-23-13 7:00 PM

NewoGeo, the same Army Navy Air Force that buys $6000 toilet seats?

The same that is leaving billions of equipment in Afghanistan and Iraq?

Gee University of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA .... where they get over 300 days of sun a year ......

Give those solar contracts to WVU and see how they test THAT shat in Elkins which gets more cloudy days than any place in the USA!!!!

We have 30 years of this solar wind green bullshat with nothing to show for it but billions of wasted tax dollars.

Give it up, CLOWNS! Gas, Coal, Hydroelectric, a little oil, and nuclear are STILL the dependable backbone of Electricity USA.

The rest is just pie in the sky.

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Dec-23-13 6:02 PM

Troll: Yes, you're right, methane is a much more potent greenhouse gas than CO2, but, as has been known to the petroleum industry since before WWII, and as interestingly confirmed by WVU in: "New Catalysts for Syngas Production from Carbon Dioxide and Methane; Mahesh V. Iyer; Thesis submitted to the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Chemical Engineering. Edwin L. Kugler, Ph.D., Chair; Dady B. Dadyburjor, Ph.D.; Jean B. Cropley, M.S.; Department of Chemical Engineering; Morgantown, West Virginia; Copyright 2001"; Methane can be catalytically reacted, "reformed" with even more Carbon Dioxide, thus forming a syngas blend of Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen, which can be catalytically condensed, as via the long-known Fischer-Tropsch process, into synthetic petroleum.

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Dec-23-13 5:54 PM

anthropomorphic, anthropogenic, whatever. LOL

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Dec-23-13 5:52 PM

WVUGEO, it’s unconscionable that you would promote the anthropomorphic conversion of CO2 into an even more powerful greenhouse gas like methane. Are you actively trying to destroy the environment? You coal shills care nothing for the earth.

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Dec-23-13 5:47 PM

Wraith: Tell it to the Army, to the Navy and to the Air Force. Under separate but coordinated contracts over the past few years, they hired the University of Southern California to develop a photosynthetic process to convert Carbon Dioxide into Methane. Some of the key results are embodied in "United States Patent Application 20130118906 - Method and System for Enhancing Catalytic and Photocatalytic Processes". Further, Penn State University, in their report: "High-Rate Solar Photocatalytic Conversion of CO2 and Water Vapor to Hydrocarbon Fuels; Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University; American Chemical Society, January, 2009", confirm that the amount of sunlight received in Pennsylvania is sufficient to achieve the "high-rate" and "efficient" "solar conversion of carbon dioxide and water vapor to methane".

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Dec-23-13 5:21 PM

NeoGeo, how much "solar energy" was received by 26003 today??

10 milliwatts?

Your Perpetual motion machines are a hoot, dude,but the First Law of Thermo blows you away every time, SU*CKER!


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Dec-23-13 5:19 PM

To sum up the Thesaurus wannebe CrockofReputation:

"I got Nothing"


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Dec-23-13 4:41 PM

RockE: Thanks. We think they need to spend a whole lot more time and effort figuring how to lay a big old pipeline to pump some badly needed sunshine into the Valley, rather than wasting so much thought and ink on conjectural pipelines that might carry a little bit of shale gas out.

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Dec-23-13 4:04 PM

"CrockofReputation got so exited"

While I have exited debate interaction with The wraifferbait due to his low octane Argument Overload debate mantra....his constant digressions into body parts and their functions references requires analysis and, hopefully, treatments...Obamacare will provide you that, my wayward schizophrenia interactor.

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Dec-23-13 3:50 PM

WVGEO....I'm sure you are familiar with the expression "like talking to a brick wall"...that said, remember Peter Gabriel's "The place where I come from is a small town...they think so small, they use small words"

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Dec-23-13 3:42 PM

I was so much better just going to the emergency room and letting other people pay.

May the strong live and the weak die...right my GOP bretheren! There's no room in our society for children, elderly, and especially those pesky disabled people. Sig Heil GOP! Sig Heil GOP!

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Dec-23-13 3:26 PM

CrockofReputation got so exited about free Mammograms that he drank too much Egg Nog!

', I (sic)nthat the other thread featured the dim watt bulb"


I under Rocke is Offering FREE "manograms" from his trailer.

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Dec-23-13 3:22 PM

'Support for the Affordable Care Act has dropped five percentage points in a month to a record low, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Monday.

The poll finds that just 35 percent of the public supports the law, compared to 40 percent in late November.

The drop in support indicated in the poll could be particularly troubling to the Obama administration because almost all of it came from women, whose opposition rose from 54 percent to 60 percent in a month.

The administration has tried to highlight advantages for women, such as free preventative care that covers mammograms."


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