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Eliot Rosewater

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How long in extreme situations would it take to spend a million dollars in a hospital?

A month, two weeks, one week?

Even if the limit of benefit is $1 million, you can go over that in a short amount of time.

Why do cons want to give their homes to insurance companies? I dont get it.

Who wants to bet Covid will be considered a preexisting condition not just for people who have already been diagnosed but for EVERYONE...Impossible?

If they redefine how the preexisting clause works it could include anything you have at the time of being insured, right? So you are tested when the law changes, and if you have it, no coverage? If it is up to the state, and the state is red, who knows, right? But the GOP and their voters want you to worry about that now.

I dont know how it is worded now, exactly. But each state would end up regulating it if you remove the federal law, just like with abortion.

Boy does the GOP want to fuck your life up or what ! ! ! !

Oh, and there were LIFETIME caps also, forgot about that!

Plans can put an annual dollar limit and a lifetime dollar limit on spending for health care services that are not considered essential health benefits.


Is what it is now.
Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Thu Oct 22, 2020, 07:41 PM (5 replies)

Anybody else get their OBAMACARE REFUND CHECK ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

First, you all understand ACA applies to ALL health insurance other than Medicare and Medicaid and that which Veterans receive? And one of the things that applies is the 80/20 rule.

The 80/20 Rule generally requires insurance companies to spend at least 80% of the money they take in from premiums on health care costs and quality improvement activities. The other 20% can go to administrative, overhead, and marketing costs. The 80/20 rule is sometimes known as Medical Loss Ratio, or MLR. (taken from website not listed here)


https://www.healthinsurance.org/obamacare/billions-in-aca-rebates-show-80-20-rules-impact/


Billions in ACA rebates show 80/20 Rule’s impact
Medical loss ratio forced carriers to devote more premium dollars to care, and record-high rebates were issued in 2019 following premium spikes in 2018



$1.37 billion in rebates were sent to consumers in 2019 — the largest total in the program’s history


That was last year, this years is now.

How dumb can a person be who opposes this!

PS

Does not apply to Medicare supplements that I know of...

and

Not all who qualify for the rebate (where employer doesnt pay 100% of the premium) will get one if their carrier spends all the money they have on the allocated areas, as in they dont have excess profits over and above. But you would get paperwork explaining that if you dont get one.
Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Thu Oct 22, 2020, 06:33 PM (14 replies)

All our efforts are in the toilet if you dont VOTE and do anything you can to get others to VOTE

For those of us who were THIS CONCERNED 4 yrs ago and urged people to stop the bullshit and support Hillary like their lives depended on it, that time is upon us again and we are BEGGING people that this is NOT OVER by any stretch!



Remember my rule, any democrat has to win by 5%, not 0.1% which is all republicans need to win.

Democrats always start out 5 points behind because of massive voter suppression and many actions taken by cons in every election to fuck around with preventing votes cast in the first place or counting votes and rejecting them for the tiniest of errors, etc.

In this election, for example, if 70,000,000 allowed to vote by law Americans go to vote or cast their vote for Joe and Kamala, just assume 3.5 million of those ballots wont get cast or counted or received (DeJoy must MUST go to prison) for any number of reasons like signatures not matching because they are not perfect etc.

Look at any state poll and apply this calculation for EC purposes and you see all the more URGENCY in voting and not just voting, but getting others to vote.

Thank you...

Also, I recommend folks read

https://www.gregpalast.com/
Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Wed Oct 21, 2020, 05:33 PM (0 replies)

"Two Billionaires?" Who's the second one?

https://twitter.com/DwightMarshal19/status/1315305256176226308
Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Tue Oct 20, 2020, 04:48 PM (3 replies)

Epstein was murdered...

that is all...
Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Mon Oct 19, 2020, 04:13 PM (55 replies)

Even if Obamacare was unconstitutional, which it is not, you would NOT take the case

or decide to overturn it during the WORST PANDEMIC IN MODERN HISTORY (or one of them) knowing that doing so would KILL untold numbers of citizens and DESTROY financially millions more.


It would be UNCONSCIONABLE


MADNESS



(dont forget they WILL make Covid a preexisting condition)
Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Mon Oct 12, 2020, 08:31 PM (6 replies)

Dont ya just LOVE "The Lincoln Project"

Yeah, I dont like repubilcans including them, and they are why we are here, well them and another group who relentlessly BASHED Hillary day and night.

But there is something about a Rick Wilson or Steve Schmidt (they are the ones people recognize but by no means the only ones) video where they are RIPPING apart not just the TRAITOR in the WH but every single republican still supporting him.

And yes, if we save the country and boy is that a big IF, these same people will go right back to getting in the way of every single good thing we try and do.

But there is no doing good about anything if putin and his puppets take over completely. There is nothing. So their help is welcomed, for now.

ps

Reminds me of Ricky Gervais. I am a HUGE fan. He does weekly twitter videos to his fans, and as far as I can tell he has STILL Not come out against trump by name or made it a big deal to point out he is. While it is certain his personal feelings are anti trump, WHY HASNT HE GONE ON THE RECORD? Doesnt want to lose fans?

Hey Ricky, you understand there is no NETFLIX (most of his recent success and shows on NETFLIX and thanks to them he has so much success) if this fascist braindead fuck stays in power, right? Or that the only entertainment that will be allowed will be that which praises traitor or putin etc, right?

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT, RIGHT? I tweeted that to him, no answer yet.

Some folks still dont understand what happens if we lose this election to putin stealing it again. The DEPTH of how bad it will get.
Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Sun Oct 11, 2020, 07:23 PM (2 replies)

Voter ID laws are unconstitutional...period.

Why people who claim to be on our side are defending them, is BEYOND me...

https://www.benjerry.com/whats-new/2016/discriminatory-voter-id-laws?utm_medium=paidsearch&utm_source=google&utm_name=bj_alwayson_brand2019_traffic&utm_term=&utm_content=serp&utm_topic=flavors&utm_objective=discover&utm_root=d&gclid=Cj0KCQjw2or8BRCNARIsAC_ppyaVxkga1F28tKI7d-mwzy3nZy_E7dpnOrzDC08dglXPOVXu2cwoqLsaAjxNEALw_wcB



Eric Holder, the Attorney General at the time, called Texas’s 2011 voter ID law a “poll taxOpens a new window” (harkening back to the Jim CrowOpens a new window era) because it essentially forced ID-less citizens to buy one for the sole purpose of voting. And while most white voters in Texas already have a valid form of ID, large numbers of minorities—including 25% of African-Americans—do not. Voter ID requirements regularly disenfranchise students, racial and ethnic minorities, low-income citizens, and the elderly. A federal appeals court recently struck downOpens a new window North Carolina’s voting law, saying that it targeted African Americans with “almost surgical precision.” There are countless other examples Opens a new windowof bias Opens a new windowand discrimination Opens a new windowin our election laws and practices.



https://www.aclupa.org/en/press-releases/pennsylvanias-voter-id-law-found-unconstitutional


HARRISBURG – Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard L. McGinley issued an order today permanently blocking the controversial photo identification law that threatened to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters. His ruling can be appealed by the commonwealth.


Just because a rightwing court says otherwise, is meaningless to the fact that they are, unconstitutional.

Ridiculous how many states now have them. It is not just suppression, it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL.





Well, what’s the point of these laws, then?
Political gainOpens a new window. It so happens that the people these laws target tend to vote against the interests of the corporate-funded politicians who support them. It’s really that simple—not to mention outrageously antidemocratic. Some politicians have even accidentally let slip this true reasoning behind these laws.

Democracy only works when it works for everyone. Voter ID laws have no place in any democracy worth its name. Join us in the fight Opens a new windowfor free and fair elections.




https://aflcio.org/2014/5/9/25-reasons-why-voter-identification-laws-are-unconstitutional-courtesy-wisconsin


25 Reasons Why Voter Identification Laws Are Unconstitutional (Courtesy of Wisconsin)




1. Under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, a state is not allowed to pass laws that "unduly burden" the right to vote. According to the Supreme Court, even very minor burdens have to be justified as "sufficiently weighty to justify the limitation."

2. Adelman found precedent that a law could be invalidated if it placed an undue burden on subgroups of citizens, such as Latinos and African Americans, if the burdens placed on that population are not outweighed by the state's justification for the law that places those burdens on the voting subgroup.

3. The state of Wisconsin claimed that a voter identification law was necessary for "detecting and preventing in-person voter-impersonation fraud." Evidence presented to Judge Adelman showed that "virtually no voter impersonation" occurs in Wisconsin, finding literally no examples of this type of fraud in more than a decade of elections. Adelman said that "cases of potential voter-impersonation fraud occur so infrequently that no rational person familiar with the relevant facts could be concerned about them." Similar results have been found in other states.

4. The state said the law was necessary for "promoting public confidence in the integrity of the electoral process." No empirical evidence shows that voter ID laws like the one in Wisconsin actually increase confidence in the electoral process. Significant evidence, in fact, shows the opposite, that such laws decrease many voters confidence in the system, since the law is seen as a way to prevent certain types of voters from casting their ballot.

5. The state said the law was necessary for "detecting and deterring other types of voter fraud.” According to Adelman, ID proponents showed no evidence that an ID could prevent these other types of fraud, nor could she, in her words, "think of any way that it could." A felon who was voting illegally, for instance, could easily have an ID and no poll worker could tell from that ID that the person was an invalid voter.

6. The state said the law was necessary for "promoting orderly election administration and accurate record keeping." Adelson argued that the only way a voter ID could support this goal would be if it prevented voter-impersonation fraud, but since there was such a small amount of this fraud in the real world, the ID law couldn't be seen as providing any sufficient support to this goal.

7. The Supreme Court has ruled that states cannot burden voters based on the prevention of dangers that are very unlikely and only possible, but not proven.

8. The potential costs of in-person voter fraud are very high compared to the benefits. One vote is almost certainly not going to change the outcome of an election, and the penalties in a state like Wisconsin include a fine of up to $10,000 and up to three years of imprisonment. It wouldn't be rational to risk such penalties for something that isn't going to change the outcome of the election. Or, as Adelman said it, "a person would have to be insane to commit voter-impersonation fraud."

9. Committing voter impersonation fraud is very difficult, as Adelman noted: "To commit voter-impersonation fraud, a person would need to know the name of another person who is registered at a particular polling place, know the address of that person, know that the person has not yet voted and also know that no one at the polls will realize that the impersonator is not the individual being impersonated."

10. Voter ID laws disproportionately burden those who don't currently possess photo IDs and don't need them for any other purpose for voting. This group of citizens is overwhelmingly poor and disproportionately African American and Latino.

11. In Wisconsin, about 300,000 voters, or 9% of the registered voter population, lack qualifying ID. This is more than enough to change the outcome of many of the state's elections.

12. In states like Wisconsin, that offer same-day registration at the polls, obtaining an ID on election day would be difficult if not impossible.

13. A significant portion of those without qualifying IDs lack the documents, like a birth certificate, needed to get an ID. And they lack the ID needed to get a birth certificate.

14. Since they lack a physical address, homeless people are unable to receive ID cards in most of the country.

15. Many birth certificates and other documents have errors on them and cannot be used to obtain an ID without corrections. Corrections cost money.

16. A significant portion of voters lacking IDs were born in other states and are required to obtain needed documents from the other state, which costs extra money and involves contacting another agency in another state that the voter might not have lived in for many years.

17. Many people lacking IDs lack transportation or don't have access to public transportation that would get them to a DMV to obtain an ID.

18. As high as 64% of the population without IDs make less than $20,000 a year and the costs of transportation and obtaining documents shifts funds away from feeding their family or paying rent.

19. More than 80% of those lacking IDs have no education past high school, meaning that sorting out the many potential agencies and requirements to get an ID can be highly challenging.

20. In Wisconsin, of the 92 DMV service centers in the state, only one is open on weekends and only two are open past 5 p.m. Eligible voters with jobs will have to take time off work and potentially lose income.

21. Few DMV service centers in Wisconsin exist in inner city areas or rural areas, making poorer people have further to travel to obtain an ID, which is a particular problem since they can't drive (since they lack driver's licenses). Cabs rarely serve inner cities or rural areas.

22. Adelman determined that voter ID laws and the various obstacles that slow down the process of obtaining one will deter some voters from casting their ballots who otherwise would vote.

23. Wisconsin's voter ID law, similar to those in other states, would “absolutely” prevent more legitimate voters from casting their ballots that it would prevent fraudulent ones. Adelman concludes that this violates the Constitution, as the state's justification for preventing those legitimate voters from participating in the electoral process is not a valid interest compared to the actual cases of fraud that exist.

24. The Voting Rights Act says that the denial or abridgement of the right to vote for any citizens based on race or color, regardless of the existence of discriminatory intent, is illegal. Only the outcome matters, Adelman found, when it comes to invalidating such statutes.

25. The Voting Rights Act says that a law related to voting is invalid if it places a barrier to voting that is more likely to affect members of a minority group than the general population. As previously noted, voter ID laws have a disproportionate impact on Latinos and African Americans.


Cut the shit, dont defend these fucking laws.

And IDs are not free, that’s the point. And even if they were getting the ID is itself a cost. If the government walked up to you and handed you the ID with zero effort on your part, or you were born with it as in your DNA is your ID

Don’t argue with me, argue with Eric Holder and many other constitutional scholars. AFLCIO
Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Sun Oct 11, 2020, 07:08 PM (13 replies)

Like the frog boiling, we have allowed ridiculous barriers to voting

Voter ID, ridiculous, unconstitutional

Witness signatures

Intentional confusion, lies about mail in ballot fraud etc.

Removal of the voting rights act because it worked too good, dear God

Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Sun Oct 11, 2020, 04:00 PM (9 replies)

The GREAT Lewis Hamilton ties Michael Schumacher Formula 1 wins, 91

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/11/motorsport/eifel-grand-prix-hamilton-schumacher-record-bottas/index.html


I wonder why trump never mentions him... Or any con for that matter.
Posted by Eliot Rosewater | Sun Oct 11, 2020, 02:19 PM (1 replies)
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