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We've had friends stay there, and it was certainly small and no frills, but clean and cheap. Five stars might've been pushing it, though. It was great in the winter when every place else was full or much more expensive.
Medicare actually has very low administrative costs, and those who are on it, like me, are for the most part quite satisfied. I'm sure there'd be some growing pains if we expanded it to cover everyone, but I'm equally sure it'd be better than the mess we have now. Getting rid of the middle man, (Signa, Humana, Wellpoint -- you gotta love those names) should be the first step. I don't know about you, but I'd rather my intermediary be sworn to serve me as "the people" than their company's bottom line.
Vermont has blazed the trail with single payer. Let's see how they do.
We really need to give Tipton an early retirement from politics. But to do that, we need:
1) A qualified candidate with a little name recognition that people can get behind, and
2) To get the silent majority of Steamboat into the voting booth.
Who's with me?
If you guys need a new radio voice, come find me.
The old divide and conquer trick is working quite well these days. When the teapartiers and Occupiers realize they're pretty much on the same side, look out. But for that to happen, teapartiers will have to break free from the awesome reality-altering powers of the right-wing echo chamber, and Occupiers will have to stop treating teapartiers like they're too dumb to live. Needless to say, I'm not holding my breath.
Meanwhile, big pharma, big "insurance", big oil, big bankers, are laughing all the way to the ... bank.
Me, I'd rather the person in charge of my medical info be on a mission to serve the people, not to maximize shareholder dividends. And I certainly don't mind throwing my money into a big pool so that we all can receive quality care without the middle man in the way.
"Abundant charitable sources provided medical care for those that could not afford it."
So, in your world, Medicaid and Medicare don't exist? Or they shouldn't have to? I'd love for you to ask people who rely on these programs to go find some charity willing to pay for their healthcare. In fact, Medicare is extremely popular. I agree that the ACA is a huge handout to the insurance companies. Bring on Medicare for all!
Are you serious, Scott?
What's the cost of living in Craig and Hayden compared to Steamboat?
Just maybe Durango and Vail are a better comparison?
These people haven't gotten a raise in five plus years. 17% sounds about right to me.
But, since they haven't left, why bother, right?
They're going to groom the runs between sessions, so they shouldn't be too badly banged up.
I wonder if Gary has any stats to back up his correlation between legal pot and crime.
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