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Hey, maybe if this comes to be there will be pass transfer privileges and a regular flight between the local airports!
Masked agents? Smashing windows for access? What does this sound like?
Why could they not simply come in during business hours and say we're here to conduct a search and seizure per this warrant?
My suggestion is that if a claim is made it must be paid, then it is up to the insurance company to prove fraud (to a criminal standard) and recover the overpayment or see the perpetrator incarcerated. The insurance companies can control over prescribing of drugs and procedures by selecting which providers they accept in their networks. They can also set limits of coverage for certain procedures. All these conditions can be part of the consumers decision of which policy to buy.
I sure don't like the idea of the government running health care, but what the private sector is doing is (or should be) criminal. I was injured on the job, an unusual spinal injury that does not manifest for at least 24 hours, at which time the nerve damage is noticed in the loss of feeling and control. The experts say this is the invariable pattern for this type of injury.
But the comp carrier (Travelers) said "you can't prove this happened at work", and denied the claim. I nearly lost my house, got far less treatment than I should have received, and finally after 18 months had to give a lawyer 20% of the settlement. All the care providers generously reduced their fees so I was left with something, otherwise I could not have resumed treatments after the award.
Dr. F is right that the profit motive is inappropriate in health insurance. Making money is accomplished by denying patients and doctors their due. Doctors working for these companies are awarded bonuses for finding reasons to deny care. That is not just unethical, it is evil, as plain as can be.
Thank you Russ for going out on a limb and continuing to treat me when it looked like I would lose everything.
I find it surprising that a median landscape project makes it to the Pilots "big stuff" list when we have serious issues of accountability of senior staff and council decisions and actions.
The debacle of the police station proposals leading to allegations of serious improprieties and disdain for citizen concerns lead to damage to the credibility of the entire governmental leadership. That point was made clearly in many articles in this paper. And the serial meetings with council by the city manager over employee pay issues should have been regarded as the final nails in a coffin.
There is presently no more serious issue than to correct the course and repair this damage.
What difference is there between the government picking up the cost and spreading it among the healthy? Sounds like the same thing to me.
And what about those who actually keep themselves healthy, treat their challenges with holistic or vibrational medical practices, pay for it themselves, and just want a policy that would deal with a major accident or environmental disease like cancer? Can that no longer be offered?
Health insurance should be just like car insurance, higher premiums for higher risk, lower deductibles of greater coverage. A policy that pays for tires and oil changes will be more expensive than one that covers collision only. No one should be denied coverage but unhealthy life choices and individual genetic differences must logically be reflected in premiums. If it is too hard on those who have afflictions, a charity can be established to help fund their premiums, or as is the case in so many health charities, provide care directly. The role of the government should be limited to keeping fraud at bay and ensuring fair competition.
I'm glad that they have such optimistic projections for increases in the economy. Personally, i see a potential sharp downturn if millions of families have to pay hundreds a month more for their health policies. That money will come right out of vacation budgets.
Mark, I agree except in the sacrilege of burning plastic in a campfire. Or for that matter a smoldering trash barrel to windward.
You're right Rhys, if you drive with the windows down that cold windshield is much less of a problem!
(And if it is well below zero, there's not much ground fog either.)
3:19 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a vehicle complaint at Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue. A pickup was parked in traffic.
Maybe he had just turned off his motor, to avoid idling?
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