Chris Hadlock

Chris Hadlock 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Steamboat briefs: Seminars at Steamboat talk features views on terrorism

Nice rhetoric Brian, but doesn't shooting up a planned parenthood clinic, church, College or elementary school weigh pretty heavily on the old evil scale?

What about the guy in Kansas that cut up 20 something girls and put them in barrels all over his various properties or the guy that ate people from his freezer or just the one that locked strangers in his basement? There is also that nice gentleman that blew up a daycare along with the rest of that Oklahoma office building. Just a few examples of "christians or others" committing heinous crimes. Are these acts somehow more acceptable because the perpetrators were not Muslim?

One thing is certain, the Islamic community does not have a monopoly on terrible crime no matter how much you would try to convince us otherwise. If we start searching for any given race or religion there will always be numerous examples of atrocity.

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Chris Hadlock 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Steamboat briefs: Seminars at Steamboat talk features views on terrorism

Brian, I get it!

The question I have is why Islamic terrorism any different than the garden variety we develop right here in America? The police blotter from any major US city would look just as bad or worse on any given weekend, so why is the Islamic kind any different that what we see from many elements of our own society?

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Chris Hadlock 1 month, 3 weeks ago on YVMC announces lower prices for MRI services

I read the MRI article with great interest after having been exposed to the pricing for a lower lumbar MRI in 2015. It is great that they have lowered their pricing however........ 18 months ago they quoted me $2400 ish and I got the exact same test done in Denver for $450. Even if they cut their prices in half at YVMA, they are still 3 times as expensive as taking that 3 hour trip to the front range.

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Chris Hadlock 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dr. Rosanne Iversen: Patient care declining

I read the MRI article with great interest after having been exposed to the pricing for a lower lumbar MRI in 2015. It is great that they have lowered their pricing however........ 18 months ago they quoted me $2400 ish and I got the exact same test done in Denver for $450. Even if they cut their prices in half at YVMA, they are still 3 times as expensive as taking that 3 hour trip to the front range.

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Chris Hadlock 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Coloradans ponder Amendment 69's ColoradoCare

Michael, I will attempt a partial response.

The current insurance rules allow the companies to keep administrative costs somewhere less than 20% of revenue (ie: premiums) The basic problem with that setup is that there is absolutely zero incentive for the insurance companies to work with healthcare providers to keep rates down becuase the more premiums go up the larger that 20% number gets.

The bottom line to the Stock Market, investors and executives is that the more they can charge in premiums the more money can be made by everyone but the individual paying the premiums.

Colorado Care will change that equation by making sure that every single person that shows up for healthcare will have their expenses covered (reducing costs) and both sides of the equation will have an incentive to actually lower the cost of providing that care. The 3rd leg of that stool should create an incentive for the individual to have some skin in the game in the form of co-pays and allows the individual to choose medical providers that give them lower costs regardless of in/out of network.

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Chris Hadlock 1 month, 4 weeks ago on Dr. Rosanne Iversen: Patient care declining

Ken, no matter how you choose to spin it, the individual human cannot control when and where they choose to participate in the health care marketplace. I can sure guarantee you that I was not saving for cancer treatments at the ripe old age of 23! If an individual has chosen not to participate in the health insurance marketplace we have exactly two choices. A - let that individual die or suffer. B - Provide the lifesaving care that returns the individual to society. All Colorado Care does is provide a new kind of framework to pay for these services because the current model is not working.

In that case, it is not the Gov't "Forcing" the decision point, but the human condition that each of us will require health care services at some point in time. In fact, this is very similar to the laws that force you to carry liability insurance for you car. Whether you are a good driver or bad, it has been determined that you should be required to "insure" yourself against the possibility of causing harm to both yourself and others.

What would you propose that we do to change this dynamic. If society allows you to grossly ignore your healthcare responsibilities, should we set your injured body on the sidewalk when you need care from an accident, or should the system be required to provide the care you need for free? Cancer, diabetes, heart attack, shingles or just the flu will hit someone you know this year but there is no algorithm to predict who.

In case you have forgotten, the general welfare clause of the US Constitution allows for the Gov't to lay taxes for the general welfare of the nation. That does not represent the kind of arm twisting force you are trying to make reference too but is rather a responsibility of the Federal Gov't to provide common services for the "general welfare" of the nation. It sure seems to me that healthcare falls under the purview of the general welfare clause.

"Section 8. The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;"

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Chris Hadlock 2 months ago on Dr. Rosanne Iversen: Patient care declining

Ken, Colorado Care is most definitely NOT about forcing YVMC or Johns Hopkins into providing care without payment. In fact, it is just the opposite! Colorado Care provides a different means for residents of the State to pool their insurance money and form a cooperative that will purchase these services just like Blue Cross or Medicare. The additional benefit will be a reduced risk calculation because of the large number of insured, and a focus on patient care instead of industry profit. This factor alone hep control premiums and costs.

Just because we consider Healthcare to be a "Right" does not make it "Force". Exactly the same way that your your 2nd amendment "Rights" do not "Force" you into a contract to purchase a weapon.

The medical expenses in front of you cannot be foretold with any level of certainty except the sure knowledge that somewhere down the road you need medical care. Colorado Care is a different way to save or insure yourself against those future expenses. It is no different than the electric cooperative. There is a BIG difference between Health Insurance and Healthcare. With healthcare, if an individual chooses not to participate, in the insurance part of the game, it ends up with higher costs and premiums for those of us that do pay.

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Chris Hadlock 2 months ago on Dr. Rosanne Iversen: Patient care declining

As a two time cancer survivor, I have first hand experience in our fundamentally broken health insurance system. When we allow the insurance companies to break us into ever smaller groups the end result is higher prices for lesser care. The vicious cycle of premium increases is dictated by the profit driven insurance industry in a never ending quest to funnel more of your healthcare budget into the pockets of their stock holders, investors and Sr. Management

I will be voting YES on Amendment 69 in November and encourage everyone out there to do their research at coloradocare.org Amendment 69 is the right choice for Colorado.

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Chris Hadlock 2 months, 1 week ago on Melanie Sturm: My delegate dilemma — to be conscientious, in good conscience

Aw yes, the thrice married adulterer is definitely a better moral choice. Have you noticed all the lawsuits Donald Trump has acquired from the various vendors that he refused to pay?

If you are comparing the level of corruption between the two candidates, Trump will win that contest hands down.

A good start for Americans to actually start trusting Trump would be some tax returns. Do not sing his moral praises until you can show some of those.

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Chris Hadlock 2 months, 2 weeks ago on City Council members express interest in proposing additional taxes on marijuana, alcohol

I would like to propose a 50% tax on City Council earnings. Hey if you do not want to pay it, o not serve on the council right Allen?

I would further propose another 50% tax on any dumb ideas come up with by the city council that are rejected by the public. This council would be under water for 2016.

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