George Fargo

George Fargo 1 month, 2 weeks ago on John F. Russell: Missing your shot at Olympic glory

Mara is a great bike racer and a really cool person. She would light up any room she steps into. My heart goes out to her. She deserved that Gold Medal. I was so disappointed to see her lose it so close to the line. Keep goin' girl!

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George Fargo 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Coloradans ponder Amendment 69's ColoradoCare

Scott - sorry, I couldn't resist when you brought up the emergency MRI to decide on knee replacement. He is probably on Medicare anyway, so he's good.

As far as being hard to prove that health care can be provided for less and it is what citizens want, I disagree. It's called Medicare. It works. Best health insurance I ever had.

Opponents always knee-jerk to "government takeover of healthcare" and then tell how long their London cousin has to wait to see a doctor. The British system is government takeover, and it is bad. What we need is government takeover of health INSURANCE. That is where Obamacare was heading when the congressional slaughterhouse compromised it back to the ACA, We almost had the age for Medicare dropped to 55. We were this close. Then we could have gradually decreased the age until there were no more people for the insurance companies to insure. This would give plenty of time for their employees to hire on with Medicare or find jobs elsewhere.

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George Fargo 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Coloradans ponder Amendment 69's ColoradoCare

"Nor is it demonstrated that Colorado citizens would be satisfied waiting a couple of weeks for a MRI when contemplating knee replacement surgery."

This is sarcasm, right? Scott, please, please tell me this is sarcasm.

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George Fargo 5 months ago on Monday Medical: Don’t bake your skin at altitude

Thank you for running this article and the others to follow. Skin cancer is a real thing, believe me. I have wrestled with it for many years.

But please do not perpetuate the misinformation that we at altitude are "closer to the sun". The sun is 93 million miles away. The 1 mile closer you are in Denver than New York makes no difference whatsoever. The real reason is the amount of atmosphere between you and the sun. At 7000 feet we are up where the atmosphere is thinner, cleaner and there is less of it above us. This is the reason that the sun's rays are more dangerous in Steamboat.

I think if people can understand the actual underlying cause of sunburn at altitude, it will help them avoid it.

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George Fargo 5 months, 3 weeks ago on Alvin Skiles: Slap in the face

Why is the Ski Corp break for seniors viewed as something so Machiavellian? Everybody gives a senior discount - Routt County, American Airlines, my dentist, the National Park Service, every hotel in the United States of America, on and on.

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George Fargo 5 months, 3 weeks ago on Bob Burks: Reconsider rates

No one is questioning their right to raise prices or to maximize revenue. What is strange here is raising the senior pass twice as much ($100 vs. $50), 4 times on a percentage basis, after years of raising each the same dollar amount. Raising the regular season pass $100 and the senior pass $50 would seem fairer and would undoubtedly get them more revenue.

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