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October 27, 2011 - 9:24am

Today's Poll: What do you think should be done about Medicaid in NYS?

posted by Howard B. Owens in polls.
shelly mathers
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I think that they should give it to every child under the age of 18 no matter what. We can't be letting our kids go without just because a parent "makes too much" but yet can't afford health insurance. Our children should not have to be put in the situation that some kids get put into because their parents don't meet the eligibility and then they go without.

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Reducing Medicaid costs is simple; impose age criteria. Limit benefit eligibility to those age 18 to 55, and costs would be slashed upwards of 90%. Two-thirds of Medicaid beneficiaries are children, and two-thirds of Medicaid outlay goes to the elderly. ...To REALLY shut the program down- designate Medicaid, secondary coverage only. The key to reducing Medicaid spending, think like the CEO of a health insurance company.

For the record, this is not a serious suggestion. Please note the high level of facetiousness incorporated in the above...

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The answer is a single-payer medical insurance program for all New Yorkers, the U.S.A. is the only industrialized nation that has allowed itself to be held hostage by insurance corporations that look to protect and preserve profits rather than make [aitient and customer care and well-being the primary function of health care.

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I'm hoping Obamacare can become a one payer system after the next election purges America of the Doc Blocking Teatpublocrats.
Romneycare works and it looks like some of y'all would like a little Cuomocare so get on board the Brain Train and re-elect the guy with three years of experience at being President. "Re-elect Obama, he's literate AND sane." Bumper stickers are $2 each or 10 for thirty dollars.

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Free health care: http://www.askwaltstollmd.com/wwwboard/wwwboard.html
Walt passed on recently but he fought the good fight for a long time and his archives are full of good advice and decades of knowledge. You just have to sift out the best of it and you can save your own life for free.

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Oh ya its going to be wonderful with obamacare, can't wait I am going to save so much money on my healthcare.

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George, where can I get a bumber sticker it looks like a winner.

"RE-ELECT OBAMA HE'S LITERATE AND HE'S SANE"

I like it George.....

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Rex, if you lose your healthcare because your employer won't pay for it anymore, whose fault is it? The shareholders or the profiteer's? And what is the alternative except death? If you accept that death is a fine alternative then I totally understand where you are coming from, because I come from there too. You are going to die but I'll probably beat you there, as it should be.

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Ed, talk to that young T-shirt dude on Main Street in Batavia. Tell him I'll buy some too.

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George you misunderstood me. I pay alot for my insurance for my family and the way I understand it with Obamacare I will spend alot less. Now I pay for my doctor visits and have a large deductable, So with Obamacare I will save a ton of money.
I think I am being swayed by all you folks, I want free stuff I am getting old and tired of paying for it all! let those rich jerks pay after all .

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Bumper stickers are $2 each or 10 for thirty dollars.

Sure looks like obama math to me !!!!!!

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Obama has done nothing and we will only get worse with him re-elected. Save yourself the regret and don't vote for him again. I sure as hell didn't vote for him in the first place and I am damn glad.

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To not vote for Obama requires a reasonable alternative, and unless Ron Paul wins the GOP primary, there won't be a reasonable alternative.

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Erika, Do you really think President McCain and Vice President Palin would have handled things better? I want to think about the possibilities but it scares me to death. "Probama, tell your mama, 2012"
I will say this about Ron Paul, he'll never be elected President in this day and age but he is a man of his convictions and he is more honest than Abe Lincoln, or at least equal. I don't like Randy Paul from Kentucky though, the snotty little twerp gets on my nerves.

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"RE-ELECT OBAMA HE'S LITERATE AND HE'S SANE"

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Erika,
What did you like about the McCain/Palen ticket? If the election was held today and that same ticket was on the ballot, would you vote for them?

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I'm not sure I would call a warmonger sane.
I'm not sure wasting trillions of dollars of other peoples money is sane.

I would like to hear what the difference between having Mccain or Obama as president would be. They are exactly the same.

If you you want peace, prosperity and liberty vote for Ron Paul,if you don,t vote for the status quo.

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This is an example of sanity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2GODbp-ils

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Let's see, if McCain were president ..

-- Running up billions more in debt. Check.
-- Continued a failed and failing foreign policy. Check.
-- Borrowing billions to enact ineffectual "stimulus." Check.
-- Failing to enact any sort of meaningful and helpful health care reform. Check.

And what the GOP "front runners" are offering is different from Obama how?

Just about any candidate in the race -- save Paul and Johnson -- is going to continued the same failed policies the Republicrats have been pushing down our throats for decades.

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Hopefully Gary Johnson will get a little more traction the next go around.

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I never thought of President Obama as a war monger, I thought he inherited Bushies wars.
I don't believe it makes any difference who is president, there is no power in being the president until the idiots on capitol hill learn to play nice together, and I give a snowball in hell better odds.

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Obama has fired more cruise missiles than all other Nobel peace prize winner combined.

war·mon·ger (wôr m ng g r, -m ng -). n. One who advocates or attempts to stir up war. war mon ger·ing adj. & n. warmonger [ˈwɔːˌmʌŋgə]. n. (Military)

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Terry, already had a good idea as to the definition of war monger. Don't blame Obama for obligations to NATO.
When was the last administration that hasn't launched cruise missles, or waged mini wars in other nations,directly or indirectly?

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We have no obligation to support NATO's illegal wars.

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Howard, I'm not trying to defend NATO,or any agreements the US may have with NATO. My point is,how can anyone single out the current President as a war monger when Bushie started 2 wars in the same term. Every administration
in my life time has ordered and used US military assets against foreign countries. I'm somewhat certain legality was not an issue.

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This deep into Obama's presidency, they are no longer Bush's wars. Obama owns them. He hasn't got us out. He owns them.

And based on his rhetoric, he doesn't regret it.

Further, he campaigned on a Clintonite foreign policy stance (surrounded by Clintonista advisors).

For Obama, there's no escaping the "warmonger" label.

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Which is more accurate? Clintonista or Clintontra? It's a no-brainer for Bill's predecessors, Reagontra. ...But there are credible allegations that Clinton abetted the Contras: Arkansas factories manufactured weapons shipped to Contra forces and rural Arkansas airstrips were used to train Contra pilots.

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Failed foreign policy has become a trademark of the US regardless of who is president.Getting into a war is easy, finding a way out is much more difficult, i.e.,Vietnam.
Bushie mislead us about Iraq, and to add insult to injury, he climbed aboard a US warship and celebrated a victory that didn't happen.
You may not like Obama, but at this time, he is the best of a bad lot.

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Don't give Obama credit for getting the troops out of Iraq...Bush signed the bill to get troops out by 12/31/2011.It was also the same agreement that all troops be pulled out of all cities by 2010....Obama was just following the terms of the agreement...

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If Obama owns these wars, he gets the credit,it doesn't change the fact that the American people were mislead.

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