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Re: “Departing from years past, state House quickly passes Arkansas Works

The downside of kicking Arkansans off of medicare is that when they get sick they show up at Emergency Rooms (ER) at local hospitals which can not turn they away based on their state charter. The problem with kicking people off of medicare is that the cost increase do to lack of preventive medical care. If you don't believe me then look at the data from Obamacare statics.

No one likes giving people a free ride for healthcare but at the end of the day all Arkansans pay for it one way or another. The ER is the most expensive healthcare component of medicare. Next time you have a conversion with an EMT that works on an ambulance ask them what they think based on what they experience in their daily job, they will agree with me.

Posted by Jim Bray on 04/05/2018 at 3:01 PM

Re: “VA drop-in center has reduced homeless vet population dramatically, but not to zero

This is good news for Little Rock and the surrounding area. It shows how local government officials and non-profits can work together to solve social problems. Down here in Fort Lauderdale, FL we have a lot of homeless citizens from all 50 states living on the streets because we have great weather for living in the outdoors. A number of them are Arkansans.

Posted by Jim Bray on 04/05/2018 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Fight to preserve Fort Smith Rebels continues; backers punked by fake song story

Some people are hung up in the past, hanging on to tradition that is based on ignorance and stupidity. Over a million Americans died during the civil war for all the same reasons three million people world wide died in WWII.

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Posted by Jim Bray on 08/24/2015 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Crowding on Kanis

A round-about would be a good solution. Down here in Florida more round-abouts are replacing four way stops if space it available. It looks like Arkansas does not have a urban planning board that requires traffic studies to be preformed before issuing permits to builders. In Florida builders are required to pay impact fees for building new roads, water and sewer lines and public services such as police and 911 before getting a permit to build new homes.

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Posted by Jim Bray on 12/09/2014 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Johnny Cash boyhood home opens

That house never looked that good when Johnny lived there. Its good to see someone saw value in re-purposing the old house.

Posted by Jim Bray on 12/09/2014 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Keystone: Fight ignores fact

It will be interesting to see if the backers of the Keystone pipeline can cost justify the expense of building and maintaining it at less than $60.00 a barrel. The reason why the lobbyist were in a hurry to get it approved is that below $85.00 it is not cost effective. Anther question is, why would you ship oil from Canada to Houston when the gulf of Mexico has supper wells like the Deep Water Horizon well? Another Republican led fleecing of America.

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Posted by Jim Bray on 12/09/2014 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Tom Cotton would repeal the private option — and cut more out of Medicaid, ARKids on top of that

I am pro-Obama care but I have to say young people that get pregnant are taking advantage of Medicare by not paying for cost of having a child. I have relatives that are doing so and I don't like it especially when they have a second or third child at government expense. Medicare needs to go after the both the Daddys and the Moms to pay these Medicare cost, they are working the system. In most cases the mother and father report different addresses but still live together. That is wrong and is why so many Tea Party types have an issue with Medicare.

Posted by Jim Bray on 10/19/2014 at 9:54 AM

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