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Re: “Re health legislation: Gov. Hutchinson says ...

Gov Hutchinson said, "Leaders from all parties agree that our nations current health-care system is clearly not working, and it is incumbent on us, as leaders, to find solutions to improve it."

Me: Name on Democratic leader who clearly says its not working.

Furthermore name one Democratic leader who clearly says it is not working enough to where we need to dismantle Medicaid and give a tax break to the 1% wealthiest with that money. (In fact seems there's not even a majority of GOPs who think that Gov). Are you certain yours is the right path for Arkansas? Didn't we have a surplus in our budget this last time that went into the Medicaid Grant Fund?

There's some high-falutin' math going on sir, with all due respect.

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Posted by Rick London on 07/19/2017 at 1:17 AM

Re: “Medical Association says Arkansans look unfavorably on Obamacare changes

Whether one likes the ACA and medicaid expansion or not, at least It (ACA/Obamacare) tells the world what it is, a Health Care Bill (albeit with flaws but one nevertheless that is working for my family).

It, incidentally has saved my life twice; preconditions that wouldn't allow me to be insured under "Trumpcare" (oxymoron on steroids).

I don't care what you call it; ACA, Obamacare etc, I can just about guarantee you the Democrats will reach across the aisle when the GOP gets rid of Paul Ryan's teenage fantasy dream of world domination with No Medicaid or pesky elderly or disabled children, and start from there. Anything less, and they are going to continue their "false starts" until hell freezes over. Really. Ryan/Trump/McConnell-care is cruel, unusual, and torture. I bet it wouldn't hold up in any Geneva Convention for those at war. In fact I know it wouldn't.

If they can't stop obsessing on it, and start making the ACA work better, rather than undermine it so a few rich can polish their Bentleys, then sure, we Americans are fair and reasonable people. Otherwise, please plan not to run next term. Just go home and be productive at your own home rather than ruin ours.

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Posted by Rick London on 06/27/2017 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Rep. Josh Miller, recipient of significant government assistance, opposes Medicaid expansion in Arkansas

Rep Miller:

Fine. So this must mean you and your cronies plan to pick up the tab for those
too disabled, old etc to pay. Thank you so much. Wait. That's not your plan? Ohhhh,
you live in fantasyland. We see. We thought you might be an original thinker with
an alternative plan that you altruistically cover. My bad.

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Posted by Rick London on 04/10/2016 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Tom Cotton: "Mark Pryor thinks that faith is something that only happens on Sunday mornings."

Whether Mark Pryor has faith or not is really not the issue here. The REAL issue is that little verse about "Judging Others". You'll get to it Mr. Cotton and maybe get some faith of your own. We all hope so because, even if we may not always agree with your politics, we do want you to have peace of mind...and apparently you don't at this time in your life; or you would never have made such a statement about a good man, Mr. Pryor who many of us know, and by his actions on Sunday, Monday, Tue, Wed Thur Fri and Sat always remind us he is clearly a man of faith. So, Mr. Cotton.... "Act as if" you have faith. Faith is even for you, good sir.

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Posted by Rick London on 07/02/2014 at 3:34 PM

Re: “House approves Medicaid expansion bill on fifth vote

Once in a very blue moon, Arkansas surprises the rest of the world and, not only does the right thing, but does it in such a way that other states undecided about the ACA now have a model that works for them too (Democrats and GOP). Congrats. This is a very special place with some incredibly special people.

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Posted by Rick London on 03/04/2014 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Walmart to allow same-sex partners to participate in company benefits

Who are these "People" here judging who is and isn't a Christian? Doesn't that say multitudes more about them than it does about WalMart? Rhetorical question of course... I've (for the most part) boycotted WalMart for years but my wife and I shopped there today after hearing this story. We still like Kroger more due to the selection of organic, vegan and happy union workers who care and love waiting on us.... etc but I imagine with this big story, more educated, smart people (with at least one college degree, and high income) are going to be flocking back to WalMart. Change is slow at big corporations. I happen to know there are people in the executive office working on organized labor (their butcher departments already are unionized worldwide) and ALL their China and Germany stores are fully unionized. So they are on their way to the 21st Century. Unions in N. America and more organic selections and they are going to take a LOT of biz away from Kroger and others. Kudos to you Walmart. I know a lot of you, and I know you all don't think like backward rednecks who want employees 'nearly full time but not close enough for bennies"; the stereotype that our state still has leftover from the 60s. I'm proud, very proud to live in Arkansas. It's up to you WalMart, to lead us in these changes. Today's move is a big time worldwide positive change that will not go unnoticed.

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Posted by Rick London on 08/27/2013 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Medicaid expansion: Two views

As an Arkansas resident who is more often than not extremely embarrassed to udder the names of those who rep me (except for Gov. Beebe), I must say I am proud of this one. Now if we just get the rabid GOP reps to quit writing bill such as voter ID, ban abortion, etc etc that they will of course win in the short run, only to cost the taxpayers millions of not billions to pay the legal costs before the Supreme Court knocks them down (that is, if they are still in office...2013 is right around the corner, and they're not lookin' very good.

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Posted by Rick London on 04/18/2013 at 10:08 PM
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