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upaloopa's Journal
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December 31, 2015

I'm riding Amtrak down the Pacific Coast. We are almost

to Santa Barbara.

We pass quite a few multimillion dollar ranch homes over looking the ocean.

The owners have much more than I ever will. I don't hate them. I don't think they are all evil mofos with there foot on the middle class and the poor.

I would like them to pay more in taxes. Maybe a personal property tax.

The money raised should be used to help less wealthy raise to their potential.

That means making opportunity available to those who want to use it to better their outcomes.

That's what Hillary's campaign is about.

December 30, 2015

Sanders wants Trump supporters to back him

He also wants Liberty University students to back him.

Trump supporters are racist bigots and the others are fundies.

Sanders is not selling social justice to these folks.

It's as if social justice is a take it or leave it proposition to him.

That is being disingenuous

December 29, 2015

We'll do all those things. We will do more of them and we

will do them better. And it won't cost anybody anything.

Brought to you by Bernie and his cohorts

December 28, 2015

Re Hillary's most admired status

The percentage is the percent of the total which is 100 that got compared to all the other women listed. It is not like a political poll.

If the number of women were less her percentage would go up as a percent of the total. The opposite is true.

December 28, 2015

Just chillin waiting out the months till

the primaries are over and Hillary is nominated.
Nobody is terrified or scared
Just chillin

December 21, 2015

I was a controller of a medical clinic for a number of years

We were reimbursed by Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance and patient out of pocket.

Doctors were paid 40% to 60% of the revenue they generated if they were employees.

The rest of the overhead, salaries,medications, equipment, building and maintenance and admin were paid from the remainder.

We had to perform every step of the billing cycle efficiently in order to cover expenses. Anything less than efficient added to the cost. We did not determine how much we were reimbursed. Insurance companies and Medicare and Medicaid dictated how much we were paid for a procedure.

Back then Medicare paid around 80% of the amount billed. We billed our cost.

Insurance companies paid some percentage of Medicare either more or less.

We didn't contract with companies that paid less than Medicare.

Medicaid paid 50% of the amount billed.
We made up the difference by insurance reimbursements.

So we preferred patients who had insurance but we treated everyone who came.

So how would Medicare for all effect us I wonder.

We would get less reimbursement for every procedure.

Doctors and employees would have to take less income.

Hopefully medications and equipment would be cheaper.

Building costs would remain the same. The administration would be less if Medicare did all the billing.

Also more clinical staff would be needed to handle more patients.

So the main thing I see for a clinic to change to Medicare for all would be a need to cut direct costs to break even. Salaries and medicines and equipment needs to cost less.

December 19, 2015

Remember this guy? He got his ass handed to him

Who's next?

December 19, 2015

Crowd Cheers As ‘Old Dixie Highway’ Gets New Name In Honor Of Barack Obama (VIDEO)

Riviera Beach, Florida changes “Old Dixie Highway” to “President Barack Obama Highway.”

Since the Confederate Flag controversy, cities across our nation are purging other symbols of our vile “heritage” of slavery, violence and racism as well. On Thursday, a cheering crowd gathered in Riviera Beach, Fla. to watch city workers remove the sign for “Old Dixie Highway” and replace it with a sign for the newly renamed “President Barack Obama Highway.” The Sun Sentinel reports the City Council voted to rename Old Dixie Highway, one of Riviera Beach’s main thoroughfares, back in August:


December 19, 2015

A real leader, after misdeeds by his people, comes out and takes full responsibility for

their actions and promises to take steps to prevent a re-occurrence.

Where's Bernie?

December 19, 2015

I'm submitting this question for tonight's debate.

"Senator Sanders, have you fired your other three employees who stole Secretary Clinton's voter data?"

As a follow up, "Why hasn't your campaign inspired your people to live up to a higher standard? Who's fault would you say that is?"

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