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    My recollections from the debates were that this...

    My recollections from the debates were that this came up a few times. The general response, at least as I recall, is that there will be a few sacrifices to be made for the good of all. Could be off...
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    That's a thought worth entertaining. I think I'd...

    That's a thought worth entertaining. I think I'd at least want the drug insurance part, but when you consider the monthly charges for some of the more expensive Medigap plans over the years of a...
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    Interesting point. It gets complicated.

    Interesting point. It gets complicated.
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    I'm not sure I understand. Is it that if you...

    I'm not sure I understand. Is it that if you need some sort of expensive procedure an Advantage plan provider can arbitrarily change your coverage to avoid expenses.
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    [ That's my take. Everyone should have either...

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    That's my take. Everyone should have either an Advantage plan or Medigap, plus whatever it is people should make sure they have some sort of drug coverage. I recall there is a penalty for...
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    Tybee, you might also consider if you doctors of...

    Tybee, you might also consider if you doctors of choice will accept Medicare patients. The doctor I've used for years won't accept medicare patients but will take patients with advantage plans. ...
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    Did they have a medigap policy or a medicare...

    Did they have a medigap policy or a medicare advantage? I imagine that they offer both.

    Not all Medicare Advantage plans are the same. I'd offer as a suggestion the book, Medicare for Dummies...
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    The low or no cost supplemental plans are...

    The low or no cost supplemental plans are generally "Medicare Advantage" plans. The often have small co-pays, require a primary care physician referrals to see other doctors, and higher costs for...
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    I understand the many legitimate reasons why...

    I understand the many legitimate reasons why medications provided by big pharma are expensive and add to our health care costs. Without more information, I don't see eye to eye with Bernie's one...
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    Sometime I'd like to hear Bernie's rationale...

    Sometime I'd like to hear Bernie's rationale behind his rants on big pharma greed. Last night he quote a figure of big pharma profits as something like an outrageous many billions. I wonder where...
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    I was not dealing with all the anger and switched...

    I was not dealing with all the anger and switched over to the more tame PBS Nova show on weasels for a while. I think someone posted a piece of paper on Bloomberg's back that said kick me. I've...
  12. Thread: How to be happy

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    I have known people in or from poor counties who...

    I have known people in or from poor counties who were probably happier than the average American with all our wealth.
  13. Thread: Mattress Buying

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    I replaced old bedding recently and bought a...

    I replaced old bedding recently and bought a mattress pad and pillows with some sort of supposed newer cooling technology and materials. I sleep hot even in winter with the thermostat turned down. ...
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    I have slept on an expensive memory foam as a...

    I have slept on an expensive memory foam as a guest and was not very impressed. I've been happy with my Sleep Number. I bought the low end version and already had a frame with a solid bottom so it...
  15. Thread: Impeachment?

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    I get the feeling that Donald is having an...

    I get the feeling that Donald is having an adolescence "I'll show them I can do anything I want" hissy fit after his impeachment. At least McCabe is off the hook. He was probably a victim of...
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    The old story or myth about Silent Cal is from a...

    The old story or myth about Silent Cal is from a dinner party where an attractive young lady seated next to him said, "My friends have bet me that I couldn't get you to speak more than three words." ...
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    It probably depends on the measures used to...

    It probably depends on the measures used to define moderate and extreme. For examples, I think massive tax reductions along side big spending increases, especially military, is right wing that may...
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    Before TV and maybe radio, when promotion of...

    Before TV and maybe radio, when promotion of candidates depended on newspapers, whistle stops, and I suppose leaflets, voting must have been a much different process. We may not have had presidents...
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    I'd almost expect a "perfect" phone call to come...

    I'd almost expect a "perfect" phone call to come up if there were any investigation. Although any potential witnesses are probably too intimidated to say anything.
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    I thought Russia was Trumps pal. Speaking of...

    I thought Russia was Trumps pal.

    Speaking of gulag, the news today said the DOJ is recommending an 8 to 9 year sentence for T's associate, Roger Stone. I've lost track of how many of his circle...
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    And then Bush won the the 2000 election. Some...

    And then Bush won the the 2000 election. Some think this was due to in part the impeachment trial. If the polls are something to believe, it doesn't seem like Trump's trial did much to alter public...
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    There were differences and there were...

    There were differences and there were similarities. A similarity was that they were looking early on to impeach Obama under several groundless charges such as he birther issue, basically to negate...
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    I worked in a brewery for a while and there were...

    I worked in a brewery for a while and there were some free beer privileges.

    Actually, work was mentally challenging and was a lesson in working with others, including both interesting and...
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    Not to say the GOP had similar intentions with...

    Not to say the GOP had similar intentions with Obama from the start, including impeachment on the birther issue. They just couldn't pull it off, maybe thanks to McCain and Boehner.
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    I watched parts of the last debate. They are all...

    I watched parts of the last debate. They are all just fine by me relative to Trump, but Steyer made a most excellent point. With little doubt Trump's strong campaign policy will be, as they would...
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