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November 22, 2013

I am a really, really, really safe driver! It frustrates me when the state insists that I buy insurance when I know that I will never, never, never have an accident unless some idiot or deer gets......

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Capricorn1

Nov-23-13 12:21 PM

There is NO way I would call in and give my personal information to anyone. The federal government has already admitted that they are not doing background checks on the people they hired to assist you. The database has proven to be insecure and there is a good possibility convicted felons could very well be manning the phones. Those facts have been admitted in Congressional hearings.

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rmiller

Nov-23-13 10:42 AM

Ritty - call in if you are not having any luck online.

Spike, that isn't any assurance, either. The rules are changing day by day as are the dates. :) Calling in would be risky with personal info, just IMO.

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spike2

Nov-23-13 8:24 AM

Ritty - call in if you are not having any luck online.

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DavidBross

Nov-22-13 9:12 PM

Erik, due process is a right. And that requires a judicial system. Are the judges, lawyers, etc. also slaves?

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Ritty77

Nov-22-13 5:01 PM

Is anyone who posts here going to purchase his or her health insurance through healthcare dot gov? It's not working, and it's not secure. How exactly do I sign up to replace my cancelled policy by December 14th so I don't lose my insurance at year's end?

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Capricorn1

Nov-22-13 12:11 PM

That should be invincible... stupid auto correct

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Capricorn1

Nov-22-13 12:07 PM

Wonder how many think they are not a risk? -Reeder

Chuck, we were all young and invisible at one time and I'm wondering why they would develop a program where the success lies on these same young people buying policies, especially when it will be cheaper for them just to pay the penalty "tax" and they can get the coverage at anytime in case they do need it and they can't be denied.

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JohnZook

Nov-22-13 11:47 AM

I'm waiting for Sham to bring up GWB and Iraq.......

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SteelerFan

Nov-22-13 11:04 AM

good sarcastic letter.

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enigma

Nov-22-13 10:08 AM

"What a "GREAT" example o' Limbaugh-"droppings"!!!!!!'-Sham

When you can't counter the point, ridicule it. That's one of the stupidest tactics I've ever seen used in an argument. I don't know if Limbaugh has ever said this or not, but it is so self evidently true that you can't refute it. Next time Sham, just try, "Oh yeah, well, you're ugly!" That one works just as well.

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SpineyRogue

Nov-22-13 10:02 AM

Just think about this. My car was involved in 3 accidents in the last 4 years. One, when I was waiting at a stop sign. Two, while my car was sitting in front of my house. In all three cases, 'I', had to pay out my deduction to get my car fixed but I didn't need to pay the $4,500 I would have had to, if their insurance had not paid for the repairs. In all cases they were very, very, very good drivers un till they hit me!!

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MrShaman

Nov-22-13 9:52 AM

"Wonder how many think they are not a risk?" - CMReeder

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Who WOULDN'T want to ca$h-in, as an orthopedic-surgeon, in these times of X-treme sports/activities??!!!!

Wait 'til THOSE folks start closing-in on their retirement-years!!!!!!

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MrShaman

Nov-22-13 9:50 AM

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Who WOULDN'T want to ca$h-in, as an orthopedic-surgeon, in these times of X-treme sports/activities??!!!!

Wait 'til THOSE folks start closing-in on their retirement-years!!!!!!

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MrShaman

Nov-22-13 9:43 AM

"Liberals claim healthcare is a right.

But healthcare is a service provided by a human being.

So, liberals say that you have a right to the labor of another human being.

That is slavery." - eriklatranyi

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What a "GREAT" example o' Limbaugh-"droppings"!!!!!!

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MrShaman

Nov-22-13 9:39 AM

"For this to be a valid argument, the health insurance requirement would have to be to protect others that you may infect or injure.

There is no legal requirement that you carry collision or comprehensive insurance on your car, making this argument for the ACA ring hollow to all but the dumbest of Americans." - enigma

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By "the dumbest of Americans", are you referring-to those folks who insist (or, more-properly, FANTASIZE) we've got a race-War on our horizon?????

That'd make a fairly-good case for "others that you may infect or injure."

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Fredzz

Nov-22-13 9:38 AM

Jay D. Myers

Just how young are you...!!! ???

16 ?? maybe 19 ?

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MrShaman

Nov-22-13 9:25 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of socialism. Y'all sat back and criticized teachers for watering down the curriculum, when it was the state that did that. They are creating a generation of non-thinkers to be easily controlled." - radioactive

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C'mon...c'mon....education has nothing to do, with that!!

Porky Limbaugh could BARELY MANAGE 2 months of college....and, his band-o'-lemmings listen to him, VOLUNTARILY!!!!

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CMReeder

Nov-22-13 8:17 AM

Wonder how many think they are not a risk?

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spike2

Nov-22-13 8:00 AM

The "state" only seizes your car if you bought the vehicle with money gained through crime. Yes, the state can take your license for periods, generally D.U.I.. Licenses can also be revoked for non-payment of child support. This is the "fault" of legislators.( I fully understand the absurdity of taking a license inhibiting the ability to go to or find work for delinquent support). I think the point of healthcare is for individuals to pay there own way or at least have some coverage in place. We pay through increased pricing to cover treatment of indigents patients. I agree the current program is not set up properly, conversely I would prefer everyone has some coverage. Slave is being used as a political buzzword same as racism on the other side. We have to get past posturing and verbiage and find solutions or the ship will sink.

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gavinf56

Nov-22-13 7:52 AM

In car insurance, rates ate based on risk including gender. The ACA sets rates equally for everyone irregardless of risk.

Comparing one to the other, is to be less than honest.

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rmiller

Nov-22-13 7:50 AM

Gotta snicker at the satire :)

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eriklatranyi

Nov-22-13 7:41 AM

Liberals claim healthcare is a right.

But healthcare is a service provided by a human being.

So, liberals say that you have a right to the labor of another human being.

That is slavery.

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rick424

Nov-22-13 7:32 AM

This is a great letter. Thanks.

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enigma

Nov-22-13 7:31 AM

Another Kool-Aid drinking moron. The auto insurance argument is among the least relevant used in this debate. The automobile insurance that is required by law is liability, it covers the other guy. For this to be a valid argument, the health insurance requirement would have to be to protect others that you may infect or injure. There is no legal requirement that you carry collision or comprehensive insurance on your car, making this argument for the ACA ring hollow to all but the dumbest of Americans.

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MikeSmith

Nov-22-13 7:27 AM

"I know that I will never, never, never have an accident unless some idiot or deer gets in my way."

Not only crazy talk, but an open invitation to bring on the "Bad Karma"

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