On the eve of the Republican move, a new poll shows public support for repealing the healthcare law has plunged over the past week ... According to the Associated Press, just 30 percent of Americans say they strongly oppose the healthcare law, and only one in four back a full repeal. A poll earlier this month showed that a majority supported repealing Obama’s healthcare by a margin of 46 to 40 percent.
I would like to enact the "Stop Wasting Our Time and Money on Empty Symbolic Gestures Act."
Next time you hear a left-leaning person moan about how Obama compromised his/our principles over the past couple years in order to pass watered down reform, gently remind them that THIS IS THE FUCKING ALTERNATIVE.
Pelosi could have got the votes for every liberal, progressive dream legislation you could imagine. But even with 59 or 60 "Democrat" senators, it all would have died in the upper house.
subsidizing the insurance of those who can't afford it.
Cost of Living Sucks; Everyone Leaving California | NBC Bay AreaGetty Images LOS ANGELES -- Mike Reilly spent his lifetime chasing the California dream. This year he's going to look for it in Colorado.With a house purchase near Denver in the works, the 38-year-old engineering contractor plans to restart his family's future 1,200 miles away from his home state's lemon groves, sunshine and beaches. For him, years of rising taxes, dead-end schools, unchecked illegal immigration and clogged traffic have sapped the allure of the place writer Wallace Stegner once described as "America only more so."The number of people leaving California for another state outstripped the number moving in from another state during the year ending on July 1, 2008. California lost a net total of 144,000 people during that period -- more than any other state, according to census estimates. That is about equal to the population of Syracuse, N.Y....The number of people leaving California for another state outstripped the number moving in from another state during the year ending on July 1, 2008. California lost a net total of 144,000 people during that period -- more than any other state, according to census estimates. That is about equal to the population of Syracuse, N.Y.
Companies Fleeing California For Utah Over Confiscatory Tax Rate | Nevada News and Views Here is a partial list of the large and medium-sized companies that have either moved parts of their business or have left the “land of milk and honey” for brighter prospects altogether:Abraxis Health, Adobr Systems, Inc. Alza Corp., American AVK, American Racing, Apple Computer Audix Corporation, Apria Healthcare Group, Assurant Inc., Barefoot Motors Bazz Houston Co., Beckman Coulter, Bild Industries Inc., Bill Miller Engineering, Ltd. BMC Select , BPI Labs, Buck Knives, CalPortland Cement California Casualty Group, CalStar Products Inc., Checks To-Go, Chivaroli & Associates CoreSite, A Carlyle Company, Creel Printing , Dassault Falcon DaVita Inc. , Denny’s Corp., Digital Domain, Ditech DuPont Fabros Technology, ebay, Inc., EDMO Distributors, Inc. Edwards Lifesciences, Electronic Arts, Inc., EMRISE Corp., Facebook FallLine Corporation, Fidelity National Financial, First American Corp., Fluor Corp. Foxconn Electronics, Fuel System Solutions, Gregg Industries, Hewlett-Packard Hilton Hotels Corp., Hino Motor Manufacturing USA, Intel Corporation, Intuit of Mountain View J.C. Penney , Kimmie Candy Co., Klaussner Home Furnishings, Knight Protective Industries Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc., LCF Enterprises, Lennox Hearth Products Inc., Lyn-Tron, Inc. Mariah Power, Maxwell America, Miasolé, MotorVac Technologies Nissan North America, Northrop Grumman, One2Believe, Patmont Motor Werks, Inc. Paragon Relocation Resources, Pixel Magic, Plastic Model Engineering, Inc. Precor, Premier Inc., Pro Cal of South Gate, Race Track Chaplaincy of Amer., Red Truck Fire & Safety Co. SAIC, Scale Computing, Schott Solar Inc., SimpleTech Smiley Industries, Solaicx, SolarWorld, Special Devices Inc. StarKist , Stasis Engineering, Stata Corp., Tapmatic Teledesic, Telmar Network Technology Inc., Terremark, Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Toyota, True Games Interactive Inc., TTM Technologies, Understand.com US Press shifted, USAA Insurance, Yahoo.
The number of uninsured rose sharply in 2009, reaching 50 million people.
Uninsured adults are about twice as likely as privately insured adults to have no education beyond high school (61% vs. 31%).1
About three-quarters of the uninsured are uninsured for more than one year.2 The uninsured often remain without coverage because they do not have access to employer-sponsored insurance. The recession may increase the number of long- term uninsured as more individuals are unemployed for long periods of time.
Some 77% of the 50 million uninsured in the U.S. come from working families (Figure 2). Most uninsured workers are self-employed or work for small firms where health benefits are less likely to be offered.3 Almost three-quarters of uninsured employees in 2005 were not offered employer-sponsored insurance, either through their own employer or that of a family member—and the share is likely to be higher today given the recession and the continued growth in the cost of health premiums.4
Workers usually enroll in employer-sponsored health insurance if they are eligible.5 However, it has become increasingly difficult for many workers to afford coverage. The average annual total cost of employer-sponsored family coverage is $13,770 in 2010, and the share of the premium paid by workers increased to 30% this year. Since 2005, workers’ share of premiums has gone up 47%, while overall premiums rose 27% and wages increased 18%.6
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