Monday, January 31, 2011

Pre-existing Conditions

I wanted to take a moment to discuss the notion of pre-existing conditions as it relates to health insurance coverage. As I alluded to earlier today, I signed up for a health insurance plan for a new job I just started. It struck me when I was filling out the forms online that if I elected to decline health insurance from the outsetof the beginning my new job, I would have to provide a certification (more or less) of health from a doctor before being allowed to enroll in the plan of my choice. Now I can go into facts, figures, stats of pre-existing conditions and how it affects the health insurance industry or how it affects acceptance of individuals, but let's keep it simple.

When I started this job and health insurance form enrollment process, not my employer, nor the three health insurance providers asked me if I had a pre-existing condition. I thank the good Lord I do not, but for arguments sake, let's say I do. Neither my employer, nor the three health insurance companies would deny the coverage. Now, if I elected to deny coverage from the outset, that can and probably would change. So the question is, why would you deny the health insurance? Many believe that iPhones, iPads, fancy cars, jewelry, clothes, handbags, tvs, etc. are the items sucking individuals in and thus look at health insurance as an expenditure not worthy of a small, bi-monthly deduction. This is primarily the motivation of younger individuals given they are, for the most part, healthier than older individuals. Couple that with the individuals understanding that you cannot and will not be denied treatment at an emergency room as mandated by federal law.

What is the conclusion/solution?

1) promoting private sector job expansion - this is the single greatest opportunity to reduce the uninsured 
2) provide employers with greater incentives to provide and cover health insurance premium costs (deductions, credits, etc.)
3) instead of government promoting individual mandates and putting out commercials to popularize laws like ObamaCare, stress the importance of enrollment in your company's health insurance plans.
4) forgo those expenses in your life that cause you to be a drain on our economy. Instead of spending your hard earned money on frivolous material goods, do yourself and your fellow tax-payer a favor and set aside some cash for health emergencies. When you have money left over, buy those good to help grow our economy!
5) Open insurance sales across state-lines
6) Tort reform
7) Personal health savings accounts
8) secure the border
9) we could go on and on with solutions that aren't government centric

The bottom line is that if the Obama administration wants to really promote change, create an environment where private sector growth can flourish. Employers will hire and provide health insurance coverage to their employees (and the employees' families); even those with pre-existing conditions. 

“I note that in 2008, then-Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was at that time strongly opposed to the idea, stating that ‘if a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house," Judge Vinson (FL)

Today Show January 1994...What is the Internet?!

Katie Couric, where do you get your news?

Reagan and Obama - NO COMPARISON

It wasn't that long ago that the media hated Ronald Reagan. Now they're comparing Obama to Reagan's greatness?! Let's set the record straight.....

Sen. Schumer on the Three Branches of Government

This man knows his Constitution! Yep, Sarah Palin is the idiot.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

7 Reasons America Needs Sarah Palin In 2012

The more people tear down Sarah Palin, the more I like and respect her. Do you agree with the reasons provided in this article?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Challenger: President Reagan's Challenger Disaster Speech - 1/28/86


Highlights from Senate Tea Party Caucus First Meeting

Senators Jim DeMint, Rand Paul and Mike Lee are running full speed ahead to save this nation. We must remember to call senators and representatives like this to remind them how appreciate we appreciate them standing up for Conservative principles.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Chief Medicare Actuary on President's health care claims: "I would say f...

Folks, we need to make this video viral. People have been accusing Michele Bachmann of using lies and half-truths Tuesday evening. This is actuary answers all we need to know about ObamaCare.

Obama’s SOTU scores at eighth grade reading level | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

And W. is dumb?! Thank you The Daily Caller, but we already knew this....

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Rep. Michele Bachmann Delivers Tea Party Response to State of the Union

Michele Bachmann provided the perfect supplement to Paul Ryan's address. While Ryan articulated the GOP's Conservative principle positions, Bachmann articulated just how we should implement policy to support our principle. It did not come across as divisive to the party or our cause. What are your thoughts of her speech, after having some time to reflect?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Paul Ryan - Republican Address to the Nation

For those that couldn't catch Paul Ryan's address.

The Paul Ryan – Barack Obama debate through the months | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

The Daily Caller memorializes the ongoing butt-kicking imposed by Paul Ryan on President Obama. Thumbs up or down to Ryan's response tonight?

How Many Hazmat Suits Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb? | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.

Great, short piece from The Heritage Foundation. Yeah, the EPA has our best interests at heart. "Global warming" is a bigger threat than mercury. People actually buy into this stuff....

Rep. Ryan Is Republican Point Man -

For those that didn't watch the entire health-care debate last year, Paul Ryan stupefied Obama with his brilliance and use of fact. Round 2 tonight. Expect the same outcome this evening.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Courage to Stand

What are your thoughts on T-Paw's new campaign....errr movie trailer? Reminiscent of the RGA's ads for Remember November campaign.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

George Allen to announce Senate bid Monday - David Catanese -

Fantastic news for the country and Virginia. George Allen would be a fantastic addition to the Senate.

Powell still bullish on Obama, not joining govt - Yahoo! News

How about you go away Mr. Powell. You're an opportunist that has never and will never stand on principle.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

We Have Drawn a Line | RedState

RedState and Erick Erickson have made a pledge: if you will not push to overturn Roe v. Wade, you will not get our 2012 endorsement. We here at CT agree. We stand on the side of life, the life of the most innocent.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Rep. Paul Ryan to deliver Republican response to Obama’s State of the Union address | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

Jindal was a disaster, McDonald was solid, but this is over the top great news. Paul Ryan will be delivering the response to BO's SOTU address. Are you happy with this decision? If not, who would you rather see speak?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Paul Ryan: This bill is a fiscal house of cards

Paul Ryan taking Democrats to school in the House. You'll never see a liberal speak as intelligently and with fact. KILL ObamaCare. That's right, kill it. Kill the bill. I said it. I hope the PC police respond.....

Monday, January 17, 2011

Cheney: Obama will be a one-term president - The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency

Mark Levin was the first I've heard to call him the greatest VP in this country's history (no argument here). How can we disagree with the most recent quotes from VP Cheney? Prayers for a sustained recovery and heath VP Cheney!

The American Spectator : AmSpecBlog : Palin Was Terrific

Quin Hilyer agrees Palin was terrific this evening, however, she is qualified and would make a terrific president. I just can't believe conservatives feel she 1) couldn't beat Obama 2) stupid and 3) is unqualified. If the GOP nominates anyone with Palin's beliefs, count me in.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Buzzblog: Palin e-mail snoop imprisoned, despite judge's recommendation | Network World

Justice for Sarah Palin....

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Gov. Quinn promises to quickly sign Ill. tax hike - Yahoo! News

Let's track this one folks. Illinois is flirting with disaster. The liberals are pushing tax increases during this economic nightmare. California and New York cannot wait for your company in bankruptcy court, Illinois..... - Herman Cain's SRLC Speech - Uploaded by rightscoop - Herman Cain's SRLC Speech - Uploaded by rightscoop

Herman Cain is the first person out of the box for the GOP. The attached video certainly raised my eyebrows when I first saw it a few months ago. We're not endorsing anyone right now, but Mr. Cain sure has our attention. Are you happy to see him throw his hat in the ring?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Liberal Taxes explained

Do liberals make videos like this? If they do, please post....I just can't imagine a liberal breaking an issue, in this case taxes, like this. I hope you enjoy!

Giffords moves arms, survival odds at '101 pct' - Yahoo! News

The human body never ceases to amaze me. Keep the thoughts and prayers going everyone, things are still looking up for Mrs. Gifford.

RealClearPolitics - Video - Chris Matthews Cites Mark Levin As Reason For AZ Shooting

Chris Matthews, you are a punk. If you listened to Mark Levin for just 1 week, you would realize the love, compassion and peace promoted and preached everyday. You should be ashamed of yourself for spewing accusations without once, once providing evidence or audio clips that would support your claims that Levin or Savage had any influence over this nut job in Arizona. Thankfully Mark has enormous ratings because he unites this country under ideals that foster peace and prosperity. More people will see this clip of you on this Conservative page than viewers on MSNBC.

RealClearPolitics - Video - Chris Matthews Cites Mark Levin As Reason For AZ Shooting

Thursday, January 6, 2011

UFC 125: Jacob Volkmann Calls Out Barack Obama After UFC 125 Win

One of the best sound bites from one of the more unlikely of places. This is especially for Mark Levin. The fireworks start around minute 3.....

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Scalia: Constitution allows discrimination based on sex

Antonin Scalia will go down as one of the greatest Supreme Court justices of all time. Why? Read this article. It gives extensive quotes from a recent Q&A with Justice Scalia and we really get an insight of how this man approaches law, the Constitution and court cases presented before him.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cantor's Obamacare repeal bill goes online | Washington Examiner

Here you go folks. House Republicans keep their first promise. Bill will be online for 72 hours, keeping another promise, for all to read prior to the vote. I, for one, think symbolism is important in politics because if the House GOP doesn't keep to their pledge, it will be held against them in 2012.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Pence for President | RedState

Erick Erickson has just thrown a giant piece of red meat at conservatives & Republicans. Why? Because his what-looks/sounds/smells-like-an-endorsement-for-2012 is not behind Sarah Palin, but Mike Pence. Let the debate begin: Palin or Pence?

Senator Jim DeMint: Conservative Of The Year 2010 | RedState

Erick Erickson at RedState points out Human Events has named Jim DeMint Conservative of the year 2010. Hard to argue the role DeMint played in advancing the conservative agenda. Who is your conservative of 2010? It must be an individual not a group! My prediction, Obama is in the running.....