Surprising Facts About Social Security and Medicare

By | February 22, 2017

  • February 22, 2017 at 1:51 pm
    Dave says:
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    To state that Medicare is not in trouble but rising healthcare costs are is like saying people can still afford to buy a new car but the costs of new cars are becoming unaffordable. Who wrote this report?

    • February 22, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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      Dave, Social Security was always supposed to be separate from the rest of the government. When LBJ took it out and put it in the General Fund to pay for his War on Poverty, that put everything at risk. Robbing Peter to pay Paul. In recent years, people have been filing on Social Security Disability and getting it even though they are not disabled. Most of them are just lazy. 95 million adults not working in this country and many are on disability. What a shame!

      • February 22, 2017 at 4:21 pm
        Wondering says:
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        Have you asked anyone over the age of 60 searching for a job how much success they are having? Some people just cannot find work. As hard as they try, it’s impossible for some. Please has some empathy.

        • February 22, 2017 at 5:06 pm
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          • February 23, 2017 at 2:22 pm
            Bill says:
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            What a bunch of hooey! The past 8 years were SOOO bad that if you couldn’t find a job you just filed for disability and Poof! you got it? What world do you live in? Talk to anyone over age 50 to see what the job market is like. No one talks about the difficulty in even being considered for a job once you pass that age, but believe me, it is extremely to even get an interview when the person hiring sees you are over that age. It has nothing to do with who is in the White House.

          • February 24, 2017 at 7:25 am
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            I know several people who are over 50, and one over 60, who got jobs recently. Apparently, those hiring managers were so impressed by Trumponomics they began hiring ‘experienced workers’ who could add great value to their company.

            Watch and learn, junior. Watch and learn.

          • February 26, 2017 at 8:28 pm
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            Or more likely, genius, the recovery under Obama matches the numbers, we are near full employment, and less desirable workers can now find jobs, as textbook economics
            would predict.

        • February 22, 2017 at 5:43 pm
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          Fear not! Empathy will arrive soon. Its’ name is Trumponomics.

  • February 22, 2017 at 2:20 pm
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    Dave, SO true. Let’s talk about “alternative facts”, really?! SMH

  • February 22, 2017 at 2:20 pm
    TNReader says:
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    Regarding means testing of social security. It is already means tested. In the benefits calculation, your average indexed monthly earnings is divided into three tiers. The lowest tier is credited 90%, the middle tier 32%, and the highest tier 15%. So the lower income earners are credited at a much higher percentage than high earners, plus earnings are capped on which benefits are based.

    • February 22, 2017 at 8:55 pm
      Retired Agent says:
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      You have done your homework on social security and how much weighting of benefits are done for low wage earners.

    • February 23, 2017 at 2:00 am
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      Means testing is good in theory, but for Social Security pilot programs have shown that despite popular right-wing stories, cheating the system is relatively rare (it’s not easy), and means testing is actually more expensive. They catch fewer than it costs.

      Agent, job creation was better under Obama than Bush, and job creation has been going for years now. The increase in non-workers is mostly due to age.

      • February 23, 2017 at 8:36 am
        PolarBeaRepeal says:
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        Cheating the US Welfare system is rare?
        LMAO!

        Fake news.
        Very fake news.

        Job creation under ACA, not Obama, was hyuuge… because ACA created opportunities for employers seeking to circumvent the law resulted in millions of 29-hours-per-week jobs due to the ACA employer exemption.

        Fake claims.
        Very fake claims.

        Q: Why should I bother to respond to a purveyor of fake information?
        A: For yucks!

        • February 23, 2017 at 8:37 am
          PolarBeaRepeal says:
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          Psst; millions of ILLEGAL ALIENS have social security numbers which are fake… and a portion of them collect Soc Sec benefits.

          • February 23, 2017 at 9:00 am
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            can you prove that statement with any evidence? i look forward to reading the facts you may provide to prove your argument.

            FYI: Social Security is not the same as welfare

          • February 23, 2017 at 9:40 am
            Actu says:
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            There is no situation where he can provide facts. “Fake news” is perfect for people like this, they can ignore anything they want.

          • February 23, 2017 at 9:42 am
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            Ignoring ignorant commenters.

          • February 23, 2017 at 9:42 am
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            Faketu news, very faketu news.

          • February 23, 2017 at 9:44 am
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            Soc Sec bennies without paying into the system is THEFT in the form of welfare by Dems to ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

          • February 23, 2017 at 10:39 am
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            I shall ask again Yogi – can you prove your statement with any evidence? I look forward to reading the facts you may provide to prove your argument that there are millions of illegal immigrants with fake social security numbers. Not just hearsay and conjecture, but actual evidence.

          • February 23, 2017 at 12:34 pm
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            @confused; I’m ignoring you because you don’t accept sources of such proof that are:
            1. considered to be conservative news; e.g. Fox News, and
            2. ignored by Fake News liberal outlets such as CNN.

          • February 23, 2017 at 12:35 pm
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            grammar error above:

            #2. should read ‘you only accept Fake News Liberal Outlets; e.g. CNN.’

          • February 23, 2017 at 2:12 pm
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            Nice to know you’re willing to post links in good faith that you feel support your argument so I can review and respond accordingly, instead of refusing to post a link solely because of what you think someone may say as a reply.

            End sarcasm.

            I review all links the same way, regardless of source. Is it based on actual data or pure conjecture? Is the data a big enough sample size? Has the data been manipulated? Are the conclusions based on the relevant data? Etc.

            I don’t care what the source is. Fox, CNN, NY Times, The National Enquirer, BBC, Al Jezeera America, Breitbart – I don’t care. They all must pass the same validity test.

            Now I shall ask again: do you have ANY evidence FROM ANYWHERE that supports your argument of millions of undocumented immigrants using fake social security numbers? If so, I respectfully ask you to post a link for review & analysis.

          • February 23, 2017 at 2:43 pm
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            I couldn’t care less what sources you accept or reject. Anything I offer as proof will be rejected by you. That is why I said your comments / opinions are FAKE News.

            Try to entrap someone else into debating your Straw Man Arguments.

          • February 23, 2017 at 2:45 pm
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            Finally; ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS are undocumented, so no absolute proof is available to ‘prove’ welfare fraud is committed by ILLEGALS. But many instances of welfare fraud involve ILLEGALS. Hint: don’t look for such stories on CNN (Compromised News Network), CBS, MSNBC, NBC, NPR, etc.

          • February 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm
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            I couldn’t care less what sources you accept or reject.
            Liar. You brought up what I would or would not accept. Clearly that matters to you or you wouldn’t have said it in the first place.

            Anything I offer as proof will be rejected by you.
            Liar. I just told you that’s not how I roll.

            Try to entrap someone else into debating your Straw Man Arguments.
            Hypocrite. You refuting an argument that was not advanced by me is you attacking a straw man.

            …no absolute proof is available to ‘prove’
            DISHONEST. You raised an argument you admittedly can’t prove to be true.

            You are a dishonest lying hypocrite.

            Until you’re willing to provide evidence to support your arguments, and be willing to have a discussion about the evidence without presuming what someone may say or do when presented with said evidence, I shall no longer attempt to have a rational, reasonable, intelligent and mature conversation with you.

            I hope you enjoy the rest of your YogiTrolling!

          • February 23, 2017 at 6:03 pm
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            Ignore trolls. They waste time with specious questions.

          • February 24, 2017 at 7:27 am
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            Thought for the day:

            To be ‘fake-news-ed’ is to be confused.

          • February 24, 2017 at 8:31 am
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            @confused;

            actua started this sub-thread by claiming Social Security Pilot programs found …. no cheating.

            YOU PROVE IT!

            As regards job creation by Obama, 94 M are OOW, and 29 hrs per week jobs CAUSED by the ACA employer exemption provision AREN’T new jobs. They are PART TIME JOBS resulting from the ACA 29 hr rule which forced workers to find supplemental income to make ends meet – as they did BEFORE Obama took office.

          • February 26, 2017 at 8:32 pm
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            >actua started this sub-thread by claiming Social Security Pilot programs found …. no cheating.
            YOU PROVE IT!

            No, I said it finds and saves less than it costs to administer means testing. It’s called cost-benefit analysis, and people like me who got actually quantitative degrees instead of lying about getting degrees in statistics, and having Trump U level educations know the difference.

          • February 27, 2017 at 11:19 am
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            actu, purveyor of fake news, claims different things when confronted by what he posts.

            Claims that ‘cost inefficiency’ is the point

            AFTER

            also claiming cheating is very rare… which is a stupid claim to make in light of HUNDREDS of cases found in the past, and documented by investigative reporters.

            actu = Purveyor of Straw Man Arguments and Diversionary Tactician.

            FAKE VIEWS!

          • February 28, 2017 at 1:34 am
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            >cheating the system is relatively rare (it’s not easy),

            Cheating happens, but is not as frequent as the dumbest, least informed, want us to believe

            >and means testing is actually more expensive. They catch fewer than it costs.

            Because it is not widespread additional means testing (there is already some as noted) costs more than if they do not expand means testing.

            You:

            Claims that ‘cost inefficiency’ is the point (That is the point. Why else would you whine about it being rare if not to cut down on it?)

            AFTER

            also claiming cheating is very rare… which is a stupid claim to make in light of HUNDREDS of cases found in the past, and documented by investigative reporters.

            Hundreds is not very many in a nation of over 300,000,000, you innumerate, illiterate, fake statistician.

            You cannot even make a coherent point. You write at a 5-8th grade level (literally, I copied your writing and tested it), how can we seriously believe you can analyze anything?

          • February 28, 2017 at 2:37 pm
            Company Gal says:
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            Polar Bear – youre confused. People with fake SSNs pay into social security but CANT receive benefits, so its the opposite issue, we are gaining their dollars.

          • February 28, 2017 at 6:14 pm
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            Can’t you tell by his numerous comments he’s ignoring you? What that means in his alternate facts world is ignoring the facts, and making comments to change the discussion to something else.

      • February 27, 2017 at 3:11 pm
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        Burger flipping jobs are not real jobs. Many households have to have 2-3 jobs in the expiring Obama economy. New jobs created will be career type jobs, much better paying.

        • February 28, 2017 at 1:43 am
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          Ridiculous, clueless Agent. The total number of people with 2 jobs under Obama increased by about 10 million under Obama. Many of these are people working part-time second jobs, like as a driver for Uber to make a little extra spending cash.

          The total percentage of people with a job that have a 2nd job decreased under Obama. It was 5.3% his first full month, and was 5.0% his last month. I know for your type math isn’t your strong suit, but that means fewer workers have 2 jobs, even though more people have jobs, and unemployment is lower. Now find somebody to explain what this means for you, but I will give you a preview, and let you know you are wrong. So stop making this asinine, ignorant claim.

          Also, burger flipping is no less a job than being an incompetent, racist, lying, degenerate insurance agent, if you happen to know any of those. A job is a job, there is no such thing as a “real job.” There are jobs that are not good careers, but your interpretation of “real” is ridiculous.

          • February 28, 2017 at 1:44 am
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            The data for this are BLS series:

            LNS12000000 & LNS12026620

            Not that anybody making the claims would know what to do with it, or how to look at it.

          • April 16, 2017 at 7:59 am
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            You can make #’s tell you anything you want them to them to say. If you were employed at 50 during the Obama years and now your 60 your income not only dropped, but your prime earning years and the improvement for your future SS has been killed just because your hours were decreased and unemployment becomes a reality, now you have to your pay bills depleting your savings. Life becomes difficult and finding a yet another job at 60 a new career just isn’t a choice. I have children under 30 and their positions are no picnic either. Businesses are not in the market for the aging. Our learning curve takes a bit more time and many aren’t as quick as others and so on…..The attitude of those of us struggling in this economy has placed the middle class income into the lower income group causing depression and many woes as to our future. God Bless

  • February 22, 2017 at 5:46 pm
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    Medicare isn’t in trouble?

    That is correct.

    Citizens’ wealth is in trouble of being taxed more to pay for PAYGO Ponzi Schemes established by the US Govt; e.g. Social Security and Medicare.

    • February 28, 2017 at 6:15 pm
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      Add Ponzi Scheme to the words you don’t know. Add Social Security to the programs you know less than nothing about.

  • February 22, 2017 at 5:50 pm
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    Here’s how to fix Social Security and Medicare;

    Turn them over to the private insurance / financial investment management firms to run in a COMPETITIVE environment.

    Socials Security —> 401ks, IRAs, etc.

    Medicare —> ‘HEALTH CARE SPECIFICCS’ involving ONLY private insurance… not government administered insurance.

  • February 23, 2017 at 9:44 am
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    Here’s how to fix the IJ comment boards;

    ignore ignorant libitterals.

    • February 23, 2017 at 10:40 am
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      Here’s how to improve the IJ comment boards;

      provide evidence to support your arguments

      • February 23, 2017 at 12:36 pm
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        Fake News Outlets that are the ONLY source you accept will not report things that vary from their/ your libitteral agenda.

        • February 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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          You comment does not apply to me. See above.

        • February 23, 2017 at 6:07 pm
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          George Soros will be looking for a refund of bitcoins paid to online trolls. They’ve been very ineffective. Some are stuck on their recent packaged query “link to prove that?”.

          • February 24, 2017 at 8:23 am
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            Trolls don’t ask others to prove their arguments with evidence.

            From an Agent post: per Wikipedia, a troll is a person who sows discord on the internet by starting arguments or upsetting people by posting off topic messages with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or otherwise disrupting normal on topic discussions.

          • February 24, 2017 at 9:20 am
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            Your interpretation of the definition is biased. You are suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome. But why should you trust my biased opinion? Return here after consulting 100 other people who read your posts over the last week. Let us know their diagnosis of your condition.

          • February 28, 2017 at 1:46 am
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            Can you provide 1 proven case of Soros paying protestors and online trolls since you state it every story, and also whine about fake news? I would hate to think you were an ignorant, lying, fake news pusher, which I am sure is not the case.

      • March 23, 2017 at 9:52 am
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        Little guy, aren’t you the one that Bob tried to educate for 6 months on about every subject with his well thought out, supported positions and you rejected them every single time? You demand proof and then you reject the proof. Why should anyone try to prove anything to you since you have an agenda and a closed mind? That is the trait of a Progressive and you either didn’t learn anything in school or you can’t do basic research. As I recall, you have trouble with Google as well.

  • February 23, 2017 at 1:58 pm
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    Nixon taking us off the last vestige of a gold standard allows the govt to manufacture/create monies

  • February 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm
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    I hope PolarBeaRepeal isn’t one of my employees sitting around all day posting comments on IJ. Get a life, man. Or a job.

    • February 23, 2017 at 8:12 pm
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      I sure hope you’re not one of my employees.

      • February 24, 2017 at 8:33 am
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        Nope. Not one of mine…. thank God.

        • February 27, 2017 at 4:32 pm
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          Polar, it will be interesting to see the President’s speech in front of Congress even if the Democrats boycott it. Let’s hope he can brow beat them into approving his cabinet so he can continue the good work of recovering this country. It should be must see TV.

          It was also interesting that the drunk/dope head Hollwierdo’s couldn’t even get their Best Picture named right. They did get their insults/slurs in again against Trump. That was basically all that was on their mind.

        • February 28, 2017 at 1:48 am
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          You know so little about the internet it is hilarious.

      • February 27, 2017 at 3:16 pm
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        Polar, Hector has an interesting moniker name. One of the trolls that pop up after changing from some other moniker. I can’t imagine him as an employer of anyone.

        • February 28, 2017 at 6:17 pm
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          Nobody with an IQ over 40 could imagine you as an employer of anybody, but you claim to be.

  • February 24, 2017 at 9:53 am
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    Interesting that we have not heard President Trump and the Republicans speak about the debt, deficits, or a balanced budget lately.

    Only increasing spending and reducing taxes.

    • February 24, 2017 at 10:22 am
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      Use your remote to change the channel to a reliable source of news.
      My bear ears must hear better than human ears.

      The budget is a KEY underlying factor in producing a replacement to ACA.

      ‘Balanced budgets’ will require a Constitutional Convention, mainly due to Schmucky Schumer’s Democratic Hypocritical Obstructionist policy and agenda.

      I see your TROLLIBITTERAL* approach; i.e. pick a topic that the politicians aren’t focusing on and claim they are ignoring it. Got it!

      * – my new, favorite, catch phrase; thanks go to a colleague for it.

      • February 24, 2017 at 10:59 am
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        Please advise which channel(s) is reporting that President Trump and the Republicans are actively trying to reduce the debt and deficits.

        • February 24, 2017 at 11:16 am
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          Find it yourself, TROLLIBITTERAL!

          Or, ask your Congressional representatives.
          In your home state, are they Dems, Repubs, Indeps, or a mix?
          Good luck with getting an answer from a Repub.

          No one in the media cares about THAT topic now.

          Elections have consequences.

          • February 24, 2017 at 11:49 am
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            Ron – I don’t know why you keep trying to have an intelligent rational and sincere adult conversation with TrollerBear anymore. He is a dishonest lying hypocrite (see above for one example).

          • February 24, 2017 at 12:27 pm
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            TROLLIBITTERALs are incapable of having an intelligent discussion…. they reject facts exposed by conservative media …. because no one expects the liberal media to report things that reveal faults in liberal agendas and socialism. LIBITTERALS say they only accept links from ‘reliable’ or ‘credible’ news sources…. and those two adjectives are determined only by them.

            There is no sense in debating libbitterals who think of themselves as judges in debates they are participants in.

          • February 24, 2017 at 12:29 pm
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            PS no one cares about that topic now…. budget issues are being discussed as part of ACA replacement… it must fit within the budget.

            Want to know what the Republicans are discussing behind closed doors? So do the news media, so YOU HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THEY PASS IT …. to the media, to find out what’s in it. Or, ask your Republican Congressman to tell you. Good luck with that, or if you are in a deep red state with no Republican representatives. LOL!

          • February 24, 2017 at 1:17 pm
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            “reject facts exposed by conservative media”
            I’m still waiting for you to post said facts

            “LIBITTERALS say they only accept links from ‘reliable’ or ‘credible’ news sources”
            As stated above: I don’t care what the source is. Fox, CNN, NY Times, The National Enquirer, BBC, Al Jezeera America, Breitbart – I don’t care. They all must pass the same validity test.

          • February 27, 2017 at 3:19 pm
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            Polar, cut Ron some slack. He has Chucky Schmucky as his Senator. Does that explain a lot about his attitude?

          • February 28, 2017 at 6:21 pm
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            >TROLLIBITTERALs are incapable of having an intelligent discussion…. they reject facts exposed by conservative media

            Says the Birther who thinks climate change is a conspiracy, lies about his degrees, doesn’t know basic rules about averages, and couldn’t answer basic questions about regression analysis even though he claimed to have a statistics degree. Deplorables for life.

      • February 28, 2017 at 1:51 am
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        Interesting that you claim that, but they changed the rules so the CBO is not allowed to say how much repealing Obamacare increases the debt and deficit. They are frauds, and know the rubes will push whatever they say.

        How do you defend that Yogi? At Trump U when you got your statistics degree they surely must have told you about omitting a huge part of the data set.

  • February 24, 2017 at 7:41 pm
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    Since there are no active ACA Repeal & Replace articles to comment on, and this article has a high volume of activity, I will post this quip, mentioned to me by a colleague…

    The ACA R&R plan is going fairly well, except there is still disagreement over how to cover Trump Derangement Syndrome. It’s expected to reach epidemic levels, and Republicans are concerned that will bankrupt the new HI system.

    • February 27, 2017 at 3:22 pm
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      I heard Scott Walker comment that one of the problems is that some states voted to expand Medicaid and some did not. The ones who voted for it will have much more severe financial problems when they get the bill.

  • February 25, 2017 at 7:40 am
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    This looks a lot like Fake News;

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/gop-proposal-aims-end-insurance-073948771.html

    Pharma savings makes sense, so this could be a lucky guess by the author. The licensing of insurance companies across state lines has been mentioned many times, so nothing new about that. The ACA R&R (replacement) is still FAR from done… many parties need to get in line… and that’s not going to happen quickly.

    • February 25, 2017 at 7:44 am
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      Of course, any talk of replacing ACA will yield humorous comments by Dems who produced the disaster called ACA:

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      Though just a preliminary document, the package drew quick criticism from Democrats.

      “This isn’t a replacement, it’s a recipe for disaster,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. He said it would “put insurance companies back in charge” while boosting health care costs for millions and kicking millions of others off their plans.

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      Here’s the most important aspect that Schmucky Schumer fears….

      “…it will put insurance companies back in charge…”

      Dem Socialist / Communist-wannabes fear loss of government control of ANY benefit program. Sorry, Schmucky, but Medicare is next, and then Social Security will follow after that, to be replaced by expansion of current, individually controlled retirement plans such as IRAs, etc.

      • February 25, 2017 at 7:48 am
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        addendum;

        The ‘millions that will be kicked off their plans’ do not outnumber the 19 million of 20 million ‘newly insured’ under ACA.

        The ACA R&R will almost certainly allow current policyholders to keep their policy until it expires, then allow 2 or 3 renewals or reinstatements under the new coverage form.

        Dems continue to spout LIES about people losing coverage with ACA R&R. Absolutely FAKE NEWS from Dem Socialists who fear the imminent loss of a Social Insurance program which will be replaced by something that will WORK BETTER and turn people off from social insurance FOREVER!

  • February 25, 2017 at 8:24 am
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    If past patterns are indicative of future actions, George Sore-ass will be covertly be hiring demolition experts in the near future…

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/agency-publishes-timetable-mexico-border-wall-191426103.html

    Imagine the property policy premium a US insurance company will rake in on this structure! How should the multiple time zones and multiple states (TX, AZ, NM, CA) be handled in the policy and the (necessary) fac cert reinsurance contract? Would the drone coverage be an endorsement or a separate cover? So many questions, so little time for an ambitious agent to get his/her foot/paw in the door to broker the insurance deal(s).

  • February 27, 2017 at 10:27 am
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    I know of 3 people who received Social Security Disability and are able to work. This practice is sick.

    • February 27, 2017 at 3:26 pm
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      DC, it is in the millions. When a country has 95 million over the age of 16 in this country not working, gave up looking for work under Obama, there is a significant number of them taking Disability.

  • February 27, 2017 at 11:21 am
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    The Republican plan is being leaked…. see the other IJ article for the story reported today….!

  • February 27, 2017 at 5:58 pm
    Mary says:
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    Too bad this had to once again become a polarized political discussion. At this rate there really is no hope of bridging the massive divide which will certainly bring us all down and solve nothing regarding this issue or anything else.

  • March 11, 2017 at 2:57 pm
    Jose says:
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    Social Security Disability $ 2,600 ?? If a person work all his life he–she only gets $ 675 if they retired at age 62 not Fair ??Social Security Monthly payments need to be Raise $ 675 is nothing and you worked all your life for that ?

  • March 22, 2017 at 4:37 pm
    Earl irwin says:
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    My doctor told me that in order for her to continue as my physician, I must take the “Wellness Test”. I don’t believe this is true. By not taking this test, it is saving money . Also, there is no indication that I need to take this test.
    I took it the first year it was out and I thought it was a waste of time.
    Please notify by mai so that I can show it to her

  • April 16, 2017 at 7:26 am
    Ann says:
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    My husband is still working at 70 full time while drawing SS benefits. When SS and Medicare are still being deducted from a 70myear old totaling over 1700 this year, from his earned income! Taxes still being deducted from SS as well. I can’t find any information explaining this one way or the other. Any documentation available on this or are we just blindly being triple taxed while we go on living and working till we die!

  • September 15, 2017 at 9:12 pm
    Peggy roberts says:
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    My husband and I are 66 and drawing ss.we have a grandson that we have permanent guardianship of.his parents are alive but unfit.can we draw ss on him?



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