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(Green Bay Press Gazette)   Let's send letters to 56,000 households telling them that someone is about to lose their state funded insurance this week- but let's not tell them who really is until December   (greenbaypressgazette.com) divider line 83
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2013-09-23 08:23:06 PM  
Mean while, countless Americans will be losing there coverage because of Obamacare.

Thanks, BOB.
 
2013-09-23 08:24:02 PM  

Aristocles: Mean while, countless Americans will be losing there coverage because of Obamacare.

Thanks, BOB.


If you're going to phone in this level of trolling just don't do it.
 
2013-09-23 08:24:55 PM  
I wish cancer on Scott Walker.
 /I had it, so I'm allowed to say it
 
2013-09-23 08:27:19 PM  

MurphyMurphy: I wish cancer on Scott Walker.
 /I had it, so I'm allowed to say it


Maybe somebody can call up as one of the Koch brothers and break the news to him.
 
2013-09-23 08:30:01 PM  

Aristocles: Mean while, countless Americans will be losing there coverage because of Obamacare.

Thanks, BOB.



You'll provide some facts to back that up, right?

Oh wait!
 
2013-09-23 08:30:26 PM  
Aristocles:
Mean while, countless Americans will be losing there coverage because of Obamacare.

Thanks, BOB.


No, no he's got a point.  I heard on the radio that anyone with an expensive health plan will lose it, and instead, Fart Bongo's commissars will reassign them to a government plan which entitles them to "lie dying on a filthy towel in the hospital hallway".  If you have nubile daughters, you will be able to trade them to a state official for slightly better consideration.
 
2013-09-23 08:30:35 PM  

pueblonative: Aristocles: Mean while, countless Americans will be losing there coverage because of Obamacare.

Thanks, BOB.

If you're going to phone in this level of trolling just don't do it.


i can't believe people are still biting on his trolls. he joined like two months ago, for god's sake.
 
2013-09-23 08:38:13 PM  
And insurance companies get fatter and fatter.
 
2013-09-23 08:39:00 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: And insurance companies get fatter and fatter.


i236.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-23 08:51:41 PM  
No more coverage for you, state tells 92,000 on BadgerCare

This sounds scary, but really, how many badgers can there be in Wisconsin?
 
2013-09-23 08:54:04 PM  
Republicans can't stand the idea of people having healthcare.  It infuriates them when someone can afford to see a doctor.
 
2013-09-23 08:57:09 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Republicans can't stand the idea of people having healthcare.  It infuriates them when someonepoor people can afford to see a doctor.


Fixed.
 
2013-09-23 08:57:34 PM  
Walker proposed, and the Republican Legislature earlier this year approved, new income limits that restrict BadgerCare coverage to adults earning less than 100 percent of poverty. That is $11,500 for an individual or $23,550 for a family of four. Until the change, adults earning up to 200 percent of poverty were eligible.

Totally not class warfare!
 
2013-09-23 09:06:21 PM  
Those politicians are all snakes.
 
2013-09-23 09:09:17 PM  
i.qkme.me
 
2013-09-23 09:13:15 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Those politicians are all snakes.


MUSHROOM, MUSHROOM!
 
2013-09-23 09:14:31 PM  

Aristocles: Mean while, countless Americans will be losing there coverage because of Obamacare.

Thanks, BOB.


Who is Bob?
 
2013-09-23 09:15:41 PM  
Walker proposed, and the Republican Legislature earlier this year approved, new income limits that restrict BadgerCare coverage to adults earning less than 100 percent of poverty. That is $11,500 for an individual or $23,550 for a family of four. Until the change, adults earning up to 200 percent of poverty were eligible.Walker rejected federal money under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law to pay for coverage those who earn up to 138 percent of poverty.

Translation: Scott Walker changed the laws in his state so that if you make more than 100% of the federal poverty level you can't get medicaid, and rejected any money to provide subsidies to those making less than 138%.  Basically, he said that if you make between 101% and 137% you are both too rich and too poor to afford health care.
 
2013-09-23 09:19:00 PM  
California cities regularly send out months-ahead "layoff notices" to teachers who might just possibly be at risk for maybe losing their jobs if things don't work out budget-wise. It always gets people worked up and generates screaming headlines warning of the coming "layoffs". This just looks like a variation on that theme.
 
2013-09-23 09:21:36 PM  

Karac: Walker proposed, and the Republican Legislature earlier this year approved, new income limits that restrict BadgerCare coverage to adults earning less than 100 percent of poverty. That is $11,500 for an individual or $23,550 for a family of four. Until the change, adults earning up to 200 percent of poverty were eligible.Walker rejected federal money under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law to pay for coverage those who earn up to 138 percent of poverty.

Translation: Scott Walker changed the laws in his state so that if you make more than 100% of the federal poverty level you can't get medicaid, and rejected any money to provide subsidies to those making less than 138%.  Basically, he said that if you make between 101% and 137% you are both too rich and too poor to afford health care.


Don't you dare say Republicans are working to make things harder on the poor.

That's class warfare and that's bad.

But class warfare is only bad when it's not when rich, white Republicans engaging in it.
 
2013-09-23 09:24:32 PM  

jjorsett: California cities regularly send out months-ahead "layoff notices" to teachers who might just possibly be at risk for maybe losing their jobs if things don't work out budget-wise. It always gets people worked up and generates screaming headlines warning of the coming "layoffs". This just looks like a variation on that theme.


Might be at risk?  IIRC from what my mother said South Carolina, for a few decades, sent pink slips to all school employees sometime around February.  Then signed new contracts with whoever they wanted to come back in August sometime around July.

The difference here: most of those teacher's ended up staying.  Whereas Walker changed the law.  It's in black-and-white; hard math.  If you make more than 100% of the poverty level, then come the new year, you're GOING to lose medicaid.
 
2013-09-23 09:25:45 PM  

MurphyMurphy: I wish cancer on Scott Walker.
 /I had it, so I'm allowed to say it


I wish constant underemployment with zero job security broken up by long periods of unemployment where the $650/month he gets for UI doesn't cover all of his bills and essential expenses, ineligibility for Medicaid or cash assistance, debilitating and only occasionally treated mental health problems, and a family member dying from Agent Orange related ALS all at the same time on him.

/happened to me
//if more people had to deal with that shiat, there would be fewer Republicans
///if Republicans were capable of empathy, they wouldn't be Republicans
 
2013-09-23 09:26:43 PM  

max_pooper: Aristocles: Mean while, countless Americans will be losing there coverage because of Obamacare.

Thanks, BOB.

Who is Bob?


androidarts.com
 
2013-09-23 09:31:44 PM  
It would be a real shame if 92,000 people demanded chest X-Rays before the end of the year. You know, it doesn't hurt to get tested.

If I was on Wisconsin Badger Care and was thrown off, I would go to the ER with a runny nose until Jan. Wisconsin is such a shiathole.

Born and live in Wisconsin. Embarrased.
 
2013-09-23 09:37:23 PM  

FlashHarry: i can't believe people are still biting on his trolls. he joined like two months ago, for god's sake.


I'm pretty sure this isn't his first ride on the merry go round.

/or his seventh
//what rhymes with "binternet bentist"?
 
2013-09-23 09:46:15 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Walker proposed, and the Republican Legislature earlier this year approved, new income limits that restrict BadgerCare coverage to adults earning less than 100 percent of poverty. That is $11,500 for an individual or $23,550 for a family of four. Until the change, adults earning up to 200 percent of poverty were eligible.

Totally not class warfare!


Does this mean you should quit your job if your kid gets sick?
 
2013-09-23 09:51:51 PM  
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Will subsidize your prescription drugs with his own BadgerCare coverage.
 
2013-09-23 10:00:28 PM  
FTA: "The letter says another communication will be coming in December letting them know who exactly in their household is affected and how their eligibility will change. Those losing coverage they must apply for insurance through the marketplace by Dec. 15."

Those losing state coverage must apply to replace it by Dec 15th....or what? They're ineligible for some period of time? They pay penalties?

And why do I get the feeling the second (final, more detailed) batch of letters will be postmarked Dec 16th? Or postmarked Dec 14th with a palpable air of "oopsie, not our fault you didn't apply in time, you should have known" lingering about them...
 
2013-09-23 10:02:51 PM  
I'm not seeing the problem here.

1. Notices are being sent out this week.
2. It only applies to people who are above a certain financial threshold.
3. The affected people are still eligible for government-subsidized health care.
4. Final reminders will be sent out in December.

So why all the biatching? Oh wait. Because Scott Walker's name is in the article. Gotta love mob mentality.
 
2013-09-23 10:05:38 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Republicans can't stand the idea of people having healthcare.  It infuriates them when someone can afford to see a doctor.


No, it just infuriates me that I have to pay $300 just to walk into the ER when Julio Rodriguez with a social security number of 111-11-1111 doesn't have to play one single cent. That's why ER visits are so expensive. And it also infuriates me that I have to pay for someone else's poor lifestyle choices.

/not a Republican
 
2013-09-23 10:05:46 PM  

TerminalEchoes: I'm not seeing the problem here.

1. Notices are being sent out this week.
2. It only applies to people who are above a certain financial threshold.
3. The affected people are still eligible for government-subsidized health care.
4. Final reminders will be sent out in December.

So why all the biatching? Oh wait. Because Scott Walker's name is in the article. Gotta love mob mentality.


I have torches and a pitchfork -- and I vote!
 
2013-09-23 10:06:04 PM  
I tried going to the BadgerCare website, but it was no help.
 
2013-09-23 10:07:09 PM  
If only there was some way the people from Wisconsin could have stopped this trainwreck.  I'm sure they would have never squandered such an opportunity, had it presented itself.
 
2013-09-23 10:07:22 PM  

TerminalEchoes: when Julio Rodriguez


I know everything there is to know about you from these three words.
 
2013-09-23 10:08:01 PM  

TerminalEchoes: I'm not seeing the problem here.

1. Notices are being sent out this week.
2. It only applies to people who are above a certain financial threshold.
3. The affected people are still eligible for government-subsidized health care.
4. Final reminders will be sent out in December.

So why all the biatching? Oh wait. Because Scott Walker's name is in the article. Gotta love mob mentality.

 The mob? You mean, like the voters that elected him?
 
2013-09-23 10:12:02 PM  

TerminalEchoes: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Republicans can't stand the idea of people having healthcare.  It infuriates them when someone can afford to see a doctor.

No, it just infuriates me that I have to pay $300 just to walk into the ER when Julio Rodriguez with a social security number of 111-11-1111 doesn't have to play one single cent. That's why ER visits are so expensive. And it also infuriates me that I have to pay for someone else's poor lifestyle choices.

/not a Republican


Wouldn't you prefer if everyone was required to have health insurance under some sort of individual mandate which allow Julio to go to a general practitioner to have his infected wound taken care of before it escalates to a leg amputation in an ER followed by a lifetime on social security disability?
 
2013-09-23 10:12:53 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: TerminalEchoes: when Julio Rodriguez

I know everything there is to know about you from these three words.


I'm infuriates me when Juan Valdez rushes to the emergency room with heart palpitations just because he drank a carafe of coffee.
 
2013-09-23 10:15:22 PM  

TerminalEchoes: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Republicans can't stand the idea of people having healthcare.  It infuriates them when someone can afford to see a doctor.

No, it just infuriates me that I have to pay $300 just to walk into the ER when Julio Rodriguez with a social security number of 111-11-1111 doesn't have to play one single cent. That's why ER visits are so expensive. And it also infuriates me that I have to pay for someone else's poor lifestyle choices.

/not a Republican


For someone who isn't a Republican, you sure repeat their talking points pretty well...

Also, single payer would fix the problem of paying for poor lifestyle choices, since preventative care would be accessible to everyone, regardless of income level. This would lower overall costs considerably.

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source
 
2013-09-23 10:16:04 PM  

Snarfangel: LouDobbsAwaaaay: TerminalEchoes: when Julio Rodriguez

I know everything there is to know about you from these three words.

I'm infuriates me when Juan Valdez rushes to the emergency room with heart palpitations just because he drank a carafe of coffee.


I used to hang out with Julio Rodriguez when we were kids. Just me and Julio down by the schoolyard.
 
2013-09-23 10:17:07 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Snarfangel: LouDobbsAwaaaay: TerminalEchoes: when Julio Rodriguez

I know everything there is to know about you from these three words.

I'm infuriates me when Juan Valdez rushes to the emergency room with heart palpitations just because he drank a carafe of coffee.

I used to hang out with Julio Rodriguez when we were kids. Just me and Julio down by the schoolyard.


It's against the law.
 
2013-09-23 10:22:51 PM  

TerminalEchoes: I'm not seeing the problem here.

1. Notices are being sent out this week.
2. It only applies to people who are above a certain financial threshold.
3. The affected people are still eligible for government-subsidized health care.
4. Final reminders will be sent out in December.

So why all the biatching? Oh wait. Because Scott Walker's name is in the article. Gotta love mob mentality.


I'll quote this from TFA again, for the cheap seats:
Walker proposed, and the Republican Legislature earlier this year approved, new income limits that restrict BadgerCare coverage to adults earning less than 100 percent of poverty.
Walker rejected federal money under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law to pay for coverage those who earn up to 138 percent of poverty.


If you make between 100% and 138% then you will NOT be eligible for either Badgercare or PPACA subsidies.  If you fall into that donut hole, you will be losing your health care.

Also, as per TFA, final notices are being sent out in December, while "Those losing coverage they must apply for insurance through the marketplace by Dec. 15. ".  So the state is saying to these people "You might be losing your health insurance.  We can't tell you for sure yet, but when we will, you'll only have a week to replace it.  Hope the stress and worry doesn't give you a heart attack!"
 
2013-09-23 10:22:56 PM  

CourtroomWolf: If only there was some way the people from Wisconsin could have stopped this trainwreck.  I'm sure they would have never squandered such an opportunity, had it presented itself.


Another one of these jerkoffs... Never mind that the previous Democratic governor burned every bridge from Superior to Beloit and the general bloodbath that was 2010 for Democrats.  Or that the guy who ran both times against Walker was as inspiring as wallpaper and had no plans.

Never mind all of that, we should have totally elected the other guy simply because he had a D after his name.
 
2013-09-23 10:27:42 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: CourtroomWolf: If only there was some way the people from Wisconsin could have stopped this trainwreck.  I'm sure they would have never squandered such an opportunity, had it presented itself.

Another one of these jerkoffs... Never mind that the previous Democratic governor burned every bridge from Superior to Beloit and the general bloodbath that was 2010 for Democrats.  Or that the guy who ran both times against Walker was as inspiring as wallpaper and had no plans.

Never mind all of that, we should have totally elected the other guy simply because he had a D after his name.


No, you should have totally elected the other guy because he wasn't Walker.
 
2013-09-23 10:27:57 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: CourtroomWolf: If only there was some way the people from Wisconsin could have stopped this trainwreck.  I'm sure they would have never squandered such an opportunity, had it presented itself.

Another one of these jerkoffs... Never mind that the previous Democratic governor burned every bridge from Superior to Beloit and the general bloodbath that was 2010 for Democrats.  Or that the guy who ran both times against Walker was as inspiring as wallpaper and had no plans.

Never mind all of that, we should have totally elected the other guy simply because he had a D after his name.


It sounds like the guy with no plans, wallpaper personality and a D behind his name would have been a massive improvement.
 
2013-09-23 10:29:34 PM  

TerminalEchoes: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Republicans can't stand the idea of people having healthcare.  It infuriates them when someone can afford to see a doctor.

No, it just infuriates me that I have to pay $300 just to walk into the ER when Julio Rodriguez with a social security number of 111-11-1111 doesn't have to play one single cent. That's why ER visits are so expensive. And it also infuriates me that I have to pay for someone else's poor lifestyle choices.

/not a Republican


Technically, "Julio" has to pay just the same as you. You just have more to lose for not paying than he does.
 
2013-09-23 10:30:15 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: CourtroomWolf: If only there was some way the people from Wisconsin could have stopped this trainwreck.  I'm sure they would have never squandered such an opportunity, had it presented itself.

Another one of these jerkoffs... Never mind that the previous Democratic governor burned every bridge from Superior to Beloit and the general bloodbath that was 2010 for Democrats.  Or that the guy who ran both times against Walker was as inspiring as wallpaper and had no plans.

Never mind all of that, we should have totally elected the other guy simply because he had a D after his name.


These days, yes, you should have. Count Glossu Rabban would have been a better choice than Walker or any other person who willingly associates themselves with the Republican Party.
 
2013-09-23 10:34:27 PM  
Bob? Wouldn't it be bho?
 
2013-09-23 10:37:51 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: Never mind all of that, we should have totally elected the other guy simply because he had a D after his name.


No,you should have elected the other guy, and I only want to say this once, and very clearly,so you have no doubt of my thought process...

BECAUSE HE WASN'T FU****G SCOTT WALKER
 
2013-09-23 10:38:06 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: CourtroomWolf: If only there was some way the people from Wisconsin could have stopped this trainwreck.  I'm sure they would have never squandered such an opportunity, had it presented itself.

Another one of these jerkoffs... Never mind that the previous Democratic governor burned every bridge from Superior to Beloit and the general bloodbath that was 2010 for Democrats.  Or that the guy who ran both times against Walker was as inspiring as wallpaper and had no plans.

Never mind all of that, we should have totally elected the other guy simply because he had a D after his name.


What you're saying is that you honestly believe Scott Walker was the best choice.  If you're wrong, it reflects poorly on the judgement of people there, and I'm glad I don't live in Wisconsin.  If you're right, and the candidates were somehow even worse than Scott Walker, I'm glad I don't live in Wisconsin.
 
2013-09-23 10:38:39 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: Never mind all of that, we should have totally elected the other guy simply because he had a D after his name.


Yes. Yes, we goddamn should have and we didn't farking do it.
 
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