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Veteran Advisor

Re: This sounds about right

OK, so your doctor decided he didn't want to take ACA insurance.  Many Dr's don't take Medicare, some don't take Aetna.  You had to get a new dr.  Some ins. Didn't want to provide coverage for certain things that the ACA said was mandatory and they dropped you.  That has always happened.  Costs have gone up.  Yes, because man and money are still involved--mainly those poor ins. Cos.  Where are the rest of those "chock full of lies"?

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Honored Advisor

Re: This sounds about right

Blue Cross premiums going up 30% when Obama said "averge premiums will go down $2500/yr" alot of lies were told to get it through...But all these damned "fact check"  "Pinochio" web sites that democrats hang their hats on NEVER mention that crap and those are BIG WHOOPERS...not Michelle Bachmann making some piddley mis-speak.

 

 

But Obama and the Democrat`s hearts were in the right place...right?

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Re: This sounds about right

ACA has some serious flaws, although not necessarily the ones that you see.

 

it's been asked often here, but if you could make it go away with a new GOP administration ( every candidate says they will scuttle it if elected)  what do you replace it with?  Do you go back and reset where it was the day before it passed?

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Honored Advisor

Re: This sounds about right

That`s just it, those 'serious flaws" were warned about by the Republicans including Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin and all the other victims of the fraudulent "fact check" websites...by getting what they warned about with Obamacare, they could "lie" with "70% of food stamps"  or other piddley misstatements to the end of eternity and still not nulify the greater truths they have told.

 

As far as replacing Obamacare, I`ll start with a paraphrase of the Doctor`s Hippocratic Oath..."First do no harm".  and that is it, harm was done to America`s health system.  So yes, go back to what we had would be preferable...but, it can`t be done, the insurance industry has been turned on it`s head. So in short, I will listen to what any of the GOP solutions are, as they have zero responsibilty for breaking it, therefore having the higher ground.

 

BTW the democrats were touting Obamacare would put 39 million uninsured on insurance...last I heard they were bragging about 17 million...where`s the goll damned fact checkers on that goll damned lie????

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Senior Contributor

Re: This sounds about right

And none of your kind, make mistakes? Donald Trump is the King of Mistakes then, because CBS, voted him the biggest liar of all!! LOL!!

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Senior Contributor

Re: This sounds about right

They were hoping for 39 million, but 17 million is more than enough to make it work. The only thing the ACA did to the insurance companies is require them to do what was right for their patients. The insurance companies are rubbing their hands together about the possiblity of a Republican take over, don't kid yourselves. I'd like to point out, the ACA was a Republican plan, if you will remember. I can guarntee you, anything the Republicans come up with will be beneficial to the Insurance Companies, NOT YOU!

 

BTW, Grubber recanted, but that doesn't count, does it, because it ruins your whole narrative.

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Senior Contributor

Re: This sounds about right

18 million had their policy cancelled.  That leaves you short 1 million.

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Veteran Advisor

Re: See-B.S., Explained


@GreaTOne_65 wrote:

And none of your kind, make mistakes? Donald Trump is the King of Mistakes then, because CBS, voted him the biggest liar of all!! LOL!!


 

CBS (formerly the Columbia Broadcasting System) is one of the three largest television and radio networks in the United States, rivaled in size only by ABC and NBC. Since 2000, CBS has been owned by the giant media conglomerate Viacom.

CBS began broadcasting in September 1927 because the new NBC radio networks did not include among its stars any of the clients of talent agent Arthur Judson, who responded by launching his own network -- United Independent Broadcasters -- which soon merged with the Columbia Phonograph Company to form the Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting Company.

The new network, which acquired 22 affiliates and 16 employees, lost money. In January 1929 it was sold for $400,000 to a tobacco fortune heir named William Paley. "Paley's great gift," wrote media historian Albert Auster, "was in recognizing talent. He soon signed singers such as Bing Crosby, Kate Smith and Morton Downey for the network. Unfortunately, as soon as some of them gained fame at CBS they were lured away by the far richer and more popular NBC."

One of Paley's innovations had been to offer free programming to independent stations in exchange for options on advertising time, but this required him to create programs of value. For years CBS aired the demagogic speeches of Father Charles Coughlin to attract listeners, but in 1931 Paley removed Coughlin and tried a new path to success.

If NBC dominated radio with entertainment, CBS would become the network that listeners turned to for news. Paley created a news division headed by former New York Times editor Edward Klauber and former United Press reporter Paul White. As Europe slid into war, Klauber sent to London a young reporter whose style would define broadcast news for a generation -- Edward R. Murrow.

After the war, CBS had grown rich and powerful enough to buy away the talent at NBC, signing performers such as Jack Benny, Red Skelton and Burns & Allen. And with the dawn of television, CBS became home to shows such as I Love Lucy, Ed Sullivan, Arthur Godfrey and Gunsmoke that kept it atop the TV ratings for nearly 20 years. Murrow made the transition from radio to television with his news series See It Now. The show's tone and subject matter was often liberal. Murrow pushed topics such as farm labor and immigration and gave his documentaries ideology-laden titles such as "Sweatshops of the Soil." On March 9, 1954 Murrow did an investigation directly attacking anti-Communist crusader Senator Joseph McCarthy.

In 1950, CBS hired for its news dividion Walter Cronkite, who throughout his career would slant his news reporting to the political left. In 1962 Cronkite became Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News, a position he held until his retirement in 1981. "Everybody knows that there's a liberal, that there's a heavy liberal persuasion among correspondents," said Cronkite in 1996, speaking just to his colleagues at the Radio and TV Correspondents Association dinner.

During the Vietnam War era, many CBS programs, including its situation comedies, took on a political tone. One of its hit series was M*A*S*H (1972-83), set during the Korean War but full of anti-war and anti-military themes and implications that the U.S. was wrong to fight Communists who merely wanted to live in peace. Another top CBS sitcom was All In The Family (1971-79), starring actor Carroll O'Connor as the narrow-minded conservative Archie Bunker in weekly confrontation with his smarter anti-war liberal son-in-law Michael, played by Rob Reiner. The show was developed by left activist Norman Lear, who founded People for the American Way.

By 1974 the Columbia Broadcasting System had become CBS, Inc. It had also acquired a publishing division (Holt, Reinhart & Winston), a magazine division (Women's Day) and even the New York Yankees (1964-73).

In the mid-1980s, media mogul Ted Turner, who created the Cable News Network (CNN), was threatening a hostile takeover of CBS. In self-defense, CBS President and CEO Lawrence Tisch began drastic budget and personnel cuts, in news as well as other divisions, and the selling off of company assets.

In 1981 Dan Rather succeeded the retiring Walter Cronkite as Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News. He imposed his slant on all newscast reporting, not just his own. Rather's leftward bias, according to former CBS correspondent Bernard Goldberg, caused a rising average age and declining number of CBS news viewers.

The longtime producer of CBS's magazine news show 60 Minutes, Don Hewitt, once boasted that he personally had elected President Bill Clinton. During a 60 Minutes interview that Hewitt had arranged with the Clintons and aired immediately following the 1992 Super Bowl (where it would get the largest TV audience of the year), Clinton acknowledged "causing pain" in his marriage, but left the impression that he had reformed and would sin no more. CBS's audience was never told that the Clintons had been given all questions in advance; that the Clintons were given editorial control over the interview, i.e., the power to do as many "takes" of an answer as they wished and the power to select which of these "takes" CBS would broadcast. What resulted was a de facto infomercial over which the Clintons had editorial control, but which was broadcast to America disguised as an honest interview with CBS. This interview, Hewitt believes, rescued Bill Clinton's floundering campaign and made his 1992 election to the presidency possible.

By contrast, CBS has portrayed Republicans and conservatives negatively in its range of programming, from news to sitcoms to miniseries.

CBS maintains a special relationship with The New York Times, one manifestation of which is the CBS-New York Times Poll.