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The Truth, And Getting Fired, Will Set You Free

Here is the key question: Did Dr. Tom Price, a longtime Republican Congressman from Georgia and, most recently, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), know that dismantling the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was a terrible … Continue reading

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Just One Victory

Our current political climate celebrates All or Nothing.  You are either on my side, for every issue, or you’re on the other side, one of the bad guys.  There is little to be gained by that thinking.  Over the long … Continue reading

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You Can Rent Your Own Private Idaho

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is the law the Republican love to hate.  They have spent eight years campaigning on the promise to Repeal and Replace or simply to Repeal the PPACA.   The Republican controlled Congress passed … Continue reading

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(Un)Comfortably Numb

There was quite a to-do at the Capitol last week. I happened to be walking by as the body of the late Reverend Billy Graham was being carried up the steps into the Capitol.  Thousands of people waited in line … Continue reading

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Freedom

Game Night, a new movie currently showing in local theaters, includes a scene where a couple is locked in a room.  The man asks his wife for matches.  “You’re going to light a fire in a windowless room that we’re … Continue reading

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Rotten Potatoes

Congratulations to Idaho, now in the lead in the national race to the bottom. Idaho Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter, his handpicked successor, Lieutenant Governor Brad Little, and Insurance Director Dean Cameron addressed the Associated Press at the annual legislative … Continue reading

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What Is The Point?

I have always been a pragmatist. This has served me well in my chosen profession, insurance agent, where my main function is to solve problems.  My focus is the most direct route from Point A to Point B.  But what … Continue reading

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The Fantasy Of Control

The young guy was pacing the waiting room hoping for good news. The news wasn’t good.  The initial diagnosis was that his eight year old Nissan truck needed a new battery.  He agreed to the estimate – $264 for parts … Continue reading

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We’re Tired

Can you really talk something to death? Can you stress over an issue, every day, to the point that you are just numb?  Health Insurance?  It appears that the new Republican goal is to do just that.  In just the … Continue reading

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The Law Of Unintended Consequences

Fall 2017 There are certain things I can count on every November – Sunday afternoons in my office working on renewals and Open Enrollment, trees shedding their leaves, and the Republicans trying to screw up healthcare. Yes, just another November. … Continue reading

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