Archive for September 12, 2009

Good News

Posted in Uncategorized on September 12, 2009 by urstupidnourstupid

I was really surprised and in disbelief when this story came out. I’m glad this issue ended this way. I really like Merriman and I initially believed what he said.

Giving props

Posted in Uncategorized on September 12, 2009 by urstupidnourstupid

As much as I hate this legislation and I distrust this administration, I must give them props for taking this on. It does show an inkling of pragmatism even if its because they are doing this under duress. There was a amendment to the bill that addressed this issue that was shut down my democrats. I can already tell you what the argument will be from the right. They will want this legislation to say that this should state that people that are here now illegally, will not be able to obain health care insurance when this bill is fully functional. That will never happen but it really is a whole other debate.

From NBC’s Mike Viqueira
The White House tonight is providing the below clarification on what the president’s health-care proposals would mean when it comes to the issue of illegal immigrants.

The question, as we all know, arises from the Wilson “You lie” outburst, and the core claim that notwithstanding specific bill language barring illegal immigrants from participating in the “exchange,” as a practical matter, there is no way of verifying the citizenship of applicants — which is the current state of play. Republicans say that then means illegal immigrants would end up being enrolled in plans — bill language or no bill language.

Today, for the first time as far as we know, the administration is backing a provision that would require proof of citizenship before someone could enroll in a plan selected on the exchange.

Here, the administration also concedes that hospitals would be compensated with public funds for the care of undocumented immigrants.

The bullet points sent tonight by the White House:

Undocumented immigrants would not be able to buy private insurance on the exchange. Those who are lawfully present in this country would be able to participate.
Undocumented immigrants would be able to buy insurance in the non-exchange private market, just as they do today. That market will shrink as the exchange takes hold, but it will still exist and will be subject to reforms such as the bans on pre-existing conditions and caps.
Verification will be required when purchasing health insurance on the exchange. One option is the SAVE program (Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements) which states currently use to make sure that undocumented immigrants don’t participate in safety-net programs for which they are ineligible.
There would be no change in the law that requires emergency rooms to treat people who need emergency care, including undocumented immigrants. There is already a federal grant program that compensates states for emergency room costs associated with treatment of undocumented immigrants, a provision sponsored by a Republican lawmaker.

Interesting correlation

Posted in Uncategorized on September 12, 2009 by urstupidnourstupid

Quantitative easing is the amount of money that the Fed “creates” out of thin air and puts into the economy. Bernanke said that he will stop QE by the end of this year. It will be interesting to see what happens to the market if the economy continues to flat line. This is not an endictment because there are too many moving parts and I honestly don’t know enough to speak on it as an SME. But… it is definitely interesting that there is such a high correlation between these two statistics.


Prosecute them!!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 12, 2009 by urstupidnourstupid

We need to stop the people from illegally infiltrating our public service offices!!