Refund is not such a nice gesture
Today I received a check from my health insurer because their Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) calculation showed that in 2011 they overcharged for administrative costs relative to their spending on medical expenses. I’m sure many other people are receiving these checks. While the accompanying booklet makes it sound as though BlueCross/BlueShield of Arizona is sending me this money out of the goodness of their hearts, in fact this rebate is a requirement per the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”).
I hope that people who have vehemently opposed “Obamacare” will tear up their checks or mail them back to their insurers, because they do not support this law. What a good way to protest its existence! I am cashing my check. I think Obamacare is good legislation and feel I deserve this rebate. My insurer raised my premiums for 2012 over 10 percent while diminishing my benefits. Maybe next year’s rebate will be even larger.
It is Obama who is hiding things
RE: July 25th Opinion Letter from Brian Clymer
I was absolutely blown away by Mr. Clymer’s letter entitled “What is Romney hiding?” Seriously? I believe Mr. Clymer is confused on who is hiding things. Mr. Clymer, please explain why Obama’s Occidental, Columbia, and Harvard college records, including thesis papers, are all sealed? Seems like a thesis papers should be a very benign disclosure. Don’t you think?
Can you also explain why Obama’s medical records and selective service registration are sealed? Obama’s Illinois State Senate schedule and senate records sealed. This was public civil service and should open for anyone’s review, wouldn’t you agree?
Mr. Clymer, the person really hiding information is Obama. Oh, and don’t worry about Romney’s tax records. The mainstream media will pound him into submission. So be patient Mr. Clymer, you’ll see Romney’s tax returns in due time. However, I don’t believe it will affect your beliefs one bit.
Federal government must act soon
Arizona will face a jobs loss and a further economic downturn if the federal government does not act to stop the cuts to the Defense Department budget that is set to take place in 5 months.
We are on track to be the preferred training facility for the much-vaunted F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jet at Luke Air Force Base and Tucson International.
The Senate has chosen to address cyber security issues before the defense authorization. The biggest cuts in the budget are in the Defense Department even though it is only 20 percent of the total budget.
Surely the most vital part of the Defense budget is for the F-35 Fighter Jet. Not only will Arizona suffer from the loss of jobs, but our national security may never recover.
We need to demand more from those who represent us in Washington.