Recently attended a UGA basketball game with a friend of mine who is a family practice physician. I asked him about Obamacare and the medicaid system and how it affects his practice. He told me as a primary care physician he does not accept medicaid patients. I asked him why and he stated it almost costs him money to treat a medicaid patient. Medicaid is very slow in payment to him for his services and the amount he is paid is well below what he receives from patients with medical insurance. I asked him what the impact would be of putting millions of Georgians on medicaid to the medical practices, he stated not much because they will still go to the ER's for treatment because it will be difficult to find private practice doctors to treat them for the reasons previously stated. I guess the framers of Obamacare didn't discuss their ideas with primary care doctors before designing this thing. Typical government program.posted @ Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 06:03
How true is this picture? Every democrat that voted for Obamacare now must defend that vote and all the problems for Americans it has created. Did you see the statement by the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the floor of the Senate? He said all these people telling horror stories about Obamacare are telling lies. This "old man" from Nevada is simply delusional. He must reside mentally in the "twilight zone", but so does many members of his party. Obama personifies that mentality. My son-in- law and daughter, lost their coverage and had to get a new policy that was 3 times more expensive and doubled their deductable. I asked him what he thought about Reid's statement he said, "if he made that statement to my face, I'd slap a knot on his head".posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 07:25
@dahreese: I know, liberals have changed their name to "progressives" as if that changes your warped ideaology. I am a conservative have always been a conservative and I didn't need to change my name. If stuck in the past means I long for the idealogy of a Ronald Reagan back in the WH then I claim that. At least that idealogy led to a very prosperous country far from the idealogy of that loon we have in the WH today. I don't recall RR ever going out and telling the american people a lie like this dope Obama did. Now, when he comes on TV, I don't believe anything that comes out of his mouth.posted @ Monday, February 24, 2014 - 06:40
Interesting Ed how you mentioned Chuck Berry and Little Richard as having influence on the Beatles music. Surprised you failed to mention "The King of Rock and Roll" Elvis Presley, whom the Beatles mentioned more than once had the greatest influence on their music. Maybe you felt compelled as most liberals do, to interject some kind of racial tone in your article. Chuck Berry was a major musical talent and I enjoyed his music very much. I have a CD with all of his greatest hits in my automobile player. But to mention Little Richard who only had a few big hits in the same article as Cruck Berry and fail to mention Elvis is ridiculous. Quite frankly, I enjoyed the Rolling Stones music much more than the Beatles, and still do today.posted @ Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 09:52
@Greg Benson: You are correct, like most liberals, facts and the truth hurts.posted @ Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 09:27
Congratulations UGA Women Swimmers. As a former swimmer at UGA, you make us all proud. Special congratulations to Jack and the entire coaching staff for preparing the swimmers to become champions. Now, go win another National Championship and prove to the entire country what we already know, you're the best.posted @ Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 09:15
This is Georgia Southern, what happens when the begin play in the SEC? Seems like same old story omly a different coach and year.posted @ Monday, February 17, 2014 - 12:24
@Logical: Just to inform you "illogical". calling people names shows a level of mental weakness. I formed my own company many years ago and built it up to the point where I sold it for a rather large sum. Unlike you, I have not abondoned my capitalist ideas. By the way, I dealt with investment bankers in the past and found them to be very bright, you however, seem to be the exception. The ones I dealt with were solid capitalists and not a single democrat in the group. I would not have dealt with one like you, our profiles would not have been a good match. So, let's call a truce, you will not change your mind and I certainly will not change mine. Suggest you act like a grown-up and cease calling people names because they do not view the world as you do.posted @ Monday, February 17, 2014 - 09:57
Remember, illegal immigrants are best known as "undocumented democrats". Illegal immigrants broke our laws. I thought we were a nation of laws. Their are ways for them to become citizens, illegally immigrating into our country is not and should not be one of them. What do we do with the ones here now? Well, we establish hefty fines for businesses that hire them (enforce those fines), shut off the jobs for illegal immigrants and they will deport themselves. Eliminate all the social welfare programs given to them and they will deport themselves. Stop the automatic citizenship given to those born in this country. If their parents are illegal immigrants, then at birth these children are also illegal immigrants. Do I think any of these suggestions will come to pass? No. The liberals in this nation will not let it happen. Remember, they are "undocumented democrats" and it's all about political power.posted @ Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 08:36
Interesting article Towery. I could tell you were writing with "toung-in cheek" when you stated you were in favor on Hillary. Remember before their was Obamacare Hillary was out their pushing Hillarycare, another form of socialist medecine. I sense the republicans will put up a strong candidate this time, probably will come from the ranks of over 30 republican governors and not from Washington.
I hope the democrats run Hillary, she carries more baggage than an airport baggage agent. All she is is a female Obama. Benghazi will sink her, now that the nation knows she was right smack in the middle of the cover-up and the lies put out by the Obama Administration. Her poor management of the State Department cost those 4 men their lives and no amount of liberal "spin" will change those facts.posted @ Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 22:29
@Logical: I've told you in the past, you need to change your name to "Illogocal" simply because you are quite frankly a Marxist. Wonder how you manage to survive in our society with such a simpleton mind. Taxes will go up only idiots like yourself believe you can get something for nothing.
I live in a free country (not sure where you think you live). I don't need the government telling me what kind of medical insurance I need. If you like that, then move to one of those countries you mentioned, based on your mind you would fit right in. They would welcome a pathetic little wimp like yourself.posted @ Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 22:05
My father taught me that "society does not owe you a living". He taught me to work hard, get a good education and provide for your family. Some how, that thought process has disappeared in our society. We have millions of people out their (mostly democrats) that believe society does owe them a living and they all vote. So today, we have people like Obama that rise to power (even though they are totally unqualified), simply by promising those people more "freebies" ie, Obamacare. Personal responsibility is now considered to be "old school". If my father were alive today, he would simply say, "How could we have done this to ourselves?" "Is this what I fought for in WW II"? Have we lost our dignity and pride as an American? Sadly, millions have.posted @ Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 14:55
@proftom: I assume you would have a similiar comment for Mayor Reed. Lately he has lost the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County due to the fact he failed to make improvements around Turner Field as he had promised. Now comes the snow, not exactly a good display of competence by Reed.posted @ Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 13:49
Obviously Mr. Schram is a "lightweight" when it comes to being a Washington journalist. He is obviously a left wing journalist with an agenda. Simple proof, Senator's Coburn (an MD), Burr and Hatch offered a comprehensive plan to fix Obamacare on Monday Jan. 27th. Suggest all you "libs' out their go and read it. I have, it makes far more sense than this "junk" called Obamacare. Let's see if Obama will have them over to the WH to discuss their plan, I'll bet my house he wont. This Washington journalist obviously has no clue.posted @ Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 13:46
Obama needs to draw a little moustache under his nose if he wants to act like a dictator. I have never heard a President in a state of the union message basically threaten the congress. Obviously this little clown never took a course in "how to win friends". His attitude is "it's my way or the highway". Well if you think our government in Washington is going to function well over the next 3 years, you are sadly mitaken. By the way, the next President (republican), after he is sworn in, can "use his pen" to eliminate all those executive orders Obama signs. Bet you didn't know that.posted @ Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 13:24
@marshalld: The only person that has changed the ACA (Obamacare) since it was enacted is Obama. Only Obama is the "King" and can make changes to existing law without congressional approval. Republicans offered changes and Obama said no. So, we have over 6 million Americans that have lost their health insurance and must now find new coverage that they don't want. Odd, I failed to hear from Obama Tuesday night apologizing for the hardship he has placed on those Americans.
Because most young people, (unless they are married with families) will not sign up, this program as enacted is doomed to failure.
One question I have for all you liberals that think Obamacare is a good thing? What did this law do to simply curb the cost of healthcare in this country? Cost of healthcare was identified as a major problem. Quite simply, the answer is nothing. All it has done is create big problems for millions of Americans. The one big thing it has done which is good, is it is requiring insurance companies to insure people with pre-existing conditions the opportunity to acquire health insurance. As far as giving health insurance to millions of the uninsured, with the subsidities they receive from me the taxpayer have I really saved anything? Probably not? They will still go to the hospital for primary care as millions of doctor's will not take medicaid patients, they can't financilly afford those patients in their practice. I assure you, Americans be they democrat or republican, will remember when they vote in November of 2014 and 2016 as to who in congress (house & senate) voted for this horrible legislation, they will pay a price.posted @ Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 13:11
@Dr Benway: Not bitter at all. I have a very happy life, 3 grown children with 7 grandchildren, former combat officer in Vietnam war. Hold an MBA. Built a successful corporation from scratch. So I have been around, I can recognize a phoney when I see one and Obama is clearly one. He is untrustworthy (a liar) and is a radical thinker in the Saul Alinski mold. I just do not like what I see he is trying to do to America.posted @ Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:50
@Dr Benway: 'Old Doc" Most lefties like yourself would prefer Russia as a residing place. Like you, your posts do provide me with a good laugh.posted @ Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 06:44
@Dr Benway: You appear to be a Dr. of ignorance. Obama shut down the government because he didn't want to deploy some chnges to Obamacare being suggested by the republicans. Less than 6 weeks later he deployed some of those changes that were suggested by the republicans. So, who is the hypocrite? By the way, I never listen to Schieffer or CBS news, in my oponion he and his network are a bunch of left wing loons.
In reading many of your posts in the past, it is quite clear Obam is your Messiah. Real change is coming in November when the republicans take over the senate. Obama will then personify the wording "lame duck". for the next 2 years which will b good for the nation because this man is simply dangerous besides being an empty suit.posted @ Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 19:45
@Logical: You should change your name to "illogical". It is now a fact, based on the commission report that you cite, Obama knew the attack on Benghazi was a "terrorist attack" and not a sudden demonstration due to some movie. Obama was given this information on the night of the attack by the Sec. of Defense Peneta, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. For the next 21/2 weeks Obama and his people lied to the Americation people. Why? because he had been feeding us a bunch of BS about Al-Qaeda "being on the run" and we were weeks away from an election. As far as many citizens are concerned, Hillary is neck deep in that lie. This is just one of the many lies this President has told and continues to tell.posted @ Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 16:22
Sorry Sikora but your proposition has already been proven false. Typical liberal, never let facts get in the way of ideology. Hard to figure why the ABH even published this letter since it was so void of truth.posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 11:51
Hillary and her followers of left wing loons would like to put out the Benghazi fire but it will not go away. If she runs for President that fire will become a roaring blaze. Wow! this woman could not even run the State Department can you imagine her running the Country? She would actually make the "empty suit" Obama look competent.posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 12:12
@nowheregirl: Apox is not offended because he simply is void of rational thought. We despise Obama because of what he stands for and the policies he has envoked. It has nothing to do with the color of his skin. I do have questions about the "content of his character" when he flat out lies to the american people about Obamacare. By the way, that is only one of the many lies he has told. Apox will continue to drink the Koolaid, after all, Obama is his "Messiah".posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 13:19
@pi-guy: I guess more than doubling the national debt (9 trillion when he took office and projected to be 20 trillion by 2016 when he leaves), is progress to people like you. I guess adding millions more people onto food stamps is progress as well. I guess ruining the nation's health care system is real progress. Obama is a terrible president, not because he is black or a democrat, he is a terrible president because he was the most unprepared person ever to be elected president. Quite simply, he is an "empty suit". Most of my friends just consider him to be "evil", it seems as though he attempts to prove that every day. Now we find out as Obamacare rolled out that he has proven out to simply be a liar. I no longer listen to anything he has to say because he is a liar. Those of you who continue to follow this man are simply in a fog. When the republican's take over the Senate in November, Obama will really become a "lame duck". Of course I have not forgotten he will continue to violate the Constitution in order to push his radical agenda.posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 13:09
Why extend for only 3 months? We'll just be right back again discussing why it needs to be extended. With the compensation at 99 weeks what is the proper amount of time? How about no time limit? That way we could really develop a dependent class on government that goes well beyond what we have now. Of course it would also encourage a huge amount of growth in the democrat party, after all, they are the only ones that care.posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 10:39
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more