Obama's Own Administration: Obamacare Raises Healthcare Costs

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  1. Trinity

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    HHS CMS Medicare actuaries report confirms that Obama's HealthCare law not only increases the deficit but will increase premiums.

    But we already knew that...forcing the mess of bills down the throats of voters who did not support it in a mad haste was done on purpose.

    Obama's economic policies are unsustainable and won't work. Everyday more evidence:

    BigNews.biz
     
  2. Industrialsize

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    (don't take the bait)
     
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    Bull... crap. Health care reform was definetly needed and thank goodness it passed. My preminuims havent changed abit nor has anyone else's i know.
     
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    ok
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    Ingredients

    • Serves 10 to 12.
      • 4 pounds russet potatoes (about 8 potatoes)
      • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons salt
      • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
      • 3 large eggs
      • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Homemade Mayonnaise, or prepared
      • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
      • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
      • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
      • 3 stalks celery, cut into 1/4-inch dice (3/4 cup)
      • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice (1/2 cup)
      • 1 medium onion, finely diced (1/2 cup)
      • 10 cornichons, cut into 1/4-inch dice (1/4 cup)
      • 3 scallions, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
      • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
      • 1 teaspoon paprika
      Directions

      1. Place potatoes in a large pot with enough water to cover by several inches. Bring to a boil over high heat, add 1 tablespoon salt, and lower to a gentle boil. Cook until potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife, about 25 minutes. Drain into a colander. Using paper towels or gloves to protect your hands, peel potatoes, and cut into 1-inch dice while still hot. Drizzle with vinegar; set aside.
      2. Place eggs in a small pan with enough water to cover by 1 inch, and place over medium-high heat. When water comes to a boil, turn off heat, cover, and let stand for 13 minutes. Drain, and place in a bowl with cold water to cover. When cold, peel eggs. Chop 2 into 1/4-inch dice. Slice the third egg into 1/4-inch-thick rounds, and set aside for garnish.
      3. Combine diced eggs, mayonnaise, celery seed, mustard, 2 teaspoons salt, and black pepper in a large bowl, and whisk to combine. Add reserved potatoes to mayonnaise mixture. Add celery, red pepper, onion, cornichons, scallions, and chopped parsley. Stir to combine. Chill for 30 minutes before serving. Garnish with paprika and reserved hard-boiled egg rounds.
     
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    Health care reform is still needed. Obamacare needs to be replaced with real healthcare reform.

    As for your premiums...the reports go into great detail to explain that they will go up.

    Rep. Camp
     
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    That sound good Indy. Are the cornichons dill pickled or fresh? For all the wonderful veggies we have here, I haven't seen any scallions and I really miss them.
     
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    A scallion, (also known as a spring onion, salad onion, onion sticks or green onion in many countries) is an edible plant the genus Allium. The upper green portion is hollow. It lacks a fully developed root bulb. Harvested for their taste, they are milder than most onions. They may be cooked or used raw, as a part of salads or Asian recipes. Diced scallions are used in soup, noodle and seafood dishes. To make many Eastern sauces, the bottom quarter-inch of scallions are commonly removed before use.
    The species most commonly associated with the name is the Welsh onion, Allium fistulosum. "Scallion" is sometimes used for Allium ascalonicum, better known as the shallot. The words scallion and shallot are related and can be traced back to the Greek askolonion as described by the Greek writer Theophrastus; this name, in turn, seems to originate from the Philistine town of Ascalon (modern-day Ashkelon in Israel). The shallots themselves apparently came from farther east.[1]
     
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    mmm freshly picked spring onions sprinkled with a little salt, takes me back to my childhood. (Yes I was a weird child, I loved a few of those as an after school snack)
     
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    ^I like pickled eggs, as odd as that sounds.
     
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    Pickled Eggs:
    Preparation

    After the eggs are hard boiled the shell is removed and they are submerged in a solution of vinegar, salt, spices, and other seasonings. Recipes vary from the traditional brine solution used for pickles and other solutions which can impart a sweet or spicy taste. The final taste is largely determined by the pickling solution. The eggs are left in this solution for anywhere from one day to several months. Prolonged exposure to the pickling solution may result in the eggs developing a rubbery texture.[2] Care should be taken to prepare the eggs properly. As with all home pickling recipes, proper procedures should be followed to avoid food poisoning.[3]
    One variant popular in Pennsylvania Dutch country, known as pickled beet eggs or red beet eggs, includes whole beets in the pickling solution to impart a pink or red color to the eggs.


    The pickled eggs may be part of a main course, hors d'oeuvres, or garnishes.[4]
    In the United Kingdom pickled eggs can be purchased from Fish and Chip shops. They are also found in some more traditional Australian Fish and Chip establishments.
    Pickled eggs have also traditionally been found behind the bar in Public Houses, and eaten with a pint of beer. Finding a pub that still serves them is becoming more difficult as people's tastes change.[5] A quirk of buying a pickled egg from a pub is the method in which it is served. There is no single serving option as they are kept in large jars. Serving variations include; on a napkin, on a plate, on a cocktail stick, dropped in your hand, or dropped into a bag of salt and vinegar crisps.
    Spicy pickled eggs, often prepared with jalapeño peppers is very popular in the Upper Peninsula in Michigan; namely in the area around Michigan Technological University in Houghton. Today they can be found at almost any bar in the area.
    They are a popular option for low-carbohydrate diets[citation needed] because they are high in protein, but low in carbohydrates.
    Pickled eggs have been linked to unpleasant smelling intestinal gas. Eggs as well as meat, cabbage, and cauliflower contain large concentrations of sulfur which are metabolized by intestinal flora into hydrogen sulfide and mercaptans. These compounds are what give flatus its disagreeable odor. [1] [2] [3] New research seems to indicate that the production of hydrogen sulfide may have a positive effect on hypertension. [4][5] [6]
     
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    George W. Bush had 8 years to get healthcare reform and 6 of those years with a GOP majortity in the House and Senate couldn't get it done. 30 million more insured is far better than the standing pat.
     
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    If you pass the wrong legislation no one ends up with good healthcare or good health. Obama and the Dems passed the wrong legislation based on that faulty thinking...anything is better than nothing. We need the right healthcare reform. Bush is done. Obama is failing. Obamacare raises healthcare costs, adds to the deficit and raises premiums. Adding 30 million people to the failing medicaid entitlement program when the numbers don't add up isn't better - it is madness.
     
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    Would you happen to have any other recipes that might make for a wonderful picnic addition? I would love to surprise my guy.
     
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    ^Summer sausage is always a hit at a picnic. Plus, it lends well to flirting and a romp on the park lawn.
     
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    Stop making sense. You're going to scare away our resident punchline.
     
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    "Resident punchline." I love it!

    But back to the recipes, please.

    Anyone have a good one for crow? Something tells me SOMEONE around here is going to be consuming mass quantities of it very soon.
     
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    I like it! And being a true Southern gentleman nothing will satisfy rthe thirst like a tall cold glass of sweet tea.
     
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    Sweet tea is the shiznit!
     
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    Sure had a lot of sweet tea growing up in Little Rock! Hard to find here in Minneapolis. Ah, well...don't need the carbs anyway.
     
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