Saluting with misty eyes
If you actually bothered to read the section you're quoting you'd find that it related to grandfathered policies. Basically it stops insurance companies selling sub-standard policies and ripping off innocent customers but oddly it allows any existing policies to continue.
Actually, Grinch, I read the entire bill, and that sectioin more than once (I wasn't working at the time, and had the time to actually do so). I never said that it did not allow existing coverage... what it says is that companies may no longer write NEW business... such as that which would be written from people getting new jobs, or such. The only health insurance I have at the moment is the VA... were that plan to have passed, I would not be permitted to get any insurance with a private company after the law took effect, because as the bill plainly states:
Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day of Y1.
This seems to me that, yes, I would be allowed to keep my BC/BS policy offered through the job I have now (grandfathered)... however, if the company were to close down and I got a new job at a factory, then I could not get their coverage through, say, Humana, or whatever because it took place after the bill became law, because they are not permitted to write new business...unless I marry my girlfriend and put her and her kids on my policy.... however, that is another thread.
You've been listening to Beck for too long Ringo.
Well, according to my local listings, Glenn Beck comes on FNC at 5:00 pm EST... as I do not get out of work until 6:30, and do not get home until 7:30 on nights I do not have rehearsal (when I get home around 11:00), it seems to me that the lovely and talented Mr. Beck does not cross my path. And, if my thoguhts are anything even close to his, then it is very simply that he and I have understood that passage to mean very similar things. I knew I liked that man for some reason
How can I put this without offending anyone - You're statement is not in alignment with what most people would generally accept as being a true representation of the truth.
Very few people have what it takes to offend me, so that is not even half a concern. As for my statement not "being in line with what most people would generally accept as the truth"... I couldn't care less... it is my opinion of how that passage reads, and there are too many others out there who read it the same way for me to begin to think that I am completely off the line in this matter. Also, most people generally accepted the fact that (then) Senator Obama was going to make the economy the best it had ever been, and that he was going to be the best president to ever hit the Oval... and now, most people (judging from the multiple polls being released) accept the fact that he is not what they thought at first.... It's funny about how most people can't quite figure out what in the name of Thor's Holy Hammer they believe.
Obviously 'sad' is in reference to our 'sad clown' Mr. Beck
Obviously, not, if more than one person saw it as otherwise.
you'll never look at the sniveling dry-drunk again without wondering if Procter and Gamble's stock just went up!
I always figured personal attacks were beneath you, LR.
Anyhow, those are my thoughts.
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, "WHAT A RIDE