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myles spicer

minnetonka, MN
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Posted on 03/25/13 at 03:15 pm in response to Why today's seniors object to the dissolution of Medicare

There are modestly inexpensive ways to mitigate certain weaknesses in Medicare: various Supplimental plans offered by all private insurance companies. But the cost of adding those, plus Medicare insurance is far less than full private insurance plans that seniors would have to seek under Ryan's plans.

I am not sure you are on Medicare -- if you are, you are well covered, if not ask virtually anyone who is on Medicare, and you will find almost universal satisfaction with the plan....

Posted on 03/25/13 at 04:31 pm in response to Why today's seniors object to the dissolution of Medicare

of the private health care insurers (as it should be) is PROFIT. That is why they are in business. Their loyalties run (in order and in my opnion):

1. Their top executives who clearly look out for their own interests
2. Their shareholders who judge them solely on the growth an profitability of the company
3. Their employees, where motivation and retention are needed
4. Their customers -- who they are supposed to serve. If their customers were placed #1 -- the...

Posted on 03/25/13 at 04:39 pm in response to Why today's seniors object to the dissolution of Medicare

You are incorrect when you state Medicare does not cover "annual physicals"; sonce 2011 and the adoption of ACA (Obamacare), annual physicals (called annual wellness visits) are covered and important improvement to the plan.

Posted on 03/25/13 at 04:56 pm in response to Why today's seniors object to the dissolution of Medicare

As the comments seem to be ending, I like to recall the halcyon days of the Tea Party when they regularily disprupted meetings, and carried some pretty serious posters and signs. My favorite was: "No Pubic Option!" -- but close to it was: "Keep you damn government hands off my Medicare"

Posted on 03/26/13 at 09:00 pm in response to Why today's seniors object to the dissolution of Medicare

Sir,your facts are incorrect -- both as to me personally, and the programs you discuss.

First me. I actually paid into SS up to 2012 (I retired just last Aug at 79 when I sold my company. So whole I was drawing SS, I was also paying into and had no complaints.

Sure I may get back more than pay in -- no unlike private plan annuities do if you live long enough.

If you doubt SS is not popular,I would challenge you to ask seniors who totally depend on it to survive -- you...

Posted on 03/27/13 at 10:28 am in response to Why today's seniors object to the dissolution of Medicare

After re-reading your comments, I really feel compelled to respond once more. In them you have suggested I am "insulting", "condescending", and selling "left wing lies".

I do not intend or desire to "insult" anyone -- the gist of my article is simple: most seniors LIKE Medicare, and have shown a desire to protect it. That's it. Period.

I do not feel that is "condescending" in any way. Clearly, you disagree, but I sincerely feel your views are in the minority of the senior...

Posted on 03/27/13 at 03:39 pm in response to Why today's seniors object to the dissolution of Medicare

and Amen again!

Posted on 04/04/13 at 11:20 am in response to Why today's seniors object to the dissolution of Medicare

Amen!

Posted on 03/09/13 at 06:42 pm in response to So, what will actually work to reduce gun violence?

And as I concluded in my Community Voices piece of Jan 8, as long as the NRA has the cover of the Second Amendment, very little progress can be made on reducing gun ownership -- and gun violence.

http://www.minnpost.com/community-voices/2013/01/it-time-repeal-second-a...

Sadly, it is highly...

Posted on 02/05/13 at 02:20 pm in response to Behind the Hagel bashing, real differences on security policy

...is the lack of civility, restraint, and respect we now see in recent Congresses (as I described in my Community Voices of 1/30). And, it has all made Congress more disfunctional, and created a lack of positive leadership in running our nation.