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Thomas Swift

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St. Paul, MN
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Posted on 09/19/14 at 02:24 pm in response to Dayton campaign calls Johnson's MNsure charges a 'smear'

Dayton clearly owns the MNSure debacle; he said himself "the buck stops here", but I have to say I doubt he had any personal influence in Preferred One's rate setting....his MO never included paying due attention to details.

That being said, the actuarial numbers handed out by his minions on the MNSure board should be questioned. They have failed time and again to carry out their responsibilities, and it seems highly likely they were involved in this latest failure.

Posted on 09/20/14 at 09:26 am in response to Dayton campaign calls Johnson's MNsure charges a 'smear'

I find this kind of misinformed belief troubling.

Applications are being processed by *hand*. The backlog is chest deep. It was just reported that tens of thousands who think they are covered are not, due to an inability to determine their elegibility!

This is an important subject. You owe it to your fellow citizens to operate from a well researched knowledge, not blind allegience to a politician.

Posted on 09/20/14 at 09:35 am in response to Dayton campaign calls Johnson's MNsure charges a 'smear'

Thank you Sean, but Im speaking of the data insurers used to set the rates, not the rates they set.

In my opinion raising money to help pay for private school tuition would be a much better approach.

Posted on 09/18/14 at 08:16 am in response to House passes Syria measure; McCollum, Nolan, Bachmann oppose

McCollum scolds Turkey for failure to secure it's border: PRICELESS!

What does it matter? After a year's results they've concluded Dayton's version of Obamacare isn't financially sustainable.

What is important is that tens of thousands of people who lost coverage because of Obamacare are *again* uninsured because of Obamacare.

Whew, that spin is dizzying. Since 144,000 policy holders lost coverage in MN due to Obamacare, and there are now 59,000 paying customers and 132,000 getting it paid by others, it's no stretch to conclude 90% of Preferred paying customers are two time victims.

All of the insurance companies that decided to swim in this pool relied on enrollment estimates from the government. You can say they were fools to do so, and I wouldn't disagree, but the fact is that there are very few paying...

MPR says it was 146,000 that lost coverage. Close enough for me. http://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/31/health/law-minnesotans-more-expe...

Posted on 09/16/14 at 03:25 pm in response to Will the Adrian Peterson case actually cost the Vikings?

Arent you all happy Gov Dayton decided to make you silent (as in. pay up and be quiet) partners with Zygi & Co.?

Posted on 09/16/14 at 07:31 pm in response to Will the Adrian Peterson case actually cost the Vikings?

Although I was extremely satisfied with his performance overall as Mayor of St. Paul, Norm Coleman lost my vote for Governor due to his support of the Excel center. Aaand we ended up with "The Body". Sometimes standing on principal has a price.