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Author Topic: A Message from the AIDS Foundation of Chicago  (Read 1161 times)

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Offline edfu

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A Message from the AIDS Foundation of Chicago
« on: July 16, 2011, 04:00:22 AM »
How the Obama administration is undermining its own National HIV/AIDS Strategy and rendering its own health-reform law virtually meaningless for millions of low-income Americans, including hundreds of thousands with and at risk for HIV:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-ernesto-munar/debt-ceiling-negotiations-hiv-aids-battle_b_895423.html
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Re: A Message from the AIDS Foundation of Chicago
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2011, 05:09:47 AM »
How the Obama administration is undermining its own National HIV/AIDS Strategy and rendering its own health-reform law virtually meaningless for millions of low-income Americans, including hundreds of thousands with and at risk for HIV:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-ernesto-munar/debt-ceiling-negotiations-hiv-aids-battle_b_895423.html

Well Edina, I'm sure Mrs Bachmann will make it all better once she gets her cowgirl boots under the desk in the Oval.

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« Last Edit: July 16, 2011, 07:11:51 AM by Matty the Damned »

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Re: A Message from the AIDS Foundation of Chicago
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2011, 06:43:28 AM »
How the Obama administration is undermining its own National HIV/AIDS Strategy and rendering its own health-reform law virtually meaningless for millions of low-income Americans, including hundreds of thousands with and at risk for HIV:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-ernesto-munar/debt-ceiling-negotiations-hiv-aids-battle_b_895423.html

I quote from your source:

"The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reports that the White House is considering deep federal funding cuts for state Medicaid programs, a proposal which could have an immediate, chilling effect on efforts to meet the benchmark goals described in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Moreover, it would render the federal health reform law virtually meaningless for millions of low-income Americans.

Medicaid expansion for all low-income Americans, regardless of their health status, is the centerpiece of the health reform law championed by President Obama in 2010. Without full funding from the federal government to help states finance Medicaid expansion, low-income individuals -- including hundreds of thousands with and at risk for HIV -- will struggle to gain access to adequate healthcare services from bankrupt Medicaid programs, which will be unable to make up the shortfall in reduced federal funding.

The White House contends that its proposal for a "blended rate" of Medicaid financing for states is far superior to GOP plans to give states a fixed block grant to cover all their low-income healthcare needs, no matter how extensive. While indisputably better than the draconian GOP proposal, a blended rate would likely shortchange states of billions in Medicaid financing that they otherwise would receive under a fully implemented health reform law beginning in 2014. Faced with reduced federal funding, most cash-strapped states will have no choice but to ration healthcare services and further erode already dangerously low provider reimbursement rates."

Do you even read what you post?  Nowhere does it say that President Obama is doing anything close to what you are suggesting, rather it describes possible outcomes of the debt ceiling negotiations, which COULD BE detrimental to various groups.  You seem to lack basic reading comprehension skills, because you are unable to distinguish the difference between proposals and reality.  What you referenced is an OPINION column and not the reporting of real news.

Blind rage has a habit of making people unable to see anything and I mean ANYTHING, that does not fit their own warped sense of how the world should be.

As much as I would like to understand why you hate President Obama so much, I am afraid that there simply is not enough room, up your ass, for both of our heads.  ;D
« Last Edit: July 16, 2011, 06:59:59 AM by killfoile »

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Re: A Message from the AIDS Foundation of Chicago
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2011, 08:22:06 AM »
There is a bigger picture here and President Obama is only one player in this huge financial, and political, problem. Of course Medicaid funding could face cuts. ANY government program could face cuts.

From Roland S. Martin:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/07/15/martin.debt.talks/index.html

On one hand, Republicans are desperately trying to hold on to their purely insane ideological position that there must be no revenue and/or tax increases. It is as if these idiots refuse to believe any data that make clear that the massive tax cuts put in place by President George W. Bush have increased the federal deficit.

But they are afraid of running afoul of Grover Norquist and his Kool-Aid drinkers at the Americans for Tax Reform, who are more than willing to protect the millionaires and billionaires in this country, with their jets and yachts, from having to pay taxes at previous levels.
 
Then there are the Democrats, who have this equally insane belief that we can reduce the deficit and not touch Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Those three areas, along with the billions we continue to spend on national defense, constitute most of the dollars we spend on the federal budget. And those costs are spiraling out of control. So, of course, we must make some hard choices, and yes, that will mean making adjustments that might upset seniors.
 
At the end of the day, this ludicrous standoff is doing severe damage to America's credibility in the financial markets. Even toying with not increasing the debt ceiling could have severe repercussions for all of us. When clueless lawmakers like Rep. Michele Bachmann suggest that nothing will happen if we don't raise the debt ceiling, they only prove that they will destroy this nation in order to preserve an ideological purity. ...

This is precisely why I've despised the labels of Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative. Damn an ideology. At some point, you've got to analyze a situation and say, "This is the right thing to do."
 
But all of these politicians are afraid of one thing: losing their jobs. Frankly, it's hard to see how they care about the millions of jobs that have been lost in this economy over the past four years. It is all about those 435 powerful jobs in the House of Representatives, 100 in the United States Senate and the one job at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. ...

If the GOP gets its way, we lose. If the Democrats get their way, we lose. We simply cannot continue down this insane path of ideological purity driving our nation's agenda. If President Ronald Reagan understood that he had to accept revenue increases and President Bill Clinton saw that welfare needed to be changed, then President Barack Obama's lead must be followed in brokering a deal where all sides have skin in this game.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2011, 08:39:02 AM by GSOgymrat »

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Re: A Message from the AIDS Foundation of Chicago
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2011, 09:22:58 AM »
Let's see, people from the lower middle  class to the rich don't want to pay taxes if they don't have to.  Everyone is content to buy foreign made crap from Amazon and pay no state sales tax. For one example.  Ask republicans if there should be a national income tax rate hike and of course they'll say know but give them a complicated question like should there be a tax hike on families with income over 200,000 and you get more leeway.  Most think corporations could pay more taxes but never ever seem to get there.  

Dems and Republicans elect their Dem and Republican leaders and nobody but nobody talks about keeping or creating a standard of living for everyone via appropriate taxation!

Fucking wars of the last decade all freaking charged on VISA, Bank of China.  

It just seems the government is run by too many greedy greedy beady-eyed small-minded fraidy cats.

There is NO comprehensive vision.  Obama is pursuing his progressive platform - as well as possible but not always successfully.  But the "Yes We Can" vision didn't really jell.

I am routing for the USA but these days I feel that it would take a radical change in elected officials -  MANY MANY more woman and many many more nonwhite people. Turn the fucking tables on the ruling elite because everyone but everyone is being sold down the river to keep the very very top super rich.

In the elected powers, I see technocrats and policy wonks and politcos and eggheads cycling through positions in and out of goverment and just scrambling to make do for the moment and impress each other with their little coups of finesse.  Its like a high school club of geeks, really.

We need cut through the shit leadership.  Someone who can get people to swallow the biter pill when necessary.  Do homework, be polite, knock the bullies off their feet, go to interracial LBGT friendly proms, work partime for pocket money, win some football but maybe not all, have dreams, be non-cynical, have values, capable of critical and moral reasoning, etc.

Since I'm willing to bet half the USA has real high schoolers capable of all that, would someone please explain to me how we have the government we have now?  

Is it because in politics there is no Mom or Dad or Sports Coach who keeps people inline to do the right thing?
« Last Edit: July 16, 2011, 09:41:49 AM by mecch »
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Offline buginme2

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Re: A Message from the AIDS Foundation of Chicago
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2011, 09:34:46 AM »
My favorite quote from Bill Maher.   It will be a shame if Barack Obama loses the 2012 election not having attempted to pass any democratic principled legislation. 



Offline bocker3

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Re: A Message from the AIDS Foundation of Chicago
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2011, 09:55:42 AM »
Since I'm willing to bet half the USA has real high schoolers capable of all that, would someone please explain to me how we have the government we have now?  

OK -- so if it is all so easy and simply, why don't you move your own ass back to the USA and do something.  Oh right -- because you are simply full of blather and hot air.

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Offline bocker3

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Re: A Message from the AIDS Foundation of Chicago
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2011, 09:59:30 AM »
How the Obama administration is undermining its own National HIV/AIDS Strategy and rendering its own health-reform law virtually meaningless for millions of low-income Americans, including hundreds of thousands with and at risk for HIV:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-ernesto-munar/debt-ceiling-negotiations-hiv-aids-battle_b_895423.html

You are great at criticizing -- but where are you solutions?  WHO would be doing a better job?  You really sound just like Palin -- take things out of context to cast stones -- then run and hide, with a nary a counterpoint in sight.
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Offline Joe K

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Re: A Message from the AIDS Foundation of Chicago
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2011, 02:05:12 PM »
You are great at criticizing -- but where are you solutions?  WHO would be doing a better job?  You really sound just like Palin -- take things out of context to cast stones -- then run and hide, with a nary a counterpoint in sight.

Now Mike, you know he can't make any counterpoints, because that would require an open mind.  Besides, facts always confuse him.

 


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