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"Pull My Finger"

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Kansas State Football / Re: West Virginia Thread
« on: November 16, 2019, 06:29:39 PM »
This is how you honor Bill?  :cry:
In all honesty - it's a very 2018 Bill like performance.

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Holy Crap, the replies on that....
 :lol:

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Kansas State Football / Re: The Onside Kick
« on: October 30, 2019, 06:33:14 PM »
So we're making Calvinball an NCAA sport?   :drool:

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Kansas State Football / Re: The Onside Kick
« on: October 29, 2019, 10:46:13 AM »
Not up to date on free kick rules, but would the proper response for the receiving team be to bat it out of bounds?  Or is that a penalty?

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Do we have the details of anyone's plan to say this will definitely be the case?

I honestly don't know, but following the differential of coverage prices on the private side, if they aren't included, its another 10-15% or so either out of individuals pockets or on top of costs already estimated.  If we're going to go all the way with MFA or a public buy in option, then we should probably go all the way and include the Dental\Vision. 

Will have to do some digging to see if anyone has been specific enough one way or the other.

According to Sanders' 2017 MFA bill it seems would; MFA at least as Sanders proposed it is actually Medicare A (hospitalization) + Medicare B (diagnostic/preventative) + Medicare D (prescriptions) + Supplemental (dental/vision) at the minimum.

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SEC. 201. COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS.
(a) In General.—Subject to the other provisions of this title and titles IV through IX, individuals enrolled for benefits under this Act are entitled to have payment made by the Secretary to an eligible provider for the following items and services if medically necessary or appropriate for the maintenance of health or for the diagnosis, treatment, or rehabilitation of a health condition:

(1) Hospital services, including inpatient and outpatient hospital care, including 24-hour-a-day emergency services and inpatient prescription drugs.
(2) Ambulatory patient services.
(3) Primary and preventive services, including chronic disease management.
(4) Prescription drugs, medical devices, biological products, including outpatient prescription drugs, medical devices, and biological products.
(5) Mental health and substance abuse treatment services, including inpatient care.
(6) Laboratory and diagnostic services.
(7) Comprehensive reproductive, maternity, and newborn care.
(8) Pediatrics.
(9) Oral health, audiology, and vision services.
(10) Short-term rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1804/text#toc-id25c91cb96228483495ad9de0b47b79f8

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Quick, honest question:  Is the "Medicare for All" world including dental and vision services?  IOW your common Medigap supplemental policies that aren't really Medicare but are commonly part of private insurance?

 :dunno: doubt it

Can you elaborate on this "Medigap supplemental policies that aren't really Medicare but are commonly part of private insurance?" Every job I've had has provided these as separate pieces. Delta Dental seems to have a monopoly on this and hoooo boy it's shows in those markets.

Yeah, they are essentially the same type of additional coverage, just that a lot of private/employer sponsored plans include it at least as an opt-in or opt-out, with that pricing presented up front.  More or less a one-stop shopping experience.

In the Medicare world, these are totally separate private insurance contracts that need to be shopped for by individuals.  It would be a huge perceptual hurdle to have a Medicare tax increase, or whatever upfront funding mechanism, and still have individuals need to shop private insurance for dental/vision.

Do we have the details of anyone's plan to say this will definitely be the case?

I honestly don't know, but following the differential of coverage prices on the private side, if they aren't included, its another 10-15% or so either out of individuals pockets or on top of costs already estimated.  If we're going to go all the way with MFA or a public buy in option, then we should probably go all the way and include the Dental\Vision. 

Will have to do some digging to see if anyone has been specific enough one way or the other.

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Quick, honest question:  Is the "Medicare for All" world including dental and vision services?  IOW your common Medigap supplemental policies that aren't really Medicare but are commonly part of private insurance?

 :dunno: doubt it

Can you elaborate on this "Medigap supplemental policies that aren't really Medicare but are commonly part of private insurance?" Every job I've had has provided these as separate pieces. Delta Dental seems to have a monopoly on this and hoooo boy it's shows in those markets.

Yeah, they are essentially the same type of additional coverage, just that a lot of private/employer sponsored plans include it at least as an opt-in or opt-out, with that pricing presented up front.  More or less a one-stop shopping experience.

In the Medicare world, these are totally separate private insurance contracts that need to be shopped for by individuals.  It would be a huge perceptual hurdle to have a Medicare tax increase, or whatever upfront funding mechanism, and still have individuals need to shop private insurance for dental/vision.

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Quick, honest question:  Is the "Medicare for All" world including dental and vision services?  IOW your common Medigap supplemental policies that aren't really Medicare but are commonly part of private insurance?

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Gabbard will be Trump's 'trump".  Pence will be bowing out of the clown show, Trump will need a new running mate.....

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: September 30, 2019, 12:31:20 PM »
What a repugnant POS


In addition to bringing up civil war, he's talked about charging a congressman with treason and ignoring laws protecting whistle blowers.

Today was the day Mr. Trump became president.

El Presidente

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He held himself to just12 Goals.

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"...You didn't build that!"

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This is the best argument I’ve seen for Pete

You're a moderate right? I'm not at all but I also like this about Pete.

Along these lines - this came out last week. Thought it was an interesting take.

Things Stacey Abrams and Pete Buttigieg get that most other pols don’t

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Interesting....This is someone to take a good look at.  At first glance, comes across as too innocent for the brutality of this coming cycle, but mos def want to know more.

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Why is healthcare so expensive?

It’s a little complicated, but if you get the chance you should definitely talk to someone in the healthcare business industry like pharma reps and medical device providers. It’s one of the swampiest of swampy industries in America, with all kinds of kickbacks where everyone is scratching each other’s backs to get rich off of people who just take their doctor’s advice because they trust them.

It really is pretty disgusting even if you only get a tiny piece of the picture.

In a previous life I was employed at a mental health benefits third party administrator.  There was a definite pay to play aspect that existed to get with the "right" brokers in order to get in front of the end client.  This was back 15 years ago or so, nothing even approaching parity with medical benefits, so it was quite a bit more wild-west as to how skeevy you wanted to play.

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Kansas State Basketball / Re: 2019 Tour-nah-ment
« on: March 26, 2019, 09:00:20 AM »
The sweet 16 would be perfect chalk (ha!) except for the kansans.

 :frown:

Also, related:


He didn't count Gonzaga as a mid major so I have to wonder about his methodology. Did he count them at some point then stopped counting them. What about Memphis? BYU? Butler at one point was certainly a mid major, are they now? For consistency sakes he should just take the top 6 or 7 conferences. Also, it should be a percentage because the number of "mid majors" vary each year. I saw something that had them as trending low until the last two seasons.

Also Wichita State 2013?  Loyola Chicago last year?  Since they were both Missouri Valley at the time, is that a top conference, or below mid-major?

And why not go back to 1985, when 64 teams started, why choose 2000? Because the play-in game started that year?

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On the other hand, Biden might die in office.

she should contracts to accept a vpship for either biden or bernie.

Would it create a sideshow that the billing of the ticket is upside down? Would that discourage/fragment Dems or be a point to rally around?

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Managing to keep the CotDC in his hip pocket till now was brilliant strategy, both cementing credibility with the younger half or so of voters and creating an, as of now, benign "novelty" about it all with the rest.

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Kansas State Basketball / Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« on: March 07, 2019, 05:11:04 PM »
Yeah, they were already good, but the ticket office brouhaha revealed which nooks and crannies were better than others.

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I bet Mueller's team and the SDNY team hate this. Congress is just going to run a concurrent investigation in public?

Yes, this is so dumb


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You would think they would be a little more careful if congress does get someone to dish, but the potential to Oliver North this up is probably too much to resist in order to make their point.

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Looking at the plans for the new Texas basketball arena and came across their football stade plans. Found them interesting and really wish we had their money. ($175 million for this project)






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Kansas State Football / Re: Wild Wildcats in 2016 NFL Draft
« on: February 02, 2019, 08:42:04 AM »
Too much sawing wood and not enough pounding stone.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Killing babies at 9 months
« on: February 01, 2019, 03:30:09 PM »
Both Mengele as well as Schweitzer were physicians, and, presumably, experts.

Would you posit that they both upheld the Hippocratic oath? Go back to your hayfield.

Well, one was certainly more upholding than the other.  Are you sure you're not overdue for a visit to your own hayfield?

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Killing babies at 9 months
« on: February 01, 2019, 03:15:18 PM »
Both Mengele as well as Schweitzer were physicians, and, presumably, experts.

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