Obamacare is not Sustainable… the Sky is the Limit

The math for Single Payer is not complex. Instead of doling out corporate welfare to insurance firms, we pay that money to deliver actual health care. As health improves, costs go down.

singlepayerhealthcarethumbNow that the “Affordable Care Act” is in motion, the costs have gone up an average of 40% and will rise another 10% this year.
Deductibles have skyrocketed, which means even if you are insured, if you do not have
money for copayments, you
do not get health care.
Also 31 million Americans
cannot get health care because
the corporate-centric plan excludes them.
We need single payer to catch up with
the rest of the world. The struggle continues.

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Health care as a share of GDP is irrelevant.
What you have to pay is what counts.

It is true that corporate transnationals have made tons of money charging you for insurance and munitions, but the downside is we pay more for healthcare than we used to. 40% more and rising. Reality persists.

onemorethingThe solution is single payer.
We are not there yet.

“The math is not complex.
Instead of doling out corporate welfare
to insurance firms, we pay that money to deliver actual health care. As health improves, costs go down. “Single-payer allows citizens and businesses to win twice: — less money out of our individual budgets for health insurance, and — no government bureaucracy that gives our tax money to the less efficient health insurance companies through a variety of federal and state programs”

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/healthcare-solutions/

The math is not complex. Instead of doling out corporate welfare to insurance firms, we pay that money to…
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49-State Analysis: Obamacare To Increase
Individual-Market Premiums By Average Of 41%

educs“One of the fundamental flaws of the Affordable Care Act is that, despite its name, it makes health insurance more expensive. Today, the Manhattan Institute released the most comprehensive analysis yet conducted of premiums under Obamacare for people who shop for coverage on their own. Here’s what we learned. In the average state, Obamacare will increase underlying premiums by 41 percent.”

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“Scatter joy!” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Scatter joy!” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson.

“Scatter joy!” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“let joy be unconfined…” ― George Gordon Byron

1000509261001_1592338608001_BIO-Classroom-Helen-Keller-The-World-I-See-SF-FIX“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”

 

Pride and Joy make a difference!

“The melancholy river bears us on. When the moon comes through the trailing willow boughs, I see your face, I hear your voice and the bird Virginia Woolfsinging as we pass the osier bed. What are you whispering?  Sorrow, sorrow. Joy, joy. Woven together, like reeds in moonlight.”
Virginia Woolf

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George Gordon Byron
let joy be unconfined…
George Gordon Byron

 

 

Percy Bysshe Shelley


“I have drunken deep of joy,
and I will taste no other wine tonight.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

Mark Twain

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”

Mark Twain


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“With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.”

~William Wordsworth

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A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, 
as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked.

~Anais Nin

 

Jack London

He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars.”

Jack London, The Call of the Wild

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“A tJohn Keatshing of beauty is a joy forever.”
John Keats

 

Deepak Chopra


“…There are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous
.”
Deepak Chopra molieredioscurescanalblogcom

 

“It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.”

 ~Moliere

 


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In South Korea, they believe that when you turn 60, you’ve become a baby again and the rest of your life should be totally about joy and happiness, and people should leave you alone, and I just think that that’s the height of intelligence.”
~Alice Walker


Hubert Selby Jr.

The voice so filled with nostalgia that you could almost see the memories floating through the blue smoke, memories not only of music and joy and youth, but perhaps, of dreams. They listened to the music, each hearing it in his own way, feeling relaxed and a part of the music, a part of each other, and almost a part of the world. ”   ― Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream

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“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”

~Buddha

 



“A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love.

She gives most who Mother Teresagives with joy.”

― Mother Teresa

Edna St. Vincent Millay

 

“Beauty is whatever gives joy.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay

 


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“The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.”

Rabindranath Tagore

 

Robert G. Ingersoll

 

“Like the most of you, I was raised among people who knew – who were certain. They did not reason or investigate. They had no doubts…

“We can be as honest as we are ignorant. If we are, when asked what is beyond the horizon of the known, we must say that we do not know. We can tell the truth, and we can enjoy the blessed freedom that the brave have won. We can destroy the monsters of superstition, the hissing snakes of ignorance and fear. We can drive from our minds the frightful things that tear and wound with beak and fang. We can civilize our fellow-men. We can fill our lives with generous deeds, with loving words, with art and song, and all the ecstasies of love. We can flood our years with sunshine — with the divine climate of kindness, and we can drain to the last drop the golden cup of joy.”

Robert G. Ingersoll, The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol 1: Lectures

Oscar Wilde

“A flower blossoms for its own joy.”

Oscar Wilde

Frederick William Faber
“There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy everywhere, and leaving it behind them when they go.”

Frederick William Faber

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“The bond that links your true family is not one of 1346663793563blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.”

Richard Bach


 

Painting of William Wordsworth

“With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.”

 

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”

Langston Hughes

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/dreams-dreamers-and-dreaming/


Spiritual and Religious ideas…

“The blessings we bestow upon one another, a nod, wink, hug, or touch, are more important than prayer and more essential than worship. The rest is commentary, art, science or fiction…”

“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty.”
~Albert Einstein

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One of the most important criteria for any complete education is skepticism.  Systems of beliefs and articles of faith should be rational considerations, even if they may include existential ideas or parameters. Why limit ourselves? 

“Science and religion are compatible, declares Einstein, the famous physicist.  Incourage1 his essays, Einstein views science as the basis for a “cosmic” religion, embraced by scientists, theologians, and all who share a sense of wonder in the rationality and beauty of the universe.”

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In the course of his career, Einstein  wrote more than 300 scientific and 150 nonscientific publications. These essays date from the 1930s and 40s.

In direct, everyday language, Einstein develops a coherent view that transcends the antiquated religions about fear and modern religions about ethics. Albert’s concept of a cosmic religion combines science and religion, with science forming the basis for a more enlightened religion.

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http://www.theportlandalliance.org/tmcm Shannon Wheeler, Too Much Coffee Man

In essays on aphorisms, Einstein muses about pacifism, disarmament, and relativity. His schematic view transcends myths, gods, devils, dogma, worship and prayer tokens. He also appreciated
Spinoza’s metaphysical and semantic acrobatics…

 


“The religion of the future will be cosmic religion.  It will transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology.”

~ Albert Einstein


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In considering Abrahamic traditions, Deism, Atheism, Agnosticism and Existentialism… I’ve found the isms overrated. When it comes to philosophy and religion, I’m a gardener who loves to read, write and plant a few seeds.

The blessings we bestow upon one another
(a nod, wink, or a hug) seem more important and essential than prayer and worship.

Love matters, an’ a good heart.

The rest is commentary, art, science or fiction…


~ Tim F.

That’s Not Love… courage, peace, justice or freedom…

“Truth, lies, science and fiction…

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“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”Robert G. Ingersoll
E.E. Cummings

 

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/courage/

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‘True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.’
―Albert Einstein

“Keep love in your heart.  A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”   ― Oscar Wilde

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Love is a name for what people call God.
― tmf

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/love/


Dreams, dreamers and dreaming

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Imagination, visions and where we are going…

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.  I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.
John Lennon

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
Langston Hughes

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/dreams-dreamers-and-dreaming/


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www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/2015/February Speaking Truth to Power

Vol. XXXV, #2 Feb. 2015
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Speaking Truth to Power Since 1981
Of, by and for the people

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Of, by and for the people

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