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Donald Trump versus Ted Cruz versus John Kasich

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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: jaredsxtn, I posted the exclusions for pre existing coverage because I have tried to help people that were denied or dropped from pre existing coverage guarantee. ACA is good for people that don't need help. Poor people can't afford it for one reason or another.

    Some people claim to have talked with God, but it doesn't mean they actually did.

    There are no exclusions for preexisting conditions. Let me say that again. There. Are. No. Exclusions. For. Preexisting. Conditions.

    Poor people in states that expanded Medicaid have coverage; poor people who live in states who refused to expand Medicaid were left to the whims of their Governor and State Legislators. That's not Obama's fault; that's their Governors and State Legislators fault.

    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Even the best of liberals except for a very few do not understand poor or poverty. What I don't understand about poor people is their resistance to publish their problems. Three things come to my mind about why poor people are not pro active. Pride, they can't afford it or fear of reprisal.

    I consider myself among "the best of liberals" and I can guarantee you that I understand poverty more than pretty much anyone who isn't living in poverty themselves.

    My dad was an executive at a fortune 50 (not 500) company and my mom was an inner-city public school teacher. Do you know where I went to school as a child? A top rated private school? No, I went to the school my mother taught at. I then went to public high school that was majority minority.

    After graduating high school, I went to college and earned a business degree. I could have used that degree to go make tons of money after college, but I decided to go into social work and spent the next seven years of my life working at a group home for wards of the state while making barely over minimum wage.

    The poor don't "publish their problems" because the poor don't have a lobby in Congress. Suggesting the poor are not proactive is sheer nonsense. I assure you they are very proactive in trying to make their and their families lives better, but they are up against forces that are far more powerful than themselves. It has nothing to do with pride or reprisal.

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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Got it. So he will be denied coverage for a multitude of reasons. I wonder what is the purpose for an enrollment period.

    He is not denied coverage for a multitude of reasons; he is denied coverage because he didn't sign up for coverage during open enrollment. That is one reason, not a multitude.

    The reason for open enrollment periods is so health insurance companies can do the job they are tasked with doing under the law and prepare for their next fiscal year. Trust me. I know how hard this job is because my fiance comes home every night and talks to me about how difficult it is to make sure they have all their I's dotted and T's crossed.

    Do I want a universal health care system? Absolutely. But that's not what have and we have to work with what he have until we elect people that will change it.

    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Seems like a lot of people are going to become uninsurable for a multitude of reasons. I am going to find out if ccobra is an option.

    No, people will not become uninsurable (sic) for a multitude of reasons.

    If your friend is pissed that he can't afford any coverage and doesn't qualify for Medicaid then he needs to talk to his Governor and State Legislators for refusing to expand Medicaid. If your friend is eligible for tax subsidies, but missed the deadline then I have a hard time feeling sorry for him considering it's pretty easy to apply for coverage during the open enrollment period.

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    We'll see. Apparently there are different rules for an individual as opposed to a group plan. He told me there was an April 14th date for a grace period and now that is supposed to be May 01. After reading up on the link Schmidt provided he won't be able to get insurance until the next open enrollment period and he will be denyed pre existing condition coverage.

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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: We'll see. Apparently there are different rules for an individual as opposed to a group plan. He told me there was an April 14th date for a grace period and now that is supposed to be May 01. After reading up on the link Schmidt provided he won't be able to get insurance until the next open enrollment period and he will be denyed pre existing condition coverage.

    No. He will not be denied coverage for a preexisting condition because the law states he can not be denied coverage for a preexisting condition. I'm sorry about your friends trials and tribulations, but the misinformation out there is driving me nuts.

    I am on an individual plan because my fiance and I aren't married yet. The open enrollment period for an individual to get coverage starting the first of this year was between November 1, 2015 and December 15, 2015. I signed up for coverage during this time.

    You then had until January 15th, 2016 to sign up for coverage if you wanted it to start on February 1. January 31 was the last day to sign up for coverage if you want to avoid a penalty by the IRS.

    If your friend lost his job after that time then he would qualify for a special enrollment period.

    I'm not trying to be an asshole, but why doesn't your friend just call the HHS Obamacare Hotline? They will be able to help him a hell of a lot better than someone who doesn't really understand the law...

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    I do hope that we can get back on the topic of this thread though.

    Anyone can write about anything they want, but let's try to keep each thread on the topic that it's actually about.

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    How about this then? Hillary seems to have a new supporter! Hmmm, I wonder why?

    huffingtonpost.com/entry/koch-clinton-p...

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    pr Wrote:

    How about this then? Hillary seems to have a new supporter! Hmmm, I wonder why?

    huffingtonpost.com/entry/koch-clinton-p...

    I liked the Clinton "long coats" (22) listings on the bottom of the page; what is she hiding behind these coats? Is she really a woman? A very weird way to dress indeed.
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    Getting back on topic, the Cruz and Kasich campaigns have outlined how they will collaborate to stop Trump in Indiana, Oregon and New Mexico.

    Huffington Post, April 24, 2016: Ted Cruz And John Kasich Are Finally Coordinating To Stop Donald Trump

    "Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) late Sunday announced a coordinated effort to stop GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump from winning upcoming primaries in Indiana, New Mexico and Oregon.

    “To ensure that we nominate a Republican who can unify the Republican Party and win in November, our campaign will focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico,” the Cruz campaign said in a statement, calling for “allies of both campaigns,” like super PACs, to follow suit.

    "Kasich’s campaign issued a similar statement, saying that “we will shift our campaign’s resources west and give the Cruz campaign a clear path in Indiana.”"

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    Will this be effective? Or will it energize even more the passionate Trump supporters. We can certainly expect Trump to capitalize on it.

    And please no more Hillary bashing in this thread. We also have threads on Obamacare that we can resurrect if there is interest. This thread is about Trump, Cruz and Kasich, not a topic that seems to have much interest lately on this website.

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Getting back on topic, the Cruz and Kasich campaigns have outlined how they will collaborate to stop Trump in Indiana, Oregon and New Mexico.

    Huffington Post, April 24, 2016: Ted Cruz And John Kasich Are Finally Coordinating To Stop Donald Trump

    "Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) late Sunday announced a coordinated effort to stop GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump from winning upcoming primaries in Indiana, New Mexico and Oregon.

    “To ensure that we nominate a Republican who can unify the Republican Party and win in November, our campaign will focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico,” the Cruz campaign said in a statement, calling for “allies of both campaigns,” like super PACs, to follow suit.

    "Kasich’s campaign issued a similar statement, saying that “we will shift our campaign’s resources west and give the Cruz campaign a clear path in Indiana.”"

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    Will this be effective? Or will it energize even more the passionate Trump supporters. We can certainly expect Trump to capitalize on it.

    And please no more Hillary bashing in this thread. We also have threads on Obamacare that we can resurrect if there is interest. This thread is about Trump, Cruz and Kasich, not a topic that seems to have much interest lately on this website.

    Hillary bashing? Yes Sir! (Is this an Army site?) She's holy, I asked the Pope. ( has the same uniform's)

    Getting to the subject: What does it matter if they "shift"whatever; I guess the "voters" don't care what they vote for anyway as long as the beer is cold and can have a laugh about all these snake oil salesmen..

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    Trump predictably has called the Cruz-Kasich plan for Indiana, New Mexico, and Oregon as "pathetic" and is now labelling it as "collusion" while making reference to how collusion is illegal in business practices and stock trading, but okay in the rigged Republican selection system. He is capitalizing on it and his crowds at his rallies in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania today are eating it up.

    Donald Trump has a five point lead over Cruz and a 20 point lead over Kasich in the latest CBS poll of Republican voters (40, 35, 20) in Indiana. If Kasich supporters were to shift to Cruz, it could give Cruz the state. That election is May 3rd.

    If Cruz takes Indiana, then one could say the strategy worked. But a lot of votes have already been cast in early voting.

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    The latest buzz in the media is that Cruz is vetting Carly Fiorina for his VP slot. Would he announce his intentions well before the primary season is over to enhance his viability to voters? Maybe. For me, however, Carly Fiorina would be a drag on his ticket much the same as Sarah Palin was a drag on John McCain's candidacy. She is unqualified having already been vetted by HP as incompetent. Her number one credential seems to be her real hatred towards Hillary Clinton. She would be the attacker-in-chief on the Lyin' Ted Cruz ticket where facts don't matter.

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    Schmidt Wrote: The latest buzz in the media is that Cruz is vetting Carly Fiorina for his VP slot. Would he announce his intentions well before the primary season is over to enhance his viability to voters? Maybe. For me, however, Carly Fiorina would be a drag on his ticket much the same as Sarah Palin was a drag on John McCain's candidacy. She is unqualified having already been vetted by HP as incompetent. Her number one credential seems to be her real hatred towards Hillary Clinton. She would be the attacker-in-chief on the Lyin' Ted Cruz ticket where facts don't matter.

    I love that someone who is hundreds of delegates behind and not likely to win the nomination is vetting someone to be the Vice President. I love it even more that he is vetting someone who drove a Fortune 500 company into the ground. The Republican Primary has literally become a reality TV show.

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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Schmidt Wrote: The latest buzz in the media is that Cruz is vetting Carly Fiorina for his VP slot. Would he announce his intentions well before the primary season is over to enhance his viability to voters? Maybe. For me, however, Carly Fiorina would be a drag on his ticket much the same as Sarah Palin was a drag on John McCain's candidacy. She is unqualified having already been vetted by HP as incompetent. Her number one credential seems to be her real hatred towards Hillary Clinton. She would be the attacker-in-chief on the Lyin' Ted Cruz ticket where facts don't matter.

    I love that someone who is hundreds of delegates behind and not likely to win the nomination is vetting someone to be the Vice President. I love it even more that he is vetting someone who drove a Fortune 500 company into the ground. The Republican Primary has literally become a reality TV show.

    On CNBC they took a poll on"Wallstreet" on who would be best suited; guess what they selected: Hillary as the most suitable.

    Anyway if Cruz selects that bitch, then we don't have to worry about Planned Parenthood; she will spent all her time on that, because she has no brains for anything else. Even Palin has a better track record??? I guess stupidity and ignorance gets you in the White House nowadays, at least Cruz thinks so because Jesus told him that..

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    Dutch -- No matter your feelings about Carly or Hillary, offensive sexist words like that are not something that we liberals use. I suggest you edit your post for political correctness.
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    Cruz believes he will be the nominee. Assigning secret service to him has probably cost him his grip on reality. Remember he has appeared before the supreme court. That has probably added to his celebritas. The maneuver with Kasich was probably his idea seeing that it doesn't benefit Kasich as much. Cruz probably thinks he is the choice.