Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Bigger Lie

Covered California (the State run ACA system) sent out a notice late Thursday that its public health exchange would offer access to 58,000 physicians, or 80% of the state’s doctors.

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What crap.  The headline really says 20% of the State's doctors won't even be eleigible for ACA participation.  The other 80% are being "offered."  Not accepted. offered participation. 

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Heck, 100% of the girls I've ever dated have been offered sexual bliss beyond their imagining.  Doesn't mean squat either. 

22 comments:

Cinco-X said...

Rob Dawg: "Covered California (the State run ACA system) sent out a notice late Thursday that its public health exchange would offer access to 58,000 physicians,"

Is that the same program as "California Retail Access to Physicians"?

Rob Dawg said...

Abbreviated answer: hell yah.

Rob Dawg said...

To no one in particular.

There's an ad on Craigslist for a pair of 901 series V with eq for $250.

Any advice?

Gator Fan said...

I'd go look at the condition of the cones, look for any dry rotting or brittle glue. Bring some tracks you want to hear. Sit down and try them out.

Audio is so subjective. If it sounds good to you, and $250 is right, then take them.

Cinco-X said...

Rob Dawg said... a pair of 901 series V with eq for $250.

They're rumored to be quite good.
Bose 901 on ebay
That said, $250 doesn't seem like an exceptional deal, except perhaps that you could go and audition them as Gator Fan has suggested...

Rob Dawg said...

I Actually met Dr Emil in the halls of building three a million years ago. One of my aunts was an employee at the time they moved up to the mountain.

Son of Brock Landers said...

I bet the progressives have a fix for that. How about import 2rd world MDs to make up for the MD gap?

TJandTheBear said...

Regarding your prior post...

It's the "sunshine bias" that drove me away. CR is a really nice guy, but his read of the economy is entirely too superficial. The headline numbers haven't told the true story for years now.

Ironically, that superficiality has served many well in the markets, reinforcing their beliefs. That'll come back to haunt them.

Rob Dawg said...

Traitor for all ages Jang Song Thaek has been relived of life.

Jang was accused of possessing , "...a wild ambition to grab the supreme power of our party and state." He was found to be "...despicable human scum .... [who] worse than a dog, perpetrated thrice-cursed acts of treachery in betrayal of such profound trust and warmest paternal love shown by the party and the leader for him."

Man and I thought I could insult.

"Individual acts of perversion SO profound and disgusting that decorum prohibits listing them here."

Rob Dawg said...

Go to see lots of old faces wandering back. Likewise good to see new faces like Gator and Doug as well. I do have to wonder if "gator" is just a new name for an old friend. I still use the Snap-On bottle opener.

TJandTheBear said...

He lost me at "worse than a dog".

John Doug said...

John Doug is sporkfed. Couldn't use sporkfed
as my handle here. As to the pollyannish view
over at HCN, I think geographic location makes
a huge difference. This measures the CR uses
may not tell the whole story.

Rob Dawg said...

Hey there sporkie. Welcome. Yeah, the metrics are stale on CR. most suffer from the worst kinds of survivor bias. Anyone with a brain can look at some hotel areas and see the even numbered floors empty at night and figure out the occupancy numbers are pure BS. That's just one example. And don't even get me started on indexed reports.

sm_landlord said...

Casey Report EOY edition is out. Wondering who will buy Ts since foreigners and commercial banks are selling. One possibility is that the Fed will stop buying MBS but double T purchases to $80B/mo.

On the 901 with EQ, I assume you mean Bose? Only good if you like your sound processed and thin. If you want good sound cheap, grab a pair of JBL ES-80s on sale at Fry's and put a 400W amp behind them. That's what's in my living room in Venco, and they sound great and kick 4ss.

Rob Dawg said...

I've got a NAD amp around here someplace. You know what they say... Their hearts and kids will follow. ;)

Cinco-X said...

TJandTheBear said...He lost me at "worse than a dog".

I thought the correct terminology was "capitalist lacky dog"...

Cinco-X said...

John Doug said...As to the pollyannish view over at HCN, I think geographic location makes a huge difference.
True dat. There are a few markets that are totally out of whack with the rest of the US, and that's okay, as long as you don't use them as "leading indicators" and such...

Cinco-X said...

sm_landlord said...On the 901 with EQ, I assume you mean Bose? Only good if you like your sound processed and thin.

No highs, no lows...must be Bose...;)

Cinco-X said...

How the States Committed Suicide
In Obamacare, Congress made the states an offer it thought they couldn't refuse: If they expanded their Medicaid systems to include residents with incomes up to 138 percent of the poverty rate, Washington would pick up 100 percent of the tab for the first three years. And any state that didn't go along would see its federal Medicaid dollars eliminated entirely.

When the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act in 2012, it held that Congress could not punish states so severely for failing to enact federal legislators' preferred policies. (Medicaid composes the largest part of most state budgets, and the federal government automatically picks up 50 to 83 percent of each state's Medicaid spending, no matter how much they choose to spend.) Nevertheless, about half of the states have gone along. This can be seen as the last step toward making the states nothing more than administrative units of the federal government, completing a process that began a century ago.

How did the once-sovereign states become wards of Washington? They did it to themselves. State politicians came to recognize that they would benefit from a more powerful national government. As scholars like Michael Greve and Todd Zywicki have shown, state actors helped to break down the original constitutional system of "competitive federalism," which kept government limited as states competed with each other to attract business and labor. In its place they contrived a parasitical "cooperative" or "cartel" federalism, in which states extract wealth from each other through the federal government.

This will end, and it won't end well...

Cinco-X said...

The Seventeenth [Amendment] was the greatest structural change ever made to the Constitution. State legislatures gave up their power to choose U.S. senators. The Senate no longer represented the states as states, and senators became agents of federal empowerment. Historically, the Senate had been the more conservative chamber of Congress (as the Founders intended); after 1913 it became the more liberal[a.k.a. Progressive].

Rob Dawg said...

No highs, no lows...must be Bose...;)

Gee, never heard that one before. Not. There is a point granted. THese days so much signal processing goes on I don't see how fidelity or linear response matters much.

Thomas Stone said...

I'm not here. As a Relitter I can't afford to associate with people who have a negative vibe.