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- I did three times :)
- p.s. one more p.s., sorry: Tax deductions are great for health insurance if you make considerable money and don't have a preexisting condition. If one is making minimum wage or even up to 35-40,000 with a family a tax deduction won't work as they couldn't afford the cost to buy health insurance in the first place and/or have a preexisting condition. Finally as HR professional that goes out for bids for health insurance for small organizations, I can tell you that there is very little "free market' competition (sorry GOP) in the real world of health insurance. Promise no more p.s.'
- p.s. I also agree with Harry, "how can you people sleep soundly?"
- I "betcha" the writer has heath insurance as well as a number of those opposed to the ACA that have the "mandated" via taxes Medicare as well as the congress that receive "government funded" healthcare, etc. What a bunch of hypocrites! The ACA is based in most part on the "mandated" requirement of the GOP's own Heritage Foundation (now run by Mr. De Mint, don't ya love it) proposal. A large portion of those without health insurance because of costs, preexisting conditions, etc. work full time. As the former VP of a large public hospital I am telling you that there should be very little "new" dollars as we are already paying with tax dollars for those that come to ER's without health insurance in much more serious condition because they could not afford basic care.
- What a surprise! The "I've got mine" crowd on Longboat Key wants to defund the Affordable Care Act, and continue the present Emergency Room routine, where a fellow citizen, who can't afford healthcare dies a horrible death, because when he finally crawls to the ER with unbearable pa, finds that he has Stage 4 cancer, which could have been cured easily if he had access to simple, low cost tests 5 years before. Seriously, how can you people sleep soundly?
23 LBK Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
25 Manatee Audubon -- Bird walk at Leffis Key
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
29 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6 4th annual Longboat Key Gourmet Lawn Party
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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A fitting tribute
A day after receiving an Ageless Creativity Award from the Ringling College/Longboat Key Center for the Arts in honor of their late father, Ed Brickman, daughter Carol Diamant and son Eli Brickman held a celebration of life service Saturday.
Alma mater honors Harold Ronson
Philadelphia University presented Longboat Key resident Harold Ronson with its “Leadership in Philanthropy” award Oct. 11, at its Homecoming Dinner Dance.