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    Residents join national group in Leesburg to discuss health care repeal

    photoPhoto By Don Mears/ American’s for Prosperity National President Tim Phillips, left, and former Virginia government and U.S. senator George Allen, right, address a crowd on Jan. 18 at the Ida Lee Recreation Center in Leesburg.

    American’s for Prosperity, a national organization, held a town hall style meeting in Leesburg Jan. 18 to discuss the repeal of recently adopted health care legislation and what they describe as an overreach of federal and state government.

      At the event, which was held at Ida Lee Recreation Center, AFP also trained citizen-activists on how to effectively lobby elected representatives to educate them on the issues facing Virginia’s families.

    The meeting was one of four scheduled for in Virginia for Jan. 18.

    AFP is an organization comprised of citizen leaders that lobby for an individual’s right to economic freedom. They group supports restraints on the size of government.

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    Technically you already voted Black.  How you think Obama got into office????


    Block job killing Obamacare in Virginia.

    Vote Black this November.


    I tell you how to fix the health insurance issue -deny insurance for . . .

    Macacas!!!


    THE REPUBLICANS HAD THERE CHANCE TO DEBATE THE THINGS IN THE BILL THAT THEY DID NOT LIKE AND STILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO DEBATE WHAT THEY DONOT LIKE, THE MOTTO WAS JUST SAY NO! OR JOB KILLING BILL. WHY REPEAL THE WHOLE BILL?  WHEN PEOPLE BUY INSURANCE THE INS. COMPANY HAVE JOBS, THE THE WHOLE MEDICAL ASST. HAVE JOBS AND WILL GET PAID, THERE WILL BE MONEY FOR RESEARCH FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE FINDING THE CAUSES OF SICKNESS AND DISEASES. MUST I SAY MORE ETC. WELFARE, MEDICAID WILL NOT BE ALIMINATED.


    Now now thatsall, you know the republicans and the tea party folks don’t really care about the average citizen.  They are focused on their patrons, the uberwealthy and mega corporations. 

    As for a replacement?  The main one is Don’t get Sick.  The second, if you don’t have the money to get insurance, then go to an emergency room or simply lay down and die.

    Corporations are focused on their bottom lines and can’t be bothered with the likes of the citizens who are not wealthy.

    Listen to their rants in the Congress and then listen to their SOLUTIONS.  hear the silence?  You betcha…. RELOAD says their idol Palin.

    RELOAD for what?  If the Republicans and Tea Party folks get their way, we will see the death toll of uninsured Americans rise from 46,000 to 56,000 and then 60,000 and so on.  The upside is the Republicans can then point to the fact that they have lowered the overall medical costs.  Most of the sick folk have already DIED.

    Ya just gotta love twits like Allen, Cantor and that bunch.


    Okay…so the Republicans want to repeal it.  Sooooo what concrete solution do the Republicans have for this situation?  I am tired of everyone hating it but not having any better idea to address the issues.  So disappointed the Republicans had 8 years to figure something out and completely ignored it thinking it was never going to come up again.  Well, they were wrong and I have yet to hear of an alternate plan.  Come on folks…give us some options here!  Give us some true leadership on your part.


    Liz, I would invite you to look at the status of the national debt of each country in the Eurotrash combo you reference. Greece has defaulted, save for money from Spain, who’s really close to going under, too. In the EU, Ireland is on weak legs.
    The only problem with govt. that keeps handing out is that the coffer has to be refilled in order to keep doling it out.
    Citizens are NOT 24/7/365 ATM’s, and any government that thinks they are is ready to be changed. Bring on 2012. Evidently, some 70% of us are well past ready for the real change.


    Um, repealing the Health Care Bill will add $230 Billion to the national debt over the next 10 years. That


    Nothing like watching a recipient of years of gold plated taxpayer subsidized health care rail against other people getting basic health care.

    I’d love a chance to ask Allen why he wants Health Care companies to be able to go back to dropping people whenever they please, then deny you new coverage for the reasons they dropped you.


    McIntosh needs to get a life.  Rants on about everything but the salient points of the article. To use her phrase, she’s “gotta go.”  When responding to an article, stick to the point/s.


    Observer, I know it ends at 26.  What makes 26 a magic number?  I find it riduculous that 26 year olds are considered “children”

    My original point is that 26 years olds are not children.  They are grown adults who should be functioning independently of their parents (unless, obviously, there are mental or physical handicaps involved.)


    @Never2beFooledAgain:  Clearly you must be a . . .

    Macaca!

    Careful what you say about him - he is known to call people names.

    :)


    Um, repealing the Health Care Bill will add $230 Billion to the national debt over the next 10 years. That’s according to the congressional Budget Office.

    The Republicans have decided to break their own rules and not require that they come up with spending cuts to offset that expense.


    Here’s a tip.  If you see George Allen at an event, it’s only because he figures you’re dumb enough to listen to him.  Kinda like looking around the poker table to see who the fool might be…if you can’t figure it out, it’s probably you.


    McIntosh, it ends at 26.


    By the “finishing college” reasoning, why stop at 26?  Multiple Masters?  PhDs? Law School? Medical School?  I know a man who went back to medical school when he was in his 30s.  Should he have been covered by his parent’s insurance?  Where does it end?


    McIntosh - the bill is to cover children until they finish college.  Age of 26 covers them if they are working on a Masters, or if they need extra time to finish a BA.  Plus most students don’t get jobs straight out of college and they would still be covered in case of injury or illness.  There are many good parts to Obamacare and hopefully it can keep the dependent coverage, plus the pre-existing coverage part.  They also need to keep the section that doesn’t allow insurance to dump you if you get a catastrophic illness like cancer.  I’ve seen too many people lose insurance and are told, “Hey, you are too expensive, get lost!”  We won’t get death panels from Obamacare - we already have them!


    European businesses are subsidized by their governments who provide insurance to all citizens, regardless of where they work or what their age might be. European businesses, therefore, have more money to invest in growing their businesses. The EU is now a larger economic force than the US. We need to free up our business’s investment assets and have governemnt-provided insurance.


    I can see keeping “children” on an insurance policy for an additional premium but let’s face facts, 23 year olds are NOT “children”.  They are adults who should be independent by that age.  What makes 26 a magic age? 

    I once knew a woman at our church who was in her 70s and her mother close to 100.  Should the mother still be carrying her “child” on her insurance?


    Can I still keep my 23 year old daughter on my insurance?  And will my pre-existing condition permit me to be denied for insurance.  Can we at least not repeal these parts of the Bill?


    Your competitor in the Loudoun news business put the size of the “crowd” at 20.  Does that actually constitute a crowd?  Did your reporter not feel that a rough estimate of the size of the gathering was relevant?  (Remember who, what, where, when and how?)

    Granted the weather wasn’t spectacular this morning, but 20 people seems like it might be judged a disappointing result to the event organizers.


    I’m not that wild about George Allen but Webb’s gotta go.  Can’t we draft Cory Stewart?

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