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Trad climber
Philadelphia, PA
May 2, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
That newspaper article quotes the conclusion, but not the results, which were:

We found no significant effect of Medicaid coverage on the prevalence or diagnosis of hypertension or high cholesterol levels or on the use of medication for these conditions. Medicaid coverage significantly increased the probability of a diagnosis of diabetes and the use of diabetes medication, but we observed no significant effect on average glycated hemoglobin levels or on the percentage of participants with levels of 6.5% or higher. Medicaid coverage decreased the probability of a positive screening for depression (−9.15 percentage points; 95% confidence interval, −16.70 to −1.60; P=0.02), increased the use of many preventive services, and nearly eliminated catastrophic out-of-pocket medical expenditures.

The claim of "no significant health benefits" was based on ONE SINGLE MEASURE OF ONE SINGLE DISEASE, a disease which would be irrelevant to the health of most in the study, totally undermining the "statistical significance" of the findings.

The bolded section is in my opinion the single most important reason for universal health insurance.

I'm not sure who's the bigger fool, you for believing it, or me for trying to point out how wrong you are?


Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2013 - 07:06pm PT

Colbert Destroys NRA, Right-Wing Radio Hosts Over Background Checks (VIDEO)


Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 2, 2013 - 07:20pm PT

May 2, 2013 - 07:59pm PT
can you imagine if we made them nail down a definition of national security or terrorism?!?!!?

they wouldnt have a leader left to reference...

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
May 2, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
Driving thru Minden today on 395 and noticed an Impeach Obama booth next to a busy stretch of hi-way where no one could stop and look...I wanted to stop to see what latest conspiracy theories were circulating but there was no where to park...Another failed republican plan in action...

May 2, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
Pathetic Republicans vote not for what's right or what their constituents want, they vote only to hurt Obama. Dr. F.

Knot to quote Locker but some WUD say this is a GUD thing. The hypocrisy and double standard that you people uphold to support this President is astounding. Everything going on right now is in preparation for the 2014 elections. We shall see how that turns out. The Chicago mob persona emanating from the WH is disgusting.

May 2, 2013 - 09:33pm PT


"Medicaid coverage decreased the probability of a positive screening for depression (−9.15 percentage points; 95% confidence interval, −16.70 to −1.60; P=0.02), increased the use of many preventive services, and nearly eliminated catastrophic out-of-pocket medical expenditures."

Follows the dominant trend on this thread of wingnuts posting a link to an article that they think backs up their ideology, and the article, in fact, refutes it.

Which they then blithely ignore, and move on to the next topic they're totally wrong about.

It's their pathology.


May 2, 2013 - 09:46pm PT
freedom never looked so good...
Credit: rSin

May 2, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
The Chicago mob persona emanating from the WH is disgusting.

Obama IS from Chicago before he became the so called president.

So called President means.

I have no clue who really is behind him.

He made a statement a while ago where he said as a human being I do it one way but as a Political person I have to do it another way.

There is a saying "Never trust a Politician"

Thus I do not trust him ......

May 3, 2013 - 07:09am PT
Obama is a loser, no president has ever been re-elected with 8% unemployment, he is a one-termer and I am always right about elections.

The Completely Wrong One.

May 3, 2013 - 09:10am PT
Well put, Werner. It's unfortunate our system has become so messed up.

May 3, 2013 - 02:54pm PT

Some of the best, it not actually The Best, economic news of Obama's presidency came out today, with the stock market in overdrive and private sector job growth revised to average 200,000 a month over the last 6 months

And as we all know, those numbers would be much better if repubs weren't blocking Obama at every turn.

Bottom line?

Repubs Have Failed.

Dave Kos

Social climber
May 3, 2013 - 04:27pm PT
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2013 - 04:37pm PT
What did Werner say?

what do the words "Chicago politics" mean?
Pure BS talking points
Obama isn't involved in Chicago Politics,nor anything else you right wingers delusionally say about Obama

The Right Winger Media is insane now.
Let's talk about that!
It's embarrassing that they can lie, misinform, take things out of context, mislead, demonize, promote fear and hate: and use propaganda like it is the SOP.

Has Evil come to America? I will have to say yes.

May 3, 2013 - 10:16pm PT


Awwwwfully quiet around here

The wingnuts are GAGGING on the economic news today

Why is it that good economic news is DISASTER for the repub party?


May 4, 2013 - 12:19am PT
German Intelligence Agencies Combatting Far-Right Neo-Nazi Recruiters


"The far right's attempts to recruit young people pose a huge danger to society and to our state, as well as to the people who devote themselves to its perverted ideology," BfV chief Hans-Georg Maassen said in an introduction to the exhibit.

"Not just the state but all social actors must join the fight against extremism. And to engage you need knowledge."

The appetite for such knowledge increased with the unearthing of the National Socialist Underground (NSU), a neo-Nazi cell created in the late 1990s by three youths that went on to commit 10 murders, utterly undetected.

The NSU's existence came to light in November 2011 after two members committed suicide following a bungled armed robbery. The trial of the third, Beate Zschaepe, 38, begins next week.

The case prompted finger-pointing over law-enforcement authorities' missed chances to apprehend the gang, botched investigations, and what critics called a complacent, entrenched disregard for the threat of the far-right.

The BfV, in particular, was accused of being more worried about protecting its informers than acting on tip-offs and of focusing on Islamist threats at the expense of neo-Nazis.

But, in an extraordinary example of contact between a secret service and ordinary people, BfV agents now tour Germany to show schoolchildren how easy it can be to be lured by the far right.

They should read SuperTopo - many perfect examples of children being lured by the far-right on this thread.

May 4, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
Right-Wing Historian Blames His Inability To Be Correct On Someone Being Gay


Prominent Harvard history professor Niall Ferguson apologized Saturday for saying in a public speech that economist John Maynard Keynes’ policies were too short-sighted because he was gay and did not have children.

“My disagreements with Keynes’ economic philosophy have never had anything to do with his sexual orientation,” Ferguson said in a statement. “It is simply false to suggest, as I did, that his approach to economic policy was inspired by any aspect of his personal life.”

In his apology Saturday, Ferguson wrote: “This was doubly stupid. First, it is obvious that people who do not have children also care about future generations. Second, I had forgotten that Keynes’s wife Lydia miscarried.”

With the good economic news this week, the right-wing bewilderment and embarrassment is only matched by their hatred and bigotry.

May 4, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
The Fatter You Are, The Higher The Chance Of Being A Wingnut


As if you needed another reason to get and stay in shape, a new study has concluded that obese and overweight people have "significantly less" brain tissue than persons who are of normal weight. According to the study's senior author, UCLA neuroscientist Paul Thompson, "the brains of obese people looked 16 years older than their healthy counterparts while [those of] overweight people looked 8 years older." He added that "this is the first study to show physical evidence in the brain that connects overweight and obesity and cognitive decline."

The study examined brain images of 94 people in their 70s over five years and concluded that subjects classified as clinically obese had eight percent less brain tissue, while overweight persons studied had four percent less brain tissue when compared to "normal" weight people.

May 4, 2013 - 08:54pm PT
Pathetic Tea Party Lunatic Thinks Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Faked Having His Legs Blown Off


Tremblay, a second-term legislator with ties to the tea party and birther movements, made headlines last week when she posted on Glenn Beck's Facebook page an assertion that the federal government was behind the bombing. She has cited as evidence a video she saw on conspiracy website Infowars, along with a YouTube video by a man claiming to be retired Army Lt. Col. Roy Potter, which also claim that the federal government caused the attack. In his video, Potter says the attack was an attempt to cover up a pending indictment of President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush for war crimes, as well as to distract markets from a drop in the price in gold.

Somewhere out there
May 5, 2013 - 12:34pm PT

Who knew this one?

I know of at least one staunch republitard that fits this description to the T
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