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Dare we hope?

by James Denison / October 28, 2014 6:20 AM PDT
Barack Obama displayed inspiring leadership on Friday.

He also promoted public health, fought bigotry, and helped calm raging paranoia. His heroic act? He hugged somebody.

Nina Pham, the first person to be infected with Ebola within the United States, had just been declared disease-free and discharged from the National Institutes of Health. Obama is a rational, science-friendly guy, so he knew she wasn't any danger to him. It didn't take courage to hug her.

(that's all that's worth reading on the page, only vile bile from a hate filled Liberal after that point). Dare we hope slate will clean up their act? They should never let this person write another article for them.
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I want him to use Obamacare.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 28, 2014 6:45 AM PDT
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As president he receives coverage from military physicians of the White House Medical Unit.

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And I want politicians to stop
by Steven Haninger / October 28, 2014 7:54 AM PDT

passing laws such as the national "do not call list" and exempting themselves from compliance. They're calling my phone with recorded messages all day long now. Too bad I can't speak to a human because I'd tell them I'm keeping track of who calls me most and will be voting for who calls me least.

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I don't even answer my phone most of the time.
by Diana Forum moderator / October 28, 2014 9:26 AM PDT

I just listen to the messages.

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(NT) Nor do I. I just check the number on the display. R
by Rob_Boyter / October 28, 2014 1:48 PM PDT
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No, but symbolic acts can remove the stigma from a patient
by Rob_Boyter / October 28, 2014 1:47 PM PDT
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with panic inducing diseases like HIV, as Princess Diana proved, and as the President also demonstrated. That is an important service in the Ebola Maddened media-sphere which so irresponsibly runs American news reporting. I think it was a very sensible thing to do.


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A "Mission Accomplished" moment?
by TONI H / October 28, 2014 9:13 PM PDT

While his State Department issues memos contemplating bringing in non-citizens infected with Ebola to the US for treatment at our full expense, including travel under I would think would be charter plane conditions and then pay for those planes to be cleaned up, again at our expense.

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The memo doesn't say that
by Diana Forum moderator / October 29, 2014 12:35 AM PDT

Page 3 "Any costs associated with evacuations are the responsibility of the patient or their parent organization. They are not funded by U.S. taxpayers - although the financial guarantees required of U.S. citizens are somewhat less stringent than those for non-citizens.

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So rather than
by TONI H / October 29, 2014 5:00 AM PDT

this being a real 'humanitarian' situation, it comes down to 'whoever can afford the costs to evacuate, including cleaning a chartered plane' gets first dibs? From what I read, the State Dept plans to use 'our planes'.......would that be military types? And who picks up the tab for cleaning them up?

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by TONI H / October 29, 2014 5:02 AM PDT

As far as I know, nobody has been billed for the costs of cleaning up and sanitizing actual infected people's apartments here.......does that mean the State or the Fed is picking up those tabs?

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But they are citizens of the US
by Diana Forum moderator / October 29, 2014 6:05 AM PDT
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The other is for non-citizens

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Even the fire dept and ambulance
by TONI H / October 29, 2014 9:17 AM PDT

companies will send you a bill for their services, Diana.......why should the taxpayer have to pay either at the State or Federal level to clean up someone's apartment for an infectious disease, or a plane, or the ambulances that hauled them to the hospital? Let the insurance companies pay for that since Obamacare is supposed be so great or bill the patient directly.

There was an estimate on Fox about an hour ago that the normal total cost to care for someone with Ebola has been averaging $500K per person....it didn't mention if cleanup costs were included in it.

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Our fire department doesn't
by Diana Forum moderator / October 29, 2014 10:08 AM PDT

That's just part of the town's property tax. The ambulance is private so they bill the insurance company. The police and paramedics don't bill us either.

The tax payer pays for things like this just like they pay for wars and police actions and for soldiers to go over and build proper facilities over there.

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My point exactly, thank you
by TONI H / October 29, 2014 9:17 PM PDT

>>>and for soldiers to go over and build proper facilities over there>>>

Our soldiers are over there building facilities.....there is no reason why meds can't be sent there and treat those infected locally rather than consider bringing the patients here. We are already paying for their care and treatment....the cost alone to bring them here instead is staggering, not to mention the risks involved in transporting them out of a couple of countries that have it in abundance because it's NOT under control yet. Can you think of any?

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RE: His heroic act? He hugged somebody.
by JP Bill / November 8, 2014 4:29 AM PST
In reply to: Dare we hope?

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