His recent commentary in the Times Record
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[quote]Really troubling was the author's touting of proposals that are grossly unfair. The three "reforms" she offers as answers to Maine's health insurance problems â€” doing away with guaranteed issue, doing away with community rating and establishing high-risk pools â€” are in reality recipes for disaster, particularly for older Mainers and those of any age with health problems.[/quote]
Yeah, right. Other states just toss old and sick people out on the streets because of these reforms. I hope the GOP can find a viable candidate to send "Pass the Mayo" into early retirement. :evil:
Senator, you may be aware:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (repealed GI/CR), Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire (repealed GI/CR), New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington (repealed GI/CR), West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Ohio may be open one within a year or two.
Guaranteed Issue, some form of Community Rating and unaffordable insurance market:
Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Vermont
I noticed Mr. Mayo didn't rebut any of the facts presented in the original commentary that strongly make the case that Dirigo is a huge risk (I thought Mayo was against gambling?), and a sinkhole of a failure. I think his lack of response to the factual statistics speak volumes. He instead chose to play on emotion and fear in his commentary, and make some sort of esoteric, emotional plea (begging?) for everyone to trust him and the government to do what is best for us.
Mr. Mayo also didn't mention that he sits on the Board of a nursing home in midcoast. Will Dirigo help the residents subsidized by the home's endowment? Not as much as it will line the pocket of the home by pushing those residents onto the State.
Give Dirigo a chance? How long? At what point do we judge this a failure? How do we claim victory? We were led into this under false pretenses!! We gotta cut and run, now!!!!
I think Baldacci lied.
I can't afford to wait for tax reform, and I especially can't afford to wait for Dirigo to work out its kinks. I need more money in my pocket now, and less B.S.
"MORE BREAD, LESS MAYO."
Please spread the word that the future of the State is in the hands of the voters in midcoast Maine. They must put an end to their lackluster delegation in Augusta on Election Day 2006. Please help in that effort in whatever way you can.
If insurance in Maine is not reformed the funeral business will improve. Think about it.
Art Mayo continues to prove, beyond all reasonable doubt, that he has no ability to think or process information in any sort of logical, rational, well considered manner. If he were in elementary school, he'd be held back for failure to assimilate common knowledge. A non substantive thinking republican, i.e, a liberal, and a danger to free men and women throughout Maine. Bah!
The first time I got a chance to visit with Art Mayo was in 1998, it was a candidate's forum at the New Meadows Inn near Bath, a Chamber event.
I asked him after the presentations what he thought was the best answer to the Maine health insurance crisis.
He said, "the democrats' universal health insurance plan"
I had to scratch my head.
Do you take this at face value when the author switched parties, and was made chair of a powerful committee?
I believe this will be Art's last term in the Legislature. His legacy will be that he helped prolong Maine's health insurance crisis. As he goes down, he's going take one for the team.
At least he has finally learned to be a team player. :D
Mayo is afraid to be seen in public. Rumor has it he got a limited number of Christmas Cards this year.
To understand Art Mayo's positions, you have to understand that BATH is a captive of the BIW unions....his crude statement of opposition to health care reforms reflects the articulated views of unions officials; not anyone in BIW management. It was either go
DEM or lose the support of the union.....so this is the price he pays for saying in power.
....otherwise, it's an easy rebuttal suggesting that if BIW enrolled all their employees in Dirigo Choice imagine what it would do for their competitive bidding position! :roll:
Mayo drove Santa in the Christmas parade this year so no one would boo him.
[quote="rightwingwoman"]Mayo drove Santa in the Christmas parade this year so no one would boo him.[/quote]
was he drunk?
Santa or Mayo?
Mayo drove very slowly through the parade.
Hey, you know, that's really a great ploy. We should keep that in mind for later rallies and picketing. There's a lot of holidays in the year. Think about it - who would boo us if we were standing with the Easter Bunny, or the Tooth Fairy, even?
[quote="rightwingwoman"]Santa or Mayo?[/quote]
Santa is the only one in question :lol:
Somebody hold the Mayo!