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    Re: Papa John's Pizza To Raise Prices Because Of Obamacare, CEO John Schnatter Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    $13.99 on average is what I found online.
    If that is what every pizza place paid for cheese they would all be out of business.

    I found $2.52/lb. right off the bat. Pizza chains get it even cheaper.
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    Re: Papa John's Pizza To Raise Prices Because Of Obamacare, CEO John Schnatter Says

    I just gave 2.89 a pound shredded in a resealable pouch- retail in Iowa.

    Where in THE hell do people give their money away like that??? over 13 bucks a pound for what I pay retail under 3? Hell I need to get into the resell business, seems a lot of right wing suckers out there just waiting to be separated from their money!

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    Re: Papa John's Pizza To Raise Prices Because Of Obamacare, CEO John Schnatter Says

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Course right now 'we' are paying for the uninsured to get healthcare in the most expensive place- the ER- where critical care patients can have a harder struggle to receive timely care, doctors distracted by the sea of uninsured trying to get help for their children.

    The hospital and the doctors are not eating the 'loss' from uninsured coming into the ER and not paying the bill.

    Guess who is?

    Now some want to set up a system where healthcare for non-emergency patients is billed at something less than trauma care rates, at say, clinic rates. Imagine the price difference between a visit to the ER for a strep throat vs the cost at the AM/PM clinic. My last visit to the 'quick care' clinic was 65 bucks plus medicine, Imagine what that would have cost the hospital if I had clogged up the ER? 65 bucks vs 300+

    Right now those whining about the increase cost of a healthcare plan for currently uninsured, seem ignorant of how their medical bills are being paid. When a hospital charges 5 bucks for an aspirin they claim it is to cover the costs of those who are uninsured and don't pay their bills.

    Just something to think about while you decry 14 cents extra for a pizza...
    I hear about this issue all of the time. Do you know how much of the nearly $3 trillion we will spend health care this year falls in this bucket. As this bill will not cover any of the 11 million or so illegal immigrants, what percent of these uncovered costs comes from this group. Finally this bill will not cover everyone so there will still be uninsured so this cost is far from going away.

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    Re: Papa John's Pizza To Raise Prices Because Of Obamacare, CEO John Schnatter Says

    It is a start down the road to fix the problem, better 1,600 people use the ER instead of the clinic for relatively simple health care? Better 1,600 people jack up the cost of health care to us all vs 14 more pennies for a pizza?

    To decry this step as not fixing everything seems silly. You want some microwave just add water, or an all or nothing scenario?

    Speaking of what would truly help vs 14 cents is allowing the federal gubmint to do what most HMOs and other countries do- negotiate the cost of medicines Big Pharma provides. Currently Medicare/aid is not allowed to negotiate for a better price with Big Pharma. Not free market where I come from, I get to haggle and if the supplier values my business enough he will deal with me.

    Now to address the immigrant issue, 'real' Americans not paying their medical bills far outstrips the immigrant fail to pay. Instead of asking a question, give some facts on just who fails to pay how much. Except for a few high immigrant counties most everyplace else it is Born in the USA folks who skip out on the bill.....

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    Re: Papa John's Pizza To Raise Prices Because Of Obamacare, CEO John Schnatter Says

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    It is a start down the road to fix the problem, better 1,600 people use the ER instead of the clinic for relatively simple health care? Better 1,600 people jack up the cost of health care to us all vs 14 more pennies for a pizza?

    To decry this step as not fixing everything seems silly. You want some microwave just add water, or an all or nothing scenario?

    Speaking of what would truly help vs 14 cents is allowing the federal gubmint to do what most HMOs and other countries do- negotiate the cost of medicines Big Pharma provides. Currently Medicare/aid is not allowed to negotiate for a better price with Big Pharma. Not free market where I come from, I get to haggle and if the supplier values my business enough he will deal with me.

    Now to address the immigrant issue, 'real' Americans not paying their medical bills far outstrips the immigrant fail to pay. Instead of asking a question, give some facts on just who fails to pay how much. Except for a few high immigrant counties most everyplace else it is Born in the USA folks who skip out on the bill.....
    sounds like a rant with no facts as usual. Get back to us when you have something useful to debate.

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    Re: Papa John's Pizza To Raise Prices Because Of Obamacare, CEO John Schnatter Says

    funny I believe my post has facts, the vague wave at illegal immigrants and asking a question-
    with NO, ZERO, NADA facts was not my post...

    nice try at deflection, figure facts to support the illegal immigrant are sinking us vs the overwhelming evidence of 'real' Americans being the bulk of unpaid medical bills must have you stopped short...

    better luck next time....

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    Re: Papa John's Pizza To Raise Prices Because Of Obamacare, CEO John Schnatter Says

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    So, $0.14 for 16,000 people to have health care? Sounds like a good deal to me.
    Not if you put all the pizzerias out of business.

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    Re: Papa John's Pizza To Raise Prices Because Of Obamacare, CEO John Schnatter Says

    I have to post this again.
    A Tea Party family was at the demonstration, father, mother and one 10 year old son; two more at home. My wife and I chatted with them. The father is a vet that started serving just after the Viet War ended. He was disposing of Agent Orange; which in our opinion may have been the source of his health problems. He had a heart attack about 6 months earlier. Went to the hospital where his wife works as a low level employee. What she said she did only pays low wages. They 'couldn't afford' the extra for family health insurance, she was the only one insured since that canít be refused for more pay. His bill was about $90,000. Her wages were garnished by the hospital; itís only a small garnishment so it will take a very long time to pay it off. Again, they were there with a Donít Tread On Me flag and more. One of the things they were demonstrating against was Obama Care.

    I haven't got any explainations on how we can call this the proper way to provide health care.
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    Re: Papa John's Pizza To Raise Prices Because Of Obamacare, CEO John Schnatter Says

    I sure will miss Papa Johns when it goes under...

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    Re: Papa John's Pizza To Raise Prices Because Of Obamacare, CEO John Schnatter Says

    Considering the owner himself is very very well off Kentucky republican that contributes to Mitch McConnell and others why is this even news? Oh yeah, cuz were all goddamn fat.
    "Weíre going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and thatís crazy." -Reagan

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