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State of the Union reaction

by Philip F. Jacobus, CEO | January 21, 2015
My computer was on fire today with people sharing their thoughts on President Obama's State of the Union speech.

According to President Obama, the number of people without health insurance has decreased. He credits the decrease to the Affordable Care Act. My Internet research indicates that this is true.

He is promoting paid sick leave and parental leave. I do not know if he will pull this off, but I know that our company already offers this.
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Our senator, Kirsten Gillibrand in New York, has been trying to pass the
Family Care Act for a couple of years now. This would promise that employees would receive 2/3 of their salary for 90 days. According to the emails I've received, the response to this is about 50/50. Some smaller companies just could not afford it, I'm afraid.

President Obama and all of America should feel lucky that things are turning around. Oil prices have dropped, the cost of gasoline has dropped, unemployment is the lowest it has been since 2008 and the Affordable Care Act seems to be working in some places. Even if President Obama does not deserve credit for everything good that is happening, I am still glad it is happening.

I do hope that all of our politicians starting in 2015, especially now that one party is in control, can begin to move forward and get some things done.

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About Phil Jacobus

Phil Jacobus has been involved in health care since 1977, when he visited China to sell equipment. He has done business in 35 countries and still travels extensively. Phil is active in charity, helps rural clinics and always tries to help DOTmed users when he can.

Phil is a member of AHRA, HFMA, AAMI and the Cryogenic Society of America. He has contributed to a number of magazines and journals and has addressed trade groups.

Phil's proudest achievement is that he has been happily married to his wife Barbara since 1989, who helped him found DOTmed in 1998.


Don Bogutski

One party in charge?

January 22, 2015 04:38

Sorry Mr J; I respectfully disagree. When a President continuously oversteps the bounds and authority given by the Constitution to the executive branch, stating that the one party controlling the legislature is in charge is fundamentally incorrect. From now until inaugration day, January 2017, there will be a contest of secular progressives who believe the constitution can be ignored and strict constutionalists defending individual and states rights. The fireworks will be exceptional. Of this I am certain.

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