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Happy Thanksgiving

by Brian Maecker

         I want to say Thank You to all of our Customers, Clients and Friends for all your referrals and making 2017 a Great Year. Without your trust and confidence we wouldn’t be here. We are extremely grateful.

         This year I am especially Thankful my son Ryan is able to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. He was hit by a car while crossing a street in a crosswalk in California. He broke his left femur, right tibia and fibula and left hand. He has rods in both legs and pins in his left hand. Thankfully that’s all. The pins come out next week and the rods are permanent. Today he stood up for the first time in 6 weeks. We are so Thankful he is here and will recover.

         I hope you find things in your life to be Thankful for. It’s a great time to reflect. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!


YAY for Colorado Springs

by Brian Maecker

Yay Colorado Springs! You said YES to money for schools, parks, drainage and roads. Finally District 11 folks voted for money to update their schools. In doing so, you will keep your property values up. Yay, for money for drainage and storm water. All you have to do is look at all the creeks and culverts and you can see the money is badly needed. Yay for widening I-25. Anyone who has driven back and forth to Denver can clearly see this need.

         We all need to keep chipping in so we can keep Colorado Springs a great city.


Health Insurance and Taxes

by Brian Maecker

I just received a quote to renew my current health insurance. It went up 33% from this year’s rate which went up 50% from the year before which went up 50% from the year before that. What the ***??

         My deductible has gone from $1000.00 to $5000.00 to now $7000.00. I’m now looking at trying to get a higher deductible to lower my monthly payments and it appears I can’t. On the flipside my son has a minimal Medicaid plan that he barely pays for and his plan covers most things but he has no choices of Physicians. They choose him if they want him.

         Where is all the money going? Today, I went to my skin doctor. I am self-pay because my basal cell is a preexisting condition, $137.00 for 10 minutes of his time and a 20 minute wait.

         Tax cuts! So if we cut taxes and modify health care what is going to pay who? Is it just me that keeps wondering why we pay more for everything and get less of everything? Where is all the money going? Insurance? Government? Doctors? Hospitals? Where? It sure as heck isn’t staying in our pockets!





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