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Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care reform

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For Obama and Democratic leaders anxiously -- desperately? -- trying to pass health care reform by the end of the summer, every week seems to present a new obstacle likely to derail the whole plan.

The current Obstacle of the Week: Rep. Mike Ross, a conservative Democrat from small-town Arkansas who is currently leading a Blue Dog rebellion from his perch on the now-critical House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Yesterday afternoon, committee chair Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) canceled today's mark-up of the leading reform bill because Rep. Ross and six other Blue Dogs had announced they would block the legislation from leaving committee.

So who is Rep. Mike Ross and why is he doing this? The following Facing South Profile (TM) might help:

RepMikeRoss.jpgREP. MIKE ROSS -- Arkansas 4th District

WHY HE OPPOSES THE HOUSE HEALTH BILL, IN HIS OWN WORDS:

"We simply are demanding a bill that contains costs so that health care can grow at the normal rate of inflation and that addresses many of the rural health care concerns that [hospitals be adequately reimbursed] and that we don't put small businesses out of business through an employer mandate."

OTHER POSSIBLE MOTIVATIONS:

1. Hurt Feelings: Ross feels Democratic leaders have left him and other Blue Dogs out of the bill-crafting process. "We were never brought in," Ross complained in May.

2. Personal Ties to Health Industry: A pharmacist, Ross founded Ross Pharmacy Inc. He sold the business in 2007, but according to his 2008 financial disclosure form (here -- pdf), he and wife Holly still "own 100% of stock" in the company, which pays dividends over $100,000 a year. Holly Ross is also listed as employed by Super D Drug Acquisition Co.

3. Campaign Money: The health industry was the #1 sector contributing to Ross last year. OpenSecrets.org lists $261,000 in contributions from individuals and PAC's from health care businesses.

WHAT'S HIS DISTRICT LIKE?

Rep. Ross points to his small-town Arkansas district to position himself as an advocate for rural America and explain his moderate-to-conservative positions. His district also has the 17th-lowest median household income in Congress and 20% of his constituents live in poverty. The demographics are diverse: Nearly a quarter of Ross' constituents are African-American.

WHAT'S THE HEALTH CARE SITUATION IN HIS AREA?

According to the Census Bureau, 17.6% of Arkansas residents are without health insurance [pdf]. The situation is even worse in Ross' own district, where 21.8% are uninsured.

75% of the state's insurance market is controlled by one company [pdf] -- Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield -- and state health insurance premiums skyrocketed 66% between 2000 and 2007. The situation in Ross' town of Prescott, Ark is especially grim, Kaiser Health News reports:

Many people in and around this economically depressed town can't afford insurance, even as the battered economy has made it harder for employers to provide coverage for workers. They're looking to Washington for help, and Ross, a conservative Democrat with a strong voice in the debate over health care legislation, says he's on their side.

AN ISSUE HE NEEDS TO EXPLAIN:

To address the very real problem of lack of health care in rural areas (there are only three doctors in Ross' town of Prescott) Ross and other Blue Dogs are pressing for "rural health equity," which would dramatically increase federal reimbursements for Medicare and Medicaid in rural areas. A laudable proposal -- but also an expensive one, seemingly at odds with Ross' supposed hard-line fiscal conservatism and concerns about containing health costs.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Rep. Ross and the Obama administration emerged from a three-hour meeting yesterday saying they had achieved a "breakthrough" on the issue of Medicare payments. But Rep. Ross also says that's just one of 10 issues on the Blue Dogs' list -- and that there's still "a long way to go."

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re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

If Mike Ross is "leading" anything, then the "followers" are brain dead.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Excellent reporting Mike... we will try to spread this info far and wide...

He owns 100% stock in a pharmaceutical company and is holding healthcare for all Americans hostage... isn't that a conflict of interest?

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

NO!!!!!!!!! VOTE NO ON THE HEALTH BILL!!! WHAT IS THE BIG HURRY TO JAM IT DOWN EVERYONE'S THROATS!!!!!!!! OBAMA ACTS LIKE IT SOME BIG EMERGENCY!

WHY SHOULD THE AMERICAN PUBLIC PAY FOR ABORTIONS WHEN WE ARE SUPPOSE TO BE SAVING MONEY???????????????????????

USE YOUR BRAIN AND VOTE NO!!!!!!!!!!

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

please continue your opposition to obama's health care plan.we do not need the federal government involved in our choice for health care coverage. keep up the good work.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Your "issue he needs to explain" if flawed. Three doctors isn't bad for a town of barely 4,000 people. Also, Hope is only 10 minutes away via I-30. From working in the area a time, I know many people from Prescott work and have doctors in Hope.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

As an Arkansas native and current resident, I testify to the sorry state of health care in this backwater state. Unfortunately, Arkansas has never had an African-American elected to statewide office or to any federal office. It's a pretty safe bet that the only progressive member of congress that will ever come from here will have to be a black person. So long as their share of the population statewide remains below 15% the conservative whites will keep re-electing "blue dogs" like Mike Ross. I prefer "crooked dogs" as a more descriptive term, but hey--that applies to all of them, doesn't it?

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Too bad, I voted for this grandstander.
Like your day in the sun? Turn coat.
Support your damn party president.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

You didn't really have to expound beyond stating Ross gets $100,000 in dividends and most of his campaign contributions from the health care industry. I'm wondering, though, how a pharmacy in a town of 4,000 can pay $100K in dividends plus salaries and other expenses - you know, with Medicaid and Medicare paying so little!!!

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Given that the Democratic party can't get the Blue Dogs to get on board or convince its members that general interests are more important that narrow special interests, it's doubtful that I'll ever vote Democrat again. Green Party, Socialist, I'll vote and campaign for anything but Democrat.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

No to Obama/Pelosi reform. The CBO even said the bill as written is ineffective and costly. Wake up your partison eyes. The Blue Dogs want to move slow with a little pragmatism.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

I see he's just another paid prostitue who was pimped to the legistature by another drug cartel.
Our founding fathers must be rolling over in their graves.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Rep. Ross just made my day a little brighter. After months of listening to how lucky we are to have our new President, and then listening to his and congressional leaders plans for our country, every time I now hear about another Representative, Senator, or governor who refuses to cooperate it makes my day a little brighter. Can't wait until the 2010 elections, and the big one in 2012.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Urban or rural America it does not make a difference, the reality is the amount of politicians in Washington should be
cut in half. PAC and lobbyist groups should not be able to fund
the politicians political campaigns. Lets create term limits for the congressmen and senators, they have premium health care
and pensions, why should they be advocates for the average citizen. Politicians are benefiting themselves, the money given to them from pharmaceutical lobbies and insurance companies during campaigns create a circumstance of corruption. Maybe
those politcians who have received momey or support from any
healthcare or insurance companies should not be allowed to serve on the committee that will be making policy for healthcare.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Great point.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

To you lover of the "Blue Dogs" - we will get single-payer. Watch as you lose in 2010 and 2012 again.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Mike Ross is a hero. Rural hospitals and physicians/specialists have to be protected or there will be loss of both from small towns. Specialists already are disadvantaged to a point that any more strikes, and specialists will leave these towns in droves(or retire). Long waits for specialists, or long drives will become norm for Arkansans.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Mike Ross is scary. I've called his office and voiced my opposition to his blue dog policies and the secretary actually hung up on me.

This man doesn't care about his constituency. His priorities lie with his bank account. Congressman Ross presents the people of Arkansas with a long list of problems. But what are the options? The ADP offers no solution and is satisfied with holding the seat even if it is occupied by an idiot.

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I am extremely disappointed that politicians elected by the People , are so involved with keeping their revenue stream going, that they impede the progress of a long overdo healthcare reform bill.
isn't 70 years long enough to wait?? A pharmacist, of all people, must be aware of the disaster we are all facing if this bill does not pass. GREED!!!

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Blue Dogs; lets call them what they are DINO's (Democrats In Name Only). Like Dinosaurs, they are relics of the past and doomed to political extinction because of their inability to adapt to a changing world and represent the people that elect them rather than the lobbyists and special interests.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Which health bill are you opposing? Can you state any specifics that are specifically contained in it? Where did you find the text of such a bill... or is this simply a parroting of an argument by someone else who hasn't seen it, either?

From what I can see, the only people making a lot of noise about this are advocates of the Party of "No" and advocates of the Party Without a Clue. Let's keep an open mind... until and unless some actual details emerge in writing and not in speculation.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

I rarely vote for Democrats because all they do is raise taxes
and waste money, but I will cast a vote for you if you stick to
your guns and defeat this health care bill. We do not need more
debt and I hope you take out the care of illigals. We do not need to spend money on that too. Spend that money on our own residents. Send the illigals home. I am an Arkansan and I wish you luck.
PS: Also defeat that Cap & Trade bill. Drill offshore.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

We need you to support Obama's health plan now..stop all your "stupid" reasons for voting against reform...looking at your bio seems like you and your wife are owned by drug companies..hopefully not insurance companies too.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Shame on you. I guess the people who say "the blue dogs bark but they never bite! Shame on you!

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Shame on you for allowing your personal greed to deny your constituants of their right to universal health care. And shame on this nation for spending trillions of dollars on war and destruction and ignoring the desparate needs of its populace.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Everyone is talking about the cost of the health care. I would be interested in all the rules and regulations included, like whatdoes ACORN & AMERICORPS have to due with this. What is a "Health Choices Commissionse" (another zar)? What is the Healthcare Exchange? A yes or no will the non US citizens will have any coverage? How much will this coverage cost each of us? Why would the goverment need direct access to individual bank accounts? Why can't a hospital expand without government approval? Since Suicide & euthanasia is aganst GOD's rules, why does the government think He(God) needs help? What is community-based Home Medical Services? Why does the government has the authority to disqualify Medical Advantage Plan, HMOs, etc? Why does the Government provide approved list of end-of-life resorces guiding you in death? (Sorry ONLY GOD not Obama can due this? With all the sorry marriage's in the public office is almost funny to think the Government will cover marriage and family therapy. Don't FORGET THAT MEDICARE IS operated BY THE GOVERNMENT, look what happened to it? And last but not least WILL ALL THE CONGRESS AND SENATOR'S be included? (I already know the answer just thought I would ask.) I keep hearing about all the catholic's on the Sup. court, question are they practicing catholic or a catholic so they have a religion to enter on their applications? Big difference.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Tell them to vote "no" on Obama's health care takeover.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Research the facts, folks. Insurance and pharmaceuticals want things to stay the same, this is not sustainable. We need this health care reform bill. Blue Dogs are delaying what this country needs, their reasons are smoke screens. Link to view the bill and refute the lies about it here:

http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/2009/07/deconstructing-the-right-wing-lies-health-bill.html

Republicans and Blue Dogs can't get what they want with truth & facts so they lie.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

I don't like government controlling my healthcare, especially dictating what doctor I should see.

I don't like that government would ration healthcare to our elderly people and allow them to linger and perhaps die waiting to get treated, or perhaps being denied medication or treatment.
God help us if you vote this plan in.

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To many brain dead backwoods men keep saying I don't want to have government limit my choice.What choice do you have if you can't afford health insurance or a doctor.Under a single payer health insurance program like the liberals wanted before blue dogs like ross destroyed it you could go to any doctor or hospital you wanted.Stop being brainwashed by the republican controlled media's lies.As for the health insurance being used for abortions you people are murdering 20,000 to 50.000 people a year who can't get prompt medical treatment.There are other ways to fight against abortion besides murderring other people by denying them health care.start thinking,it will be a wonderful experience

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I may live in California, but I will work very hard to remove Mike Ross with my contributions against him. This is a national issue, not a "Hope" only issue. Why would someone not want what he has for medical insurance? Why would we not want to pay for a great program like Medicare? Why aren't we good enough to get the same kind of care as veterans? We would pay for ours, unlike veterans, but we should get that great quality of care for EVERY American citizen!!! By the way, those are all government run medical plans.

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What Ross is going to do is water down the health care bill to the point that it is ineffectual. He is buttering his own bread on his insistence that small hospitals get a larger slice of the pie,including of course the one is his home town where he and his wife own 100% of the stock in a pharmacy.
The best and easiest way to get more money available for health care is to set up a single payer system like medicare and increase the maximum amount paid by raising the limit at which it stops. This will not, in itself, solve the problem but it would be a first step. An independent commission should be set up to handle this.
Next the government should increase the amount that general practitioners are paid and encourage the medical schools through subsidies to expand the subjects necessary to insure that there is more emphasis placed on family practise.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

It is time to start our own PAC called Health Care for Americans with the expressed intention of funding opponents to the Blue Cross Dogs in their next election.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

I see the paid Right Wing trolls are at their illiterate best.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

tying in ALL CAPITALS exposes you as a moron

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

the need for health care reform is a economic necessity. health care ins. cost have doubled in 10 years and are projected to double (again) in less than 8-10 years. with stagnate wages and inflation
the number of people uninsured and under insured will continue to rise. when people use health care services and can't for those services the cost is shifted to the paying pool and TAX payers. as mentioned in this article there's very little competition to slow down the cost of health care ins. without competition prices will continue to rise beyond the cost of living/inflation. this is not just a
moral issue but a economic necessity if we are to compete in a global economy. businesses moving overseas and outsourcing will continue unless we slow down health care cost. wal-mart and many other large corporations realize this rise in uninsured and the cost of health care is unsustainable.

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Did anyone on here ever wonder why The President, Senate,Congress, Supreme court, etc... Refuse to be covered under the same plan? Do you think it is because of its wonderful benefits? They have the Mercedes Benz of healthcare plans, they want to give us the Yugo, is that what you really want!

Being a citizen of the U.S.A., and a member of the public, I can't understand why public SERVANTS should have better healthcare than the public. In all my years in business I have never run across an employer whose subordinates, or employees had a better healthcare plan than they did.

True we do need some sort of healthcare reform, but not this plan, not this day. Do you feel some sort of warped obligation to fund healthcare for illegal aliens? I don't.Do you want the government to be so invasive in all aspects of your life, I don't. Do you want to be denied any benefits because your to old, disabled, have cancer, diabetes, als, md, ms, alzhiemers, or any other ailment that isn't cost effective, according to the government.Yet they will pay for a counselor to help you die.

This country did not become the greatest nation on the planet through socialism, quite the opposite. If you want something, you earn it, you don't sit back and think your entitled to everything as a freebie, just because you were born.

This is the absolute worse piece of legislation ever introduced. It needs to be defeated at all costs. Oh and by the way I'm just your average Joe, working stiff, self employed, pay my own insurance guy, no silver spoon boy. Maybe, if the majority of the " uninsured " bought health insurance instead of nice cars, flatscreen T.V.'s,top dollar computers, and Iphones, we wouldn't have such a drastic Communistic bill.

Read the euthanasia bill before you support it!!!

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P.S.

I wonder who founded this healthcare exchange? Were you aware Al Gore and Henry Paulson founded the exchange that carbon credits are to be traded on. Due to the cap and trade bill. Sound a little fishy? Go figure why cap and trade was pushed so hard!!!

Try doing a little reading now and then, not only do you find facts about things like this, it helps you keep from burning your microwave popcorn!

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

mike ross, stand by your convictions, vote NO on the health bill. the cost is outrages. page 881 mainly deals with paid education,and creating jobs,paid by the money out of the health bill.what percent of the money is left for real health care?

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Fun to listen to C-Span where people complain that they don't want the government making decisions about their health care. when asked what insurance they have now, they say, "Medicare." Obviously they don't understand that Medicare IS government insurance and that it already IS making decisions about their care. Guess they like it well enough. And my question would be, "Would you rather have an insurance company whose main concern is PROFIT making decisions about your coverage instead?" Guess the answer is, "Yes," or people just don't think! Could be the later!

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Donot the uninsured have medicare and medicade? Look what a shambles the government has made of those plans. Oh yea any nut who thinks the federal government should jump into healthcare is not looking at the Fed's track record. This 1000+ pages of the healthcare bill is a joke, full of pork and pet projects. Not to mention the fact that the American people have no way of paying this bill. Horray for Mike Ross he needs to stand up for his people and vote NO. No where in the Constitution does the Fed's have the right to stick their nose in healthcare. That is a right reserved for the states. Vote No Mike and keep voting NO until our congress lines up with the job it was designed to do. If what is being shoved down our throats is so good for us why does all of the "elected" not have to participate? Trust me if it is not good enough for the "elect" it is not good enough for us.

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It's all a waste of time and our money, as per usual for our government. Obama is not legally qualified to be President. read the Constitution, your parents, not one parent must be U.S. citizens, nevermind the fact that a copy of a Kenyan birth certificate has recently surfaced.

Wake up people, read, don't just listen to hearsay. Obama is a usurper, everything he has done is illegal, and will be repealed. The main stream media are nothing but pandering lapdogs, hoping to get tossed a bone. Obama and all his D.C. cronies need to be tried for treason, and punished accordingly. IF YOU HAD NOTHING TO HIDE, WOULD YOU SPEND A MILLION DOLLARS TO HIDE IT?????
The healthcare plan is great if you want yearlong waits for appointments, denial of care, government sponsored euthanasia, skyhigh taxes for you and your descendants, and denial of care if anything not cost effective to the government is wrong with you. Talk to a Canadian, Briton, German, etc... if you want the skinny on the socialized medicine thing.

Has the government lobotomized all you people? Once again, this is THE WORST PIECE OF LEGISLATION IN THE HISTORY OF THE U.S.A.

WHAT IS COST EFFECTIVE TO THE GOVERNMENT?, GRANTING THEMSELVES A YEARLY PAY RAISE! MICHELLE OBAMA HAVING A STAFF OF 20, AT OVER A MILLION A YEAR, WHEN EVEN HILLARY HAD ONLY 3, AND ALL THE REST OF THE FIRST LADIES 1 BACK TO MAMIE EISENHOWER.

WAKE UP AMERICA, STOP THE FRAUD, THEFT, AND CORRUPTION.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Shame on Mike Ross. He doesn't care about others because he has what he needs. Let him take a look around his state, really look and see why we need public health care. I'm disgusted and will do everything I can to make sure he doesn't remain in office.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

We are just about the only developed country in the world that doesn't have some kind of health care for all citizens. Our failure to provide affordable health care to all places us among the 3rd world nations. Even some less developed countries have some form of assistance for the less fortunate. A sliding scale fee system is one option. The options considered keep private insurers and hospitals in place. However, the private companies would have competition and might be pressured to actually cover those they insure. As it is, companies pay more attention to their bottom line than to their obligations to the insured.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

TERM LIMIT CONGRESS.
NEVER REELECT THEM!

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Wake up you ignoramouses, Obamacare is like being SUBJECTED to Logans run. Repeal Government regulations on healthcare. Do you want to put your mother or grandmother in a coffin? If so, we don't need you, go back to your poor, ignorant, socialist countries. Try to get healthcare there, without the help of Americans. Canadians flee to America for healthcare for a reason, and it is not the quality of the Canadian "universal healthcare" system. Don't be so stupid.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Anyone who believes anything Obama is saying should Google Charles Krauthammer and see what he has to say about "Does Obama Lie" it is a great article. He makes it so clear as to what Obama is saying.................

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Where exactly will you be drilling offshore in Arkansas? As I remember my map of this country, Arkansas has no coastline. So I can only assume you are suggesting drilling along the coastlines of coastal states. I live in California. Ask me if I want oil drilling off my coast. Hell NO!!

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Why should I have to pay for WARS?

At least, abortion is legal, thank goodness, unlike some WARS.

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Get your facts straight.

85% of Canadians are very satisfied with their health care.

They would revolt if anyone took it away.

(There will always be at least 15% of a population who will never be satisfied.)

re: Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care refo

Mike Ross should be ashamed to consider himself a defender of mainstream American values. America has passed him by. No longer will the effite one percent of Americans be defended by someone who is proud of such efforts. Our country is hurting. Ross does not hear the cries coming from the masses.

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I live in the district Mike Ross represents and work in a large mill with a couple of thousand people employed.I would bet half the folks on here spends 50 bucks a week on cigarettes and cup cakes but they cant afford to pay for insurance. I can just about
promise that if Mike Ross did vote for this Bill he want have a job come next election. Everyone I know dont want the feds who cant manage anything trying to manage our healthcare. Isn't a representative supposed to do the will of the people he/she represents?......Look at the polls on this issue!!!!!!

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Good for you, Mike Ross!!

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good point. I live in a town of 3800 and we have 1 doctor. The next town is 15 minutes away with several doctors.

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MIKE ROSS IS NOT A PHARMACIST. HE WORKED AS A SALESMAN FOR A DRUG COMPANY. CHECK WITH THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY TO VERIFY THIS.

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