Discussion in 'Politics' started by nateriver, Aug 5, 2009.
5 Questions they need to answer
1. Why does the US pay more for healthcare than any other nation and still rank #40 in quality of care?
2. Why are almost 50 million americans without insurance?
3. Why are 70% of personal bankruptcies due to health issues?
4. Why must americans be linked to their employers to get healthcare?
5. Why do insurance companies charge so much more for small companies or the self employed?
Let me give my answers . . .
1. I'm don't believe the figures.
2. Who knows, who cares. It's a free country, you want insurance you pay the premiums like the majority of folks.
3. Must be the people who elected not to take out insurance.
4. Never heard that. And don't believe it.
5. That's called the free market at work and a larger pool of people will get smaller premiums.
Here's a better question --
1. Explain exactly why we have a health care crisis?
As more and more employers are swamped by employee healthcare costs, more employees are forced to reduce hours or become independent contractors so they are not covered. Healthcare used to be a low cost perk for employers, now they will dump more and more formerly covered employees
Republican doctrine for generations
if the "blue dogs" were smart, which it seems they are not, they would take over their party with their coalition which could effectivley stymie everything the demos want to do by voting against it. why they dont do it? because they are right along with the lefties plans and a little show of opposition is enough to feed their constituents who are easily appeased.
yeah individual liberty and freedom is such a bore, youre right a return to the dark ages is so much more appealing. fuck off!
Our great nation has never seen an assault on liberty and freedom like we saw under republican rule.
America entrusted its care to the republicans in one of the most critical timeperiods in our history. The result was two wars, 5 Trillion in debt, torture, denial of human rights and the destruction of a once proud american image
When I was a kid and got sick my mother took me to the doc , she paid him $3, he put the money in his pocket. The doc made a decent living and my dad was making $75 a week and raising a family of 5. I had my tonsils removed at age 12, the doc charged $50, I spent one night in the hospital and the bill was $25, a weeks pay for my dad. What has changed -- the bureaucratic government got involved and the greedy lawyers started suing everyone connected to the medical field. Both have come between you and your health care provider. Now you pay both.
Anyone wishing the government to care for them from cradle to grave should move to Cuba or Russia.
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