'A Moral Question'

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    "If Nikki White had been a resident of any other rich country, she would be alive today."

    "Around the time she graduated from college, Monique A. "Nikki" White contracted systemic lupus erythematosus; that's a serious disease, but one that modern medicine knows how to manage. If this bright, feisty, dazzling young woman had lived in, say, Japan - the world's second - richest nation - or Germany (third richest), or Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Canada, Sweden, etc., the health care systems there would have given her the standard treatment for lupus, and she could have lived a normal life span. But Nikki White was a citizen of the world's richest country, the United States of America. Once she was sick, she couldn't get health insurance. Like tens of millions of her fellow Americans, she had too much money to qualify for health care under welfare, but too little money to pay for the drugs and doctors she needed to stay alive. She spent the last months of her life frantically writing letters and filling out forms, pleading for help. When she died, Nikki White was thirty-two years old." From prologue of book linked below.

    "On September 11, 2001, some three thousand Americans were killed by terrorists; our country has spent hundreds of billions of dollars to make sure it doesn't happen again. But that same year, and every year since then, some twenty thousand Americans died because they couldn't get health care. That doesn't happen in any other developed country. Hundreds of thousands of Americans go bankrupt every year because of medical bills. That doesn't happen in any other developed country either." T.R. Reid 'The Healing of America'

    Often no personal comment is required, life speaks for itself, or is that death? Check 'look inside' on Amazon for more. [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Healing-America-Global-Better-Cheaper/dp/B004KAB348/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8]Amazon.com: The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care: T. R. Reid: Books[/ame]
     
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    get ready, it's going to happen a lot more now that you have your precious obamatax.
     
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    No. It doesn't happen in any other purportedly civilized country.

    But then again, there's no other purportedly civilized country where elections are funded through the contributions of the insurance industry.

    I wonder if willow ijit gets Medicare.
     
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    you're gonna pay for my operation on tuesday and I love it.
     
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    Bet she does, and complains mightily if things are not what she thinks they should be.

    Interesting, that up to the age of 65, the stats for Americans in health care are third world. But after 65, they are midrange in the industrial nations. MediCare kicks in at 65, should tell these ideological idiots something.
     
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    well but old rocks,,, and jilly billy you got to remember obamatax defunds medicare by 500 Billion dollars,, so you don't have to worry about us getting too much. aren't you proud of your thief in chief?
     
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    Yep. And the young lady died for the greed of the people in our system that are extremely rich off of other peoples suffering. And you love that, also.

    It ain't rocket science, folks. Other nations are successfully doing what the GOP says cannot be done. Doing so for half the cost per citizen, and covering all of their citizens. Time to do the same.
     
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    Now Widyo Willo, we realize that you are mentally challenged enough to not realize that is a lie.
     
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    it's a fact jack, 500 Billion taken from medicare and 500 billion in new taxes, it's how they fund obamatax. now how damn moral is it to raid a fund that folks have been FORCED to pay into their entire working lives? Not so much is it?
     
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    Of course, Widyo Willo would be just totally aghast if the system that I advocate were put into place. A universal single payer health care system that covers all citizens, funded through a single digit income tax on all income, whatever the source.
     

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