An american tragedy

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    AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY

    43,000 American dies each year be cause they do not have access to healthcare or have healthcare and cannot afford to use it by paying premiums, co-payments and deductions. Senior citizens are taking half their medicine so they do not have to choose between their medicine and food and eating government commodities, which is high in salt and fat because of high cost of Medicare Advantage plan.

    Even Saddam did not kill 43,000 Iraqis a year and we called him a monster and killed him. If this was happening in any other country we would call it inhumane. But we allow 43,000 American to die each years because we refuse to help them and we are a Christian nation and the richest nation in the world.
     
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    Yeah, you are going to have show me how 43,000 deaths directly correlate to no healthcare insurance.

    Also, the government isn't killing people. Saddam actually killed people and ordered it to be done. You equating the two is downright stupid.
     
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    And you think the Government would do any better? I still don't see the logic why Corporations are raising prices when the economy is in the gutter..

    Next thing.. How are we suppose to pay for it?
     
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    with what Keynes called "legislative will".
     
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    Yes...it's works in every other industrialized country...

    Universal health care is implemented in all industrialized countries, with the exception of the United States. It is also provided in many developing countries.

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    Charts. Healthcare costs. Americans pay more per person for healthcare than people in all other nations. Yet its health statistics lag behind. The USA prefers to imprison its population rather than provide universal healthcare and a safety net.
     
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    Good grief :rolleyes:
     
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    There's no evidence that 43 thousand people die from lack of health coverage.

    This only pops up every few weeks.
     
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    They didn't die from a lack of health care.

    They died pining for the fiords of their homeland.
     
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    Where they would have gotten the healthcare they needed without going broke in the process.
     
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    Or they might have died on a waiting list in their country.

    Take your pick.
     

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