The human cost of insulin in America

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  1. Anathema
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    That’s irrelevant, even if I agreed with it, because the US Constitution does not legally allow the Federal Government to be involved in health care or medical care of any type.
     
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    Well that depends on one's point of view Tom.

    In our case one could well argue 'we the people' as being a directive

    VS a target

    or in other terms. view it as a collectivist vs. libetrairian document

    devil/details per usual , eh?

    ~S~
     
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    Just out of curiosity can you explain to me where, in the Constitution, the government gets the authority to be involved in our healthcare? No flaming intended here, just a question.

    The federal government has the authority to promote general welfare, but no mandate to enforce laws that are between doctor and patient, the costs of drugs (though other means can be employed to bring those costs way down.) What did you see in the Constitution that I missed?
     
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    You people are too used to others giving you shit.
     
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    Isn't that this place's bread & butter? ~S~
     
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    Nobody has ever given me anything. Your understanding of healthcare finance is at a remedial level..
     
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    Nope. That's just America-style capitalism. It is that way because White pinheads organized "capitalism" so as to make the lives of the poor as brutish and short as possible for fear that an extended helping hand might eventually end up helping Those People. Moreover, in the dominant protestant ideology, the punishment for being born poor (read: bereft of virtue) is never harsh enough.

    Thankfully, not all countries, and not all forms of capitalism, suffer this monstrous defect in the same way, and to the same extent.
     
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    I stand corrected Old one,,,,,~S~
     
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    Your precious NHS at work, Tommy.

    The Government has apologised on behalf of the NHS after a documentary uncovered staff abusing patients with learning disabilities at a care unit. Care at Whorlton Hall, in County Durham, was branded ‘tantamount to psychological torture’ by Labour after a shocking BBC Panorama programme showed staff mocking, intimidating and repeatedly restraining patients. Undercover reporter, Olivia Davies, recorded a staff member calling a patient a ‘fat c***’, another describing the hospital as ‘house of mongs’, and one care worker calling a patient’s family ‘f****** poison. Six care workers told the reporter they have deliberately hurt patients, including one who boasted about ‘clotheslining’ someone – striking a person across the face with an extended arm. Speaking in the House of Commons today, Health Minister Caroline Dinenage, told MPs she ‘utterly condemned’ the treatment, saying: ‘On behalf of the health and care system, I am deeply sorry that this has happened.’


    Read more: Apology after NHS care workers filmed abusing autism patients | Metro News

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    Got to have those poor folks around until the robots can do everything.
     

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