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An old English judge once said: 'Necessitous men are not free men.' Liberty requires opportunity to make a living - a living decent according to the standard of the time, a living which gives man not only enough to live by, but something to live for.
For too many of us the political equality we once had won was meaningless in the face of economic inequality. A small group had concentrated into their own hands an almost complete control over other people's property, other people's money, other people's labor - other people's lives. For too many of us life was no longer free; liberty no longer real; men could no longer follow the pursuit of happiness.
Against economic tyranny such as this, the American citizen could appeal only to the organized power of government.
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Metallicus
It seems like you don't stand in too long of line now, pay through the nose and every other orifice for substandard care. We are 30th in medical outcomes.
Columbia had better medical out comes than the US.
And if you use medical insurance, there is a little secret you may or may not know. It is privatized socialism.
And some one (maybe you and I ) are making money off this medical system while millions of people are struggling to pay the premiums... Yes great system.
originally posted by: 4N0M4LY
Both sides of the government screw over the average joe. I'm surprised some of you people haven't wised up by now.
Democraps. Republigarbagecans. - Common Denominator is you get f*cked either way. LOL ENJOY!
originally posted by: Metallicus
Universal health care is bad for people like me because I will have to go stand in a damn line and get sub-standard care from a cut rate physician when I would rather just pay for services rendered and keep the Government out of my transaction.
originally posted by: Daavin
Canadian here, when I got my kidney stones, no waiting, rushed right in and treatment started, same with when I was having heart palpitations, my father who had cancer was in surgery within 2 weeks and treatments started immediately after, I don't know where your getting this wait in line info from, when you go to the hospital you're go through triage to determine the severity of your situation, if you're there with the sniffles then yup you're gonna wait while they treat more serious patients, my family doctor can see me in one to two days sometimes I'll call in the am and get an appointment that afternoon, my Parkinson's took the longest at 2 months to see a neurologist, All payed for by my "communist healthcare"