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Originally posted by enchantress62
I am a nurse, I work in a nursing home, and let me tell you there is a lot of waste going on within our current healthcare system that most ppl don't even know about. Example: In all nursing homes when a patient is put on a medication, then taken off, (like for example an antibiotic that is later found to not be needed) that medication, which comes in packages of 30 tabs is put into a box and later flushed down the toilet. We are not allowed to redestribute these meds, nor does the Rx take them back. It's illegal to give them to anyone else, and the patient is not allowed to give them to other family members.
Originally posted by enchantress62
If a patient is put on say a heart med and later the doctor increases or decreases the dosage the original pills are thrown in the waste box. This is true of all meds. Now that's ok if you think in terms of one person but I work in a small facility and we have a maximum capacity of 78 ppl. Think of that in terms of the massive amounts of nursing homes and other related institutions across this country. We're talking billions of dollars litterally down the toilet! Mind you, the patient is not reimbursed for the cost of the wasted meds, nor is medicare/medicade reimbursed (which we the tax payers pay for) I am required to do this every night on my shift in the mean time. I have no healthcare insurance and am diabetic and anemic. So I get to flush the very medications I need to be taking and can't afford down the toilet every night!
Originally posted by Malynn
You can crow your "it's all about me" ideology all you want. It seems like we're all about to find out how terrible this little dog-eat-dog experiment really was. If the current economic indicators mean anything.
Originally posted by LordBaskettIV
If you are sick, then pay for it yourself. If you can't, that is no ones fault but yours. Why should we pay so thousands of people who should be dead can sit around and breed and waste others money?
Originally posted by Astrithr
I was diagnosed with a chronic disease when I was 16, no cure, no known cause. I have no money since my condition makes it impossible to work. Is this really my fault? I didn't ask to be born, and I didn't ask to be sick.
I'd rather not pay for the rest of the 70% of you who don't have it through my taxes, but thanks anyway.
If you are sick, then pay for it yourself. If you can't, that is no ones fault but yours. Why should we pay so thousands of people who should be dead can sit around and breed and waste others money? This is a constitutional republic, NOT a democracy. Go fend for yourself or move to europe, THATS how america works.
I do not want to pay for other people's health care.
Pay your way, if you cant, die. Chisel your way through life. Folks have money and folks dont have money. That is how it is.
Why should I pay for your healthcare?
No person should have to pay for anyone else. If you can not pay yourself then tough, you dont deserve it.
If you cant pay for something yourself then you for sure dont deserve it....That includes health care.
This is America. That's how we do.
I have excellent insurance coverage and no, I have absolutely zero interest in universal health care for anyone else.