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WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democratic leaders, pledging to meet the president's goal of health care legislation before their August break, are offering a $1.5 trillion plan that for the first time would make health care a right and a responsibility for all Americans. Left to pick up most of the tab were medical providers, employers and the wealthy.
Originally posted by dolphinfan
I completely agree with the notion that the health care system in the US needs some form of overhaul, but having health care is not a "right".
Originally posted by Blaine91555 You will wait months for simple surgeries, unable to work, loosing money while you wait. I spoke to a Canadian once who had to wait 18 months, unable to work for a simple hernia operation.
I was injured once while working in Grand Forks, North Dakota and had to wait three days to get into an orthopedic clinic. It was a Canadian Holiday weekend and the MD told me that every Canadian Holiday all appointments are taken up by Canadians. The day I finally got in it was to late and I had waited too long to prevent future problems. The parking lot was completely full of cars with Canadian Plates.
I don't see how you can come up with a bill that is 1000 + pages and expect there to be an adequate time for review of the bill within a few days.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
Nothing is free. The money came out of taxes. The taxes come from the citizens.
The best MD's will always go were the best money is or they will move on to other more lucrative endeavors. That leaves the bottom of the barrel to service medical needs.