reply to post by tothetenthpower
I really think she stepped down as Governor to take a more vissible agitant roll in the public spotlight and politics.
I don't really know where she stands on any issues so I can't really comment on her value as a politician.
I don't like politicians!
Yet your fear is my fear. I have five kids and thank the lucky stars they are all healthy but I don't want the government deciding their fate via a
State Controlled Health Care System.
It is simply an absolutely absurd notion that the Government taking over health care when the government already operates on a huge deficit could
possibly be good for the economy, health care, or the Government unless they have a plan to profit off it, and the only way they can profit off of it,
is providing less care than the insurers do in order to cut costs, or to dictate costs and force quality oriented health care specialists out of the
country or out of practice all together.
Jackson Memorial Hospital here in Miami linked to the University of Miami Medical School is the current public health trust in South Florida.
If you have no insurance and you are sick or injured that is where they are going to take you.
Some of the best Doctors in the world practice at Jackson and teach at the University of Miami Medical School.
The doctors litterally come from all over the world to do that, often from countries that have socialized medicine because they know they are going to
get paid top dollar for state of the art and cutting edge treatments and skills and recieve the largest grants and best research facilities to keep
developing state of the art medicine and skills.
Often the uninsured end up being operated or treated by such accomplished doctors at Jackson and charity picks up the tab, and the county and state
pick up part of the tab if they are truly indegent.
No one dies for lack of treatment, and those who might not be able to afford state of the art treatments for terminal diseases are at least given beds
and sustinance and basic medicines to minimize their discomfort and die humanely.
Take the incentive to earn unlimited income out of medicine and you loose the best doctors. Give the government the check book and let them decide who
is worth the costliest treatments based on a ahem 'prognosis' for full recovery and you do have the government deciding who lives and dies based on
Run the other insurers out of business by offering a similiar slightly substandard program initially at a far reduced cost and pretty soon the
reamining insurers can't afford to stay in the business and then all you have is government health care or cash and if you don't have cash you are
My landlord's daughter in law worked for Humana here in Miami for 20 years up until 2 weeks ago when her and hundreds of others were laid off.
It would seem to me the private Insurers see the writing on the wall and starting to downsize in advance to manage their own exit from the market as
profitably as they can.
There is a lot not right and very fish about this rush for Health Care and something far more sinister about it than in Hillary's attempt when
Clinton first got elected.