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I'd really like to hear your health care stories and the costs associated with them.
When one American does not reach out with their hand and their way to others in need, are we living a hypocrisy when we say United We Stand, Divided we fall?
From: Hostile Takeover by David Sirota:
In 2004 Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R) was asked whether America could afford to provide health care to all its citizens. Since he was the first surgeon to head the Senate, some were hoping Frist would address the situation optimistically. Instead, he said, "it is impossible to get everybody covered," citing the fact that his home state of TN was supposedly "going bankrupt" trying to achieve universal coverage. The mind reels at how somone like Frist could claim the government does not have enough money to deal with health care. His comment, after all, came just a few years removed from his family being forced to pay $1.7 billion (how much money does this sucker have?:puz in criminal and civil fines for trying to rip off Medicare while running the nation's largest for profit hospital chain HCA. Evidently, the Frists believe that there is plenty of health care money lying around to be stolen by well-heeled con artists. But when it comes to health care money for covering ordinary people, well that's a different story.
The issue came up again in the 2004 presidential debate when Bush attacked Sen. John Kerry's (D) universal health care proposal. Kerry "wants everybody to be able to buy nito the same plan that senators and congressmen get (read my public profile thread nobody cared enough about to star, flag and comment on - see what our politicians get at retirement and we pay for it).
Wake up, socialism is not a bad word. If your house is burning you call the fire department no charge it is paid through your taxes.
If you house is being robbed you call the police and they come to the rescue.
If you want to read a good book but can't afford it you go to the library and borrow it.
Wake up folks it doesn't have to be like this - if you are against healthcare reform and keep voting it down, my husband and I too will retire with Teddy and Lisa to Spain. America is a corrupt nation full of sheep. Get mad, mad enough to demand a change. WE THE PEOPLE possibly now have a president that isn't as corrupt as the last nimrod that stole office.
It's time for a change.
Originally posted by JayinAR
But I think it may miss one aspect in the equation. How much money do these countries pay in taxes. Here in the states we pay approx. 40% of our money back to the Gov when you factor the taxes you pay every day.
Will that rise?
I'm not so sure that the National Program would ease enough tension on the overall economy to make it so that Joe Neighbor is now going to be able to save money because viola, he now doesn't have to pay as much for milk.
I pay $15 to see a doctor.
We recently learned that President Obama has secretly made a sweetheart deal with Billy Tauzin, the former congressman turned chief lobbyist for the pharmaceutical industry. In return for $80 billion in projected cuts -- and $150 million in supportive television ads Obama has apparently sworn to protect the industry from congressional efforts to, among other things, let the government use its bargaining power to lower prescription drug costs.
Originally posted by Alaskan Man
i am about 10G in debt from an abscess tooth (hemorrhage) over the summer.