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Well I would argue the system is a bit more than out of whack. We are trying to keep our foothold on a dominant economic position in the world and we cannot figure out a basic part of societal infrastructure. We are the last developed nation that still has this problem and I would argue that 47,000,000 people SOL is a sizable problem. The economy and the sector are strained with the costs associated with treating these people and their diminished capacity at times.
It is not this way with the AIRLINE industry people, HEAVILY REGULATED, very stringent consumer protection, yet somehow I can fly from LA to NOLA for $99.00.
It is not broken for me either, however I have seen it wipe people clean
President Obama rolls out his much-awaited message on health care reform to a joint session of congress this week after a summer of chaotic and often mendacious debate. The system now running is so unjust and ruinous that a citizenry unmedicated by psychotropic drugs would have burned down the insurers by now (and perhaps torched their doctors' BMWs). As a tactical matter, the best Mr. Obama can do about the "public option" is to endorse it while kicking the can down the road, since the stark insolvency of the US treasury obviates any real ability to make it happen.
Seek alternative health care, unless the situation requires immediate care - surgery.
The states should take care of their own.
It is up to US to take care of ourselves AND each other. (whatever 'group' you happen to belong to!) Anything else is suicide. IMHO of course..... We are all citizens of this planet and we ALL have a vested interest in it's future. Thanks for the threads, for being a good friend and for watching out for us! Peace and happiness brother and I hope your belly is starting to heal!
Originally posted by dodadoom
reply to post by Mak Manto
Thanks much for the reply!
I was being a smart a** in that post and I hope that was noticed.
I agree about the change jar and it doesnt cover squat.
However we played a show for a benefit and we raised over 10 grand
for a feller that got in an accident. (and its a small town)
If a million people give a dollar, how much is that?
Besides the moral issue behind it all.
Like what we are talking about helping each other.....
Or the gladness and relief it brought that family!
Edit to say: I agree totally!
[edit on 7-9-2009 by dodadoom]
Originally posted by Rockpuck
The states should take care of their own... why though should we put trust in the federal government? They are in bed with the insurance companies... everyone is.. the corruption would destroy aall benign plans..
We should take care of our own but I fail to see why I in Oregon should pay for those in California, Florida, New York etc.. where the poverty levels would cause them to use the smaller states to pay into the larger states.
Centralized Healthcare will lead to Centralized corruption.
Are you a musician???