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Old 08-09-2015, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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Yes, it was called the Affordable Care Act. Though I do agree with you, it should go further to include a public option to make it even easier for those poor white males to be able to get the healthcare they need.
ACA does not use race to discriminate.
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I am Liberal and a male so Year men's health does matter to me.

IMHO ADA is just a start. What we need is Medicare expanded to cover all medical expenses. if we did this we could eliminate the private sector insurance companies with their huge overhead, executive salaries and exorbitant profits that suck wealth out of the system. We could also have the government insure the industry to also eliminate private sector insurance parasites.
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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It's effectively impossible for males to get Medicaid unless homeless or "disabled".
If men took legal responsibility for their offspring they would be just as likely to qualify for Medicaid, based on household income as a woman, no?
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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Thank you so much for being reasonable and lending some support to what I'm trying to say! This is exactly what I'm talking about. I'm not saying men are more complex, I'm saying why is there a 5 year gap? Why aren't there special prostate and testicular cancer screenings and public health initiatives?

Women's health is at such a complexity that they probably deserve about $5 for every $1 men get for their gender-unique issues. They probably get $20 to every $1.

Thank you so much.
Testicular Cancer is relatively rare and the cure rate is very high. It tends to be a young man's disease, usually diagnosed after surgery, following symptoms.

Prostate Cancer occurs most often in men over 65. Screening as a part of a physical is common beginning at middle age.
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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Number one reason given as reason for visit in a doctor's office when the patient is male? " my wife/gf made me come"
My husband resembles that remark.
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:17 PM
 
Location: California
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I'm a dude; Viagra should be paid for out of pocket, period. OTOH; I def can understand birth control being covered by health insurance because it's a whole lot cheaper to prevent a pregnancy than raise a kid till 18.
Agree with that statement big time.

What Packard is saying can be used to cut medical costs in many other areas as well. Preventative or pro active imo is the key. I wish people could have a body pet scan every other year or so. That test would catch many disease processes in their infancy and increase chance of survival. Colon cancer is a good example. Insurance could pay for a RD to sit with the person and go over a good diet.

Sadly, having seen with my own eyes a person admitted with blood sugar 600, educated etc, they go home. Well after the 9th admission and a year or two pass by and we had to do an aka on the left leg to prevent systemic infection do they wake up.

And the cost now for just not eating right is in the millions for that one person.
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:21 PM
 
Location: California
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Number one reason given as reason for visit in a doctor's office when the patient is male? " my wife/gf made me come"
LOL your right Ive heard that one and at times for reasons I couldn't post on here
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:35 PM
 
Location: California
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That's why WE passed Obamacare -- because everyone is entitled (yes, ENTITLED) to decent health care in the most blessed nation in the world.
Slick move tying "most blessed nation in the world" and "decent health care" together as if they were a couple. Sorry but the only thing we are entitled to is (now look this up if ya need to) The pursuit of life liberty and happiness. The word Entitled is another way of saying "I'm getting my life, liberty, and happiness, by making your ass work and taxing the crap out of you (which is what Obamacare is in the first place) letting my lazy ass live a long liberties and happiness filled non working life. thank you very much"

Nowhere in the constitution do I read you are entitled to healthcare. Especially if you are capable but don't work.

Phetaroi, I cant speak for others but statements like this is what makes a working man loathe lazy ass people more everyday..... Understand my point? YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO JACK SHEET GOT THAT
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:37 PM
 
Location: California
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My husband resembles that remark.
lol
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:38 PM
 
Location: California
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If men took legal responsibility for their offspring they would be just as likely to qualify for Medicaid, based on household income as a woman, no?
What? You mean get up everyday, go work 8 hours? Oh hell no .....
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