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Old 04-14-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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People with mental health problems and especially Veterans suffering from PTSD are more prone to suicide.

In terms of the US, it has a real lack of mental health beds, and the VA at least offers some help, as US Mental Health Services can be a lottery or can be expensive in terms of some private mental health facilates.

Weren't private US Mental Health facilities throwing people out on the streets a few years ago.

America's mental health care crisis: families left to fill the void of a broken system - The Guardian


Mental healthcare in the US is a mess across the board.
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:45 AM
 
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We seniors don't pay for Medicare. Working people do.
I paid In for 50 years.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:16 AM
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I paid In for 50 years.
So did I. And I still pay a monthly premium. And I still have copays.

Medicare is a great system, it's cost-effective and its participants are highly satisfied with it.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:19 AM
 
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So did I. And I still pay a monthly premium. And I still have copays.

Medicare is a great system, it's cost-effective and its participants are highly satisfied with it.
But...but...some want the government to take its hands off their Medicare!!!

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Old 04-14-2019, 11:22 AM
 
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Yes, I'm sure they will love it on Mars.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:25 AM
 
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We seniors don't pay for Medicare. Working people do.
Did you not ever work? Current working generation pays into it to support the current subscribers. Thatís how it functions. The current working generation will eventually be supported by the future working generation.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:49 AM
 
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I'm a proponent of privatized healthcare. But this kind of ignorance portrayed by the OP makes it harder for those of us with a legitimate argument (for privatized healthcare). They spew low-intellect ignorance and give liberals a better foundation to stand on.

I'm a vet and VA healthcare is a mess. Not even in the same ballpark as medicare. Fortunately, I have private insurance.
It would be helpful if you could explain how and what.

Isnít VA healthcare run by the can-do-no-wrong government? How could we expect universal healthcare work if itís run by the government?
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:50 AM
 
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Did you not ever work? Current working generation pays into it to support the current subscribers. Thatís how it functions. The current working generation will eventually be supported by the future working generation.
I am all for forcing other people to pay for my expenses!
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Old 04-14-2019, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Three U.S. military veterans took their lives in protest of VA healthcare within 5 days of each other at VA facilities in 2 states earlier this month.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/3-veteran...es-in-2-states
VA healthcare is a completely different animal from UHC, and you know that. You're just trying to stir the pot.
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Old 04-14-2019, 01:35 PM
 
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VA has a spotty record. Seniors love Medicare, it's been a success for nearly 60 years.
Not all seniors love Medicare. Depends on the doctors. My elderly uncle was butchered and now refuses to see any doctors for any reason even though we all try to convince him not all docs are butchers!
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