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Old 06-20-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, is 54 years old. He had pancreatic cancer in the past. He left California and went to Tennessee for a liver transplant because the waiting time in Tennessee is shorter.

Report: Apple CEO Steve Jobs had liver transplant in Tennessee - San Jose Mercury News

He's expected to return to work soon.

Tom Daschle, Obama's man, is enamored of the healthcare service of Great Britain. Great Britain's treatment formula is based on cost and the number of years you are expected to live. At age 54 and with a precondition of pancreatic cancer, how high up on the organ transplant list do you think Steve Jobs would be under Obama's nationalized healthcare? (Note: I don't know if he contributed to Obama's election campaign or if the same people who made the decisions to shut down Chrysler dealerships are the same bureaucrats that will decide who gets healthcare and who doesn't right away.) Would Jobs even have the option to "shop by state" under a nationalized healthcare system?
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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Would Steve Jobs get a new liver if he wasnt Steve Jobs?
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:46 AM
 
Location: NC
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Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, is 54 years old. He had pancreatic cancer in the past. He left California and went to Tennessee for a liver transplant because the waiting time in Tennessee is shorter.

Report: Apple CEO Steve Jobs had liver transplant in Tennessee - San Jose Mercury News

He's expected to return to work soon.

Tom Daschle, Obama's man, is enamored of the healthcare service of Great Britain. Great Britain's treatment formula is based on cost and the number of years you are expected to live. At age 54 and with a precondition of pancreatic cancer, how high up on the organ transplant list do you think Steve Jobs would be under Obama's nationalized healthcare? (Note: I don't know if he contributed to Obama's election campaign or if the same people who made the decisions to shut down Chrysler dealerships are the same bureaucrats that will decide who gets healthcare and who doesn't right away.) Would Jobs even have the option to "shop by state" under a nationalized healthcare system?
Under public option yes. All public option is, which is what Obama is pushing for, is allowing individuals to acquire federal health insurance, similar to medicare, if they so choose.
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:52 AM
 
Location: London UK & Florida USA
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Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, is 54 years old. He had pancreatic cancer in the past. He left California and went to Tennessee for a liver transplant because the waiting time in Tennessee is shorter.

Report: Apple CEO Steve Jobs had liver transplant in Tennessee - San Jose Mercury News

He's expected to return to work soon.

Tom Daschle, Obama's man, is enamored of the healthcare service of Great Britain. Great Britain's treatment formula is based on cost and the number of years you are expected to live. At age 54 and with a precondition of pancreatic cancer, how high up on the organ transplant list do you think Steve Jobs would be under Obama's nationalized healthcare? (Note: I don't know if he contributed to Obama's election campaign or if the same people who made the decisions to shut down Chrysler dealerships are the same bureaucrats that will decide who gets healthcare and who doesn't right away.) Would Jobs even have the option to "shop by state" under a nationalized healthcare system?
If America had the Same or similar system to the NHS in Great Britain.....Steve would have got a liver transplant as soon as a donor organ was available. I have even seen people with cirrhosis of the liver in the UK who are much older than Steve get liver transplants as long as they have given up drinking.
If Steve had gone to a Private Health Insurance company in America and asked for cover for his liver transplant he would have been laughed out of the office.
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