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Old 09-15-2009, 06:38 PM
Location: Arizona High Desert
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That money would spay a lot of people. Fewer people = fewer sick people. All voluntary of course.
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Peggy Anne View Post
That kind of money would buy a lot of facelifts !
Or hip replacements. Or diabetes test kits. Or nurses.

I was just in a major event where we managed to scrape together $700,000 for the Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles - and we were proud. These propagandists spend that amount per day.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:27 PM
Location: Holly Springs, NC
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That would take care of a lot of very sick people who are turned down by their insurance company for procedures that aren't covered, medications that aren't covered and physicians who aren't covered under their ridiculous rules. As a R.N. who has dealt with these companies for the last 25 years and had to try to explain to people with only a high school degree why the individual or patient I was calling for to get authorization for a procedure, medication, etc. needed to have, the thought of this continuing as it is is heart wrenching. I've seen people sent home from the hospital too early who end up sometimes coming back in worse condition than when they left and costing the insurance companies or the taxpayers more in the long run.

For those who think the system doesn't need to be changed or that people need to take personal responsibility and buy insurance rather than cable TV, you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Even that idiot Glenn Beck when talking about how the current system works "really well" (his words, not mine), used the example of insurance costs going from $2700/year to $5800/year to a current high of $12,800 all of which spanned a 12 year period. Absolutely nuts! That doesn't cover everything, either. There is usually a deductible to meet and often prescription coverage is extra. I had a time during which I had no coverage nor could I afford it on my own and I spent $12k in one year on prescriptions and paid out of pocket $225 per visit for a specialist I had to see several times during that year all because I had a pre-existing condition.

Some of you might change your tune if the same thing happened to you. I was fortunate enough that I had the savings to cover all of the above but it's absolutely disgusting in this day and age that anyone should have to go through this because of insurance industry guidelines. Yet, they run government with their big contributions and now the latest is the GOP wants to do away with restrictions on campaign contributions. They didn't like the results of the 2008 election and think they need even more money.

God help us all if things continue the way they are. Despite what some in the news media would like you to believe, people do die in this country because of lack of insurance or the guidelines of the insurance coverage that won't allow for lifesaving procedures and medication. The best coverage in the world, one certain network likes to spout daily ad nauseum, then why are we so far behind so many other nations in longevity??
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:31 PM
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I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody.
Barack Obama

I agree with Barack on this one
Nationalize healthcare completely!!!!
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