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Old 09-08-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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*Health Care industry spends close to two million dollars per day lobbying Congress to kill an affordable health care option for US citizens., i.e., maintain the status quo.

*The US is the world's only industrialized nation where citizens go bankrupt to pay for medical expenses


This is an group of Oregon docs and nurses who started a campaign today to help change our health care system. Nice to have docs on board, as most are ~

madashelldoctors.com
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:13 PM
 
Location: OUTTA SIGHT!
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Interesting.
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:17 PM
 
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*Health Care industry spends close to two million dollars per day lobbying Congress to kill an affordable health care option for US citizens., i.e., maintain the status quo.

*The US is the world's only industrialized nation where citizens go bankrupt to pay for medical expenses


This is an group of Oregon docs and nurses who started a campaign today to help change our health care system. Nice to have docs on board, as most are ~

madashelldoctors.com
I doubt "most" doctors are on board. All of my doctors got a packet from the Texas Medical Association today urging them to not to allow the government to rush them and their patients into healthcare reform. They sent several items to place in the waiting room for the patients to review if they choose to do so.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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*Health Care industry spends close to two million dollars per day lobbying Congress to kill an affordable health care option for US citizens., i.e., maintain the status quo.

*The US is the world's only industrialized nation where citizens go bankrupt to pay for medical expenses


This is an group of Oregon docs and nurses who started a campaign today to help change our health care system. Nice to have docs on board, as most are ~

madashelldoctors.com
Unfortunately, this is not a fact, at least not yet. I work in healthcare and I am behind healthcare reform. I know quite a few doctors who support it too, but we need a lot more of them on board.
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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60% of Doctors support single-payer.
60% of Americans support single-payer...


YouTube - Ed On Single-Payer

Too bad people at the town halls weren't talking about single payer and demanding their representative support a single-payer system.
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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There will be NO SINGLE PAYER HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM!
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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There will be NO SINGLE PAYER HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM!
I agree.
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, Maryland
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60% of people don't want to work and want everyone else to provide for them. Hey! I'd like to stop working and let everyone else take care of me, travel the world, etc. But I have a sense of dignity, everything I earn I did through hard work, everything I do is funded by my dollar, I do it all on my own, without the help of the government. It would be so nice to not have to pay for anything though.
My aunt who is living on welfare has an IPhone. I don't even have an Iphone. She has designer clothing, good food, etc, all things that someone else worked for and the government stole from them.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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There will be NO SINGLE PAYER HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM!
You're right (for a change). There is no single payer health insurance program on the agenda. To the dismay of a lot of health care providers who are fed up with the current system and want single payer system. Physicians for a National Health Program is a good example of that. 17,000 members and counting.

"The Physicians for a National Health Program proposes to cover all Americans under a single, comprehensive public insurance program without copayments or deductibles and with free choice of provider. Such a national health program could reap tens of billions of dollars in administrative savings in the initial years, enough to fund generous increases in health care services not only for the uninsured, but for the underinsured as well."


More here: Liberal Benefits, Conservative Spending
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:08 PM
 
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Unfortunately, this is not a fact, at least not yet. I work in healthcare and I am behind healthcare reform. I know quite a few doctors who support it too, but we need a lot more of them on board.
I'm sorry about misstating that. It was probably wishful thinking...

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There will be NO SINGLE PAYER HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM!
Not now anyway. With nearly 50 million - and climbing - uninsured people in this country, what alternative changes do you suggest? Other than lower and middle class working people declaring bankruptcy, having their meager retirement and SS checks garnished to be able to afford meds?

BTW, my doctor keeps several copies of a book in his waiting room. He gives these books away. It was written by an MD who espouses massive changes, realistic and affordable ones, in our insurance business. Not one suggestion of which is the single payer system. It's quite an eye-opener as to who runs the insurance business in this country.

Something's going to give, whether you are prepared for it or not.

Thanks for the links, einstein.

Last edited by Wicked Felina; 09-10-2009 at 11:10 PM.. Reason: cross-posted w/einstein
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