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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-10 03:08 PM
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76. You might still qualify for VA benefits as a Vietnam vet.
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  -Number Of Uninsured Americans Soars To Over 50 Million DeSwiss  Dec-28-10 03:28 AM   #0 
  - 1 in 6 people is uninsured. That's just painful  sakabatou   Dec-28-10 03:47 AM   #1 
  - And more pain to come. n/t  DeSwiss   Dec-28-10 04:21 AM   #3 
  - the total is actually 59 million  stockholmer   Dec-28-10 06:51 AM   #17 
  - Welcome  Kokonoe   Dec-28-10 08:16 AM   #24 
  - Welcome to DU  KillCapitalism   Dec-28-10 10:12 AM   #36 
  - thank you for the welcome greetings  stockholmer   Dec-28-10 10:32 AM   #37 
     - I echo the previous welcomes -- voices like yours are great to have here!  Zhade   Dec-28-10 01:21 PM   #56 
     - Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner.  MedicalAdmin   Dec-28-10 02:07 PM   #63 
     - Best hopes for a better outcome...  bhikkhu   Dec-28-10 08:49 PM   #103 
     - Omg, I have similar plans too  Dokkie   Dec-28-10 09:39 PM   #111 
     - Here's hopefully a better suggestion then blowing off your head, ...  aggiesal   Dec-29-10 01:22 AM   #125 
     - Welcome to DU nt  madmax   Dec-29-10 01:49 AM   #126 
  - Welcome to DU  N_E_1 for Tennis   Dec-28-10 01:28 PM   #58 
  - Sad news, but thanks for the update -- 59 million Americans !!!  defendandprotect   Dec-28-10 02:08 PM   #64 
  - welcome m8  Dokkie   Dec-28-10 09:33 PM   #108 
  - I'm waiting for almost half of all America to be without  lovuian   Dec-28-10 10:38 PM   #114 
     - a reply  stockholmer   Dec-29-10 05:47 AM   #127 
  - Is that after the new healthcare program kicks in?  TheEuclideanOne   Dec-28-10 07:47 AM   #22 
  - We aren't going to be required to by health care  dflprincess   Dec-28-10 08:00 PM   #99 
     - Really? Semantics?  TheEuclideanOne   Dec-28-10 08:48 PM   #102 
        - This would be now. Once the provision kicks in that we are all required  dflprincess   Dec-28-10 09:29 PM   #106 
        - I suspect that  Dan   Dec-28-10 11:20 PM   #117 
        - Furthermore, there is no requirement to make the insurance AFFORDABLE  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-28-10 10:31 PM   #113 
  - Pathetic  Can of Whoop-ass   Dec-28-10 10:48 AM   #40 
  - Strip Congress of theirs...? Yes, and they should be stripped of a few other things as well.  Creative   Dec-28-10 12:50 PM   #52 
     - Like their hubris.  Zhade   Dec-28-10 01:24 PM   #57 
     - You are correct, they are our employees; however, you would have a hard time  Creative   Dec-28-10 03:42 PM   #80 
     - No health care for Americans = No health care for Congress - --  defendandprotect   Dec-28-10 02:09 PM   #66 
     - They take care of themselves, don't they?  Creative   Dec-28-10 03:39 PM   #79 
     - That would take an act of congress, not likely they would relinquish what they have. nt  NorthCarolina   Dec-28-10 02:32 PM   #71 
        - Sad, but true. Another thing to consider stripping is their ability to profit  Creative   Dec-28-10 03:39 PM   #78 
           - Terrific point --  defendandprotect   Dec-28-10 04:05 PM   #81 
  - When it's 1 in 5, the conservanazis better wake up.  TxVietVet   Dec-28-10 05:10 PM   #85 
  - Insurance is worthless  christx30   Dec-28-10 09:33 PM   #107 
  - good luck getting another middle class job with two teeth missing  diane in sf   Dec-28-10 04:17 AM   #2 
  - Unfortunately, too true. n/t  DeSwiss   Dec-28-10 04:27 AM   #5 
  - speaking of teeth, I just got a crown for 1,200.00  AlphaCentauri   Dec-28-10 12:42 PM   #51 
  - Went to a dentist friend  IMATB   Dec-28-10 11:38 PM   #120 
  - I've been trying to get another job for 3 years.  MedicalAdmin   Dec-28-10 02:10 PM   #67 
  - Why do you want the Palin for president?  MannyGoldstein   Dec-28-10 04:26 AM   #4 
  - I don't believe I mentioned anything.....  DeSwiss   Dec-28-10 04:35 AM   #6 
  - I think you missed a lot of sarcasm in the post to you :)  Bluebear   Dec-28-10 04:38 AM   #7 
  - Yeah, probably. It's wayyyy past my bedtime..... :-/ n/t  DeSwiss   Dec-28-10 04:39 AM   #9 
  - Yeah, pure sarcasm, sorry  MannyGoldstein   Dec-28-10 05:26 AM   #13 
     - I thought I detected the sarcasm. nm  rhett o rick   Dec-28-10 08:02 AM   #23 
        - I didn't that's why there's that tag in smilies  StarsInHerHair   Dec-28-10 07:09 PM   #92 
  - Hear, hear  LiberalEsto   Dec-28-10 08:25 AM   #26 
  - Because it is obviously all the Obama's fault.  JTFrog   Dec-28-10 06:54 AM   #18 
  - Actually the Democrats and Obama get ALL of the blame.  Dawgs   Dec-28-10 07:03 AM   #19 
     - A historic opportunity utterly squandered  Lorien   Dec-28-10 11:44 AM   #43 
        - A gargantuan betrayal  somone   Dec-28-10 05:48 PM   #87 
  - People really need to make up their mind  somone   Dec-28-10 10:53 AM   #41 
  - I want to eat.  MedicalAdmin   Dec-28-10 02:24 PM   #69 
  - Hey Manny - I can sell you great health insurance right now.  MedicalAdmin   Dec-28-10 02:22 PM   #68 
  - just for you another red "kiss"  StarsInHerHair   Dec-28-10 07:07 PM   #91 
  - It was actually sarcasm  MannyGoldstein   Dec-28-10 07:40 PM   #96 
  - Good thing it was passed  christx30   Dec-28-10 09:35 PM   #109 
  - Impossible. "Obama got health care for ALL Americans!"  Bluebear   Dec-28-10 04:38 AM   #8 
  - Then there can be only one logical explanation.....  DeSwiss   Dec-28-10 04:43 AM   #10 
  - 'the greatest country on earth' has over 50 million unisured people. nt  xchrom   Dec-28-10 04:59 AM   #11 
  - One estimate now puts it at 59,000,000.  MedicalAdmin   Dec-28-10 02:27 PM   #70 
  - Since when is this "The greatest country on Earth"?  howmad1   Dec-28-10 07:27 PM   #94 
  - K&R  Solly Mack   Dec-28-10 05:09 AM   #12 
  - oh, the irony... n/t  handmade34   Dec-28-10 06:25 AM   #14 
  - But the box has been checked. Healthcare is in the Obama "win" column.  Vinca   Dec-28-10 06:43 AM   #15 
  - as opposed to Clarence in a wonderful life  wilt the stilt   Dec-28-10 06:43 AM   #16 
  - plus, like me, many HAVE full health insurance, but lack access to  mdmc   Dec-28-10 07:15 AM   #20 
  - I am in a similar  Delphinus   Dec-28-10 07:18 AM   #21 
  - I have good insurance through my husband's job  LiberalEsto   Dec-28-10 08:29 AM   #27 
  - OK, I'm confused. I thought the health care system had been fixed. WTF?  leeroysphitz   Dec-28-10 08:21 AM   #25 
  - No. We got Insurance Finance Reform.  Autumn   Dec-28-10 08:30 AM   #28 
  - Obamas "Insurance Protection Act"  meow mix   Dec-28-10 08:49 AM   #29 
     - 'Insurance Profit Protection Act" nt  Lorien   Dec-28-10 11:57 AM   #46 
  - Recent rate increases pushed health insurance costs beyond what my partner and I  NorthCarolina   Dec-28-10 08:58 AM   #30 
  - It is a good thing.  MedicalAdmin   Dec-28-10 02:49 PM   #72 
  - Worst industrialized country on the planet. A sad situation.  sarcasmo   Dec-28-10 09:00 AM   #31 
  - I'm joining their ranks in a few days  guitar man   Dec-28-10 09:13 AM   #32 
  - You are not alone. nt  NorthCarolina   Dec-28-10 09:35 AM   #33 
  - I dumped United American as well. I decided that having spent $82k over 15 years  Lorien   Dec-28-10 11:48 AM   #45 
     - I hear ya  guitar man   Dec-28-10 07:14 PM   #93 
  - Hmph!  chervilant   Dec-28-10 09:56 AM   #34 
  - Priorities - Over 30 million people are unemployed or underemployed  jtuck004   Dec-28-10 10:01 AM   #35 
  - 12% unemployment next year? try 23+, just using your own numbers  stockholmer   Dec-28-10 12:01 PM   #47 
  - Shadow stats is a great website.  MedicalAdmin   Dec-28-10 02:54 PM   #73 
  - You are correct, and incorrect  jtuck004   Dec-28-10 06:57 PM   #90 
     - hmm...  chervilant   Dec-28-10 07:50 PM   #97 
        - There's no good way to correct bad information,  jtuck004   Dec-28-10 09:10 PM   #105 
           - Nice dog. n/t  chervilant   Dec-28-10 11:33 PM   #119 
              - He really is. Was doing some work at a shelter, he was  jtuck004   Dec-28-10 11:42 PM   #121 
                 - Awwww.....  chervilant   Dec-29-10 11:24 AM   #128 
  - 12% unemployment? Try 30.5%.  area51   Dec-28-10 12:05 PM   #48 
     - I think that the real rate is around 23 percent now, not 30, it will go to 30, but not there yet  stockholmer   Dec-28-10 12:19 PM   #49 
  - And the Rich yawn, order more poor thrown onto the fire to quell the chill. nt  paparush   Dec-28-10 10:42 AM   #38 
  - In 3 days that number will include ME!  radhika   Dec-28-10 10:43 AM   #39 
  - And if the RushThugs and T.HaterBaggers have their way...  SoapBox   Dec-28-10 11:39 AM   #42 
  - K&R. (nt)  Kurovski   Dec-28-10 11:46 AM   #44 
  - Being in the health care profession I predicted this a long time ago.  eagertolearn   Dec-28-10 12:29 PM   #50 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-28-10 12:59 PM   #53 
  - You might want to consider this.  MedicalAdmin   Dec-28-10 02:58 PM   #74 
  - The only upside is Bernie Sanders "Federally Qualified Community Health Center program"  grahamhgreen   Dec-28-10 01:10 PM   #54 
  - Wondering how this is working for 50 million uninsured? Thanks for the info!!  defendandprotect   Dec-28-10 01:57 PM   #62 
  - Thanks for the link.  MedicalAdmin   Dec-28-10 03:02 PM   #75 
  - There is an additional 20 billion in the health care bill to set up new clinics, btw....  grahamhgreen   Dec-28-10 04:50 PM   #84 
  - Hmm. Of three within 20 miles of me, two with pages not found  chill_wind   Dec-28-10 06:04 PM   #88 
  - That's disconcerting  grahamhgreen   Dec-28-10 08:35 PM   #101 
  - And community health centers are great if you're going to them  dflprincess   Dec-28-10 08:12 PM   #100 
  - Sounds like it's time for the Presidential CALL! Hey, get me an unisured person on the line.  Safetykitten   Dec-28-10 01:11 PM   #55 
  - This is PRE-HC-BILL, 2009 info, just NEWly reported this month.  Festivito   Dec-28-10 01:37 PM   #59 
  - Hurry!! make some phone calls to football teams.  meow mix   Dec-28-10 01:49 PM   #60 
  - Terrific post -- $1 BILLION every day in interest on debt but US can't afford MEDICARE FOR ALL --!!  defendandprotect   Dec-28-10 01:53 PM   #61 
  - I am one of the millions......  N_E_1 for Tennis   Dec-28-10 02:09 PM   #65 
  - You might still qualify for VA benefits as a Vietnam vet.  Lars39   Dec-28-10 03:08 PM   #76 
  - +1  MedicalAdmin   Dec-28-10 03:22 PM   #77 
  - Will not happen  Dan   Dec-28-10 11:31 PM   #118 
     - I read about a group of Vermonters who studied the possibilities  Amonester   Dec-29-10 01:06 AM   #124 
  - I've heard you can try going to a college & be a guinea pig but get your  StarsInHerHair   Dec-28-10 07:29 PM   #95 
  - The neo-con dream come true.  Jakes Progress   Dec-28-10 04:37 PM   #82 
  - And how many millions have "insurance" that is useless?  progressoid   Dec-28-10 04:47 PM   #83 
  - How about single payer for the 50 M uninsured like we have in Communist Canada  Monk06   Dec-28-10 05:32 PM   #86 
  - It's 30 million Americans uninsured, not "over 50 million"  Rage for Order   Dec-28-10 06:25 PM   #89 
  - You might start with 86 million, rather  bhikkhu   Dec-28-10 08:54 PM   #104 
  - And still we get no estimates on how many are underinsured.  dflprincess   Dec-28-10 07:58 PM   #98 
  - "...Americans lacking healthcare has swelled beyond 50 million..."  unkachuck   Dec-28-10 09:37 PM   #110 
  - Meanwhile....  tucsonlib   Dec-28-10 10:08 PM   #112 
  - Hooray! Let's all go rock climbing together!  sofa king   Dec-28-10 11:10 PM   #115 
  - End of 2011, 55 million. End of 2012, 60 million. 100 million by 2018  Safetykitten   Dec-28-10 11:15 PM   #116 
  - I'm trying to wrap my small brain around this  postatomic   Dec-28-10 11:52 PM   #122 
  - When it hits 100 million, the public option WILL be back on the table.  kestrel91316   Dec-28-10 11:58 PM   #123 
  - r  mdmc   Dec-29-10 06:19 PM   #129 
  - Need to keep fighting for single payer  mvd   Dec-29-10 08:15 PM   #130 
     - It the fight that makes sense.  avaistheone1   Dec-30-10 12:27 AM   #131 
 

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