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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 08:08 AM
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62. I'm so glad your wife
got the treatment she needed!

The SARS issue is a sleeping giant. My whole family, and most of my friends and aquaintances, will not go to a doctor except as a last resort. It's a chunk of work time we can't afford to miss, and after waiting 2 or three hours to actually see the doctor (with an appointment made ahead of time), they simply take your vitals and send you off to another round of offices for blood tests, xrays, or whatever; a separate office, appointment, and waiting line (and office visit fee) for all. Then another appointment with the doctor to put all of the test results together and talk to you about it. It seems set up to discourage people from using it, and many people don't. If they have flu-like symptoms, they keep going and ignore it. Or, if it gets worse, take to their beds and wait for it to go away. And those are people who actually have coverage. Think about how many office visits one diagnosis may take for people who have to pay cash, and it's easy to see why they don't go.

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  - we're either in your position - or one accident, job loss, unforeseen  bobbieinok   Feb-19-04 07:49 PM   #1 
  - The failure to provide health care for our own citizens is a disgrace.  alcuno   Feb-19-04 07:53 PM   #2 
  - I completely agree alcuno...and I hear your concern rev..  Sugarbleus   Feb-19-04 10:42 PM   #40 
  - my heart goes out to you  whathappened   Feb-19-04 07:56 PM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-19-04 07:57 PM   #4 
  - .....  truth2power   Feb-19-04 08:11 PM   #9 
  - It's not a diversion  Slice   Feb-19-04 08:25 PM   #16 
     - I believe you when you say your friends had to wait.  truth2power   Feb-19-04 08:41 PM   #19 
     - The question is this: Wait for What???  Misinformed01   Feb-19-04 11:53 PM   #48 
     - It's a diversion  Misinformed01   Feb-19-04 11:51 PM   #47 
     - At least health CARE was available to them.  blondeatlast   Feb-20-04 08:17 AM   #64 
  - Why, so Insurance companies can keep profiting off our blood?  kenzee13   Feb-19-04 08:44 PM   #20 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-19-04 09:03 PM   #26 
     - Here's how you get it passed.  LWolf   Feb-20-04 08:09 AM   #63 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-04 11:10 AM   #81 
           - Hindsight for Clinton:  LWolf   Feb-20-04 08:19 PM   #89 
  - Rationed by waiting lists?  Tinoire   Feb-19-04 10:05 PM   #34 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-19-04 10:11 PM   #35 
  - Well sounds like you typed that as I was editing my post  Tinoire   Feb-19-04 10:23 PM   #36 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-19-04 10:28 PM   #37 
     - It certainly doesn't come across that way n/t  Tinoire   Feb-19-04 11:32 PM   #44 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-04 12:06 PM   #84 
  - your studies are bogus and your examples are specious and anecdotal  cryofan   Feb-19-04 10:29 PM   #38 
  - Cryofan, I live in a Flordia community with many Canadian  FlaGranny   Feb-20-04 09:08 AM   #68 
  - If you want to continue posting here, you must attribute.  reprobate   Feb-20-04 08:32 AM   #67 
  - A former colleague was chaperoning students on a trip to England  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-20-04 01:16 PM   #86 
  - I'm already waiting. Two years and counting  Nobody   Feb-20-04 06:07 AM   #59 
  - The US system isn't working. Period.  blondeatlast   Feb-20-04 08:25 AM   #66 
  - Your suggestion  HFishbine   Feb-20-04 01:26 PM   # 
  - Health care should been seen as part of national defense  Flaxbee   Feb-20-04 08:51 PM   #90 
  - My Dad's story  SaddenedDem   Feb-19-04 08:01 PM   #5 
  - Did they do the surgery? nt  tobius   Feb-19-04 09:35 PM   #31 
     - Only after he qualified for medicaid  SaddenedDem   Feb-19-04 11:13 PM   #42 
  - I hear you.  LWolf   Feb-19-04 08:05 PM   #6 
  - Yes.  truth2power   Feb-19-04 08:15 PM   #11 
  - My 2 cents...  SidDithers   Feb-19-04 08:39 PM   #17 
     - The thing you brought up about SARS is very valid  democratreformed   Feb-19-04 08:44 PM   #21 
     - I'm so glad your wife  LWolf   Feb-20-04 08:08 AM   #62 
     - That is exactly right on the time course for what the  FlaGranny   Feb-20-04 09:13 AM   #69 
  - Here's my healthcare stories  democratreformed   Feb-19-04 08:06 PM   #7 
  - My neighbor once called me at 8 pm to ask for $500.00  SoCalDem   Feb-19-04 08:09 PM   #8 
  - Someone has to ask the question...so I will  SinkingInTheRain   Feb-19-04 08:14 PM   #10 
  - Clinton tried  atre   Feb-19-04 08:18 PM   #12 
  - Your question was answered in the original post  democratreformed   Feb-19-04 08:20 PM   #13 
  - Not all previous economies were healthier  SinkingInTheRain   Feb-19-04 08:53 PM   #24 
     - I was a teen then.  democratreformed   Feb-19-04 08:55 PM   #25 
  - I don't know what your point is.  truth2power   Feb-19-04 08:23 PM   #14 
  - No, someone has to ask:  revcarol   Feb-19-04 08:24 PM   #15 
     - Nothing will happen until the "bulge" works its way through the snake  SoCalDem   Feb-19-04 08:40 PM   #18 
        - Dead Boomer's  Madame_Bovary   Feb-19-04 08:51 PM   #22 
           - I hope they at least have the grace  Kanary   Feb-19-04 10:38 PM   #39 
  - God, honey. HUGS! Go to the hospital. They have to take you.  roguevalley   Feb-19-04 08:53 PM   #23 
  - If you have a need for ongoing medications try the pharma  demgrrrll   Feb-19-04 09:20 PM   #28 
  - Yes, and then they hold you for ransom  Kanary   Feb-19-04 09:21 PM   #29 
  - I have a horror story I won't go into here, but you are right about this.  blondeatlast   Feb-20-04 08:20 AM   #65 
  - Not if you're in Texas, they don't. (n/t)  area51   Feb-19-04 11:43 PM   #45 
  - Topic moved.  revcarol   Feb-19-04 09:17 PM   #27 
  - I hope you're better soon  HootieMcBoob   Feb-19-04 09:23 PM   #30 
  - My best friend tore his ACL running.  aldian159   Feb-19-04 09:44 PM   #32 
  - Check your in-box in about 2 minutes. n/t  Tinoire   Feb-19-04 09:59 PM   #33 
  - I feel for you  camero   Feb-19-04 10:54 PM   #41 
  - Aw damn Camero! We're here for you as much as we can be &  Tinoire   Feb-19-04 11:27 PM   #43 
  - This thread just threw me over the edge  camero   Feb-20-04 12:10 AM   #49 
  - You my friend  Tinoire   Feb-20-04 01:02 AM   #50 
     - Nice poem, Tinoire  Kanary   Feb-20-04 01:10 AM   #51 
     - A beautiful poem  camero   Feb-20-04 10:05 AM   #70 
  - the only solution I can see here.....  grasswire   Feb-20-04 01:30 AM   #52 
     - Pretty much have that arrangement  camero   Feb-20-04 10:18 AM   #73 
  - Don't ever tell a prospective employer about a disability...  Hekate   Feb-20-04 02:57 AM   #55 
  - Thanks, I've thought about that  camero   Feb-20-04 10:08 AM   #71 
  - If I Were You,  outinforce   Feb-20-04 10:14 AM   #72 
     - Thanks  camero   Feb-20-04 10:23 AM   #74 
        - Applying for Benefits that You are Entitled to  outinforce   Feb-20-04 10:37 AM   #77 
           - I know what you mean  camero   Feb-20-04 10:59 AM   #79 
  - aww geez revcarol.....I am really sorry to hear.....  Desertrose   Feb-19-04 11:49 PM   #46 
  - note:  grasswire   Feb-20-04 01:32 AM   #53 
  - That USED to be possible in Minnesota  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-20-04 01:26 PM   #88 
  - Another with no health coverage  Krakowiak   Feb-20-04 02:41 AM   #54 
  - Sounds Like Venous Stasis  REP   Feb-20-04 03:05 AM   #56 
  - Remember how Hillary was pilloried by the RW congress...  Hekate   Feb-20-04 03:34 AM   #57 
  - Man I am so sorry to hear this  RapidCreek   Feb-20-04 05:48 AM   #58 
  - Question about Canada  KayLaw   Feb-20-04 06:15 AM   #60 
  - None that want to get elected...nt  SidDithers   Feb-20-04 07:10 AM   #61 
     - Thanks  KayLaw   Feb-20-04 10:33 AM   #76 
  - I'm so sorry to hear that, revcarol  tom_paine   Feb-20-04 10:31 AM   #75 
  - Government agencies and charities  FlaGranny   Feb-20-04 11:25 AM   #82 
  - It's not as if I didn't try to keep insurance.I already spent a fortune.  revcarol   Feb-20-04 10:46 AM   #78 
  - It's rediculous  camero   Feb-20-04 11:10 AM   #80 
  - The thing is..back in the old days, you could  OKNancy   Feb-20-04 11:33 AM   #83 
     - So true  KayLaw   Feb-20-04 12:40 PM   #85 
     - I remember those days  shrike   Feb-20-04 01:19 PM   #87 
 

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