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Sugarbleus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-04 10:39 PM
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43. They always call it socialized medicine. It doesn't have to be that
way. We can configure a system that takes the best from any country's health system you can name and shape it to fit our system of doing things. That's first.

Second, there's the "idea" that citizens don't want to "share" their tax dollars with others. HA, that's a scream because WE ALREADY DO!

We ALL SHARE OUR TAXES. We share/pool our taxes for things like:

POLICE, FIRE DEPTS, FORESTRY, LIBRARIES, COUNTY SERVICES, JUDGES, TEACHERS, UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, HIGHWAY PROJECTS, ARTS, BRIDGES, MILITARY, COAST GUARD, MASS TRANSIT in part, CITY SERVICES, WATER DEPTS, AIR QUALITY DEPTS, PARKS SERVICE, POSTAL SERVICE, RESEARCH/DEVELOPMENT OF PHARACEUTICALS AND OTHER SCIENCES,POLITICIANS, PRISONS, etc etc...fill in the blanks.

So, we can't tweek a system to help folks get adequate healthcare services at every level? Balderdash! Especially to avoid undetected migrating diseases that go undiagnosed and then spread through the population? Preventative medicine is WISE. It keeps people going and productive.

A healthcare delivery system CAN be forged that will not be a burden to the public anymore than any of the above services already are...it's just that drug makers and Health Insurance Companies (maybe a few doctors) worry they won't make as many BILLIONS in confiscatory costs from the public. Socialism is just an "alarmist" word they put out there.

If friends like yours don't want to share their taxes for healthcare then tell her we don't want to share ours with her to support her letter carrier or her local police...she and her friends can go start up a private police and mail service. :eyes:

WAKE UP YOU SOCIOPHOBES!!
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  - Hmmm  bluestateguy   Aug-14-04 10:25 PM   #1 
  - FDR adopted most of Norman Thomas' 1932 socialist platform.  MikeG   Aug-14-04 10:27 PM   #5 
  - Yes, you have it right there.  Cleita   Aug-14-04 10:27 PM   #6 
  - Us 'socialist' countries, at least in the northern hemisphere...  TrustingDog   Aug-14-04 10:33 PM   #10 
  - Oh you evil dirty commie!!!!  greatauntoftriplets   Aug-14-04 10:25 PM   #2 
  - Thanks!  Cleita   Aug-14-04 10:44 PM   #15 
     - You're welcome!  greatauntoftriplets   Aug-14-04 10:51 PM   #19 
  - I WILL KICK HER ASS CLEITA  Skittles   Aug-14-04 10:26 PM   #3 
  - Anytime.  Cleita   Aug-14-04 10:29 PM   #8 
  - They once called Medicare socialized medicine.  MikeG   Aug-14-04 10:26 PM   #4 
  - What's so weird is that she's not a Republican.  Cleita   Aug-14-04 10:29 PM   #7 
  - If her husband belongs to a union..  Caliphoto   Aug-15-04 02:33 AM   #31 
  - To them, a stuffed platypus is socialist  JCCyC   Aug-15-04 11:35 PM   #45 
  - It's all a cover for selfishness and greed...  gmoney   Aug-14-04 10:30 PM   #9 
  - That's exactly it.  Cleita   Aug-14-04 10:34 PM   #11 
     - And therein lies the problem  nemdaille   Aug-14-04 10:49 PM   #18 
        - Very perceptive -- and wise. nt  IdaBriggs   Aug-17-04 07:10 AM   #54 
  - Who's suggesting socialized medicine?  sandnsea   Aug-14-04 10:34 PM   #12 
  - I'm too angry to argue this with you right now.  Cleita   Aug-14-04 10:38 PM   #14 
  - Win the battle, lose the war  sandnsea   Aug-14-04 11:05 PM   #23 
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  - What they're doing is "shifting the debate" :  Mike Niendorff   Aug-15-04 12:27 AM   #27 
  - If it's any consolation  prolesunited   Aug-14-04 11:11 PM   #24 
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  - Thanks I will definitely try to find a copy of that book.  Cleita   Aug-15-04 11:41 AM   #32 
     - you are welcomed. Good luck!  dorktv   Aug-17-04 01:39 AM   #53 
  - Tell your friends that capitalism would work better if sickness weren't...  AP   Aug-15-04 01:33 AM   #29 
  - My friend in Belgium says their system is just fine...  Caliphoto   Aug-15-04 02:32 AM   #30 
  - Of course it is.  Cleita   Aug-15-04 11:42 AM   #33 
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  - It's good that doctors are getting on board with this  Cleita   Aug-15-04 07:32 PM   #38 
     - Oh, he will!  knitter4democracy   Aug-16-04 04:06 PM   #48 
        - Is he familiar with this organization,  Cleita   Aug-16-04 04:17 PM   #49 
           - He's a member! Thanks! nt  knitter4democracy   Aug-16-04 05:33 PM   #50 
  - With some consideration  Green Lantern   Aug-15-04 07:26 PM   #37 
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     - I know  Green Lantern   Aug-15-04 09:20 PM   #40 
  - Localized Versus National?  The Straight Story   Aug-15-04 10:12 PM   #41 
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     - Health Care  The Straight Story   Aug-15-04 11:32 PM   #44 
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  - They always call it socialized medicine. It doesn't have to be that  Sugarbleus   Aug-15-04 10:39 PM   #43 
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