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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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