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MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-29-07 12:11 PM
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8. Britain's system is evidently flawed.
France, Spain, and Italy are rated by the WHO with much better systems. Those are the models we should be looking at.
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  -Single Payer Healthcare - Help Me Out, Here... iamjoy  Sep-29-07 11:54 AM   #0 
  - One Question for you... one part of the issue. Are you only interested in what's good for YOU--  bobbolink   Sep-29-07 11:59 AM   #1 
  - I keep thinking of how screwed up the VA is.  emilyg   Sep-29-07 12:12 PM   #10 
  - Compared to what?  Ron_Green   Sep-29-07 12:37 PM   #19 
  - I Acknowledged The "Luxury" Problem  iamjoy   Sep-29-07 12:14 PM   #11 
  - So you don't want Social Security or Medicare, either?  aquart   Sep-29-07 12:25 PM   #15 
  - Right! And, I'm sure the OP is ever so concerned about all of us who have lost MEdicaid!  bobbolink   Sep-29-07 12:41 PM   #22 
  - It's this kind of "liberal" thinking that is causing us to not have health care for all.  bobbolink   Sep-29-07 12:38 PM   #21 
  - Liberal shame  BoneDaddy   Sep-29-07 09:11 PM   #46 
  - ask yourself if public utilities is better  TheFarseer   Sep-29-07 12:03 PM   #2 
  - You can wait a helluva long time for a specialist here in the States too.  nosmokes   Sep-29-07 12:04 PM   #3 
  - Don't forget, "the government screws up everything " because  daninthemoon   Sep-29-07 12:05 PM   #4 
  - But That's My Point  iamjoy   Sep-29-07 12:07 PM   #5 
  - Wait For Now  nightrider767   Sep-29-07 12:09 PM   #6 
  - How many people die for lack of health care while you "WAIT"????  bobbolink   Sep-29-07 01:14 PM   #27 
     - It's not While I wait, it's while we wait  nightrider767   Sep-29-07 07:10 PM   #41 
  - I get Medicare and Social Security and they don't screw  Cleita   Sep-29-07 01:09 PM   #26 
  - I've lived under both systems  dmallind   Sep-29-07 12:10 PM   #7 
  - Thanks for this post. It really is helpful. :^)  GreenPartyVoter   Sep-30-07 12:11 PM   #60 
  - Britain's system is evidently flawed.  MGKrebs   Sep-29-07 12:11 PM   #8 
  - First, have you tried to see a specialist lately?  Warpy   Sep-29-07 12:11 PM   #9 
  - Well said.  daninthemoon   Sep-29-07 12:25 PM   #16 
  - How nice to read a Republican pamphlet on DU.  aquart   Sep-29-07 12:15 PM   #12 
  - I Have Seen Sicko  iamjoy   Sep-29-07 12:20 PM   #13 
     - Under the current system which absolutely  shraby   Sep-29-07 12:37 PM   #20 
     - You say you saw Sicko??? Yet, you still think it's ok for the number one cause of HOMELESSNESS to  bobbolink   Sep-29-07 03:21 PM   #37 
        - I Will Reply  iamjoy   Sep-30-07 07:10 AM   #49 
  - In my view the first thing that needs to happen is health  mbee   Sep-29-07 12:24 PM   #14 
  - Excellent idea. I just wish there was some practical way to remove  daninthemoon   Sep-29-07 12:28 PM   #17 
  - My take  supernova   Sep-29-07 12:33 PM   #18 
  - Thank You  iamjoy   Sep-30-07 07:06 AM   #47 
  - You're right. Private insurance is so much better.  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Sep-29-07 12:42 PM   #23 
  - Or my nightmare, getting emergency care for my husband, out  Cleita   Sep-29-07 01:18 PM   #28 
  - I have great insurance!  LWolf   Sep-29-07 02:18 PM   #29 
     - You're so lucky!  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Sep-29-07 02:47 PM   #32 
     - You can, can't you?  LWolf   Sep-29-07 03:06 PM   #34 
     - That sure sounds familiar: high premiums, high deductibles, high co-pays  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-29-07 09:06 PM   #45 
        - That's what I think, too. If this is the "good" insurance,  LWolf   Sep-30-07 07:06 AM   #48 
  - What do you have now?  WilyWondr   Sep-29-07 12:51 PM   #24 
  - Boy did you get all your right wing health care points together  Cleita   Sep-29-07 01:01 PM   #25 
  - Apples, Oranges and Red Herrings  Grey   Sep-29-07 02:21 PM   #30 
  - Thank you! n/t  slipslidingaway   Sep-29-07 02:55 PM   #33 
  - My Friend's Aunt  iamjoy   Sep-30-07 07:14 AM   #50 
  - The Universal Health Care for Americans is really not as  rasputin1952   Sep-29-07 02:21 PM   #31 
  - England allows private insurance companies to compete with  slipslidingaway   Sep-29-07 03:07 PM   #35 
  - Have I been to a hospital lately?????????????  Vinca   Sep-29-07 03:20 PM   #36 
  - I Don't Know That It Would Be Better  iamjoy   Sep-30-07 07:23 AM   #51 
     - You are either a wealthy person and have no worries or are headed  Vinca   Sep-30-07 07:43 AM   #55 
        - I'm Middle Class - And I've Been Sick  iamjoy   Sep-30-07 07:51 AM   #56 
           - When I had my last colonoscopy (paid for out of pocket),  Vinca   Sep-30-07 08:13 AM   #57 
              - Yeah, I Worry About That  iamjoy   Sep-30-07 09:34 AM   #59 
  - We have single payer and government health care now.  freestyle   Sep-29-07 04:20 PM   #38 
  - Congress has single payer Universal! We could do, if we demanded it!  bobbolink   Sep-29-07 05:45 PM   #39 
     - That's Different  iamjoy   Sep-30-07 07:28 AM   #52 
  - OP Missing InAction  bobbolink   Sep-29-07 05:50 PM   #40 
  - replies posted (eom)  iamjoy   Sep-30-07 07:29 AM   #53 
  - Problem with Insurance companies is the administrative cost to the Doctors  seasat   Sep-29-07 08:19 PM   #42 
  - You Are Right About The Time  iamjoy   Sep-30-07 07:38 AM   #54 
  - The question of access to specialists is a legitimate one  WeCanWorkItOut   Sep-29-07 08:38 PM   #43 
  - ONE: It does NOT have to be like the VA system TWO: it is as simple as  ihelpu2see   Sep-29-07 08:47 PM   #44 
  - I'd like to challenge the myths that have you waffling, please...  MrMickeysMom   Sep-30-07 08:34 AM   #58 

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