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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 04:38 PM
Response to Reply #25
33. "Don't pick on the sick"?
Call me old-fashioned but I think there's something morally offensive about making a profit off of sick people.
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  -Health care is not free. yibbehobba  Feb-03-08 12:47 PM   #0 
  - "it's costs folks like you and me"  mikelgb   Feb-03-08 12:49 PM   #1 
  - THANKS for posting that info! I think a lot of people in the US  napi21   Feb-03-08 01:00 PM   #2 
  - Part of the reason why Americans are not ready to pay high taxes to provide for everyone  tblue37   Feb-03-08 04:26 PM   #30 
  - recommend  xchrom   Feb-03-08 01:12 PM   #3 
  - It should be. In fact, truly universal care should cost us less  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-03-08 01:12 PM   #4 
  - That doesn't mean it's free.  yibbehobba   Feb-03-08 01:15 PM   #5 
     - Universal health care is not free, just less than you're currently paying.  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-03-08 02:45 PM   #7 
  - Simple math  Timmy5835   Feb-03-08 01:21 PM   #6 
  - But - it's STILL not free. That money comes from US! -nt  democrat2thecore   Feb-04-08 03:26 AM   #51 
  - K&R  NC_Nurse   Feb-03-08 02:47 PM   #8 
  - As another UK-dweller  LeftishBrit   Feb-03-08 03:21 PM   #9 
  - France, #1 in health care .......  Hieronymus   Feb-04-08 02:29 AM   #45 
  - I posted France #1 ... didn't mean it as response to your post but to ...  Hieronymus   Feb-04-08 02:32 AM   #46 
  - If we are the greatest nation on earth, why are we not providing health care to our citizens?  avaistheone1   Feb-04-08 02:38 AM   #48 
  - If we could afford healthcare, we'd already have already.  JVS   Feb-03-08 03:25 PM   #10 
  - Damn straight.  Zynx   Feb-03-08 03:27 PM   #11 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-03-08 03:27 PM   #12 
  - you think spamming this in every thread  MonkeyFunk   Feb-03-08 03:39 PM   #20 
  - If everyone in the US would pay 5% of their income to healthcare...imagine  adapa   Feb-03-08 03:30 PM   #13 
  - per family, or per person?  sandnsea   Feb-03-08 03:33 PM   #17 
     - I would assume the payment would be based on a family unit  adapa   Feb-03-08 03:44 PM   #23 
        - And most of the time  sandnsea   Feb-03-08 03:49 PM   #24 
           - In the NH SCHIP program income is reduced by daycare, elder care & child support payments.  adapa   Feb-03-08 04:09 PM   #28 
  - It's the lower income people who are concerned  sandnsea   Feb-03-08 03:30 PM   #14 
  - if the medical insurance is based on a percentage of income with a bottom limit ~ 300% of povery  adapa   Feb-03-08 03:34 PM   #18 
     - Well sure  sandnsea   Feb-03-08 03:37 PM   #19 
        - It is up to the individual to increase their exemptions so that they keep more of their paycheck.  adapa   Feb-03-08 04:08 PM   #27 
           - That's not the subsidy part  sandnsea   Feb-04-08 03:47 AM   #52 
  - No, but the "insurance" system is grossly inefficient and wasteful  no name no slogan   Feb-03-08 03:31 PM   #15 
  - I would look for some not-for-profit entries into the insurance industry if  Ravy   Feb-03-08 04:45 PM   #34 
  - Well, if my wages are going to be garnished, let it be for Single Payer  cryingshame   Feb-03-08 03:32 PM   # 
  - I was saying the same thing in another thread.  avrdream   Feb-03-08 03:32 PM   #16 
  - No shit, but it matters WHERE that money goes, if it doesn't go into a single payer system...  Solon   Feb-03-08 03:39 PM   #21 
  - your post reminds me  Bluerthanblue   Feb-03-08 03:43 PM   #22 
  - "Freedom isn't free"  Blue State Blues   Feb-03-08 04:03 PM   #25 
  - "Don't pick on the sick"?  Prophet 451   Feb-03-08 04:38 PM   #33 
  - No, health care is not free. Like most of life's necessities, there is a price to be paid.  Raster   Feb-03-08 04:05 PM   #26 
  - Previously posted (but i got NO response)  cbayer   Feb-03-08 04:16 PM   #29 
  - Your point 4 is rubbish  Prophet 451   Feb-03-08 04:37 PM   #32 
     - Can you give me any data or links?  cbayer   Feb-03-08 06:43 PM   #35 
        - Sure  Prophet 451   Feb-03-08 07:18 PM   #36 
           - Good data  cbayer   Feb-03-08 07:35 PM   #38 
              - Defensiveness is not always unwarranted  Prophet 451   Feb-03-08 07:59 PM   #40 
                 - You are right, defensiveness is sometimes justified.  cbayer   Feb-03-08 08:14 PM   #41 
  - According to the figures I have on hand  Prophet 451   Feb-03-08 04:34 PM   #31 
  - thank you  paulk   Feb-03-08 07:21 PM   #37 
  - 1 Trillion a year wouldn't cover everyone in America.  ileus   Feb-03-08 07:50 PM   #39 
  - Garnishing wages is NOT a euphemism for higher taxes.  Jed Dilligan   Feb-03-08 08:26 PM   #42 
  - You can't pay for universal health care without taxing the middle class.  yibbehobba   Feb-04-08 03:25 AM   #50 
     - Taxes are fine with me  Jed Dilligan   Feb-04-08 11:34 AM   #54 
  - About the figures on health care..  f the letter   Feb-03-08 09:35 PM   #43 
  - Of course not. But that doesn't matter since we are ALREADY PAYING  eridani   Feb-04-08 02:10 AM   #44 
  - We're paying double what universal care would cost and not getting much.  Hieronymus   Feb-04-08 02:33 AM   #47 
  - As promised, the numbers:  yibbehobba   Feb-04-08 03:23 AM   #49 
  - "health care costs money. A LOT of money" . . .  OneBlueSky   Feb-04-08 04:46 AM   #53 
 

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