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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-13-09 08:06 AM
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42. The voters do want it
And listening to folks who have never lived with a not for profit plan, folks who hear 'horror stories', as opposed to people who live with those plans, would be nuts. Some of us on this thread live with those plans. Some of us have family and friends that live with those plans. Honestly, do you really think the US is so lacking in connections to Canada and the UK and Austrailia and Germany that we have to listen to rumors, not direct stories from actual patients we actually know over many years of experience? I have known people in all of those countries for decades. I've been covered under three of them for periods myself. Never heard a 'horror story' outside of the USA. Lots of them here. Tons.
The stuff you 'hear' from who knows who does not compare with the stuff I have heard from my friend, the MD in Germany, for example. You know? Or my flat broke pal in the UK who had a life changing surgery for nothing, with full care, while my US pal with the same condition suffered with it and eventually died. DEAD. MMMMkay? How's that for horror?
Or my friend in the UK who was born with more medical problems and disablities than most of us have in a lifetime. She's had millions of pounds worth of care, her parents never had to pay, nor does she. Her counterparts in the states are homebound and miseralbe. She works for a major corporation and has a rather nice gig. A horror story! Here in the US, her parents would have been ruined financially, years ago.
So what do you have for first hand? Got any 'horror stories' that have first names and relationships attached, or is this all media reporting you are speaking of? I've seen what I've seen with my eyes. The GOP and Conservative ObamaDems rave about stuff they heard once from a guy on the radio who said he'd once met a Canadian in an airport.....
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