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MRM Donating Member (219 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 05:37 AM
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44. I should hope so
Businesses aren't going to lose money and stay in business long. Insurance is one of the riskier businesses out there because there is no control over what your clients are going to do. The majority WILL pay more than they use. Of course, you probably paid premiums for life insurance last year too. You lost 100% of that since you didn't DIE. Car insurance doesn't work out as a good "investment" if you don't get into a wreck, either. Insurance isn't supposed to be an investment, it's supposed to be a safety net. "Just in case". There are lots of people who have claimed far more than they paid in, too.
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  -Why no preventative health care in the US? Here's why: Jackpine Radical  Jul-28-07 01:44 PM   #0 
  - In other words,  nebula   Jul-28-07 01:51 PM   #1 
  - Medicare does NOT pay for annual physicals/exams either  CountAllVotes   Jul-28-07 02:00 PM   #2 
  - For starters  MRM   Jul-29-07 03:58 AM   #25 
     - Short of a CAT scan or MRI  FloridaJudy   Jul-29-07 08:17 AM   #73 
  - Look, the health care business has no real pecuniary interest in you being healthy.  bemildred   Jul-28-07 02:02 PM   #3 
  - Also they will not treat 2 problems in the same visit  azurnoir   Jul-28-07 02:18 PM   #10 
  - I'd really like to see evidence of this  MRM   Jul-29-07 05:13 AM   #35 
     - If it's a free standing surgical center some facilities  ikojo   Jul-29-07 06:21 AM   #52 
     - Of course  MRM   Jul-29-07 07:18 AM   #62 
     - Girly parts can get warts.  FloridaJudy   Jul-29-07 08:54 AM   #82 
     - Some of us also go to family physicians  Ms. Toad   Jul-29-07 07:10 PM   #107 
     - The amount of the facicility fee  azurnoir   Jul-29-07 02:05 PM   #100 
  - Quite cynical  MRM   Jul-29-07 04:07 AM   #26 
  - I knew someone would be outraged.  bemildred   Jul-29-07 07:52 AM   #71 
  - you are SO right! and THIS is why the capitalist system does NOT work.  NotGivingUp   Jul-29-07 11:11 AM   #95 
  - oh dear, and then there's the chance that they'll refuse to pay....  pepperbear   Jul-28-07 02:02 PM   #4 
  - The insurance companies make money when you get  Lint Head   Jul-28-07 02:03 PM   #5 
  - I recently figured out 10 years worth of premiums  CountAllVotes   Jul-28-07 02:08 PM   #6 
     - I should hope so  MRM   Jul-29-07 05:37 AM   #44 
     - They make money off of me -  Ms. Toad   Jul-29-07 07:14 PM   #108 
  - If you think about it, it's really more than just health care.  TwilightZone   Jul-28-07 02:12 PM   #7 
  - Remember a couple of weeks ago Bush said we had great health  CTyankee   Jul-28-07 03:05 PM   #13 
     - I don't know or care what Bush said  MRM   Jul-29-07 04:17 AM   #27 
        - Are you high right now?  tkmorris   Jul-29-07 05:30 AM   #41 
        - Nope  MRM   Jul-29-07 05:49 AM   #47 
           - Oh I don't know about that. I was at a Yom Kippur  ikojo   Jul-29-07 06:25 AM   #54 
           - You are a phony.  Xap   Jul-29-07 07:03 AM   #58 
           - No  MRM   Jul-29-07 07:20 AM   #63 
              - I do know.  Xap   Jul-29-07 07:31 AM   #66 
                 - It's not propaganda  MRM   Jul-29-07 07:43 AM   #70 
                    - Again. Site some reliable sources to back up your claims.  PA Democrat   Jul-29-07 09:10 AM   #85 
                       - 'cricket, cricket'  Lasher   Jul-29-07 10:51 AM   #90 
           - I beg to differ.  Ms. Toad   Jul-29-07 07:21 PM   #110 
              - I agree.  bemildred   Jul-29-07 07:45 PM   #111 
        - Not true. 18,000 Americans die each year because they are uninsured.  PA Democrat   Jul-29-07 09:07 AM   #84 
        - OK, my point was about preventive care. Since ER's are by definition ACUTE CARE facilities  CTyankee   Jul-29-07 06:30 PM   #106 
  - I had no idea any HMO rebated gym membership fees!  davsand   Jul-28-07 02:12 PM   #8 
  - yes, my HMO (Oxford) reimburses gym fees  lapislzi   Jul-28-07 05:44 PM   #18 
  - There are lots of heart healthy choices  MRM   Jul-29-07 04:32 AM   #29 
  - On some Medicare HMO plans the HMO will also  ikojo   Jul-29-07 06:17 AM   #51 
  - Bingo  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jul-28-07 02:13 PM   #9 
  - There's no preventative health care because our monopolistic medical system won't allow it. n/t  NotGivingUp   Jul-28-07 02:38 PM   #11 
  - Except  MRM   Jul-29-07 04:20 AM   #28 
  - There is very little  tkmorris   Jul-29-07 05:35 AM   #43 
     - I damn well know it?  MRM   Jul-29-07 06:02 AM   #48 
  - Don't forget big Pharma  rucky   Jul-29-07 08:07 PM   #113 
  - Great find! Of course! The "benevolent HMO" model is suitable only for monopolies sure to hold on  ProgressiveEconomist   Jul-28-07 03:00 PM   #12 
  - I think the absent wellness programs are tied to our volatile job market  supernova   Jul-28-07 03:07 PM   #14 
  - IMO most of the health care problems are due to the patient.  heidler1   Jul-28-07 04:05 PM   #15 
     - With all due respect  supernova   Jul-28-07 04:30 PM   #16 
     - The main thing about this IMO is a very high percentage of people can't deal with the complex issues  heidler1   Jul-28-07 08:29 PM   #19 
        - So, what are you saying?  supernova   Jul-28-07 09:47 PM   #20 
        - My view point is from a 81 year old.  heidler1   Jul-29-07 01:09 AM   #21 
        - Exactly correct  MRM   Jul-29-07 06:13 AM   #49 
     - Wow  MRM   Jul-29-07 04:37 AM   #30 
        - How about a source for that 70% statistic?  PA Democrat   Jul-29-07 08:28 AM   #75 
        - I think I recognize the source.  Lasher   Jul-29-07 10:59 AM   #93 
        - So do you oppose or support  supernova   Jul-29-07 01:23 PM   #99 
           - He can't answer you, he's been tombstoned.  Lasher   Jul-30-07 05:43 AM   #115 
  - Everyone should have a yearly physical, dental check & eye exam  SoCalDem   Jul-28-07 04:37 PM   #17 
  - Yeah and all these doctors specialize  Raine   Jul-29-07 02:31 AM   #23 
  - EVERY HMO  MRM   Jul-29-07 05:29 AM   #40 
     - No, most HMOs have gotten away from what was  ikojo   Jul-29-07 06:27 AM   #55 
     - I was on Kaiser-Permanente in Oregon for 10 years, and I think I saw my  Lydia Leftcoast   Jul-29-07 08:29 AM   #76 
  - And what do you think will happen  MRM   Jul-29-07 04:40 AM   #31 
     - Nothing is "free" in the USA, you silly goose.  SoCalDem   Jul-29-07 05:17 AM   #36 
     - No insurance companies?  MRM   Jul-29-07 05:25 AM   #39 
        - Do Canadians pay 70%? Does anyone??  tkmorris   Jul-29-07 05:46 AM   #46 
        - I wish someone was paying me  MRM   Jul-29-07 06:25 AM   #53 
        - Wow. The "talking points" almost word for word.  davsand   Jul-29-07 09:34 AM   #87 
     - But I thought everybody already had access to basic health care.  Lasher   Jul-29-07 07:16 AM   #61 
        - Everyone does  MRM   Jul-29-07 07:27 AM   #65 
           - Please site some sources for your claims.  PA Democrat   Jul-29-07 08:32 AM   #77 
           - Sources? Try this on for size.  Lasher   Jul-29-07 09:06 AM   #83 
              - Thanks. I was just about to look for that one.  PA Democrat   Jul-29-07 09:14 AM   #86 
           - I don't think $10 or less would be much of an incentive for abuse  Lasher   Jul-29-07 08:43 AM   #79 
  - Not enough money to be made on healthy  Raine   Jul-29-07 02:18 AM   #22 
  - This is only half true.  MRM   Jul-29-07 04:50 AM   #32 
  - On the flip side  MRM   Jul-29-07 03:41 AM   #24 
  - I noticed you joined DU less than two weeks ago  piesRsquare   Jul-29-07 04:57 AM   #33 
  - Well  MRM   Jul-29-07 05:18 AM   #37 
     - But apparently you don't know enough to site any reliable sources for the claims you are making.  PA Democrat   Jul-29-07 08:54 AM   #81 
     - Wow, you are SO blatantly full of shit  kgfnally   Jul-29-07 11:17 AM   #96 
  - Yes, that is certainly the wingnut side.  Xap   Jul-29-07 05:00 AM   #34 
  - Pure bullshit  MRM   Jul-29-07 05:22 AM   #38 
     - Pardner,  Xap   Jul-29-07 05:34 AM   #42 
        - Stating something  MRM   Jul-29-07 05:45 AM   #45 
  - What do you suggest, then?  quantessd   Jul-29-07 06:14 AM   #50 
  - You are correct  MRM   Jul-29-07 06:51 AM   #57 
     - Ahem...  Mayberry Machiavelli   Jul-29-07 11:10 AM   #94 
  - Medicaid is not to fault for why the patients call  ikojo   Jul-29-07 06:37 AM   #56 
  - This might be true  MRM   Jul-29-07 07:04 AM   #59 
     - When you learned how to add and subtract  ikojo   Jul-29-07 07:15 AM   #60 
     - You confuse poor  MRM   Jul-29-07 07:34 AM   #67 
        - You are apparently not aware of too much other than your own unsourced erroneous opinions.  PA Democrat   Jul-29-07 09:54 AM   #88 
        - Most states contract out for Medicaid  ikojo   Jul-29-07 04:04 PM   #102 
     - How often do Medicaid patients get same-day doctor appointments? Doesn't arriving at a  ProgressiveEconomist   Jul-29-07 08:04 AM   #72 
     - They're only doing what their president has told them to do  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jul-29-07 02:15 PM   #101 
  - After wading through all of your replies to about a dozen posts, your agenda is clear.  greyhound1966   Jul-29-07 07:21 AM   #64 
  - "My agenda"  MRM   Jul-29-07 07:41 AM   #69 
     - LOL!  greyhound1966   Jul-29-07 08:19 AM   #74 
     - Which one are you?  Jackpine Radical   Jul-29-07 10:41 AM   #89 
        - I got that wrong up thread.  davsand   Jul-29-07 11:30 AM   #97 
           - If I had a dime for every time that has happened to me...  Jackpine Radical   Jul-29-07 12:14 PM   #98 
  - You are 100% wrong.  Lasher   Jul-29-07 07:38 AM   #68 
  - Duh, the reason Medicaid patients call an ambulance is that  Lydia Leftcoast   Jul-29-07 08:32 AM   #78 
  - PLease provide a source for the claim that government provided health care is more expensive.  PA Democrat   Jul-29-07 08:46 AM   #80 
     - 'cricket, cricket'  Lasher   Jul-29-07 10:53 AM   #91 
        - Just checking back to see if our "expert" had any reliable sources.  PA Democrat   Jul-29-07 04:27 PM   #103 
           - Hahahahahaha, LOL!  Lasher   Jul-29-07 04:59 PM   #104 
              - Have you checked this out?  PA Democrat   Jul-29-07 08:04 PM   #112 
                 - Not until you mentioned it. He's been tombstoned now.  Lasher   Jul-30-07 05:37 AM   #114 
  - Interesting.. so the failure to invest in preventive care is integrally tied into the failure of  Mayberry Machiavelli   Jul-29-07 10:56 AM   #92 
  - That's my theory  supernova   Jul-29-07 07:20 PM   #109 
  - And people don't buy preventative health care  RGBolen   Jul-29-07 05:05 PM   #105 
 

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