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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-26-09 07:41 AM
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40. Thanks. n/t
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  -Give me three good reasons someone should profit off the sick- nosmokes  Jul-25-09 08:01 PM   #0 
  - That's easy  Uben   Jul-25-09 08:05 PM   #1 
  - 1. Cost of research 2. Wages for healthcare workers 3. Delivery system costs  timeforpeace   Jul-25-09 09:35 PM   #37 
     - All three of those are overhead, not profit  AwakeAtLast   Jul-25-09 10:26 PM   #38 
  - there isn't one much less three  TorchTheWitch   Jul-25-09 08:06 PM   #2 
  - Ummmm---to earn a living?  virgogal   Jul-25-09 08:06 PM   #3 
  - Sorry to break Godwin's law, but....  Naturyl   Jul-25-09 08:14 PM   #9 
  - Several nurses in my family and they certainly don't spend  virgogal   Jul-25-09 08:18 PM   #15 
  - So how does that make for-profit health care okay?  Naturyl   Jul-25-09 08:29 PM   #22 
  - Are they making MILLIONS per year, like the CEOs?  bobbolink   Jul-25-09 08:44 PM   #25 
  - Watch the movie "Sicko" and you'll see people make good livings in the medical profession in  earth mom   Jul-25-09 08:48 PM   #28 
  - Yeah. I love where Michael Moore asks the UK doctor...  Naturyl   Jul-25-09 08:53 PM   #31 
     - There is nothing wrong with making a good living. It's gross profiteering on the back of other  earth mom   Jul-25-09 09:30 PM   #36 
  - There will always be some sick people  tavalon   Jul-25-09 09:21 PM   #35 
  - Why of course hospitals  obliviously   Jul-25-09 11:05 PM   #39 
  - I'm pretty sure that physicians working within non-profit...  GReedDiamond   Jul-25-09 08:16 PM   #12 
  - You need to learn the difference between PAYCHECK and PROFIT.  readmoreoften   Jul-25-09 08:23 PM   #17 
  - Making a living is okay, but execs are making a killing  RoccoR5955   Jul-25-09 08:46 PM   #26 
  - As post 38 says, that's overhead  BuelahWitch   Jul-26-09 07:58 AM   #42 
  - Opportunity cost. Doctors could be doing something else, instead. Next question.  BlooInBloo   Jul-25-09 08:08 PM   #4 
  - There's a difference between making a living and making a profit.  hedgehog   Jul-25-09 08:09 PM   #5 
  - I don't think "profit" means what you think it means.  BlooInBloo   Jul-25-09 08:10 PM   #6 
     - Unless health workers are going to take a vow of poverty  hedgehog   Jul-25-09 08:17 PM   #14 
  - Indeed they could.  Naturyl   Jul-25-09 08:15 PM   #11 
  - Doctors could be paid handsomely even in SPUC. n/t  nosmokes   Jul-25-09 08:24 PM   #18 
     - I agree. That's why the OP is entirely irrelevant. I just answered the question given.  BlooInBloo   Jul-25-09 08:25 PM   #19 
  - Well let's see=  bkkyosemite   Jul-25-09 08:10 PM   #7 
  - You can have single payer  TheBigotBasher   Jul-25-09 08:12 PM   #8 
  - It's (generally) easier to make money  necso   Jul-25-09 08:15 PM   #10 
  - Three GOOD reasons? No can do.  Naturyl   Jul-25-09 08:17 PM   #13 
  - If you're talking about health insurance, I totally agree.  Buzz Clik   Jul-25-09 08:19 PM   #16 
  - Health insurance companies  Ewellian   Jul-26-09 07:50 AM   #41 
     - Some doctors are overpaid. Most are not . All are overworked.  Buzz Clik   Jul-26-09 08:11 AM   #44 
        - I agree that doctors and nurses  Ewellian   Jul-26-09 08:23 AM   #45 
  - The same reasons someone should profit off the healthy. Do you believe profits are immoral? n/t  jody   Jul-25-09 08:26 PM   #20 
  - Many profits i believe are wrong, yes. like war or child sex or destroying the  nosmokes   Jul-25-09 08:35 PM   #23 
  - Agreed. All profits are not created equal.  Naturyl   Jul-25-09 08:41 PM   #24 
  - How do you propose to determine the "profits" that are allowable for goods & services? n/t  jody   Jul-25-09 08:50 PM   #29 
     - That's above my pay grade but I'm sure a group of doctors and nurses and  nosmokes   Jul-25-09 09:09 PM   #33 
        - Thanks. n/t  jody   Jul-26-09 07:41 AM   #40 
  - When profits exploit those in need of something vital, the answer is YES! n/t  RoccoR5955   Jul-25-09 08:47 PM   #27 
     - Who determines what goods and services are "vital"? n/t  jody   Jul-25-09 08:51 PM   #30 
        - If someone's guaranteed to due due to their lack, that's a good starting point. (nt)  Posteritatis   Jul-25-09 09:16 PM   #34 
           - Thanks for your interesting perspective. n/t  jody   Jul-26-09 10:03 AM   #46 
  - Let me put my truthiness beret on ...  ColbertWatcher   Jul-25-09 08:27 PM   #21 
  - The god of the market must be supreme, some people don't deserve to exist, poor people are unsightly  PurityOfEssence   Jul-25-09 08:59 PM   #32 
  - 1. Fear of losing benefits keeps workers docile.  rug   Jul-26-09 07:59 AM   #43 
 

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