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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 09:11 PM
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51. AN OPT OUT for the mandate - you can decide to opt out of health care and not buy insurance
Edited on Tue Feb-23-10 09:12 PM by stray cat
that takes care of the problem people have with mandates
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  -Pawlenty: Let ER's turn away patients to cut costs deminks  Feb-23-10 05:53 PM   #0 
  - A heart of gold.  RagAss   Feb-23-10 05:56 PM   #1 
  - Fool's gold, maybe.  Arkana   Feb-24-10 03:19 PM   #70 
  - Pawlenty is an evil man  47of74   Feb-23-10 05:58 PM   #2 
  - Pawlenty is not running for reelection as Governor, he is running for President.  Bjorn Against   Feb-23-10 06:56 PM   #27 
  - is he the one who refused to take his own wife to the ER? she had to get a neighhor or something?  amborin   Feb-23-10 09:02 PM   #50 
  - Here's the story:  woo me with science   Feb-24-10 01:54 PM   #63 
     - Good grief. That's horrible. She's lucky her appendix didn't burst  Arkansas Granny   Feb-24-10 03:14 PM   #68 
     - What an asshole he is.  Raineyb   Feb-24-10 03:22 PM   #72 
  - Possibly the quintessential asshole and jerk?  indepat   Feb-24-10 01:48 PM   #62 
  - "Let them die sick, starving and naked on the street. Sneer." - Republicons  SpiralHawk   Feb-23-10 06:00 PM   #3 
  - Pawlenty and others of his ilk aren't in touch with reality.  Zoigal   Feb-23-10 06:02 PM   #4 
  - What's Tim's problem. We only want the kind of healthcare our public "servants" have.  Raschel   Feb-23-10 07:34 PM   #35 
  - They are in touch with reality  The Gunslinger   Feb-23-10 09:21 PM   #54 
  - are there no prisons? are there no workhouses?  dwp6577   Feb-23-10 06:05 PM   #5 
  - Yes, I have seen an Emergency Room filled with sick children.  Walk away   Feb-23-10 06:09 PM   #6 
  - See that's the catch because they are not legal they can't  MadMaddie   Feb-23-10 06:20 PM   #7 
  - That happens with citizens with insurance as well.  Trillo   Feb-23-10 08:50 PM   #46 
  - Phenomenal post in an important thread  SmileyRose   Feb-23-10 06:22 PM   #8 
  - I wonder if Pawlenty realizes  Arkana   Feb-24-10 03:20 PM   #71 
  - How much does it cost to keep Dick Cheney alive?  Swamp Rat   Feb-23-10 06:22 PM   #9 
  - Too much. n/t  Foo Fighter   Feb-23-10 07:48 PM   #38 
  - He said for a minor condition  Juche   Feb-23-10 06:24 PM   #10 
  - A "minor condition" excuse  Uncle Joe   Feb-23-10 06:26 PM   #14 
  - The reason they're probably at the emergency room, is that they can't get into  gateley   Feb-23-10 06:29 PM   #16 
  - Thanks. I'm glad you know that 100% of ER visits are for life threatening issues  Juche   Feb-23-10 06:40 PM   #25 
  - Pawlenty is not talking about providing universal access to urgent care clinics  Bjorn Against   Feb-23-10 07:15 PM   #30 
  - I only know that so many people fall through the cracks to qualify for  gateley   Feb-23-10 08:46 PM   #45 
  - The local Urgent Care clinic requires someone without health insurance to pay $100 before admission  NickB79   Feb-24-10 03:04 PM   #66 
  - What, they should diagnose themselves or their children?  Little Star   Feb-23-10 07:21 PM   #33 
  - They should see a doctor  Juche   Feb-23-10 08:39 PM   #43 
     - And when we have universal access to capable and adequate free clinics  Lyric   Feb-23-10 08:53 PM   #47 
  - Hey genius--a "minor condition" can turn into a serious one  Lyric   Feb-23-10 07:38 PM   #36 
  - Some of you people are dogmatic and rude  Juche   Feb-23-10 08:35 PM   #42 
     - I'd rather be rude than deliberately blind.  Lyric   Feb-23-10 09:20 PM   #53 
  - Symptoms that seem to indicate a "minor" condition can sometimes indicate a major one...  Lucy Goosey   Feb-23-10 09:01 PM   #49 
  - Sometimes a "minor condition" can be deadly  pipi_k   Feb-24-10 02:26 PM   #65 
  - What a pathetic waste of DNA.  Uncle Joe   Feb-23-10 06:24 PM   #11 
  - That just about sums it up. Our Fellow Americans. nt  gateley   Feb-23-10 06:25 PM   #12 
  - and he is a Christian?  Beaverhausen   Feb-23-10 06:26 PM   #13 
  - No, he's a "Christian". nt  gateley   Feb-23-10 06:30 PM   #17 
  - ...so that the rich can be richer.  FiveGoodMen   Feb-23-10 06:27 PM   #15 
  - Hospitals already do this  Trey9007   Feb-23-10 06:32 PM   #18 
  - So true - they have to first determine the "minor" condition. What an idjit!  Peregrine Took   Feb-23-10 06:35 PM   #22 
  - We could save a bundle by cutting off The Death Defying Dick! nt  City Lights   Feb-23-10 06:33 PM   #19 
  - Did he think about why they go to the ER instead of the primary care clinic?  subterranean   Feb-23-10 06:34 PM   #20 
  - delete  moondust   Feb-23-10 06:35 PM   #21 
  - "Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?"  Donnachaidh   Feb-23-10 06:36 PM   #23 
  - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA  CatWoman   Feb-23-10 07:18 PM   #31 
  - Actually prisons are the only "service" for the poor that Pawlenty is trying to increase funding for  Bjorn Against   Feb-23-10 07:19 PM   #32 
  - Let them eat cake!  Dappleganger   Feb-23-10 06:38 PM   #24 
  - I would be OK with that IF and ONLY if....  Lisa0825   Feb-23-10 06:42 PM   #26 
  - Pawlenty also wants to cut public health assistance to 20,000 Minnesotans...  Bjorn Against   Feb-23-10 07:02 PM   #28 
  - Tim and his family been living off of the tax payers for too long. Cut his pension and  Raschel   Feb-23-10 07:32 PM   #34 
  - Yeah, but look at all the great things Pawlenty has done for the state of MN.  Foo Fighter   Feb-23-10 08:30 PM   #41 
  - Look what I found!  kitkat65   Feb-23-10 07:15 PM   #29 
  - that's perfect  Beaverhausen   Feb-23-10 07:44 PM   #37 
  - And who benefits from a policy that allows hospitals to wait  Lyric   Feb-23-10 07:54 PM   #39 
  - Talk about Death Panels! And what about the Hippocratic Oath?  johnaries   Feb-23-10 08:07 PM   #40 
  - Don't these guys also say that "everyone has access to healthcare" because anyone  Marr   Feb-23-10 08:41 PM   #44 
  - Interestingly enough- there were several teabaggers I spoke with who advocated letting folks die  depakid   Feb-23-10 08:54 PM   #48 
  - AN OPT OUT for the mandate - you can decide to opt out of health care and not buy insurance  stray cat   Feb-23-10 09:11 PM   #51 
  - And these people claim to love America.  The Gunslinger   Feb-23-10 09:20 PM   #52 
  - Without a strong PO, the only way to achieve cost efficiencies will be to take it out of HCProviders  patrice   Feb-23-10 09:33 PM   #55 
  - If I didn't have insurance I wouldn't go to an ER to purchase medical services.  RB TexLa   Feb-23-10 09:35 PM   #56 
  - No, you'd go there to get service FOR FREE, ultimately billed to those  Lance_Boyle   Feb-24-10 10:09 AM   #61 
     - The problem is, you can't change ER practices until you make Primary Care more affordable  NickB79   Feb-24-10 03:09 PM   #67 
  - Look...republicans are bat shit green alien hooker fucked a passed out brain dead bat boy...  bridgit   Feb-23-10 09:35 PM   #57 
  - to quote my friend Jesus(per an earlier DU thread)  w8liftinglady   Feb-23-10 09:39 PM   #58 
  - Sarah McLachland on Pawlenty:  Whisp   Feb-23-10 09:42 PM   #59 
  - But don't cut Michele Bachmann's farm subsidy welfare check  Blue Owl   Feb-24-10 09:58 AM   #60 
  - +1  geardaddy   Feb-24-10 03:42 PM   #77 
  - Hmmm,  libodem   Feb-24-10 02:17 PM   #64 
  - in one sense he has a point  Ex Lurker   Feb-24-10 03:15 PM   #69 
  - Fuck you Timmy the Tool  geardaddy   Feb-24-10 03:23 PM   #73 
  - yeah, Let's start with you first when the time comes  fascisthunter   Feb-24-10 03:23 PM   #74 
  - And that is a little peek into the repukes version of their health care plan.  Javaman   Feb-24-10 03:25 PM   #75 
  - "...change the federal law so that not every ER is required to treat everybody who comes in the door  Skidmore   Feb-24-10 03:27 PM   #76 
     - I wish he were Michigan's gov.  geardaddy   Feb-24-10 03:47 PM   #78 
 

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