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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 02:46 AM
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8. "for single payer but"
"I'm personally for single payer medical but I thought this might be with discussing."

This sentence implies that you think that this story may be an argument against single payer.

How many people have died due to insurance companies delaying or denying operations? How many people have died because they didn't even have insurance? This story is a tragedy. So are all the stories of deaths caused by insurance companies. One story does not make an argument. No system is perfect. The question is, which system has less imperfections and injustices?
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  -Former NHS director dies after operation is cancelled four times at her own hospital Kablooie  Apr-03-11 01:09 AM   #0 
  - It's a sad story but not sure how it's relevant to single payer.  Merlot   Apr-03-11 01:21 AM   #1 
  - If her wait was due to the system it could be relevant.  Kablooie   Apr-03-11 01:33 AM   #3 
     - surgeries don't get cancelled in non-single payer systems?  CreekDog   Apr-03-11 05:12 AM   #10 
  - It's an outrage  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-03-11 01:25 AM   #2 
  - Nobody's suregery should be cancelled that many times.  emilyg   Apr-03-11 02:23 AM   #4 
  - The only sources I can find for that story are from the Daily Mail and the Daily Express.  Spider Jerusalem   Apr-03-11 02:37 AM   #5 
  - Ah ha. That's good to know.  Kablooie   Apr-03-11 02:43 AM   #6 
  - +1  darkstar3   Apr-03-11 02:44 AM   #7 
  - Here's the local paper  hack89   Apr-03-11 03:31 PM   #19 
  - "for single payer but"  drm604   Apr-03-11 02:46 AM   #8 
  - See? It's worth discussing. You're bringing up points to consider.  Kablooie   Apr-03-11 03:06 AM   #9 
     - I'm not discussing what you're discussing.  drm604   Apr-03-11 11:53 AM   #14 
  - It's not the system (single payer) it's the implementation  The Straight Story   Apr-03-11 05:18 AM   #11 
  - Cherry picking anecdotes isn't any way to go about assessing a healthcare system either.  Spider Jerusalem   Apr-03-11 05:37 AM   #12 
  - Patient's gallbladder ruptures and he has massive complications, because he had no insurance  McCamy Taylor   Apr-03-11 05:39 AM   #13 
  - We don't know why the surgeries were abandoned. You make it seem like it was because there were too  Shagbark Hickory   Apr-03-11 11:58 AM   #15 
  - Is that article from one of Rupert Murdoch's papers? Might as well be from FOX  Snoutport   Apr-03-11 11:59 AM   #16 
  - Someone on another website said they thought that the UK law was...  Kablooie   Apr-03-11 03:10 PM   #17 
  - UK has been defunding & jacking NHS around for some time.  Hannah Bell   Apr-03-11 03:27 PM   #18 
  - Do note: RW news source; UK pays  Festivito   Apr-03-11 06:25 PM   #20 
 

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