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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 11:38 AM
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24. It's rationed by keeping some people out.
Edited on Tue Apr-12-11 11:41 AM by dkf
Do most countries spend half of a person's lifetime medical costs on the last 2 months of life?

My uncle underwent chemotherapy 3 weeks before he died and later they kept his body going so his kids could see him even though he was already pretty much gone. I guess those were humane options but I'm not sure they made sense.
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  -Tax cuts for the rich and cut Medicare for the elderly? INdemo  Apr-12-11 05:58 AM   #0 
  - Medicare costs are unsustainable.  dkf   Apr-12-11 05:59 AM   #1 
  - Then we go after those that set the cost.  Bonhomme Richard   Apr-12-11 06:01 AM   #2 
  - That's not it.  dkf   Apr-12-11 06:05 AM   #5 
     - health care is already rationed. what are you talking about?  Hannah Bell   Apr-12-11 06:06 AM   #7 
     - It's rationed by keeping some people out.  dkf   Apr-12-11 11:38 AM   #24 
     - Single payer...+1  Bonhomme Richard   Apr-12-11 06:17 AM   #11 
     - rationing? a big part of the problem is the focus on treating instead of prevention.  ejpoeta   Apr-12-11 06:28 AM   #14 
  - No they're not. We just need more revenue. n/t  Scuba   Apr-12-11 06:28 AM   #13 
  - hmm, Canadian health care  newspeak   Apr-12-11 08:40 PM   #29 
  - And what is your answer? What do we do?  Curmudgeoness   Apr-12-11 08:53 PM   #30 
  - Well certainly not a Roosevelt Democrat.  mmonk   Apr-12-11 06:01 AM   #3 
  - your link? Because that is not what the LA Times or AP is reporting  peacebird   Apr-12-11 06:04 AM   #4 
  - It is called shared sacrifice. nt.  Warren Stupidity   Apr-12-11 06:06 AM   #6 
  - My point is ..he fought like hell to pass  INdemo   Apr-12-11 06:26 AM   #12 
  - It is called irony. nt  Warren Stupidity   Apr-12-11 07:11 AM   #16 
  - Shared sacrafice is NOT MORE TAX CUTS for the rich period nt  daa   Apr-12-11 11:11 AM   #23 
     - Sure it is.  Warren Stupidity   Apr-12-11 02:28 PM   #27 
  - In reality, Obama's proposal is EXACTLY the opposite.  BzaDem   Apr-12-11 06:07 AM   #8 
  - Why didn't he let it expire when he had the chance?  mmonk   Apr-12-11 06:10 AM   #9 
     - You know exactly why.  BzaDem   Apr-12-11 06:17 AM   #10 
     - You're talking to the wrong person. I'm not a supply sider.  mmonk   Apr-12-11 06:32 AM   #15 
     - You apparently don't even know what supply side economics is.  BzaDem   Apr-12-11 07:50 AM   #20 
     - NOT cause another recession......  piratefish08   Apr-12-11 07:15 AM   #17 
     - If he couldn't rally the troops then, how's that going to work now?  progressoid   Apr-12-11 07:35 AM   #19 
     - Nobody at the poverty line has 2,000 in tax liability. A marginal increase isn't 2k.  TheKentuckian   Apr-12-11 09:05 AM   #21 
        - The joke is on you. People at the poverty line get BACK money from the government, and without this  BzaDem   Apr-12-11 08:32 PM   #28 
           - You don't have an increase greater than your liability.  TheKentuckian   Apr-13-11 12:59 PM   #31 
     - He Didn't Have A Chance...  KharmaTrain   Apr-12-11 07:27 AM   #18 
        - Yes he did. He could have allowed them to expire which means the taxes really went up  TheKentuckian   Apr-12-11 12:39 PM   #25 
           - Playing On The Wrong Side Of The Field...  KharmaTrain   Apr-12-11 02:13 PM   #26 
  - No. He's not the only wolf in the chicken coup either. n/t  upi402   Apr-12-11 10:03 AM   #22 

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