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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:29 AM
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How many more will have to die...


...or lose their life savings to health costs?

How much longer will we put health insurance profit over people's lives?

Why is our health coverage, or lack thereof, subjected to predatory capitalism?


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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:39 AM
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1. Because the PICKINS' are GOOD, that's why!
If there were no money to be grabbed, the practice would not be so popular.

Never underestimate the capacity or desire of anyone to separate another from his or her money. It's an absolute drive with some.
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pokercat999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:40 AM
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2. As long as your federal govt is owned by the insurance
companies, banks, wall street, in one word CORPORATIONS!

Short of a massive uprising and the elimination of thousands of top corporate and govt officials you will never get European style healthcare. What could cause a massive uprising? Maybe a pandemic, maybe a real leader of the people, a new MLK showing us the promised land, you probably remember how well that worked out.
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:03 AM
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3. When asked why he robs banks, Willie "the Actor" Sutton replied, "Because that's where the money is.
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:04 AM
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4. because the people in America allow it to be that way.
Watch the John Stewart show with interviews in Sweden, its funny how they present the differences.
http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/index.jhtml?e... 2nd segment.

O nooooo! Health care, dental, vacations, good working condition, O nooooo!

I think the simple truth is people have been sold a system that has nothing to do with themselves, but instead is about the profit of those that sold the company line on most forms of media and education.
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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:52 AM
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5. Cruel and uncivilized come to mind...
...when I think of our society here in the USA.


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that went welll Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:53 AM
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6. Health insurance can only cover your ILLNESSES...Wanna prevent illness?
Start with YOU. Every day make good dietary and lifestyle choices.
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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:55 AM
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7. Of course but...

...genetics, accidents, and other situations beyond control of the individual must be taken into account and play a huge role.


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goo goo ga ga Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:19 PM
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8. Genetics make up around 3% of health afflictions and can even
be altered through proper diet and other lifestyle changes. So basically getting insurance prevents your house (if you have one) from getting taken if you cannot pay the hospital bill. But people tend to believe that it makes them immune from being ravaged with cancer or something. It's like getting married--it may be of some use if a woman has to get divorced and has children, but that is little comfort when faced with betrayal and all the attendant emotions. These things cannot stop most of the pain.
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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:42 PM
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9. When people get sick...
...they cannot afford health care in the USA.

It is that simple for millions.
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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 10:31 PM
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10. Surely you have a link to that stat?
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 01:40 AM
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11. Her TS stat is 100%. nt
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 03:31 AM
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12. That is the reincarnating Health Forum troll
seems an odd hobby, but keeps him/her off the streets, esp on the weekend.
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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 09:23 PM
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14. So it's trolling to ask someone to back up a very specific claim?
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 11:35 PM
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15. No, not at all. YOU are asking the reincarnating troll
That poster shows up regularly, is getting TS'd faster as time goes on. NOT meaning YOU at all, but the one you replied to. That is what I meant. Sorry for the confusion.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 07:14 AM
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13. So it's all the patients' fault, and properly funded healthcare is not necessary?
How conveeeenient. (For the Right, that is.)

Health care funding may not stop you getting cancer - but it may well enable you to be treated at an early enough stage to be cured.
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