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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:07 PM
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What are the chaces of universal health care in this nation if H1N1 (Swine flu) runs amok?
Edited on Sat May-02-09 10:12 PM by Fearless
If this nation only changes because of big events... Social Security and Medicare because of the Depression, public hospitals because of TB, public health because of Yellow Fever and then later the Civil War... Do the chances of universal health care improve if this nation undergoes an epidemic like H1N1 (Swine flu)?



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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:09 PM
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1. Better, I would say
Because there will be people who won't be able to afford to go to the hospital to get vaccines or whatever they recommend for treatment.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:10 PM
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2. I'd say that this is an argument we should be using when contacting our congresscritters n/t
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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:14 PM
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3. Agreed.
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:13 PM
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4. That depends on whether or not
it kills Ben Nelson and Arlen Specter.
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 01:26 AM
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5. I think if we have a pandemic with a high death rate
like 1918, the economy will collapse totally. Everything would come to a standstill for the duration.
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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 01:35 AM
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6. None.
We've been preparing for an Influenza Pandemic for many years. We been preparing in very detailed ways for the last 4 years. If anything the US surviving the current "epidemic" will give opponents ammo for keeping the status quo.

David
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