Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

I Gots Me the Health Care Blues Just From Reading the News

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:49 AM
Original message
I Gots Me the Health Care Blues Just From Reading the News
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 11:51 AM by Warren Stupidity
A few articles grabbed my attention while I was cleaning my Browning M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun before remounting it on top of my Prius and heading off to another town hall meeting.

Ref: http://www.inetres.com/gp/military/infantry/mg/M2.html

In my local free paper, the front page feature article concerned a really nice guy battling brain cancer, the community effort to help him raise the funds he needs to have any chance at all to stay alive and the glossed over jarring disconnect from the media narrative:

Last year, after a long fight with his insurance company, Beinder began looking for ways to raise the $6,000 a month he needs to pay for an experimental treatment.


http://www.cabinet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/NS/20...

And then there was this:

Insurers aim to save from overseas medical tourism
Another head turner that cannot possibly make sense given the vomit of 'information' pouring out of our personal propaganda devices. Sure its true that we spend far more per capita than any other nation on the planet, and yes of course we are only 37 in measured outcomes for all that loot, but certainly that is only because those irresponsible illegals don't bother going to the doctor until they are dead. WE ARE USA NUMBER ONE and consequently we have the best health care on the planet, for those of us responsible people who aren't too sick to go to work of course, or have managed to live long enough to get medicare, which the Obamas are trying to turn into a government program, right? So what is with sending people to costa rica to have their teeth yanked?

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-08-22-medical-...

But I decided not to worry so much. My party at long last is back in power, and they are going to implement real reform. Reform based more or less on what that ethically compromised idiot Romney did to Massachusetts, or so I'm told.

Bay State health insurance premiums highest in country.

Massachusetts has the most expensive family health insurance premiums in the country, according to a new analysis that highlights the states challenge in trying to rein in medical costs after passage of a landmark 2006 law that mandated coverage for nearly everyone.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles... /

I read the news today oh boy...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:06 PM
Response to Original message
1. K&R
:kick:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:12 PM
Response to Original message
2. My mother's boyfriend (they're both in their 70s) is kinda old school conservative
He's not much of a thinker, and neither are most of his friends (lotsa 'pukes in the mix). My mom and he attended a fundraiser party to help pay for one of their friend's medical bills (battling cancer). I emailed my mother and said: "Gee, I hope these friends make the connection between healthcare reform and this situation. In what other developed country would you have to hold fundraisers for people with cancer? Not France. Not Canada. Not England. Not Germany. Not Sweden. Not Italy., etc."

My mother didn't reply to that particular statement.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:06 PM
Response to Original message
3. K&R
:kick:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-26-09 03:19 PM
Response to Original message
4. kick
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Apr 24th 2014, 06:37 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC