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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:08 PM
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Even the constitution we wrote for Iraq guarantees a RIGHT to health care!
Guaranteed Health Care In Iraq - But Not For You

You'd better sit down, folks.

Article 31 of the Iraqi Constitution, drafted by your right-wing Bushies in 2005 and ratified by the Iraqi people, includes state-guaranteed (single payer) healthcare for life for every Iraqi citizen.

Article 31 reads:

"First: Every citizen has the right to health care. The State shall maintain public health and provide the means of prevention and treatment by building different types of hospitals and health institutions.

Second: Individuals and entities have the right to build hospitals, clinics,or private health care centers under the supervision of the State, and this shall be regulated by law."

There are other health care guarantees, including special provisions for children, the elderly, and the handicapped elsewhere in the 43-page document.

more:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-dorlester/guaranteed...


Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-dorlester/guaranteed...
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http://www.theleftcoaster.com/archives/014432.php
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:10 PM
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1. So Republicans oppose covering U.S. citizens & immigrants, but plain old foreigners are fine. n/t
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 07:11 PM by Dr Fate
n/t
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:11 PM
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2. OMG----I'm having some shock and awe right now. Unbelievable.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:52 PM
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3. Do you really want Iraqs current state of health care - its on paper only
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 07:53 PM by stray cat
there are no supplies in hospitals, no antibiotics or drugs in many and electricity only a few hours in the day in others. I'll give you a piece of paper with a right to health care - but if there is no money for supplies or to run hospitals its worthless.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:45 PM
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4. Let the Republicans who supported this offer up that defense. n/t
n/t
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:07 PM
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7. +1 nt
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:51 PM
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5. Oh stop. That's different.

Iraqi's hate freedom.

:sarcasm:

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TxRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:03 PM
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6. So lets push for a constitutional amendment
That would certainly settle the issue.
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