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i want to know the answer to this question: what happens to a man and his family when he has 50,000 of equity in his house and has his own business but cannot in any way afford the 20,000 a year in pre-tax dollars for health insurance. could some republican tell me what happens to this guy? why is it that we are the only country in the world where a guy has to worry about losing everything if he or someone in his family gets sick? you know why? because too many people look at this country as a hotel more than a country -- a place that people just pass through and make as much money as they can while here. i personally want national health care. and to all those bananas who go on about how terrible government performance is when it comes to managing things, i'll say this: i never had a letter go lost in the mail, i never had a social security check show up late, i can call the IRS on the phone and talk to someone within 5 minutes, and I HATE THE PRIVATE SECTOR BECAUSE THEY LIVE BY SCREWING US OVER. ever read the fine print on credit cards? ever realize (before it was too late) that you had a LIMIT to the amount that your health care provider will pay out?. think of Time Warner, maybe. every tried to replace a broken remote or cancel HBO? who would you rather run health care, Time Warner or Uncle Sam. I'll be voting for Uncle Sam, thank you. i've had enough of the private sector screwtards. i respect greatly the private sector - its a big part of our country and i wouldn't want to be in a country without one. i myself and all my family has been in the private sector. but i hate dealing with it for the most part and i certainly don't want them anywhere near making decisions about my health care.
Your nuts. "I HATE THE PRIVATE SECTOR BECAUSE THEY LIVE BY SCREWING US OVER." Hate and ignorance won't get you very far in life and your cry of "gimme, gimme, gimme", is self serving. You want government health care for you, but I want to determine my choice for my own health care needs. You want government to tell you what your health care will consist of and when you can and can not get treatments , I would rather do that for my self. You want your neighbors to pay your health care with their taxes, not me I will be responsible for my self. Some people actually take responsibility for them self and don't need a nanny state to get them through life.
"and your cry of "gimme, gimme, gimme", is self serving."
fwiw, pal-sy, i'm one of the one percenters and hardly looking for a handout. but i'm also a thinking person who thinks on my own behalf and i don't have to kiss the a8rses of the likes of rush limbaugh or some party like a sheep. i can agree or disagree with whoever i end up agreeing or disagreeing with, BECAUSE I"M INDEPENDENT AND MY OWN MAN. i'm not part of a club with its own insignia and talking points, so stuff it.
" You want government to tell you what your health care will consist of and when you can and can not get treatments , I would rather do that for my self."
right, like YOU decide what treatments you can get. let me let you in on a closely guarded secret: you dont decide, YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY DOES, and they don't like paying out from their revenue. wake up.
"You want your neighbors to pay your health care with their taxes, not me I will be responsible for my self"
I want to get rid of the blood sucking insurance companies that are ruining doctors and patients alike and are imposing a middle man cost to my ACTUAL health care costs to the tune of HALF!
"Some people actually take responsibility for them self and don't need a nanny state to get them through life."
Seriously, get a grip! Some things are better done by the federal government, unless of course you are so brainwashed that you are no longer thinking. Take military, for example. Can you imagine us, as individuals protecting this country? Can you imagine even states tasked with protecting our country? No, we need the federal government. How about the post office? What about roads? Without the federal government, we'd still be tapping tiny nails into the soles of shoes!
That's not to say that the federal government doesn't need to be lean -- only a fool would say otherwise. But it is even more foolish to think that the federal government has no place at all. That is whacky thinking.
There is a reason why every other civilized country on the face of the planet has nationalized - FREE - health care and the reason is NOT BECAUSE YOU ARE A GENIUS.
And i bet you love your medicare too, as irony would have it, as do all the tea partiers....
trimconnect says "he could try working more hours" blah blah bleh
well, trimconnect, what if he already works 60 hours? why dont you get off your #$%$ and do a little math and come up with what 60 * $15 * 52 is and see if you have $22,000 extra dollars left over at the end of the year, after food, etc., to pay for health insurance. let's just forget altogether about saving for the kids college.
and wouldn't you know it! the 22,000 that that guy pays for insurance..., well about half of it DOESNT GO TO PAY FOR ACTUAL SERVICES!!! yes, republicans, believe it. obamacare makes it a law that 85% of each dollar taken in by insurance companies has to go OUT FOR ACTUAL SERVICES.
whatever, why am i wasting my time.... we need national health care, like every other single country in the world. we can't live in a world where health care is dependent on how much money you have, unless of course, you have the hotel mentality i mentioned in my prior post.
i'm not for government running much, but jesus, can't we at least pull off health care for all? and for those who don't think we can afford it, let me remind that we are ALREADY PAYING FOR IT, not to mention much more than we have to since uninsured go to emergency rooms and get care anyway that WE indirectly pay for PLUS we would not have to deal with insurance companies sucking and bleeding 50% of every dollar we currently pay. get it?
Insurance? Hey, an insurance executive would step across your corpse to pick up a quarter! Just get the shaft once from an insurance company and you will see what they are and what they want. I agree with Skinny, every other industrialized country has a health care system. Except the good old US. I attribute it to the medical, drug and insurance companies owning the congress. Or at least the Republican party. That might be easing a little, but they have their hooks into the Democrats as well. I renew my comparison of today to the Great Depression. Remember those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it.
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