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    Quote Originally Posted by quickcat46 View Post
    Just a few thoughts on Health Insurance.

    In 2007 there were 46.3 million people in the United States without health Insurance. That was 2 years ago when the economy was rolling along. Now in the middle of a recession that is pretty severe by any standards. With almost 10% of the workforce out of work how many people are now without coverage?
    The big estimate includes 12- 14 million illegals and all of the under 30 folks who are not interested in insurance, along with those who only lost their insurance during a part of the survey year. The actual number on "uninsured" is much smaller.

    Quote Originally Posted by quickcat46 View Post
    If any person dies prematurely because they can't afford the treatment what does that say about us as human beings. I personally find this kind of behavior criminal, and I do believe that this has happened and will continue to occur until we deal with it.
    It says that we live in an imperfect world, one that we are incapable of perfecting as humans.

    All you have to do is look to Britain, where women are denied lifesaving drugs for breast cancer because it is too expensive. That is exactly what we would see here.

    Quote Originally Posted by quickcat46 View Post
    If everyone was covered, would not the parents be sure the kids got all there shots and also make sure that Grandma and Grandpa got regular checkups and that the practice of preventive medicine would become much improved. By finding and identifying problems early the costs will always be much less expensive. Seems like a no brainer to me.
    That is correct, because the Brain must be used to complete that scenario. No new doctors, no new hospitals that you or I would be caught sick in. I don't know any kids that don't get their shots, and my dad, a Great-Grandfather, gets his medical care, too. All of that happens under the CURRENT system.

    So, there is no increase in care that would result under any of the proposed legislation, but there IS an excellent possibility, based on the existing models used in other countries, that care would DECREASE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quickcat46 View Post
    Just a few thoughts on Health Insurance.

    In 2007 there were 46.3 million people in the United States without health Insurance. That was 2 years ago when the economy was rolling along. Now in the middle of a recession that is pretty severe by any standards. With almost 10% of the workforce out of work how many people are now without coverage?

    Why do we tie our health insurance to our jobs, the days when you got a job and stayed until retirement are over.

    If one person through no fault of there own lose their house or a lifetime worth of savings then we need to rethink our healthcare policy.

    If any person dies prematurely because they can't afford the treatment what does that say about us as human beings. I personally find this kind of behavior criminal, and I do believe that this has happened and will continue to occur until we deal with it.

    If everyone was covered, would not the parents be sure the kids got all there shots and also make sure that Grandma and Grandpa got regular checkups and that the practice of preventive medicine would become much improved. By finding and identifying problems early the costs will always be much less expensive. Seems like a no brainer to me.
    Save the tug on the heart strings. If the country goes bankrupt everyone suffers and the number that die due to lack of insurance will be much greater than even the number quoted as being uninsured.

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