Clinton unveils mandatory health care insurance plan

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by beatupbrown, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. beatupbrown

    beatupbrown Member

    She has my vote !This a shame that USA does not have coverage for all americans.Once you leave UPS health coverage it is a ugly deal for people.Private insurance picks who they want to cover. They make money on not treating pople, that just wrong.Billion dollar b2 bombers and we cannot afford to have insurance for all americans.:mad:
     
  2. traveler

    traveler Where next? Venice

    Sounds wonderful but exactly who do you think will pay for this? That's right, you and me. And we will pay heavily for those who currently don't have insurance. Who will administer this? The government? What program do they now manage that does not have great problems? Social Security? Going broke. Medicare? Going broke and benefits being reduced. Roads and bridges? Need I answer that one after the recent bridge collapse? I could go on and on. Who will enforce the mandatory feature of this plan? The government???

    Now to the realism of socialized medicine. Look carefully at Canada where there are waiting lists for common procedures. Look at England where those who pay extra receive good care, those who don't wait and wait for simple things like dentistry.

    Be careful what you wish for.
     
  3. JohnnyPension

    JohnnyPension Member

    My mother lives in Holland. They have free health care. She had to wait THREE MONTHS to see a doctor when she hurt her knee and she tells me on a weekly basis of the horror stories of this thing called free health care that her and her friends and family have to face. She had to travel to Belgium (not actually that far from her home) to get some treatment. That was about a year ago. TO THIS DAY she has not had a good care and still suffers. Doctors do not make enough money so the best ones go - guess where?- you got it -here. As bad as it is here the grass is not always greener.....

    YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
     
  4. blue efficacy

    blue efficacy Active Member

    With american health care, so much money is wasted on insurance related costs. Universal health care would be a more efficient use of money. Besides, we are already paying for low wage people's health care anyway.
     
  5. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I vote for quality !!!!!!!!!! Not cheapness.:)
     
  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    $110 billion dollars to start? We don't need the government to mess up more things. We need to get the government out of things like this. Hillary fouled up big time when she tried to push this through back when she was co-president. My wife worked in an ER and was in nursing school then. There is no possible way I would vote for her. She doesn't understand how things really work.
     
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    "She has my vote !"

    Oh my God, please don't vote for her on that one wasteful issue! She will put the whole country in the poor house.
     
  8. beatupbrown

    beatupbrown Member

    I hear this argument that every other western country has it wrong .The USA is the only country in the western countries that has it right on national health care. So we are the only ones have it right is joke. I talk to people in Canada in England and they love it .Cut Bush big tax cut is one way to start funding. Cut military spending make Japan and Europe pay for defense .The social security system does a great job getting people check on time. This thinking that government can not do any thing right is BS.WE need to take A look at other western national health care system and do some hybrid of our own. The big money lobbyist of insurance is going to start the BS.
    Yes we may have to raise taxes too along with the othe rthings I talked about.
    http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Health/Health_watch.html
    There are some good links in this link check them out very in formative.
     
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    No Fat Calves !!
     
  10. beatupbrown

    beatupbrown Member

    We spend over $4,000 per capita on personal health care, about twice as much as Canada and the European countries (which cover all their citizens),
    who is the fat calves?
     
  11. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Canadians and Europeans are taxed at a much higher rate than Americans, with worser health care.
     
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    beatenup......Hillary has fat calves.......haven't you noticed??:lol:
     
  13. romulus

    romulus Monkey w/ a Gun

    KFC is running the Hillary special. Comes with 2 small breasts, fat thighs, and a left wing. :closedeye:wink:
     
  14. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    If you want socialized health care then move.
     
  15. Sammie

    Sammie Well-Known Member

    You may want to reconsider:

    “Where is the g*dd*mn f*cking flag? I want the g*dd*mn f*cking flag up every f*cking morning at f*cking sunrise.”
    Said by the First Lady of Arkansas to her staff at the Arkansas governor’s mansion on Labor Day, 1991. (http://www.amazon.com/Inside-White-...=pd_bbs_1/103-8047214-6159820?ie=UTF8&s=books).

    :censored2: off! It’s enough that I have to see you :censored2:-kickers every day. I’m not going to talk to you, too. Just do your g*dd*mn job and keep your mouth shut.”
    Said to her Arkansas state trooper bodyguards, after one of them deigned to greet her with “good morning.” (http://www.amazon.com/American-Evit..._bbs_sr_1/103-8047214-6159820?ie=UTF8&s=books, p. 90)

    “[You] f*cking idiot.”
    To a state trooper who was driving her to an event. (Crossfire, p. 84). Describing Hillary’s general personality, Larry Gleghorn, a former state trooper, said: “She was a #itch day in and day out” (http://www.amazon.com/First-Partner..._bbs_sr_1/103-8047214-6159820?ie=UTF8&s=books, p. 119).

    “If you want to remain on this detail, get your f*cking ass over here and grab those bags.”
    Hillary gave this order to a Secret Service agent who wanted to keep his hands free in case of an incident (as he was trained to do.) (Hardball, 08/01, quoted on Newsmax, 07/17/01).

    “What the :censored2: are you doing up there? You get back here right away.”
    On the phone chastising Bill because he had floated a health care reform proposal that differed from hers (http://www.amazon.com/Survivor-Bill..._bbs_sr_1/103-8047214-6159820?ie=UTF8&s=books, p. 118). As always, one must wonder who elected her, anyway?

    “You all remember Mahatma Ghandi. He ran a gas station down in St. Louis.”
    Said during a speech at a Democratic fundraiser (CNN, 01/04/04). Senator Clinton was later forced to apologize.

    Yes, this is the person I want leading my country. The person that dozens of books have been written about. The one who will be remembered for her words of love, cultivated tastes, beauty, sensitivity, and intelligence, and as one of America's most gracious First Ladies.

    “Get f*cked! Get the :censored2: out of my way! Get out of my face!”
    More comments by Hillary and heard by members of Secret Service details. (http://www.amazon.com/Hillarys-Sche..._bbs_sr_1/103-8047214-6159820?ie=UTF8&s=books, p. 89)
     
  16. MR_Vengeance

    MR_Vengeance United Parcel Survivor

    sounds great on paper but it will never work in this country. There's gonna be alot of people freeload the fruits of our labor........
     
  17. brown67

    brown67 Active Member

    The way these other countries cut cost is by rationing health care. Think gas shortages of the 70's. That's why you have to wait in line for everything. Average wait to see a family doctor in Canada is 3 weeks. Average wait to see a specialist is 17 weeks. God help you if you are old, because you go to the end of the line. Younger people are put toward the front of the line and the aged are sent to the rear. Why? It's more cost affective. There is such a shortage of doctors in some ares of Canada that they have lotteries to get a family doctor.

    In the United States if you go to the VA system you can only get 20% of the drugs on the market. The other 80% are considered too expensive and can't be prescribed. Same thing in most other western countries. Drugs are limited and you can't get many drugs there that we can here.

    So what good is free health care if you can't use it.

    In Britain and New Zealand the people who have money go out and buy private insurance, and go to private hospitals and doctors. So they get to pay twice for health care. Once in taxes and second in premium's.
     
  18. squeekywheel

    squeekywheel New Member

    Hillary’s latest proposal is just the first step. If implemented, insurance companies would be saddled with more and more regulations until you finally end up with HillaryCare. Most people don’t remember the details but HillaryCare would have had the government dictate what field a doctor had to go into and where they had to practice (Doesn’t sound like a way to get the best and brightest into the field)

    Government run healthcare would be delivered with the efficiency of the post office and the compassion of the IRS.

    A lot of people blame the insurance companies but the insurance companies fill a vital role: they play gatekeeper. They keep costs down by denying uncovered claims. Do they make mistakes? Sure do! Have I been denied? Yep. Was I happy? No. Do you think insurance companies can be removed? No way. HillaryCare’s ultimate goal is to replace the insurance companies with government (or at least regulate them into doing the government’s work). Who would you rather have controlling your medical fate: a company forced to compete in the marketplace that can be sued or a government agency that doesn’t have to compete and is immune to lawsuits?

    Some in the U.S. like to hold Canada’s health care system up as a model. Take an hour on the internet and do some research. Some questions: How many people lack a primary care doctor in Canada? What is the average wait time for common procedures (There is a government sponsored web site that tracts)? What is the average wait time to see a specialist? What drugs are available/covered? How far do you have to travel to get access to specialists or equipment like MRIs or PET scans? Do you get to pick your specialist or is your name tossed on a waiting list and you get whatever surgeon is up next?

    Most Americans don’t realize how good they have it now.
     
  19. mikeb

    mikeb tnbrown

    Everyone should watch John Stossel's report on ABC the other nite. To sum up his report, he basically said that socialized med is a disaster. He showed a vet clinic in Canada where the animals get great care and prompt service; contrast that with the human care which is deplorable. One town in Canada had a lottery drawing once a month. The lucky winner got to be a local doctor's patient. Personaly, I think health ins. should be like car insurance. Your car ins. covers only the big stuff. It doesnt cover new spark plugs, air filter, etc., only major damage. The same with health ins. keep a high deductable( $5,000-$10,000) and pay cash for small things(doctors visits, etc). This will keep premiums lower and u think twice before going to the doctor over every little sniffle, therby forcing u to take care of yourself better(quitting smoking,exercising, etc). U are also more likely to shop around for the cheapest price(what a concept), creating competition among docs which in turn reduces costs. A capitalistic free market is great when its allowed to work, but if the govt gets involved it will be a nitemare.
     
  20. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I could have quoted a lot of you about what you think about Canadas health care plan .If you are a citizen you get a health card. No cost to you to visit a doctor.No cost if you need surgery unless its cosmetic.
    In rural areas it may be hard to find a doctor,but 99% of us live in cities where doctors are quite accessable.If you have a family doctor,you can usually get in the same day or the next,depending on your ailment.Most people just go to "walk in clinics"and yes you have to wait your turn.
    My dad had a colostomy when he was around 45. 10 years later he had a double bypass operation.My mom had serious liver problems and basically spent the last year of her life in the hospital.My dad lived to 73 years old thanks to our health care system.I had a hemmoroid operation that made my life at ups a million times more bareable.There is something to be said for government health care,it seems to work .