Health Care For All

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

18,000 Americans die every year because they don't have a health insurance card. We should be taking to the streets with rage, but we're too damn conditioned and accepting of this fate.

I'm just saying.


Anonymous Wed Jul 18, 12:31:00 AM EDT  

And several thousand more because you have a sicko/psycho presnit :-(

Julie Thu Jul 19, 07:37:00 PM EDT  

Saw a thing on TV the other night about a woman with a rare type of cancer - she has health insurance but the company won't pay for her medication ($4000 a month!) because it's not proven to work on her type of cancer so, therefore, it's "experimental" treatment and not covered. Basically, they've condemned her to death for the sake of some dollars. That just is so wrong in every way.

gbreez Fri Jul 20, 11:17:00 PM EDT  

I agree with Michael Moore, the only way to go is with a not-for-profit system. I am old enough to remember what that was like, before the insurance companies came in and screwed up everything and all medical systems slowly became for-profit. The system has steadily eroded in quality while climbing in cost. A single payer, not-for-profit system is truly the way to go with universal health care for EVERYONE. Problem is, only Kucinich and Moore want to give us this.

Julie Sat Jul 21, 01:38:00 AM EDT  

In Australia we pay part of our tax towards health care - medicines and public health care is then subsidised by the government. You can choose to go private and pay top dollar or you can use the public system. Whichever you choose, medicines are still subsidised.

Muthu Wed Jul 25, 07:46:00 AM EDT  

I'm impressed with Australian insurance model. It is important for one government to secure their citizens, subsidizing the medicines and health care policies are seems to be very good idea..
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