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    Re: U.S.: In state of denial over taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    OK, I'm about done with your silly and childish retorts. I suggest you look up the population of the U.S. and its demographics.

    But here's a hint........... There are over 300 million people in the country right now and around 40 million over the age of 65.

    So yes, hundreds of million people under the age of 65 is accurate.

    I can't believe you actually didn't know that basic fact.
    That's now. But soon, a larger portion of the population will be over 65. That's why the republicans are pushing their health care plan (ie "Die Quickly!")
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: U.S.: In state of denial over taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Maybe because they have to pay for college. Med school is about $50K/yr, maybe more. So now tell me what this has to do with the topic.
    So let's make medical school free in return for reduced pay. Problem solved!!
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: U.S.: In state of denial over taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Of course since you said it, that makes it so.
    Actually, it was you who said it, but

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: U.S.: In state of denial over taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    They make so much because private insurers pay them that much.
    House passes Obama-backed doc fix - The Hill's Healthwatch

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    Re: U.S.: In state of denial over taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    a source that even he doesn't believe
    what, that it's getting harder and harder to find a doctor who will take medicare?

    LOL!

    pick up a phone

    what matters is THE TIMES not only believes it

    indeed, the lady REPORTS

    Finding a Doctor Who Accepts Medicare Isnít Easy - NYTimes.com

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    Re: U.S.: In state of denial over taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Maybe because they have to pay for college. Med school is about $50K/yr, maybe more. So now tell me what this has to do with the topic.
    Herring, red.

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    Re: U.S.: In state of denial over taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Maybe because they have to pay for college. Med school is about $50K/yr, maybe more. So now tell me what this has to do with the topic.
    It's at the heart of this topic. You state that cutting Medicare reimbursements will result in fewer doctors willing to see Medicare patients. Why would they do that? Because they can make more money seeing patients with private insurance. So is the problem that Medicare is paying too little, or is it that private insurers are paying too much? I would argue that it's the latter.

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    Re: U.S.: In state of denial over taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    The truth is that doctors are overpaid in this country relative to what doctors make everywhere else. That is one of the realities we need to face if we're ever going to get medical costs under control.
    Doctors are underpaid compared to other occupations with similar education.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: U.S.: In state of denial over taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Doctors are underpaid compared to other occupations with similar education.
    Untrue, which is why you won't provide any documentation for that.
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    Re: U.S.: In state of denial over taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Why do our doctors make so much money relative to doctors elsewhere? They make so much because private insurers pay them that much.
    I hope you aren't one of those people who say that insurance companies are greedy and refuse to pay.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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