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    Re: Texas Doctors Opting Out Of Medicare At Alarming Rate

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Your country spends more then any other country in the world on Health Care per capita, yet you yield far inferior results then most other developed countries that spend LESS then you do... why is this?
    Here's the quick answer to your question:


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    Re: Texas Doctors Opting Out Of Medicare At Alarming Rate

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    1. Medicare

    2. Outrageous malpractice insurance premiums.

    3. Fast food

    4. Motor Vehicle accidents

    5. homicides

    6. differences in how live births are counted

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    Re: Texas Doctors Opting Out Of Medicare At Alarming Rate

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    What is the death toll for your oh so great system?
    We're not talking about my system are we? So why don't you actually talk about your system, which is the topic at hand, oh and btw our mortality rate is lower then yours. Not by much but it is.

    So thank you for not finding a way to debunk what I was saying... which... wait a second shouldn't you agree with it!?!?! I mean I'm talking about wasteful spending, thought that was your conservatives forte? or am I just dreaming

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    Re: Texas Doctors Opting Out Of Medicare At Alarming Rate

    Crunch here is the death toll.






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    Re: Texas Doctors Opting Out Of Medicare At Alarming Rate

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I think you need to scrap your two party system and start holding your politicians accountable, because voting in one side of stealing bastards over another side of stealing bastards is not getting you anywhere, please view exhibit A



    Your country spends more then any other country in the world on Health Care per capita, yet you yield far inferior results then most other developed countries that spend LESS then you do... why is this? You gotta cut out the waste, and the only way to do that is to reform your entire political system so that one party or the other doesn't have a stranglehold on the money at one time and can be held accountable. WASTE and incompetence of both political parties is the problem.
    Again with this?

    No one disputes that the $2.3 trillion we devote to the health care industry is often spent unwisely, but the fact that the United States spends twice as much per person as most European countries on health care can be substantially explained, as a study released last month says, by our being fatter. Even the most efficient health care system that the administration could hope to devise would still confront a rising tide of chronic disease linked to diet.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/op...llan.html?_r=1



    n a previous CD post, I cited a study from researchers at the University of Iowa that compares unadjusted life expectancy means in OECD countries from 1980-1999 to standardized life expectancy means, which account for the effects of premature death resulting from a non-health-related fatal injury. As the chart above shows (click to enlarge), the U.S. has the highest standardized life expectancy among the OECD countries (76.9 years), and 0.70 years higher than in Canada (76.2 years).
    CARPE DIEM: Beyond Those Health Care Numbers: US Looks Good


    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/business/04view.html

    Life expectancy at birth is absolutely useless for measuring health care quality.
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    Re: Texas Doctors Opting Out Of Medicare At Alarming Rate

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post

    Life expectancy at birth is absolutely useless for measuring health care quality.
    Maybe because they never get health care over a lifetime from childhood to adulthood? After all they are dead at birth or soon afterwords.

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    Re: Texas Doctors Opting Out Of Medicare At Alarming Rate

    Advocates of an individual mandate say that a requirement to buy insurance is essential because everyone is currently paying a "hidden tax" when people show up in the emergency room without insurance. (Under existing law, emergency rooms are required to treat urgent care matters without regard to ability to pay. If the patient cannot afford the bill, those costs are then passed to the government or people who have insurance in the form of higher prices).
    Buy Insurance or Go to Jail? - The Note

    Massachusetts in 2006 created near-universal coverage for residents, which was supposed to ease the traffic in hospital emergency rooms.

    But a recent poll by the American College of Emergency Physicians found that nearly two-thirds of the state’s residents say emergency department wait times have either increased or remained the same.

    A February 2010 report by The Council of State Governments found that wait times had not abated since the law took effect.
    Health reform threatens to cram already overwhelmed emergency rooms - TheHill.com

    a little more (again, the results are in, there's not much room for argument):

    ER visits, costs in Mass. climb - The Boston Globe

    Emergency room wait times getting longer - White Coat Notes - Boston.com

    "Just because you have insurance doesn't mean there's a [primary care] physician who can see you," said Dr. Sandra Schneider, vice president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, which, like other national groups, is closely watching the Massachusetts experiment. "I am not surprised at all that visits went up."
    you KNEW what was in this bill

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    Re: Texas Doctors Opting Out Of Medicare At Alarming Rate

    also predictable

    Disabled Face Hard Choices as States Slash Medicaid - WSJ.com

    you KNEW what was in this bill

    obamacare is heartless

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    Re: Texas Doctors Opting Out Of Medicare At Alarming Rate

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    also predictable

    Disabled Face Hard Choices as States Slash Medicaid - WSJ.com

    you KNEW what was in this bill

    obamacare is heartless
    Heartless? You favor tax increases to provide for the elderly?
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    Re: Texas Doctors Opting Out Of Medicare At Alarming Rate

    barbara hickey of south carolina has cerebral palsey, confined to her wheelchair, suddenly denied by OBAMACARE of 44% of her home-health help

    brian phillips also suffers cp, he can operate his tv's remote control but that's about all he can do, he lives alone with his 70 year old father james who's had open heart surgery and whose valves only operate at 26%---the phillips have seen HALF their personal care assistance stripped

    chip eubanks likes to ride around in his motorized wheelchair which he steers with his mouth, his greatest fear is institutionalization, which appears inevitable now

    his diabetic mother had an aneurism, is mostly blind and wheelchair bound

    the tragic irony is this idiot OBAMACARE is actually gonna cost a lot MORE after chip is forced into a nursing home

    obamacare is RESPONSIBLE, obamacare is HEARTLESS

    you KNEW what was in this bill

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