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
Crunch here is the death toll.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/op...llan.html?_r=1No 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.
CARPE DIEM: Beyond Those Health Care Numbers: US Looks Goodn 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).
Life expectancy at birth is absolutely useless for measuring health care quality.
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People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Buy Insurance or Go to Jail? - The NoteAdvocates 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).
Health reform threatens to cram already overwhelmed emergency rooms - TheHill.comMassachusetts 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.
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
you KNEW what was in this bill"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."
Disabled Face Hard Choices as States Slash Medicaid - WSJ.com
you KNEW what was in this bill
obamacare is heartless
If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
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