It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.
"There is a lot of talk coming from CitiGroup about how Dodd-Frank isn't perfect, So let me say this to anyone listening at Citi —I agree with you. Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. It should have broken you into pieces." -- Elizabeth Warren
Determining if a treatment is contractually covered does not equate to a 'Death Panel'.
Government representatives deciding what treatment would be authorized to extend life would be.
No it is not a good idea, nor does it need to be passed at all.
Forcing a 'for profit' business to take on additional risk such as above, or forcing them to cover pre-existing conditions, is unacceptable.
People who want coverage but currently can not afford it should band together and form their own non-profit insurer.
As for the article.
The title is misleading.
As for her so-called 'battle' with the insurer.
It had nothing to do with her death and occurred over a year ago.
That article was posted online 11 July, 2008, over a year ago and she was currently receiving the treatment.After initially being denied coverage by her insurance company for life saving treatment, Sutton is now on drug and chemo therapies and has undergone two surgeries.
North Carolina’s Union Movement Crystal Lee ‘Norma Rae’ Sutton is Battling Cancer
So whatever actually happened with the insurer, happened before that date also.
(And I'm not a conservative.)
Last edited by Alex Libman; 09-14-09 at 06:14 PM.
So true. Thank the government , by way of citizen taxes, that payed for all the basic research and the public health programs / vaccinations/ potable water public works , etc. that has helped people live a long life.Human beings evolved over millions of years. The human life expectancy used to be around 20 a few thousand years ago. Living to the age of 68 would be rare even a few hundred years ago. It is materialistic advances that make ever-expanding life-spans (and someday perhaps even immortality) possible.
Those material advances don't just fall from the sky because you want them to, they must be created first.
It is economically impossible for the government to give back more than it steals from the productive economy.
In a free economy (not what we have now), a health insurance company offers voluntary risk mitigation to their consumers, smoothing out a person's lifetime medical costs into a monthly payment. The customer pays more money in total (counting interest), but he is protected from egregious expenses if/when something bad happens, in accordance to the terms of his contract. It is not a charity, nor is it cost-effective for everyone to have insurance - it's a matter of individual choice.
Last edited by Alex Libman; 09-15-09 at 12:12 PM.