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    Re: Where do people without health insurance live?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I think it has to do with your sig, clinging to your guns and BIBLES.....
    Are you a religious person?
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    Re: Where do people without health insurance live?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    In my opinion the real reason this can't be solved by Democrats, is simply that their policies and their fundamental ideology doesn't work.
    The "healthcare" lack is not even the problem (this is what many who are pushing the idea don't get)

    The problem is that people demand everything - for the lowest price they can pay - and demand it still be top-quality and infallable.

    Expecting too much from too little . . . like getting something for nothing.

    Life doesn't work that way. It won't WORK even if they do pass it and eventually overhaul the entire healthcare system to try to accomodate everyone.

    When something costs money you can't just give it away to everyone.
    If you have to provide a service to people and the givers of the service *must* be effective, efficient, intelligent and near perfect in their practice you cannot make it dirt cheap and expect stellar results.

    I don't know why people don't understand THAT - it's very simple. That's how things work - no matter what type of economic circle you're in!

    You get what you pay for.
    And if you're only paying 1/3 the cost - then you're only going ot get 1/3 the results.
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    Re: Where do people without health insurance live?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Are you a religious person?
    Er, he's from Utah, so he's Mormon of course...

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    Re: Where do people without health insurance live?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Er, he's from Utah, so he's Mormon of course...
    you might be surprised how many Utahns are not LDS....and not conservative. There are a lot of liberals/democrats in the SLC area.

    I suscribe to the majority of the teachings of Jesus where they don't appear to be in conflict with the overall tone of his teachings. I believe that the bible has been manhandled way too much over the years, and that many churches have lost sight of who the churches are supposed to follow. Too many are more Paulist than they are followers of the teachings of Jesus.
    And I think Jesus would say healthcare is a community effort. Actually, Paul said pretty much the same on that issue.

    We should take care of the poor, the sick, aflicted, etc. but at the same time, there are limits. I have a sister who has scammed Baptist churches in Texas, going to one then another, seeking help.
    That takes funding away from the truly needy...and should be a crime.
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    Re: Where do people without health insurance live?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Are you a religious person?
    What does "religious" mean? I suscribe to a higher authority in all things beyond my abilities to understand. And I believe in helping the needy, along with prosecuting the greedy...
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    Re: Where do people without health insurance live?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    What does "religious" mean? I suscribe to a higher authority in all things beyond my abilities to understand. And I believe in helping the needy, along with prosecuting the greedy...
    I think he's asking if you conform to the stereotype.

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    Re: Where do people without health insurance live?

    People who don't have health insurance don't live in France.

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    Re: Where do people without health insurance live?

    I'm actually surprised no one has commented on this snipet from the OP's linked article:

    Those who lack health insurance now are far more likely to live in states that usually vote Republican the states whose senators and representatives are least likely to support healthcare reform and will undoubted choose to opt-out of a government run health insurance scheme. Denying heath insurance to the people they allegedly represent is a bedrock, conservative value.
    That last line got me thinking about some comments I've read throughout this board concerning the responsibility of politicians to their constituants. Should they be voting "the voice of the people" or should they be voting "the needs of the people".

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    Re: Where do people without health insurance live?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whip Comes Down View Post
    People who don't have health insurance don't live in France.
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