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re: Government Run Hospitals A Solution? - Flame Salamander
It was nothing more than a dig at the Saints poor performance last year....
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re: Government Run Hospitals A Solution? - Flame Salamander
Wasn't the Superdome partly funded by taxpayer assistance....so the Saints are socialized? Welp! There is that boondoggle bit again....
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re: How did healthcare get so messed up? A history lesson. - Flame Salamander
The real problem started around the early 80's when 'global competition' started causing corporations to maximize their shareholder values and trying to squeeze every last bit of profit out of their businesses. It shouldn't be any surprise to anyone that healthcare costs have been skyrocketing si...
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re: How did healthcare get so messed up? A history lesson. - Flame Salamander
[quote]no one lives for ever. If you want medical treatment to extend your life, prepare yourself If you don't prepare, accept the fact that you may well die a preventable death. If you want to deliver your baby in a hospital, make those preparations prior to getting knocked up, or pay the c...
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re: Government Run Hospitals A Solution? - Flame Salamander
[quote]But none of that addresses the biggest part of the pie[/quote] Don't change the subject....
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re: Government Run Hospitals A Solution? - Flame Salamander
[quote]cost increases being driven by profit motive. You keep saying this. What percentage of premium do you think profit represents? [/quote] Profit motive exists at each step in the healthcare system.....not just with the insurance companies....
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re: Government Run Hospitals A Solution? - Flame Salamander
[quote]People think the profit component of health insurance premiums are much larger than they actually are. [/quote] Its not just insurance that is being targeted for change....it is pharmacy costs, provider costs, biotech costs, etc. It would be a total system overhaul.....all part and parc...
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re: Government Run Hospitals A Solution? - Flame Salamander
[quote]Socialized anything is a boondoggle. [/quote] You drive on a socialized road....
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re: Government Run Hospitals A Solution? - Flame Salamander
[quote]Government is inefficient. Any cost savings will be destroyed by inefficiency. [/quote] Government may be inefficient but in this case its inefficiency is not so detrimental to the issue at hand as is the cost increases being driven by profit motive....
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re: Why did Obama force health insurance on citizens in the first place? - Flame Salamander
[quote]The only way to bring healthcare costs down, are to bring young and healthy people into the risk pool. good grief. This doesn't bring the cost down AT ALL. It just shows spreads it out thinner. If I take one tablespoon of peanut butter and spread it on a cracker... does the same tablesp...
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re: Government Run Hospitals A Solution? - Flame Salamander
[quote]Until we address the health care costs I don't care what strategy we use. It's all bull shite. Free isn't bringing down health care costs. Quite the opposite actually. [/quote] Socialization stops the profit motive which is what is driving the costs through the roof. Socialization will slo...
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re: Why did Obama force health insurance on citizens in the first place? - Flame Salamander
[quote]The only way to bring healthcare costs down, are to bring young and healthy people into the risk pool. good grief. This doesn't bring the cost down AT ALL. It just shows spreads it out thinner. If I take one tablespoon of peanut butter and spread it on a cracker... does the same tablesp...
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re: Why did Obama force health insurance on citizens in the first place? - Flame Salamander
Isn't it obvious to you that the powers that be have decided that we are going to go with single payer, universal type healthcare? Every step is in that direction. Obamacare could have been overturned at the SCOTUS by the Rep. Roberts.....but miraculously he turned. Obamacare could have been ...
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re: Government Run Hospitals A Solution? - Flame Salamander
Meh, there are plenty of anecdotal horror stories surrounding private facilities too. Used to hear lots about BR General (not the trauma center). ...
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re: Government Run Hospitals A Solution? - Flame Salamander
[quote]I've had friends in a VA and rotated through a VA. They are arse compared a half-decent academic medical center.[/quote] Ass? You are talking like a little boy. There are elite VA hospitals (Walter Reed) and networks (ie. New England) that share the same top notch staff with the private...
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re: Government Run Hospitals A Solution? - Flame Salamander
If you've never been in a VA facility then stop running your yap about what they are like.....you sound like a frightened hen cluck cluck clucking away....
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re: Government Run Hospitals A Solution? - Flame Salamander
[quote]Have you ever been inside a VA hospital? It is one of the most miserable places on earth. Anyone in favor of socialized medicine needs to spend a day in a VA. [/quote] Why yes I have. Have you? I would have to wholeheartedly disagree with your viewpoint. In my experience th...
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re: 7 years to make a reasonable, meaningful plan for replacement. This garbage was all we get - Flame Salamander
Message from the AARP to me. [b]Friend – By now I'm sure you've heard the good news: Your millions of phone calls and emails to Congress made the difference! You convinced the House of Representatives to back off the special interest health care bill – and I can't thank you enough. I jus...
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re: Was ObamaCare designed to collapse, and force Single Payer? - Flame Salamander
No, it was only designed to be the thin edge of the wedge that will lead to universal healthcare for all....
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re: How did healthcare get so messed up? A history lesson. - Flame Salamander
[quote]healthcare get so messed up[/quote] Our current healthcare is based on a for profit system. For profit will do what for profit does....make profit....profit for the providers to the detriment of the users. The system must take the profit motive maximization at each step out of the equati...
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