Do you want to have to win a lottery to see the doctor? - page 5
The National Post reports on how some Canadian doctors have held lotteries to determine which patients to eliminate from their practices, while other doctors held lotteries to decide who they'll... Read More
4Sep 12, '09 by nicurn001Quote from ozonerangerWhat is your alternative ? , If healthcare inflation is allowed to continue unabbated the cost will bankrupt the USA .The government is only looking to do 2 things.
1. cut costs
2. insure more people
Nurses are in the top 3 costs, government will change the rules to reduce costs as they see fit.
Otherwise, the numbers just won't run.
Be prepared to lose your job & see taxes skyrocket, that's the only way to sustain HR3200.
If you're ok with that, well good for you.
3Sep 12, '09 by heronQuote from ozonerangerInteresting - on Poverty in the Cities.
City, State, % of People Below the Poverty Level
1. Detroit , MI 32.5%
2. Buffalo , NY 29.9%
3. Cincinnati , OH 27.8%
4. Cleveland , OH 27.0%
5. Miami , FL 26.9%
5. St. Louis , MO 26.8%
7. El Paso , TX 26.4%
8. Milwaukee , WI 26.2%
9. Philadelphia , PA 25.1%
10. Newark , NJ 24.2%
U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey, August 2007
What do the top ten cities (over 250,000) with the highest poverty rate all have in common?
Detroit, MI (1st on the poverty rate list) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1961;
Buffalo, NY (2nd) hasn't elected one since 1954;
Cincinnati , OH (3rd)..since 1984;
Cleveland , OH (4th)..since 1989;
Miami , FL (5th) has never had a Republican mayor;
St. Louis , MO (6th)....since 1949;
El Paso , TX (7th) has never had a Republican mayor;
Milwaukee , WI (8th)..since 1908;
Philadelphia , PA (9th)..since 1952;
Newark , NJ (10th)...since 1907.
Einstein once said, 'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.'
It is the poor who habitually elect Democrats---yet they are still poor...
These are also the 40% or so of our population who receive an 'income tax credit' amounting to a return that is GREATER than they're scheduled FICA.
In other words, these people get back MORE than they paid in, it's a social program designed to offset the tax load on the poor.
And when did statistical correlation prove causation? C'mon!
0Quote from nicurn001In 1993 when "Hillarycare" was introduced, they predicted healthcare would bankrupt us by the year 2000. We were fed a picture of gloom & doom. Remember?What is your alternative ? , If healthcare inflation is allowed to continue unabbated the cost will bankrupt the USA .
Didn't happen. In fact, when you look at the overall gross adjusted inflation rate, health care took a small dip.
Why? Because advancements in technology become more common, market forces drive down costs through competition, ect....
Competition is a good thing for the economy. Government messing in the private sector ends in disaster in this country.
6Sep 12, '09 by hypocaffeinemiaIt's about time we stop our socialized military, too. We need competition in our choice of military.
0Where have you been?
Who builds jets for the Air Force?
Or ships for the Navy?
Private sector contractors.
They have to bid for the job.
Who gets caught in corruption when financing these contractors?
You know, like Barny Frank & Fannie Mae.
Congress, that's who.
2Sep 12, '09 by hypocaffeinemiaThe government holds a monopoly on the training of and use of soldiers, unfortunately. A little bit of competition will encourage innovation and lower costs.
Support our troops!
And by our troops, I mean the ones I hold 14,000 shares in and not yours.
0Quote from hypocaffeinemiaIs there a government that doesn't?The government holds a monopoly on the training of and use of soldiers.....
0Sep 13, '09 by hypocaffeinemiaQuote from ozonerangerBesides the point. Let's defeat socialism in all it's types. Government is good for running nothing, amiright?Is there a government that doesn't?
0Sep 13, '09 by nicurn001Quote from ozonerangerthanks in anticipation of your response .in 1993 when "hillarycare" was introduced, they predicted healthcare would bankrupt us by the year 2000. we were fed a picture of gloom & doom. remember?
didn't happen. in fact, when you look at the overall gross adjusted inflation rate, health care took a small dip. would love to check this , but when i googled "overall gross adjusted inflation rate " , no such thing exists , so i would be grateful if you could source these statements
0Sep 13, '09 by ozonerangerQuote from nicurn001I got that information from reading GAO official releases over the past 20 years. It's not something you can simply google.Thanks in anticipation of your response .