Do you want to have to win a lottery to see the doctor? - page 5

by ozoneranger

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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 accept. By shedding some patients... Read More


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    Quote from ozoneranger
    Interesting - 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!
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    Quote from nicurn001
    What is your alternative ? , If healthcare inflation is allowed to continue unabbated the cost will bankrupt the USA .
    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.

    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.
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    It's about time we stop our socialized military, too. We need competition in our choice of military.
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    Where 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.

    Duh.

    Who gets caught in corruption when financing these contractors?

    You know, like Barny Frank & Fannie Mae.

    Congress, that's who.
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    The 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.
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    Quote from hypocaffeinemia
    The government holds a monopoly on the training of and use of soldiers.....
    Is there a government that doesn't?
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    Quote from ozoneranger
    Is there a government that doesn't?
    Besides the point. Let's defeat socialism in all it's types. Government is good for running nothing, amiright?
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    Quote from ozoneranger
    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
    thanks in anticipation of your response .
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    Quote from nicurn001
    Thanks in anticipation of your response .
    I got that information from reading GAO official releases over the past 20 years. It's not something you can simply google.


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