Health Care is a right - page 37

by headsup

I would do a poll on this, but I do not know how to - or maybe you need to be a premium member. At any rate, I would like to hear some discussion on whether you feel health care is a right or not. I personally do.... Read More


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    Quote from GCTMT
    ummm....

    Because you asked a nurse from the United Kingdom, if she would get a blood transfusion in her own country.
    I don't look at where people are from. Why is she discussing health care issues for the USA anyway?
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    Quote from GCTMT
    No need to get personal. I'm not moving. This is my country. I've buried family here. I love this country. I'm staying.

    I want smart government, and whether you want to admit many Americans want the government to take a larger role in social affairs (health care.. etc..). I understand some people are fearful of big government, ultimately we are all going to have to compromise.

    I understand there is a role for private insurers in other countries, in many countries it's a small role and it's heavily regulated.



    The results of health care reform aren't known, because nothing has been implemented yet. The health care industry certainly has a hand to play in parts of the blame, as well as big pharma and hospital corp.

    You say that most nurses, "can't make a living" in some of these other countries, I'd like for you to offer evidence, if you don't mind.

    Education is a right, that should answer your medical school question.
    So grad school is a right? My PhD is a right.

    Health care insurance is highly regulated in this country. Go to any insurance website. Put in several different states of residence and see that in some states you only have a choice of 2 insurers and other states you have many more. And that is your government regulating it.

    Someone said last year "This is a great country. Now let's change it". And that makes sense how?

    You love this country but you want the government to take over more and more of it?
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    Quote from Onekidneynurse
    Well I've yet to see anyone in the USA lying in the street dying solely because they don't have access to healthcare. A county, read government run, hospital in Cali did put a patient out on the street in her night gown though. A government run hospital in the USA.
    Private hospitals have dumped patients on skid row

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/...6-kaiser_x.htm

    http://articles.latimes.com/2008/jun...l/me-dumping31

    http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/...les/index.html

    http://www.kaiserthrive.org/category...tient-dumping/

    http://articles.latimes.com/2009/apr...tient-dumping9

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...toryId=5066463

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    Quote from Onekidneynurse
    I don't look at where people are from. Why is she discussing health care issues for the USA anyway?
    This thread is for discussing our opinion regarding healthcare being a right.
    It is not onle for nurses in the USA.
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    Quote from herring_RN
    This thread is for discussing our opinion regarding healthcare being a right.
    It is not onle for nurses in the USA.
    I never said it was. I just asked why the poster was posting about a USA issue. I said I didn't look to see where the poster was from. Didn't think it was an issue. Or worth worrying about.
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    Closing the thread for a time out review by Mod Team...... see you tomorrow.
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