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Response to cleduc (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 09:57 AM

17. The figure of deaths per year here is much, much higher than is commonly known.

Also, GingrichCare will not get us to single-payer; exactly the opposite, as it enshrines the existence of for-profit, serial killer insurance companies who get between the doctor and their patient, refuse to pay for care, bankrupt and kill people. GingrichCare uses the govt. IRS as an enforcement mechanism; blatantly unconstitutional to use the IRS as enforcers for private companies.

It's actually 100,000 people who die per year in the U.S. due to lack of health care.

And yet this nation can find all sorts of $$$ to pay for multiple wars of choice.

The only reason why the U.S. got school lunches is that so many recruits were too malnourished to become soldiers in WWII. That's all that fscking matters, having well-fed soldiers for our wars; not having healthy citizens.

We need a single-payer type system.

What are war-mongers refuse to acknowledge is that having sick citizens is a national security issue.

"Employer-based health insurance has always been a bad idea. Your life should not depend on who you work for." -- T. McKeon

[font face="times"]"Any proposal that sticks with our current dependence on for-profit private insurers ... will not be sustainable. And the new law will not get us to universal coverage ...." -- T.R. Reid, The Healing of America[/font]

"Despite the present hyperbole by its supporters, this latest effort will end up as just another failed reform effort littering the landscape of the last century." --John Geyman, M.D., Hijacked! The Road to Single Payer in the Aftermath of Stolen Health Care Reform
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