keep your government hands off my medicare

keep your government hands off my medicare


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    dieAntagonista

    It’s always a little ironic when an employer is afraid of his employee.

    bejamus

    Ironic like Alanis Morrissette maybe….

    dieAntagonista

    Nah, the common usage of this term allows me to use it this way and mostly everybody understands what I mean. Just like I understood your non-sentence because it’s common to talk this way.

    DMYTRIW WDS

    I can has single payer system?

    pabloterro

    many thanks to Scott Brown and the many people in the great state of Massachusetts… left wing is walking with a limp now 😀

    The Matrix: Rebooted

    The first year of Obama’s administration has proven that there is no left-wing in the US. There is only right-wing and crazy right-wing.

    Kishi

    Forget left wing or right wing. It’s just different flavors of extremist, batshit crazy.

    The Matrix: Rebooted

    Socialized is the norm for industrialized nations, outside of the US. If its the norm, then it can’t be extreme. QED.

    Kishi

    I’m not talking about policies. I’m talking about the attitudes people in this country take towards politics and our political parties.

    nyoki

    You missed the point. Same flavor, different intensity. We don’t have any other flavors anymore, not in our current gov’t. There are so few progressives and true-leftists that they may as well not exist.

    suicydking

    Yeah, keep your government hands off my liberal socialist single-payer health insurance that was put into effect by a Democrat and comes from the…government?

    Or else I’ll wave my flag & shoot my gun.

    THIS IS WHAT RIGHT-WING NUTJOBS ACTUALLY BELIEVE.

    figosound

    Private Medicare = Richard Nixon
    am I right or what?

    WistfulD

    Not exactly, no.

    agrey

    Isn’t Medicare a government program?

    lolfail

    nyoki

    Way to keep up.

    Kamakiri

    Do you even have a healthcare?

    WistfulD

    Yes Kamakiri, we do have health care. Not “The best healthcare in the world,” but the most expensive in the world. Yet the return we get on that expenditure puts us at the bottom of the industrialized world in terms of health outcomes. What bugs me is that 46% of healthcare expenditures in America are ALREADY publicly financed, be it Medicare, Medicaid, MCHO, CHIP, VA, Armed Forces, Indian Healthcare, Free clinics. And that doesn’t count the increased insurance premiums we pay so that hospitals can provide ER and urgent care to people unable to pay for it. Healthcare spending is… Read more »

    Dragunov

    You don’t have healthcare – you have an industry.

    nyoki

    Well put.

    Kamakiri

    I think the problem is that you have too much of Medicare, Medicaid, MCHO, CHIP, VA and so on. One or two should be suficient. And definitly no insurance premiums, it stops people without insurance from having proper health care, or so i understand.
    At least you don’t appear to have a health care system debt. Owing money to pharmaceutical companies sucks.

    WistfulD

    Well, having all that is a little inefficient (if nothing else because they each have to have office supplies with their own letterhead), but that’s how it works. Americans are very libertarian. We believe overall in the power of the success of the individual, and if you aren’t making your way in the world, it is because you weren’t smart enough or didn’t work hard enough. So we have a system where you get health care if you’ve earned it (although that has morphed into having gotten a job in a large enough corporation that it can leverage a reasonable… Read more »

    WistfulD

    Damn, even my synopsis are overly wordy! Sorry guys, I’m in a public health masters program. This is my bread and butter.

    IAMBATMAN

    You forgot about the part where they pay people to get your coverage denied. I’ve heard of one person working for blue cross/shield who gets bonuses for each person he/she gets denied.

    nyoki

    The previous CEO of Cigna Health has gone public w/ the ins and outs of how large health insurers make their profits; it’s not a pretty picture.

    nyoki

    Maybe it wasn’t Cigna, can’t find the article I read, it was a few months ago.

    100110110110010

    If “gov’t hands” were off Medicare, Medicare wouldnt exist.