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Orwellingly Yurz
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Posted - 11/14/2006 :  10:09:43  Show Profile Send Orwellingly Yurz a Private Message
YO: I hear that Mr. Bush sits down with automaker CEO's today. They want government welfare to cover some of the healthcare costs they provide employees. It's their biggest cost. Ha, nearly all U.S. citizens can say that.

It would be great if the government provided more and better healthcare support for people whether they work for GM or Ford or
MacDonald's, or if they're just infirm or elderly.

America is, ashamedly, way back in the line for such government activity.

OY!

"The modern conservative...is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy. That is the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
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If dogs run free
Then what must be,
Must be...
And that is all
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HalfMooner
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Posted - 11/14/2006 :  10:24:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Just paying my co-payment for prescriptions is my second largest monthly expense, after housing. On a few occasions, I've had to go without food for a few days, so I could afford my meds. (Not a great tragedy in my case, as I weigh twenty or so pounds too much.)

Others die for the lack of meds or treatment. We really need to fix access to medical care in this country. We have arguably the best medical infrastructure in the world, but many people can't afford basic care.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
Edited by - HalfMooner on 11/14/2006 10:25:34
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Original_Intent
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Posted - 11/14/2006 :  14:43:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Original_Intent a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Orwellingly Yurz

YO: I hear that Mr. Bush sits down with automaker CEO's today. They want government welfare to cover some of the healthcare costs they provide employees. It's their biggest cost. Ha, nearly all U.S. citizens can say that.

It would be great if the government provided more and better healthcare support for people whether they work for GM or Ford or
MacDonald's, or if they're just infirm or elderly.

America is, ashamedly, way back in the line for such government activity.

OY!



This really ticks me off.

The companies get forced into contracts they can't hope to live up to by the unions, with health care being a part of it. This adds costs to the companies that make them less competitive. The costs add up and the company either needs subsidies, or can go banckrupt.

Personally I am for banckruptcy. Let them go under. Maybe the unions won't be so big-pocketed and short-sighted, and other businesses will learn that they shouldn't count on the government.

Peace
Joe
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Orwellingly Yurz
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Posted - 11/14/2006 :  23:02:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Orwellingly Yurz a Private Message
YO! Well, Peaceful Joe...
Seems to me like you're living in the right country for how healthcare ought to be provided. Lucky you.

OY!

"The modern conservative...is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy. That is the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
--John Kenneth Galbraith

If dogs run free
Then what must be,
Must be...
And that is all
--Bob Dylan

The neo-cons have gotten welfare for themselves down to a fine art.
--me

"The meek shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights."
--J. Paul Getty

"The great thing about Art isn't what it give us, but what we become through it."
--Oscar Wilde

"We have Art in order not to die of life."
--Albert Camus

"I cling like a miser to the freedom I lose when surrounded by an abundance of things."
--Albert Camus

"Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes."
--Oscar Wilde
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