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Do you REALLY think our health care is that horrible?!

Do you REALLY want to eliminate our medical successes and good reputation? This is what will happen with ObamaCare!

http://www.hoover.org/publications/digest/49525427.html

1. We have better survival rates than Europeans for common cancers.
2. We have lower cancer mortality rates than Canadians.
3. We have better access to treatment for chronic diseases than patients in other developed countries.
4. We have better access to preventive cancer screening than Canadians.
5. Lower-income Americans are in better health than comparable Canadians.
6. We spend less time waiting for care than patients in Canada and the UK
7. People in countries with more government control of health care are highly dissatisfied and believe reform is needed.
8. We are more satisfied with the care we receive than Canadians
9. We have better access to important new technologies
10. We are responsible for the vast majority of all health

 
LoriKeet

Asked by LoriKeet at 8:32 PM on Aug. 11, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I really, really want someone to answer this question; if there are Americans without insurance AND don't qualify for either VA Care, Medicaid or Medicare - why can't they have the option to buy into the federal plan. Wouldn't it be much more affordable to carry those people until they can carry themselves than to have a WHOLE new system in place? If it works so well for our senators and congressmen- shouldn't it work for our uninsured? There's a reason there is such opposition to this reform (as it is written) - and the only real argument I've heard, thus far, is that ALL people deserve to have coverage. I think so too. I do not think, however, that what is proposed is the answer. The other argument is that those of us who oppose this reform don't want ANY reform - and that just isn't true.
    PaceMyself

    Answer by PaceMyself at 9:24 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • But but but.. it's "free", lori! FREE!!!!!


    ha..ha..haa.
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 8:34 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • No wait, crazed fear-mongering mobsters can't have ACTUAL STATISTICS on their side!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:34 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • The above FACTS are the reason why we are regarded as THE country for premium care! If ObamaCare passes, that will be the end of our reputation! Is it REALLY worth it to insure some 10 MILLION people without health insurance?! Especially when such insurance really isn;t necessary given the existence of an ample number of Emergency Rooms, and FREE health clinics--conveniently located in poorer areas--where the MAJORITY of uninsured people are located!

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:35 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • It's not the health care received. It's how it's determined, paid for, administrated and at times rationed. I think the medical professionals here are top notch for the most part, it's getting the Insurance companies to authorize visits, treatments etc..and then actually pay for the services once rendered.

    Self pay is an opttion-most do not have the available cashneeded to pay for services. Especially if 1 has a major problem, requiring extensive services.
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 8:38 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • 7. People in countries with more government control of health care are highly dissatisfied and believe reform is needed. More than 70 percent of German, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, and British adults say their health system needs either “fundamental change” or “complete rebuilding.”

    That has to be my FAVORITE part...and yet, here we are trying to get what other countries are trying to get rid of!!!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:38 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • I'll give you kudos, Lori, for providing a link and quoting a respectable source.
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 8:40 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • Obamas OWN doctor disproves this health care "plan"... that doesnt say anything to you, libs?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:40 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • ample number of Emergency Rooms, and FREE health clinics--conveniently located in poorer areas--where the MAJORITY of uninsured people are located!

    NO, NO, NO !! do not encourage this practice. This only clogs emergency services for everyone, and drives up costs in the process. Our facility (large inner city, private facility) diverts services probably 5 days a week d/t this practice. PPl die in ambulances because calls are diverted d/t emergency rooms full of ppl who could be seen in an MDs office(and atfar cheaper rates). THIS is a fiscally irresponsible practice.
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 8:42 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • sisteract--


    If insurance companies are the problem, then WHY doesn't the government step in and regulate them?! Instead of forcing Czars, home inspectors, vaccinations, and Department of Motor Vehicle types on us who will determine our worthiness for living or dying on us?!?!?!?!??


    Why not cut costs where necessary and regulate those who need regulating?!?!?


    MY FAMILY AND I DON'T NEED TO BE REGULATED!!!!!

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:42 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

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