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We don't need health care reform?

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — They came for new teeth mostly, but also for blood pressure checks, mammograms, immunizations and acupuncture for pain. Neighboring South Los Angeles is a place where health care is scarce, and so when it was offered nearby, word got around.

For the second day in a row, thousands of people lined up on Wednesday — starting after midnight and snaking into the early hours — for free dental, medical and vision services, courtesy of a nonprofit group that more typically provides mobile health care for the rural poor.

When Remote Area Medical, the Tennessee-based organization running the event, decided to try its hand at large urban medical services, its principals thought Los Angeles would be a good place to start. But they were far from prepared for the outpouring of need. Set up for eight days of care, the group was already overwhelmed on the first day after allowing 1,500 people through the door,

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 11:28 AM on Aug. 13, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Maybe you should ask these people
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/13/health/13clinic.html?_r=1
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:28 AM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • We need it plain and simple. The only people bitching about it have readily available health insurance and have probably never been without in their lives.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:30 AM on Aug. 13, 2009

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    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:33 AM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • Great Poster! lol
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:34 AM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • I have never said we don't need it. I have said we shouldn't rush it, that we can't pay for it right now, and that they should create an incentive program immediately to help tend to the needs of the poor. Gonna check out your link now.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:37 AM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • Oh please, if someone is giving something away for free, the noloads are lining up! It has nothing to do with someone in need but more so of this free entitlement society who believes they do deserve something for nothing. Even Hollywood celebrities enjoy freebies, and that's not because they are in need!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • It was FREE!! That's why these people took advantage of it!! South LA...gee, how many illegals were in line?

    Have you ever turned down something that was FREE whether you needed it or not?!? LOL
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 11:44 AM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • I love how we always get accused of not wanting reform just because we don't like the plan on the table. It is just as tired and stupid as accusing of of being racist because we don't approve of BO's policies.

    Medicare is the single largest health insurance provider in the world. Our government can't even run that. Why on earth should we think they could run a "policy" for more than 300 million of us.

    There are a number of viable options out there that they aren't even looking at. Why is that?
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:44 AM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • Oh lord, at least you could fina a new example. This has been floated at least twice.
    NO ONE is saying we don't need health reform. What we don't need is a takeover of our healthcare system by the government. We also don't need to spend a trillion dollars. You people who want what you want and nothing else just have no clue what this would mean for Americans in the short term future. It's all gimme gimme gimmie. Once again Dems are out to add another goodie to their wish list.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:48 AM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • Oh, and FTR...my children attend public school in PA (just like your children Sweets), and they have the option to receive FREE eye exams, dental screenings, and of course, health physicals. I actually have to SHOW PROOF that my children have their own PRIVATE dentist and eye doctor, general and developmental pediatrician in order to WAIVE these exams!!!

    I am not interested in having someone completely clueless examine a child with processing, trust and sensory issues, freaking them out in the name of "FREE community outreach!!!'
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 11:49 AM on Aug. 13, 2009

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