- Aug 11, 2005
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alphieb said:How exactly would it hurt our economy? Don't you think the millions filing medical bankruptcy and throwing in their credit cards with it is hurting our economy? How about those through the roof premiums? That is taking money out of pockets that could be put back into the economy instead of some greedy doctor's pocket.
DeeJayH may were responding to what I just posted, but I will respond to what you just posted.
I now agree the economy of it might be better, at least it would be fair.
I was always against such Universal Health Care type stuff because when I was in my early twenties I had a foreign socialist girlfriend that was thirty-two years old, she was on a waiting list for treatment for Cancer under her socialized system of medicine. She was a totally gorgeous former model and a Mensa member too, and could cook on top of it, not to mention the ..., so I was madly in love with her. She liked her system and hated ours, and I was so afraid for her; I argued that this system was better, and I lost her. What a laugh that argument sounds in my ears to me now!
First, do no harm, right? Years after I lost that socialist girlfriend I learned that salaried employees would get Lithostar, “oh, what is that like boss,” while the hourly employees at the top of the wage scale were literally told by their fine United States doctors that no such thing exists; say, “fine, I can’t take that torture anymore, I will just let the kidney die,” get up and start to stumble out, all of the sudden the doctor clears his throat and Lithostar exists, it is like magic! A nurse told me I was lying when I brought it up, she apologized after checking.
Here in this fine system of health care we see the musical chairs with doctors, from changing HMO’s (maintenance my rear end), like I can’t count them all. This insurance will not work there, and that one will not work here, duh (and the providers don’t even know what works where, which is a problem we have in my house NOW), “where do we go” is the question. It is up to us to pay regardless of their mistakes, which effects our personal economy putting us in debt. It all results in major illnesses going undetected that are financially devastating, I know, and that puts a great burden on the economy, when all that is needed in most cases is a cheap pill. To top it off the Companies and backstabbing Unions then make deals to shove disabled retires over to Medicare to save money; some things never make it into the union propaganda.
So I don’t see any reason whatsoever to be against socialized medicine, at least under the socialized system everyone would get cheap pills and equal treatment. Better to be tortured equally in my book. I feel so ashamed of believing in our wacky system of medicine for so many years.