stockingfull wrote:Terry, I don't disagree that multiple myeloma killed my buddy. But there are some here who've been promoting that it's only in Canada, or the UK, or in some other "socialized medicine" country that such terrible things as rationing of care happen. That part is simply false: people in those countries also die of their diseases, just like my friend. There's not a bit of difference.
Yes there is. For the third time, under socialized medicine, it will happen much more frequently. When an amount allocated in a budget for bone marrow transplants is gone, guess what? There are no more bone marrow transplants until the next fiscal year.
Nor will there be a bit of difference in yours or any other private healthcare plan when the President's plan is implemented. For the umpteenth time, if you like what you have, you'll be able to keep it. And that's just another reason why it's not "socialized medicine."
But I'm betting the vast majority of people won't make that choice, because they'll quickly discover that, once the insurance-company profits come out, their healthcare dollar will go a whole lot farther with the "public option."
And where did you get the idea that I'm a fan of comedian Limbaugh? I must say that it's amusing watching Mike Steele as the GOP pinata right now. Doesn't bode well for the future of the party that they have to forsake the moderates and veer sharply right in order to raise cash from the "red meat" wingnuts.
Well you keep quoting him so you must listen. I couldn't come up with a Limbaugh quote if I had to other than ditto. Well we do agree on one thing. The republican party is in disarray. My hope is after Obamanomics have us all living in third world conditons, a viable third party will emerge with some common sense solutions and a strong leader.