Comments on: Meet the Massachusetts man who teed up the healthcare challenge http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2012/04/02/meet-the-massachusetts-man-who-teed-up-the-healthcare-challenge/ On the Case Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:42:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: abkisa http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2012/04/02/meet-the-massachusetts-man-who-teed-up-the-healthcare-challenge/#comment-115 Wed, 04 Apr 2012 12:36:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/?p=855#comment-115 Without everyone carrying health insurance costs will continue to spiral upwards. As costs rise more and more people opt out of coverage as it becomes a financial burden. They become the uninsured and their medical costs are paid by everyone with insurance coverage. The pool of insured continues to shrink and those with insurance must carry more and more of the burden. Is it constitutional for me to expect others to pay more because I don’t pay anything??

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By: Acetracy http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2012/04/02/meet-the-massachusetts-man-who-teed-up-the-healthcare-challenge/#comment-113 Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:39:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/?p=855#comment-113 The basic reality of people like MR. Fountas is that when they have a medical emergency they rush to the emergency room of a city hospital to get expert medical care. Often these emergencies would not happen if the person had regularly seen a doctor for annual check ups or when initial symptoms started. This is a proven fact for many, many emergency medical situations.

Who picks up the bill when people like Mr. Fountas have no funds to pay for the emergency care (which by the way is one of the most expensive units in any hospital)? It is the local citizens who the city/town that maintain the hospital.

The reality is the cities like Atlanta which underwrites Grady Hospital (the big city hospital in downtown Atlanta) are paying for the healthcare of people living outside Atlanta who come to Grady’s emergency room since their local rural area has no healthcare facility.

Republicans and the Right talk about keeping the government out of our healthcare, but they certainly are ready to let the cities and urban counties take care of the uninsured at the local taxpayers’ expense.

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By: jcfl http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2012/04/02/meet-the-massachusetts-man-who-teed-up-the-healthcare-challenge/#comment-112 Tue, 03 Apr 2012 13:56:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/?p=855#comment-112 @ truth_teller – do you have a problem with submissions? really one time is quite enough. i guess in tx they let people die outside of hospitals if they don’t have money or health insurance, correct? as mr fountas is obviously destitute i find it hard to believe you as a right-winger support his right to ignore the law. would you be so welcoming if he were on welfare, which it sounds like he surely could be? would he be so welcome in tx then?

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By: Truth_Teller http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2012/04/02/meet-the-massachusetts-man-who-teed-up-the-healthcare-challenge/#comment-110 Tue, 03 Apr 2012 13:31:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/?p=855#comment-110 Mr. Fountas need not worry excessively, eventually the monstrous overbearing oversized Federal government will be scaled back either by the ballot, fiscal collapse, a revolution or a combination of the latter two. Then again it could be a peaceful breakup whereby the socialist states like Massachusetts simply go their own way and agree to quit tyrannizing the heartland in which case Mr. Fountas would have to immigrate to be rid of his oppression. He’d be welcome in Texas.

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By: Truth_Teller http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2012/04/02/meet-the-massachusetts-man-who-teed-up-the-healthcare-challenge/#comment-109 Tue, 03 Apr 2012 13:31:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/?p=855#comment-109 Mr. Fountas need not worry excessively, eventually the monstrous overbearing oversized Federal government will be scaled back either by the ballot, fiscal collapse, a revolution or a combination of the latter two. Then again it could be a peaceful breakup whereby the socialist states like Massachusetts simply go their own way and agree to quit tyrannizing the heartland in which case Mr. Fountas would have to immigrate to be rid of his oppression. He’d be welcome in Texas.

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By: Truth_Teller http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2012/04/02/meet-the-massachusetts-man-who-teed-up-the-healthcare-challenge/#comment-108 Tue, 03 Apr 2012 13:31:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/?p=855#comment-108 Mr. Fountas need not worry excessively, eventually the monstrous overbearing oversized Federal government will be scaled back either by the ballot, fiscal collapse, a revolution or a combination of the latter two. Then again it could be a peaceful breakup whereby the socialist states like Massachusetts simply go their own way and agree to quit tyrannizing the heartland in which case Mr. Fountas would have to immigrate to be rid of his oppression. He’d be welcome in Texas.

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By: Truth_Teller http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2012/04/02/meet-the-massachusetts-man-who-teed-up-the-healthcare-challenge/#comment-107 Tue, 03 Apr 2012 13:31:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/?p=855#comment-107 Mr. Fountas need not worry excessively, eventually the monstrous overbearing oversized Federal government will be scaled back either by the ballot, fiscal collapse, a revolution or a combination of the latter two. Then again it could be a peaceful breakup whereby the socialist states like Massachusetts simply go their own way and agree to quit tyrannizing the heartland in which case Mr. Fountas would have to immigrate to be rid of his oppression. He’d be welcome in Texas.

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