Comments on: A tale of two healthcare plans Sat, 23 Mar 2013 13:49:31 +0000 hourly 1 By: KeeLlewellyn Mon, 29 Oct 2012 11:47:35 +0000 But in Canada, they are dying in the streets! It takes ten YEARS to get a doctor’s appointment! They vote on whether to kill your children before they allow them to go to school!


Fox News told me so.

By: TheOldSodbuster Thu, 20 Sep 2012 23:04:21 +0000 While traveling in France my wife got sick and I took here to the doctor. We had to wait a whole hour! There were no secretaries. She did improve wonderfully. But the Bill! I had to pay 20.60 in Euros for the doctor and 15.60 Euros for the 5 pharmaceuticals.

I like going to Canada, but don’t tend to get sick there. Neither do they. If I were born there I would expect to spend 1/2 as much on medical care and live two years longer.

As David Cay Johnston wrote in one of his books, successful healthcare is accomplished on the service model, not the business model. The horror show my 52 year old friend Chris proves how cruel our system can be… ensnarled in jurisdictional squabbles between HMO and doctor and hospital. If you knew what he knew, you would Never advocate for our system. More svelt insurance companies are still too many oars in the soup.

By: WD7179 Mon, 17 Sep 2012 17:32:47 +0000 upstater, that is no doubt true, but sometimes you need to walk before you learn to run.. Obamacare is a great start, and seems to me to be bridging a gap in the interim.. THe folks killing SIngle Payer are the GOP…

By: matthewslyman Wed, 12 Sep 2012 21:37:21 +0000 “American healthcare costs too much and needs replacement…”

Thank you for publishing the truth!

By: upstater Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:36:19 +0000 Obamacare is corporatism in one of its vilest forms. The private health insurance industry was on the verge of collapse. The individual mandate saves the industry from demise by forcing tens of millions to buy high-cost, defective products. There is a reason insurers’ and providers’ stocks when up after the Supreme Court ruling.

Our health insurer, Excellus BC/BS, a “non-profit” in upstate NY will have jacked up our premiums by 1/3 in the past 2 years for a high deductible plan which costs use $9000/yr with and $11,000 deductible — $20,000 out of pocket before they pay a dime. The last notice of increase arrived just after the Supreme Court ruling.

Democrats flunked the healthcare and insurance test. Until we have single payer, nothing will be done about the cost side of the equation.