Comments on: Healthcare reform and my expensive education in economics http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/07/healthcare-reform-and-my-expensive-education-in-economics/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Steve http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/07/healthcare-reform-and-my-expensive-education-in-economics/#comment-18683 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 16:24:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4404#comment-18683 While I had hoped that the public option might be a stealth tactic towards a single payer system, Obama and the congress have gone out of their way to assure the insurance industry that this is not so. Single payer still is the only option with a chance to significantly lower costs as this article implies. The AMA is an industry lobbying group and nothing more. Don’t let their propaganda fool you. I joined them for free as a medical student in order to get JAMA and never reupped because I did not like their policies at all. Lastly while I disagree with most of what Impeach has to say s/he does hit on one very important point. To reform heaklt care in the US we must also reform health education. No country makes future doctors pay so much money to go to school. With udergrad debt many will graduate with a net worth of -200K. While I don’t believe finances should be the primary driving force for physicians, that is a pretty strong incentive to make a lot of money just to dig oneself out of that hole.

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By: Impeach him http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/07/healthcare-reform-and-my-expensive-education-in-economics/#comment-18600 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 20:56:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4404#comment-18600 If you think controlling payments to doctors is going to fix the problem then you will have a even bigger problem on your hands. Do you actually think someone is going to works hard spend all those years and hours in school and a hospital? Do you think they will give up 15 yrs of their life to get paid peanuts? Do you think they will put themselves in debt 150,000 and more? Good luck with your single payor system. You might be insured but who will treat you? Oh I know, Obama and congress will treat you. Yeah they can solve everything. One of the biggest probs is lawyers, people who don’t pay now abuse the system and then sue, and the cost is getting passed onto us ( the ones who actually work ) Duh this isn’t that hard to understand. Wake up get out of lala land!!!!!

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By: Hopeless http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/07/healthcare-reform-and-my-expensive-education-in-economics/#comment-18566 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 18:14:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4404#comment-18566 I really enjoy working 48 hours a week to support those who do not work at all and those who don’t legally belong in this country. I can’t wait until this gets implemented. I may even work another 8 hours to help out more!

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By: Ian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/07/healthcare-reform-and-my-expensive-education-in-economics/#comment-18402 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 04:46:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4404#comment-18402 I totally agree,

This Obama health care is a big hype and hush hush void taxing later on? wtf, I actually hope it gets implemented so that it will fail drastically, maybe then the American people will wake up.

We might as well go back to farming… barter economy

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By: deron http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/07/healthcare-reform-and-my-expensive-education-in-economics/#comment-18346 Sat, 11 Jul 2009 21:19:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4404#comment-18346 The only sure way to wring waste and greed from the bloated system is the single-payer approach. And the path to that goal is the public insurance option. It will be the least expensive choice because we (congre ess) will be able to set the doctor and hospital fees — take it or leave it. Anybody paying attention will choose the public plan and there will be, therefore, a single payer system. No more for-profit insurance companies.

The 46 million uninsured who are shut out from obtaining medical treatment will have free access, as is their right. Profiting from insuring medical care is outrageous. We elected the president and congress to provide the free care they promised, and we want it now. It MUST BE DONE NOW, this year!

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By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/07/healthcare-reform-and-my-expensive-education-in-economics/#comment-18314 Sat, 11 Jul 2009 14:58:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4404#comment-18314 The Hippocratic Oath decrees “Do no harm or injustice” in the modern English translation. What is the AMA’s position on injustice and their 70 plus year long opposition to public health care. Do physicians absolve themselves from the oath by simply having an office assistant refuse to let an indigent patient see them because of the lack of money or insurance? Can the delay or refusal to treat someone ill cause harm? Having spent many of my years without access to health insurance, the common response from such providers(oxymoron) is ” If your that sick, go to the emergency room”.

However there is something wrong with a society that puts higher value on economic goals and obligations than seeing to the health of all of it’s people. If we were ever truly a christian nation the precept ” I am my brothers keeper” would have guided us to action long ago.

We as a generation have put the financial burden of affluence, wars, banking and industry bailouts on future generations because of our unwillingness to pay now. President Obama is poised to sign a climate bill that will put the responsibility of meeting those goals upon future generations. If we cannot come together now to sacrifice and shoulder the burden of building a just and equitable health care system for all, then we all deserve the wrath of history.

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