Comments on: A faulty prescription for reform http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/02/25/a-faulty-prescription-for-reform/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: preexisting http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/02/25/a-faulty-prescription-for-reform/#comment-29207 Fri, 05 Mar 2010 16:52:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6644#comment-29207 No one is talking about providers not getting paid – doctors, nurse practitioners, dentists, and clinics and hospitals will get more payments with a Medicare for All system than the one we have now where millions of people have to pay out of pocket and after layoffs can’t and must default or go into credit card debt or decide to die. What is this rubbish about Canadians en masse wanting to have our system? That is not true. Yes, there is a wait for specialty services, but there is a wait here as well. And for many people the wait is here permanent and fatal due to lack of ability to pay.

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By: Andvari http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/02/25/a-faulty-prescription-for-reform/#comment-29142 Thu, 25 Feb 2010 22:59:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6644#comment-29142 Gotthardbahn, your argument is equally flawed. Farmers (sugar, cattle, corn, etc.)as well as the oil and gas industry are heavily subsidized by the U.S. government.

Also, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, as well as other studies, Canadians are quite happy with their system and get health care that “provides care as good as in the U.S., at a cost 47 percent less for each person.” Of the industrial nations, the U.S. ranks something like 15th in quality to cost ratios.

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By: Gotthardbahn http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/02/25/a-faulty-prescription-for-reform/#comment-29140 Thu, 25 Feb 2010 20:23:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6644#comment-29140 Fred5407 – what rubbish. Food is essential to life but farmers and producers expect to get paid for their efforts. Do you expect to get paid for your efforts at work? I thought so.

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By: Gotthardbahn http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/02/25/a-faulty-prescription-for-reform/#comment-29139 Thu, 25 Feb 2010 19:44:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6644#comment-29139 Right, like in Canada. Forget about timely health care. Marvel at how the health workers’ unions have hijacked the whole system for their personal benefit. Look at the waiting times. Watch billions and billions of dollars being shovelled into the gaping maw of health care with no discernible improvement in service. By all means, let the government run it, then ask yourself why Canadians increasingly turn to the US system for care, like the premier of Newfoundland did recently for heart surgery. Yeah right.

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By: fred5407 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/02/25/a-faulty-prescription-for-reform/#comment-29138 Thu, 25 Feb 2010 19:44:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6644#comment-29138 When we agree that health care is an essential to life, just as breathing is, then we will have true reform. I agree with the writer. We do not buy rain from private suppliers, but they wish we paid them for rain. We do not buy sunshine from private companies, but they wish they could charge for it. We do not need private health insurers, just equal care for all.

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