Comments on: Uninsured camp out for free healthcare http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/30/uninsured-camp-out-for-free-healthcare/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Paul http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/30/uninsured-camp-out-for-free-healthcare/comment-page-1/#comment-340183 Wed, 07 Oct 2009 12:46:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13364#comment-340183 I only briefly wanted to respond to a comment I saw from August 10th: You are absolutely wrong. You can be, and will be turned away from many ERs if you do not have health insurance. Even if you have a severe, life-threatening disorder. You can be, and will be turned away. You’re confused because you cannot be turned away from a PUBLIC HOSPITAL. A private hospital is fully within their rights to refuse you.The point you’re claiming supports the opposite of your conclusion: do some research.

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By: StopSmokerMen http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/30/uninsured-camp-out-for-free-healthcare/comment-page-1/#comment-340181 Wed, 07 Oct 2009 11:29:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13364#comment-340181 Must be such an organization. According to another can not.

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By: Jeff http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/30/uninsured-camp-out-for-free-healthcare/comment-page-1/#comment-338976 Tue, 18 Aug 2009 15:49:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13364#comment-338976 Not passing a national healthcare system will be a big win for the insurance industry and a big loss for the american people. What type of society have we become when the average person can’t afford or get basic healthcare services?Before you start slamming a government run healthcare system maybe you should go to England. Even if you are not a citizen and you break a leg or get sick there you can see a doctor the same day for FREE. Sure, some rare conditions may have a wait to see a doctor but isn’t it the same case here?Some ask how will we pay for this all? You are already paying for this if you have insurance. It will be cheaper throught the government because you won’t have insurance companies extracting huge profits from the system. Also, government has no plans to ever payoff the debt so let’s finally spend some money on something good for the American people.How did healtchare get so expensive in this country? It’s because of the insurance companies making you buy health insurance and making doctors buy liability insurance. I have met doctors that won’t practice in certain areas because the liability insurance is too high.

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By: gary simison http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/30/uninsured-camp-out-for-free-healthcare/comment-page-1/#comment-338926 Sat, 15 Aug 2009 14:24:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13364#comment-338926 The washington insiders are at it again. What happened to congress coming to the people and asking what there opinion is on the health reform. The people we elect think its there god given right to ASSUME what is best for the voting public. The problem is they ASSUME and when someone ASSUMES it back fires. The health care reform is back firing as it did the previous attempts because of their ASSUMPTIONS. The reason for all the negative reaction is they ASSUMED again. I think we need reform and a safety net. The reform is with the hospital charges, prescription cost and age 55 coverage and children coverage. I too had a mother and father who died of cancer and they had money problems with prescription cost HMM. Just blanketing the public with reform is not good and NOT COST EFFECTIVE. How will my children pay for the debt and will our children be able to have a chicken in the pot,a house over there head and a chevy in the driveway as I grew up. I think not if the debt load keeps growing and our President wanting to spend – spend – spend OUR MONEY on health care without asking WHAT WE WANT. The president started out as a activist lawyer in Chicago and he ASSUMES that he knows what is best for the John Q public. I say NO TO THE COSTLY HEALTH CARE REFORM congress has put forth. I SAY YES TO HEALTH REFORM WHEN IT COMES FROM THE VOTING PUBLIC because we are WE THE PEOPLE and we pay the public servants to make good and honest cost effective reform laws….. GOD BLESS YOU AND ARE FIGHTING MEN AND WOMEN WHO MAKE OUR USA GREAT.

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By: Joshua http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/30/uninsured-camp-out-for-free-healthcare/comment-page-1/#comment-338923 Fri, 14 Aug 2009 16:44:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13364#comment-338923 If the government has a “public option” it will cause people like me who like their current insurance to loose it. It will not make things more competitive, it will make everyone go to the “public option” and thus delete insurance company options. Then we will have a single payer system. The government should stay out of healthcare. Health insurance is a privilege, not a right. And no ER will turn you away just because you do not have insurance.

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By: CRIOLLA http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/30/uninsured-camp-out-for-free-healthcare/comment-page-1/#comment-338883 Mon, 10 Aug 2009 20:59:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13364#comment-338883 the Obama administration agenda is looking more and more like Castro’s agenda when he took power. I was there. First, eliminate free speech and dissention by sending all opposition members to prison or out of the country. Then nationalization of all private businesses, takeover of all media and public services. All with the promise of turning Cuba into a socialist utopia. We know what happened there. Is that what we wantfor the USA? God help us.

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By: Imin Lyne http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/30/uninsured-camp-out-for-free-healthcare/comment-page-1/#comment-338881 Mon, 10 Aug 2009 19:46:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13364#comment-338881 NOTHING is free……… and if you do the projections, American will go broke just paying for the health care of slobs who should eat less and not smoke.

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By: f belz http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/30/uninsured-camp-out-for-free-healthcare/comment-page-1/#comment-338878 Mon, 10 Aug 2009 19:27:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13364#comment-338878 Some people, pay for as little as they can and get free food, and free healthcare. Some will not work even though work is available, but they do not work. For them they have to find a free clinic. Some of us want a system that is like basic transportation and not a Cadillac and we are willing to pay for it. Even in countries with nationalized systems people pay premiums and higher taxes for an adequate level of care. I cannot afford to wait in line for hours as I have work to do.

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By: LOD_NYPD http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/30/uninsured-camp-out-for-free-healthcare/comment-page-1/#comment-338829 Mon, 03 Aug 2009 06:28:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13364#comment-338829 Jean McD – Free Cinics will work with you on cost – when you enter a medical emergency facility they will have you fill out Medicaid papers – whether you can or cant pay you will be treated – outside of that do what I did. I got a good job and rose out of the bowels of a New York City housing project – received my healthcare, retired and maintain my PRIVATE healthcare – it’s called education and labor. Try it!

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By: Michael Ford http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/30/uninsured-camp-out-for-free-healthcare/comment-page-1/#comment-338828 Mon, 03 Aug 2009 06:01:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13364#comment-338828 Granted there are many Americans who cannot afford healthcare but there are quite a few people here who do smoke and some drive a nice truck and want to get healthcare for free. I went to a function like the one you see here in Welch, WV, which is an impoverished area. What I saw were women who had 2 or more children, not married and smoking like there was no end. Sure they received welfare but when they wanted more money they would get themselves knocked up and receive more federal assistance.Not all Americans are like that but what I do notice a lot of them do smoke and drink a lot of sodas. I do believe we need healthcare reform but not at the expense of others unless they are willing to be told how to live a much healthier existence. I just worry that Obama’s healthcare plan is going to take away other peoples rights of choice of healthcare for the ones you do manage to be able to pay for it.To fair and honest I don’t have to worry about healthcare because I receive healthcare through the VA system. My benefits are not taxed and I receive the same healthcare for the most part like some politicians.I did see my wife’s brother buy a new truck and then take their child who was sick to a hospital for a free checkup rather than go without buying the new truck. My wife’s family is from Whitman, WV. And I have seen the way some people live in those areas and I can tell you they don’t live very healthy but that is not isolated to people in those areas.We as Americans seem to think we earn the right to have healthcare but I can tell you that is not the way it is. Their needs to be reform in the healthcare system but it shouldn’t be given away freely. I do understand about the elderly and some individuals with certain medical conditions but for the rest there needs to be a sense of accountability. You want to live the American dream, “you need to earn it” and if you can’t, “you sacrifice and go without”…

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