Speed Bump by Dave Coverly for October 16, 2009

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    Hugh B. Hayve  almost 15 years ago

    LOL, leave it up to the Americans to turn health care into a business. Geez, y’all can’t even afford to get old there.

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    McGehee  almost 15 years ago

    Health care is a service, and that means somebody has to provide it. Pardon us all to heck for thinking the people who provide it deserve to be compensated (instead of dough-tushed bureaucrats like in your country).

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    farren  almost 15 years ago

    Oh, yeah, those who provide it sure aren’t getting compensated the way we have it now. Do you really think that all those doctors at the VA aren’t being paid? The thing I have to object to is compensating some insurance executive (not to mention a boatload of lobbyists and the occasional senator or two) in the millions, while an ordinary schmuck has his coverage ended, with nobody being compensated, simply because the insurance company’s bottom line will look better if they don’t have to spend the money to, like, actually pay something to somebody. You can sneer all you want to about “dough-tushed bureaucrats”, but as long as you don’t have anything to say about the “dough”-tushed insurance industry here, you’re just blowing it out your dough-tushed tush.

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    Hugh B. Hayve  almost 15 years ago

    Health care is a vital service, and should be provided for all citizens. Farren brings up a good point, it always amazes me when I watch American TV (I live in Ft. Erie just across from Buffalo), how many of the commercials are devoted to medical insurance, even more so, the prescription drugs they constantly push. As far as compensation is concerned, a doctor was my next door neighbor, he had the biggest house on the street, 3 cars (including a beauty Mercedes Benz), boat, cottage up north, so I don’t think he’s hurting. That’s just another one of those myths about our universal medical system that they are tossing around down there, I sure hear a lot of them. Another one I keep hearing is the one about have to go through the gov’t to see a doctor. What a load of hooey!

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