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Tom Toles for July 14, 2009

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    4uk4ata  over 12 years ago

    No one would have him, he has pre-existing conditions.

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    Right_On  over 12 years ago

    Not even COBRA?

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    nomad2112  over 12 years ago

    We have great health insurance. Grow up, stay in school, get a job and, you can afford it too. As opposed to expecting someone else to pay for it.

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    4uk4ata  over 12 years ago

    @Nomad - sounds great, but it’s never that simple. At these times, sometimes having a work is a problem is not exactly easy, and I have heard stories of many people who have a problem paying even when they do work, or their bosses telling them they can’t afford to insure them, or something else.

    Anyway, that’s about the economy… and its insurance - as regulation usually acts as such, providing added stability at the cost of some momentary gains - had been reduced significantly in the last decade. Perhaps this is a lesson worth remembering.

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 12 years ago

    As much as I value continuing education/higher education, if 100% of the workforce DID have college degrees, there wouldn’t be NEARLY enough decent jobs to employ them all. The number of people who’d end up working unskilled jobs would be the same, and the number of unemployed would be the same, and those who DID have the high-paying jobs would still be required to chip in for the health and well-being of those without them.

    I don’t have a college degree, but I’ve gotten myself into a good-paying, well-insured job that I enjoy. I got here through a combination of a good brain, perseverence, patience, and (let’s face it) luck. I have no reason to believe I would be happier or more secure if I had received my Bachelor’s; there are plenty of college grads out there flipping burgers or making lattes, and they aren’t ALL Humanities majors.

    As long as well-being is treated as a commodity, and made available only to the highest bidders, then to blame the poor and un- (or under-) employed for their inability to afford insurance is unconscienable.

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    pswhitlark  over 12 years ago

    Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it. And with this, we’ll be getting in the rear.

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    CorosiveFrog Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Only a republican thinks he has a word on wether or not a woman must or must not keep her gravely ill fetus but say they don’t have to pay a dime for it.

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    nomad2112  over 12 years ago

    fœtus = Latin for offspring or baby.

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 12 years ago

    fetus = English for “an unborn or unhatched vertebrate esp. after attaining the basic structural plan of its kind; specif : a developing human from usu. three months after conception to birth.”

    Your point is…?

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    DemandTruth  over 12 years ago

    @Nomad Great insurance, huh? Boy if you would stop simply repeating your regressive talking points, you might not be so clueless.

    What, pray tell, would you say to those who have ALREADY “grown up” and paid for their insurance, only to find that when they REALLY need coverage, they’re dropped because they had acne at 16 and didn’t “disclose” it on the forms – DENIED!!!

    Americans shell out tons of money for insurance and are DENIED for procedures they DESERVE every day, because the more they are denied, the more the insurance co’s can PROFIT!!! For-profit health care is the true problem. If you really cared about humans, as opposed to your sterile talking points disseminated every day by FOX “News”, well… what’s the point. You don’t really care.

    Why can’t we have as good insurance as the insurance we pay for veterans, congressmen, and prisoners to have, huh? Whacha got against that?

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    nomad2112  over 12 years ago

    The insurmountable cost.

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    Adora68  over 12 years ago

    And you think that will change under a government-run system, Truth? Under the Canadian system, people wait weeks to get approval for an MRI and are often DENIED. If you really think the government can “fix it,” you’re living in a dream world.

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