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Peter Laske
Peter Laske

?? Healthcare is rationed today. I got canned at 60, I am now 62 and have not been able to get another job. What do you suggest I do about health care? Another little advertised fact by warped minds, those countries with universal health care that you say ration medical care have a higher standard of living than the US, the world is passing us by.

Anne
Anne

Correction- in my 100 plus count of CPAs- I meant Best, Anne

Anne
Anne

I sell payroll with one of the two national payroll companies in the country, and I call on CPAs in a metropolitan, blue-collar area of the country. My CPAs know the plight of their small business clients in trying to access good medical care. Not one in my 10 count of professionals I have built relationships with have communicated to endorsement of the Obamacare plan. I happen to sell in a state that is definitely swayed to the Democrat left with a large percentage of professionals in it and known for our research hospitals. I wonder what my CPAs who work closely with their small business clients would have against providing care for "everyone." It seems their hesitation is that the Obamacare plan is not sustainable, and they already understand significant rationing, besides other things, are now going to happen. I apologize for any typos. His was typed on my iPhone. Best, Anne

RBM_Wired
RBM_Wired

The opening statement of this polemic is absolute nonsense: "This means that more than half the country — 26 states — has made it clear they want nothing to do with the overhaul." That's garbage. The right-wing AGs in many states have filed suit against the bill and have won a preliminary ruling from a right-wing judge. To say that represents "more than half the country" is nowhere near the truth, nor is publishing this kind of made-up political crap from a far-right Dallas-based think tank without ID'ing it as such.

EA
EA

The fact is that healthcare is rationed today. Just ask the parents of children who've just graduated college and have the burden of having diabetes or asthma. They can't get health insurance. Or ask any middle aged exec who managed to get canned during the last downturn who still doesn't have a job with benefits. We've got a great system as long as you have an upper middle class income or you're employed with a major company. I don't know that the health care bill is a particularly good solution to the nations problems, but 8 years of republican de-regulation and coddling of the medical establishment have lead to a system that creates billions for top execs at companies like UHG, and leaves large swaths of patients uncovered. Maybe the solution is wrong headed, but behind your objections, I'm hearing that a push to make the world safe for investors. What happened to making the world safe for patients?

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