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Subject:  Re: End of the Health Care debate Date:  6/9/2009  10:24 AM
Author:  Volucris Number:  19354 of 59135

Is this really true? What if there are other things that contribute to high health care costs in the USA? What if, for example, we shoot each other more often? What if we are fatter and come down with certain diseases more often than Canadians do on average? What if we drive faster and more recklessly and have more accidents and thus incur more medical costs? What if we have more drug abusers (meth, etc) on average?

A large part is that, if one doesn't have health insurance and they are sick, they wait until it is so bad they go to the ER. ER care is some of the most expensive around. If they don't have the money, insurance customers and taxpayers pick it up.

But, for some reason this is better than a national health plan. Well, if you're delusional it's better.
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