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Author: fleg9bo Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 19414  
Subject: Want to go blind? Date: 7/9/2009 2:41 PM
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Several new drugs have reversed my mom's macular degeneration, and are such a wonder that she is even willing to tolerate frequent injections into her eyeball, a concept that gives the rest of our family the willies. Forget about it in England, though, where National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), which Obama wants to emulate in the US, does not allow these drugs.

Fortunately, we are unlikely to have a system that bans Americans from spending their own money on things the plan will not buy (a bit of socialist egalitarianism that is practiced in a number of European countries). Not for lack of trying by many Democrats, however.
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Author: temsike Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 15231 of 19414
Subject: Re: Want to go blind? Date: 7/9/2009 3:31 PM
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Even if the USA goes to full-blown socialized medicine, there will always be a private health care system for those who are willing and able to pay for faster, system-rationed, or experimental health care.

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Subject: Re: Want to go blind? Date: 7/9/2009 5:03 PM
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<<Even if the USA goes to full-blown socialized medicine, there will always be a private health care system for those who are willing and able to pay for faster, system-rationed, or experimental health care.
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That's very likely true. But health care for the middle class that currently has private health insurance and thus access to excellent care is going to decline sharply, in my opinion.

The middle class is going to pay a lot more to get poorer quality health care. When that reality sank in, it killed off Hillarycare. Whether that will happen again will be an interesting thing to watch.

It's ironic that Dem effoits to fix wage rates during WWII created the employer health insurance phenomena to begin with, and with it a class based system of health care. That defeated Dem efforts for their national health care schemes from Harry Truman to the present day.



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Author: Howie52 Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 15241 of 19414
Subject: Re: Want to go blind? Date: 7/10/2009 7:46 PM
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"Even if the USA goes to full-blown socialized medicine, there will always be a private health care system for those who are willing and able to pay for faster, system-rationed, or experimental health care. "

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Yes, I imagine congress will exempt themselves and their "special
friends".

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