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Subject: Re: Rationing Health Care => You bet Date: 10/5/2012 9:22 PM
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When was this magic time that all people had unlimited access to healthcare that you want to return to?


As I recall healthcare has always been rationed. Rationed by who had the money to pay for it. If you have money you will always be able to pay for it.
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Since we're talking healthcare i thought i'd post this link that MadCap posted somewhere else:

http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/10/31-of-americans-without-hea...

31% of Americans without health insurance live in households making $50k or more, and 38% are between 18-34 years old

As for those uninsured Americans who are supposedly the reason for all this sound and fury [Obamacare], there is remarkably little interest in why they are uninsured, despite the incessant repetition of the fact that they are. The endless repetition serves a political purpose but digging into the underlying facts might undermine that purpose. Many find it sufficient to say that the uninsured cannot “afford” medical insurance. But what you can afford depends not only on how much money you have but also on what your priorities are.

Many people who are uninsured have incomes from which medical insurance premiums could readily be paid without any undue strain (see chart above). Many young people, especially, don’t buy medical insurance and elderly people already have Medicare. The poor have Medicaid available, even though many do not bother to sign up for it, until they are already in the hospital– which they can do then.

Throwing numbers around about how many people are uninsured may create the impression that the uninsured cannot get medical treatment, when it fact they can get medical treatment at any hospital emergency room.
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When you take out the young people who choose voluntarily not to buy insurance, the people making over $50,000 who choose not to buy it, the people who qualify for medicaid but don't sign up because, i dunno, it's hard or something, and then the people who are here illegally, i wonder if it was really necessary to take 2 years out to try to rahm this mostly unread trojan horse bill down our throats. I would say it wasn't, and on top of that it will make things worse. CBO already says it's going to cost 1 trillion over the next 10 years. 1 trillion we don't have, and to make things worse on top of it.

Obama is the worst president in the history of the United States.

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