From: bpnjensen on 24 Mar 2010 19:47
On Mar 24, 3:50 pm, David Oberman <DavidOber...(a)att.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Mar 2010 23:00:54 +0100, Roland van Gaalen
> <SeeSignat...(a)DeadSpam.com> wrote:
> >One apendectomy costs $ P
> But what if the appendectomy is required because the appendix has
> ruptured & peritonitis has filled the abdominal cavity? That's what
> happened to me, so my appendectomy cost $PPPPPPPPPPPPP.
> >Question for the right-wingers:
> >Why are private insurers more efficient in doing this arithmetic?
> Their math skills are better. Public sector workers sometimes can't
> find their calculators.
I beg your pardon! My abacus is always at the ready...
From: Dil on 24 Mar 2010 20:11
On Mar 24, 4:49 pm, bpnjensen <bpnjen...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Mar 24, 2:40 pm, David Oberman <DavidOber...(a)att.net> wrote:
> > On Wed, 24 Mar 2010 22:29:51 +0100, Andrew Rose
> > <and...(a)pristineaudio.com> wrote:
> > >Emigrate to France - best healthcare system in the world, with the taxes
> > >which go to pay for it...
> > I just had an excellent colonoscopy right here in La Jolla, CA!
> I'll bet that was fun! Like an amusement park ride! Where can I get
You can get one easily right here in RMCR -it's free.
From: Lord Gow 333, not a White House approved poster! on 24 Mar 2010 22:13
"herman" <herstx(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
> On 24 mar, 22:02, herman <her...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
>> On 24 mar, 20:56, Trojan Cover <badger...(a)sadako.com> wrote:
>> > There is also no public option. And let's face it, without the
>> > public option there will not be any true reform.
> But on the other hand, as you know, the US is the greatest country on
> earth. Keep repeating this.
It was until yesterday.
"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently." - Henry Ford
From: bpnjensen on 25 Mar 2010 00:30
On Mar 24, 7:13 pm, "Lord Gow 333, not a White House approved poster!"
> "herman" <her...(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
> > But on the other hand, as you know, the US is the greatest country on
> > earth. Keep repeating this.
> It was until yesterday.
Another self-deluded individdle speaks ;-)
From: mark on 25 Mar 2010 12:18
On Mar 24, 2:29 pm, Andrew Rose <and...(a)pristineaudio.com> wrote:
> On 24/03/2010 20:56, Trojan Cover wrote:
> > You now legally have to have insurance, which means you have to
> > pay insurance companies your hard earned money, and if you don't
> > then it's against the law. The government forcing you to pay
> > large corporations isn't very liberal!
> The answer is a state healthcare system paid for out of taxes - but for
> some reason the US seems reluctant to embrace what a vast number of
> other countries see as the obvious best solution.
Actually, the way the new HCR works will be something like that. The
US government will make an adjustment to the tax code to charge every
American a higher tax rate to account for health insurance costs. When
it comes time to file your taxes, you will be given a deduction for
having health insurance. You'll have to provide paperwork or some
other documentation to prove that you have health insurance. Once you
do that, you will be eligible for a tax deduction of up to $2500 for a
family of four. If you don't have health insurance, you won't get the
deduction, ergo, you will end up paying something into the system.
People who don't opt for health insurance won't even notice that
they've been taxed for not getting health insurance. It's along the
lines of homeowners being able to take a deduction for mortgage
interest while renters are not privy to the deduction.