Joe Wilson's been vindicated

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2011
Joe Wilson's been vindicated
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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 2:05pm

“The reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally,” Obama said then.

When Obama said these words, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) shouted out from the House

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2011
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 9:05pm

"Reform health care to a universal system"

Socialized healthcare only produces time lags in service provided and reductions in medical research.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2011
Sat, 08-20-2011 - 4:56pm

How do we propose paying for it?

1) Reform health care to a universal system, banning advertising for pharmaceuticals, curbing excess profiteering, and modernising records. We had a great chance to create a competing government insurer, but the right ran like the wind from this idea, which is quite curious - they claim a government system would be inefficient as compared to the private sector... okay, then what is the harm in creating a government insurer, and letting them compete? Whare is the right afraid of, either you are correct...or you will be proven wrong, which is exactly where the real fear is.

2) Raising taxes, including raising the top income tax rate, eliminating caps on what is taxable for SS & Medicare, and raising the capital gains rate to match the income tax rate.

The right keeps thinking 'what is mine is MINE!' What it forgets is that our possessions are only ours if enough people agree they are. What happens in say... revolutions? Funny, those big Cuban landlords aren't big Cuban landlords any longer. If you wish to protect assets, be for social stability, and Medicare and SS bring social stability.

I used to get right to work nonsense when I owned a business... I used to throw it out. It is all tripe, the product of *big* business and the wealthy. It has zero to do with right to work, and everything to do with *oppress workers*.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2011
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 8:47pm

"There is always a trade off and opportunity costs associated with everything. In this case food safety. It is cheaper to provide this health care to imgrant workers than risk disease spread through food supply."

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2011
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 8:44pm

Why would they have to be treated for routine care?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2011
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 8:43pm

"where the cost will go up much more to the tax payers."

The higher cost of emergency only treatment being higher than covering routine care is a myth. The preventative care avoidance of emergency visits is not that high.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2003
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 6:31pm
Very good post.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2003
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 6:25pm
Even if we did check the status, we would still have to treat them. Why add the cost of checking the status?
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2003
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 6:23pm
Agree,

There is always a trade off and opportunity costs associated with everything. In this case food safety. It is cheaper to provide this health care to imgrant workers than risk disease spread through food supply.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2003
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 6:16pm
The article says 8.5 million of the 28 million is spent for primary care centers near migrant population. And 25% of the migrant pop maybe undocumented. This will be the case whether these low cost medical centers are built or not. If not, these migrant workers may end up in emergency room where the cost will go up much more to the tax payers. It has been a law that hospitals cannot turn away any patient that comes for service irrespective of whether the person is documented or undocumented. This is not something new that Obama care brought about.
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2011
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 5:55pm

BO's said he's willing to compromise, but he's never actually compromised unless he's politically forced to do so.

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