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chapAnjou
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Re: The last acceptable prejudice
chapAnjou   3/13/2012 3:58:34 PM
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"Choice, mistake, whatever...pay to prevent or treat it yourself."

It's such a simple concept, isn't it?  When will the concept of religion and politics be removed from these personal matters and people be given free reign to do with there bodies what they choose to do?

chapAnjou
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Re: The last acceptable prejudice
chapAnjou   3/13/2012 2:41:26 PM
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@PC,

Honestly, I'm the last person that should be getting into any kind of debate about government policies and hypothetical scenarios.

I have no religious affiliation and no political leanings.  Hell, I don't care how much I'm being taxed as long as I bring home enough to take care of myself and my family. All I was saying was that, inevitably, one group is going to get shafted...it's the nature of having such a diverse range of people.

Having said all of that, your post was very thought provoking, to say the least

Fred Goodman
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Re: Patient, Doctor, and... Lobbyist.
Fred Goodman   3/11/2012 1:05:14 PM
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Caption

 

"How do I get it out of there?"

PredictableChaos
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Patient, Doctor, and... Lobbyist.
PredictableChaos   3/10/2012 9:49:43 PM
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I can picture an editorial cartoon with a patient in a Doctor's office.  The patient is wearing one of those paper gowns that makes you feel worse than naked.  The Doctor is nearby with the medical charts and a perplexed look.

Standing in between the patient and the doctor is ... the lobbyist.

What should the caption be?

Scott Raynovich
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Re: The last acceptable prejudice
Scott Raynovich   3/9/2012 7:03:04 PM
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@PC

The pork analogy is really good. Makes you think.

Fred Goodman
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Re: A missing word that is "absolutely" essential
Fred Goodman   3/9/2012 7:02:27 PM
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Better than Russia @Scott? Yes, but for how long and by how much? The spread is narrowing, and what do you do when the spread narrows? You get rid of something.

Fred Goodman
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Re: The last acceptable prejudice
Fred Goodman   3/9/2012 6:58:54 PM
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Well Said PC, I'm with you

 

 

Scott Raynovich
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Re: The last acceptable prejudice
Scott Raynovich   3/9/2012 6:57:38 PM
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@PC

"That would leave out the lobbyist. "

that is hilarious


Scott Raynovich
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Re: A missing word that is "absolutely" essential
Scott Raynovich   3/9/2012 6:56:27 PM
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@Noreen Technically we are a Republic. Do I feel like my democratic voice is heard? To a certain extent, yes. Is it perfect? No. Is it better than Russia? Yes.

PredictableChaos
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Re: The last acceptable prejudice
PredictableChaos   3/9/2012 6:14:49 PM
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Why can't we let appropriate health care, including prescription medications, be determined solely by the patient and the physician?

That would leave out the lobbyist.  For example, during 2011, the acupuncture lobby worked with legislatures in Colorado and California to improve the coverage for acupuncture.
  • Politicians get contributions from special interest group (Acupuncture lobby)
  • Acupuncture providers will explain the better coverage of their special services by your insurance.
  • Insurance rates *may* go up, so insurance companies are okay with this too.

So, everybody's happy.  What's not to like? :-p

PC

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