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A Very Sick Health Plan; Bay State’s ‘Grand Experiment’ Fails [RomneyCare]
The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va. ^ | 2009-03-31

Posted on 03/31/2009 8:48:15 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

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To: rabscuttle385
Budgeted for Fiscal Year 2010 at $880 million, or 7.3 percent more than a year ago, this plan, aimed at providing low- or no-cost health coverage to roughly 165,000 residents,

Over $5,000 a head.

21 posted on 03/31/2009 11:08:44 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Time to waterboard that teleprompter and find out what it knows.)
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To: Right Wing Assault
How do you dismantle something like this?

Didn't Tennessee discontinue their similar plan as unaffordable? And Hawaii (but I think that was just for children)?

22 posted on 03/31/2009 1:36:55 PM PDT by maryz
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To: dearolddad
One question I never hear any pundit or reporter ask:

"Mr. politician please name one (1) country or state where socialized health care is successful".

That is a good question, but first of all, please define "successful".

Just what would a successful socialized medicine program look like?

23 posted on 03/31/2009 1:45:36 PM PDT by mountainbunny (Hey, Kids! It's the new Mitt Romney! Collect the whole set! Now with awesome stylin' action hair!)
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To: Diogenesis; All

Who are we going to support in the next election?

Jindal? Palin? Are we going to go through another primary with no good choices?

24 posted on 03/31/2009 1:58:23 PM PDT by LeGrande (I once heard a smart man say that you canÂ’t reason someone out of something that they didnÂ’t reaso)
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To: Ann Archy

“...most schools pay about $8000.00 a student...”

Whom do they pay? They sure aren’t paying me or my children.

I think you have it reversed. I pay them. Whether I use them or not. It’s coercive, and it restricts my choices for educating my children.

My point is that universal health care (what this thread was about) will operate similarly. You will have to pay, like it or not, and your options for care will be restricted.

You’re not, by chance, a public school teacher?

25 posted on 03/31/2009 2:01:16 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: swain_forkbeard

yes.....WE pay $8000.00 a student. NO I’m not a public school teacher but I SOUNDED like one.

26 posted on 03/31/2009 2:02:57 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: rabscuttle385; broncobilly; sickoflibs; fieldmarshaldj

Say what? You mean it’s not “just like forcing you to buy auto insurance” as Broncobilly once told me or “much better than what the democrats would have done” as someone said. It’s exactly what the democrats wanted and they could have passed it over his veto if he had opposed it.

Or I suppose it’s all Deval’s fault cause he can’t run the socialist program properly like a genius like Romney can.

“I’m Alf Landon and I approve this message because as a Republican I can run FDR’s socialist programs better than him. I can’t believe I only won 2 states with that great platform.”

27 posted on 03/31/2009 10:16:23 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy
Two corrections:
1) that is an oversimplification of anything I would have said. I am against socialized medicine. Also I appreciate people's resistance to mandatory features. I would like to have a medical system something like what we have now, except I would want to make it easier for people to get reasonable insurance if they want it. And I would like to have a system that protects the hospitals who are forced to treat whoever domes to their door. I don't like having my medical costs raised to subsidize people who won't prepare for emergencies. I am open to any reasonable answers to those questions.
2) You say the democrats could have passed the MA system even if Romney had opposed or vetoed it. He did veto 8 features of what was passed. And they did override his vetoes. MA got their modified version of what Romney wanted.
28 posted on 04/01/2009 12:28:09 AM PDT by broncobilly
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To: Impy; rabscuttle385; broncobilly; fieldmarshaldj
RE “Well, whaddya think? The standard litany of prescriptions (no pun intended) — price controls and spending caps, for a start, and then, again predictably, waiting periods and limitations on coverage

Naturally. One thing republicans might of proposed was a personal mandatory emergency room insurance policy, for those without insurance. The federal government already forces emergency room to treat patients, including illegals, and no republican suggests changing this law.There would have to be a punishment for those that show up for treatment without it, illegals.

In Maryland they socialize the cost by taxing our hospital bills directly to pay for uninsured. Maryland is illegal friendly and this makes the hospitals illegal friendly.

29 posted on 04/01/2009 5:07:50 AM PDT by sickoflibs (RNC Party Theme : "We stand for nothing but we're not as bad as Pelosi !")
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To: long hard slogger; FormerACLUmember; Harrius Magnus; hocndoc; parousia; Hydroshock; skippermd; ...

Socialized Medicine aka Universal Health Care PING LIST

FReepmail me if you want to be added to or removed from this ping list.

30 posted on 04/01/2009 8:30:45 AM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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