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Obama Officials Says Americans Use Too Much Health Care
Fox News ^ | April 27th, 2009 | John R. Lott, Jr.

Posted on 04/27/2009 8:26:48 AM PDT by richardb72

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To: richardb72
“If you got health insurance, then you can keep it . . . and we won’t do anything about that,”

Mighty right of him!

51 posted on 04/27/2009 9:55:07 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (Defending RINOs is the same as defending Liberals.)
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To: Labyrinthos
Back in the 60’s and 70’s many health insurance plans required the patient to pay the entire bill at the point of service and then seek reimbursment from the insurance compnay and as a result, many people did not seek medical treatment for the common cold or a headache.

Many people did not have the money to pay up front, which is what they spread the cost through insurance. The same principle applies to credit for a home or car.

When I was a kid Turpentine, Coal Oil, and sulfur were common remedies for what ailed us. Of course if we were really sick, we just died.

52 posted on 04/27/2009 11:06:07 AM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: freespirited
And will be promptly booted from power as soon as the American people return to the voting booth.

Not if ACORN is coming to the same booth, ever wonder why Democrats never lose a close recount election?

I fear that no matter how many voters turn out, the next election will be determined not by votes but by vote counters.

53 posted on 04/27/2009 11:08:30 AM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: Crazieman

as someone who has been researching the hysterectomy issue, I have to agree that yes, they are done WAYYYY to often and not necessary, as there are some GOOD less invasive ALTERNATIVES to deal with the problems that cause doctors to recommend hysterectomies.

But are those alternatives going to be unavailable as well?

I’m sure I already know the answer to that.


54 posted on 04/27/2009 11:25:51 AM PDT by a real Sheila (God bless us everyone.)
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To: EdReform

Illegal immigrants can get free health care but legal immigrants cannot. I entered this country legally 7 years ago and have been denied access to medicaid to get treatment for invasive breast cancer.


55 posted on 04/27/2009 11:35:20 AM PDT by Chief Engineer
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To: richardb72
Coming soon to a socialized country near you, courtesy of Obama, Hillary, et. al.:

"Universal" heath care payments from all, quality health care for none (except the very elite).

When health care is controlled by the government, only the government will get good health care.

They will decide who gets the hospital beds, doctors, treatment, medicines: in short, who lives and who dies.

56 posted on 04/27/2009 11:47:21 AM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: richardb72

You think Americans use too much healthcare now ... wait’ll it’s ‘free’.


57 posted on 04/27/2009 11:54:41 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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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.


58 posted on 04/27/2009 12:51:09 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: mojitojoe
Tonsillectomies are not done only because of a sore throat and even then, who wants to live with a constant sore throat? Also they often are strep infections that have to constantly be treated with antibiotics.

Your tonsils…guard your throat, you see. They stand there. There are two guards. They have hand grenades, bazookas and everything. And anything bad that comes into your mouth, they fight it off. See. Well, uh, in your case, your tonsils have lost the war. As a matter of fact your tonsils have gone as far as to join the other side, you see. And they are going to kill you if we don’t cut them out… - Bill Cosby

59 posted on 04/27/2009 12:56:02 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: richardb72; socialismisinsidious; bamahead; governsleastgovernsbest; Lurking Libertarian; ...
If the Obamatons are saying that “Americans use too much health care,” that seems to be inconsistent with the constant refrain that “47 million have NO health care.”

But then again, lefties never let the lack of logic get in the way of one of their grand socialistic schemes.

60 posted on 04/27/2009 2:45:13 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: richardb72

“The truth is what I say it is.” Ned Beatty in “Shooter.”

“Change comes from me.” (guess who)

“I won.” (Danny Glover and guess who)


61 posted on 04/27/2009 3:44:45 PM PDT by combat_boots (God, guns and babies--Veterans, Constitution and legal immigration. The true Americans.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“too much unnecessary care”

So illegals and free care folks will now get heart surgeries and tonsillectomies........


62 posted on 04/27/2009 3:47:05 PM PDT by combat_boots (God, guns and babies--Veterans, Constitution and legal immigration. The true Americans.)
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To: richardb72

Define “right kind”

Who decides this and how? Is Congress and the Executive branch part of this system?


63 posted on 04/27/2009 3:48:09 PM PDT by combat_boots (God, guns and babies--Veterans, Constitution and legal immigration. The true Americans.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Birth of yet another tag line.


64 posted on 04/27/2009 3:50:10 PM PDT by combat_boots ("too much money is spent on extending the life of old people who are just gonna die anyway J Elders)
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


65 posted on 04/27/2009 9:03:23 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: a fool in paradise

This will allow them to control what we are allowed to eat as well....


66 posted on 04/27/2009 9:04:51 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: John123

Listen, there was plenty of Freepers salivating over this back in the Fall and getting their panties totally in a twist when people tried to tell them this was the last thing we wanted.


67 posted on 04/27/2009 9:06:07 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: itsahoot

I imagine we will all be required to use Hugo Chavez’s voting machines — the one’s many states have trashed because they could be so easily monkeyed with......


68 posted on 04/27/2009 9:07:24 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn
It's difficult to understand why some would desire rationing in medical care—which is what it will be—and racial quotas: the race-baiting politicians will assuredly note and come down on any white grouping receiving more care than persons of color.

In fact the latter may go to the head of the line for “past racial crimes against them”; it will be a form of retribution in practice.

69 posted on 04/27/2009 9:29:20 PM PDT by mtntop3
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To: richardb72

Bookmark


70 posted on 04/28/2009 10:55:51 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: justiceseeker93

Good points!


71 posted on 04/29/2009 8:40:21 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: pnh102

I agree most Americans use too much, for the wrong reasons.


72 posted on 04/29/2009 8:42:14 AM PDT by EBH (May God Save the Republic!)
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To: richardb72
procedures are done three times as frequently [in some parts of the country than others]

Gee, I wonder if those "parts of the country" are the parts with LARGE illegal alien invader populations? Inquiring minds want to know.

73 posted on 04/29/2009 8:45:09 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: itsahoot
the next election (if we have one) will be determined not by votes but by vote counters.

Exactly right. As Stalin said:
"It is enough that people know there was an election.
The people who cast the votes decide nothing.
The people who count the votes decide everything.

74 posted on 04/29/2009 8:54:30 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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