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To: Sioux-san
Oh I definitely see what you are getting at. Hospitals can have a tough job reinforcing things; for example, my brother’s in-laws are ignorant ***holes and she cussed out an ER doc when the doc suggested that her dietary habits cause most of her problems. I couldn't deal with that. I probably would have lost my job due to my response to her. Plus there are the gibsmedats that use the ER as their personal medical concierge.
There is indeed a fine line, which made much thinner by socialized medicine. For example, if a child is obese should he be taken from his parents because I don't want to pay for the kid's knee replacements and insulin injections? It's a scary scenario of parental rights vs. parents relying on the state (via our tax dollars) to raise their kids.
70 posted on 01/01/2014 1:36:30 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

That’s why I am 100% against the govt. & employers being the “intermediary” for our routine personal medical insurance. Let us all get our insurance based on our own risk factors and let that personal responsibility start rising or suffer the consequences. Insurance is not supposed to cover every little ache & pain, but that’s what it has devolved into - I also am in favor of govt.-funded clinics for those who cannot afford insurance. Providers can work off their loans at these clinics. For those who have a costly disease that needs a lot of medical intervention, there should be special services for those people once they have exhausted their private insurance.

BTW, I know I am overweight at my tender age of 66, but BP is normal, Blood sugar and cholesterol are fine, my diet is pretty healthy, but not much exercise due to my own attitude. Weight/BMI alone should not be the benchmark, just one factor in many. Heredity/Genes also has an impact. I know many people who would be considered in shape with hereditary heart problems and bad joints from excessive exercise. Never run unless someone is chasing you, I always say. ;o)


71 posted on 01/01/2014 2:11:02 PM PST by Sioux-san
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