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  • Nationalized healthcare ZOT!

    12/17/2010 7:18:44 PM PST · by B_Simons · 123 replies · 1+ views
    Sorry if I'm not allowed to post this sort of thread, but I'd rather ask direct questions than interpret answers to other questions an apply them to my own. I'm from the UK and for school work over the holidays I've got to find and explain/counter arguments for and against a political issue from another country, and I know that healthcare reform is a big one in America at the moment so I picked the easy one. I've had good experiences with our NHS, and without it I would either be dead or my family would be deeply in debt...
  • How House Bill Runs Over Grandma

    07/31/2009 5:11:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies · 3,485+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 31, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Rationing: In the recesses of the House health care "reform" bill is a provision for end-of-life counseling for seniors. Don't worry, granny, they're from the government and they're here to help.At a town hall meeting at AARP headquarters in Washington, D.C., President Obama was asked by a woman from North Carolina if it was true "that everyone that's Medicare age will be visited and told they have to decide how they wish to die." At first, the president joked that not enough government workers existed to ask the elderly how they wanted to die. The idea, he said, was to...
  • Need some healthcare help----Vanity

    06/24/2009 6:09:11 PM PDT · by mockingbyrd · 82 replies · 1,754+ views
    June 24, 2009 | mockingbyrd
    So I am in an online discussion with a couple of Canadians about health care. They maintain that their's is cheaper (they say their taxes are fairly comprable to ours) and that American health care is considered the worst system in the world and that very few Canadians actually seek treatment in America. They say we pay too much and that conservatives are just fear mongering when it comes to how bad Canadian health care is. Help me out here please.
  • Die in Britain, survive in the US

    02/15/2005 10:13:36 PM PST · by Lorianne · 21 replies · 1,624+ views
    The Spectator ^ | 12 February 2005 | James Bartholomew
    Which is better — American or British medical care? If a defender of the National Health Service wants to win the argument against a free market alternative, he declares, ‘You wouldn’t want healthcare like they have in America, would you?’ That is the knock-out blow. Everyone knows the American system is horrible. You arrive in hospital, desperately ill, and they ask to see your credit card. If you haven’t got one, they boot you out. It is, surely, a heartless, callous, unthinkable system. American healthcare is unbridled capitalism, red in the blood of the untreated poor. For goodness’ sake, the...
  • 'Rude' Doctor Barred from Practice in UK

    10/22/2002 3:21:19 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 7 replies · 176+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10-22-02 | Anon
    LONDON (Reuters) - A British surgeon reported to have told a patient "you have cancer, I have asthma, we all have to die some time" was struck off the rolls Monday. The General Medical Council said Dr. Mohannad Al-Fallouji's conduct "has rightly been described as bizarre." The surgeon, dubbed "a walking terror in a white coat" by the media, made lewd remarks to female colleagues and occasionally groped them. He wrote nasty and deliberately misleading references about junior doctors, the GMC said. He also sent a flirtatious card to a young female patient, trying to arrange a date without her...