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Response to Hoyt (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 08:34 PM

13. Although I find logical the majority of yr post , the end statement

Is one I totally disagree with.

Now there are times we have to deal with less than favorable people and institutions, including ones wherein we agree to deal with assholes. I just helped a friend deal with buying a car through a car dealership. And although the mission was completely successfully, let's face it - if the dealer and salesman had been out and out assholes, then my friend and I would have walked out of the dealership.

But the fact is, if you are dealing with assholes, in terms of trying to get health care, then you often don't have that option. There is no "dealership" you can walk out of. Look at the situation of the woman in Madison Wisconsin who just get hit with a bill totaling over $ 50,000, because the para medics took her to the hospital they took her to, rather than the one less than a mile away that her new insurance plan allows her to go to. She was unconscious, so she couldn't fight with the paramedics about where to take her, nor could she fight with her insurers. She was taken where she was taken, and now, despite being a young adult, starting out after college, she has an indebtedness that is crippling her financial future.

So because so many Americans took the position you're taking, that a really shitty piece of legislation was the best we could do, that is what we got. And like I said, we cannot just turn and walk away.

We will be obligated to:
1) spend a heck of a lot of money we don't need to spend

and 2) Perhaps end up dying needlessly anyway.

If Europeans can handle health care in an intelligent and sane manner, then we should be able to. And we would be able to, if we didn't have elected grifters running the show, from the Congress man or woman in our district to the occupant of the Oval Office.

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