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Old 06-12-2009, 05:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Health Care Legislation to cost $1 trillion

Which includes $600 billion in tax increases.

House Health-Care Proposal Adds $600 Billion in Taxes (Update1) - Bloomberg.com

So you guys excited for the change in the way we handle healthcare? I sure am.
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How come?
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How come?
How come I'm excited? I'm not at all...that was completely sarcastic.
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I know it was smartass, I'm asking for elaboration.
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well, the original plan had "cap and trade" fees that charged to the industry to pay for this.

The fact that it no way only costs $1 trillion.

The fact that once enacted there is pretty much no way out of it.

etc, etc, etc
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My family will be happy to have health care now. So yeah, it's a start I guess. More changes to come hopefully.
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Health care in my country has gone down the toilet. People that can't afford private care have to wait 1-2 years to get operations because the government won't put proper amounts of money into increasing the quality and quantity of staff in hospitals. The big CEO's sit around with their huge paychecks and don't allocate money how it should be allocated.
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It's very similar in Canada, long waiting lists if you need something more serious, however at the same time it does have it's advantages. Last year when I had a fractured foot, I had about a dozen x-rays taken over the three month period and they didn't cost me one penny upfront. My mom who was living in The United States at the same time had bronchitis and had to get her chest x-rayed and I believe it cost her about 200 dollars or so. That said socialized medicine is not without it's problems. Canada struggles with theirs and they've got a population of 30 million, where as the United States has 300 million. That's a fair more amount of people who will need medical help. I think whether you like it or not, health care will become socialized within the next five years in America, I just hope that when it does, it doesn't follow suit with places like Canada and New Zealand with large waiting lists and sub par hospital conditions.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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My family will be happy to have health care now. So yeah, it's a start I guess. More changes to come hopefully.
Well your welcome....I'm glad me and mine pays for it.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks?

You also pay my check, so I guess I owe you a thanks for that too.
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