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    Posted by Sharon on 4/14/10

    Thomas Paine,

    These words of yours are true and of common sense:

    "Forcing cost cutting measures without reducing the cost of
    delivery only spells one thing - bankrupting the US medical

    Most of the others, I sense are just common propaganda that you
    bought the hype.

    On 4/14/10, Thomas Paine wrote:
    > Doctors across the country are already refusing to take new
    > Medicaid/Medicare patients because the negotiated fees are well
    > below treatment costs. This is not a problem of the insurance
    > companies, this is a problem created by big government forcing
    > cost cutting measures on a system that cannot possibly survive
    > without either raising treatment costs or reducing operating
    > costs.
    > Forcing cost cutting measures without reducing the cost of
    > delivery only spells one thing - bankrupting the US medical
    > industry. Of course, our fearless leaders in Washington donít
    > know how to balance a checkbook, therefore, operating within a
    > budget is quite foreign to them. When the checks and balances
    > are in, their only recourse will be to raise taxes. Forget
    > conservative ideals and fiscal restraint; just raise taxes and
    > increase the size of government - itís the progressive way after
    > all.
    > The best place to reduce healthcare costs is to implement
    > significant tort reform - eliminate defensive medicine practices
    > and reduce liability. Lower the cost of operations, and
    > treatment costs will follow.
    > Come November, We the People will take back our government from
    > those who seem dedicated to our demise. Vote like your life,
    > liberty and pursuit of happiness depended on it...
    > Thomas Paine
    > On 4/14/10, johncodie wrote:
    >> On 4/12/10, Just Checking wrote:
    >>> Only 10 - 20 million??? That's nothing!
    >>> How many billions of dollars were spent by the DNC to ram
    >>> the healthcare bill down our throats?
    >>> Just Checking
    >> Hey buddy can you spare a dime? I'm outside the soup kitchen
    >> that was always popular but can't pay my fair share. Those
    >> making over $250,000 willing to pay more taxes, 50&37;. Would
    > all
    >> those Millonairs in California be willing to fork over at
    > least
    >> $125,000 to a family down on thier luck? Why should I be
    >> worried about health care, when I already know im starving to
    >> death, both mentally and physically.
    >> You know Heuy Long had the state employees paying a tax to
    >> raise money for his re-election campaign. Some claim that was
    >> a Dictatorship. That was in the Roosevelt era when a chicken
    > in
    >> every pot was catchy. City laws won't let me keep chickens in
    >> my yard.
    >> Where did all those work communes go, I did see a hippie on
    > the
    >> interstate the other day. Am I going to see Dr. Pepper or
    >> become Dr. Love.
    >> One thing for sure times are changing. When the local fat cat
    >> politicians are tying their pants up with a string/rope
    > because
    >> they are starving too, and the local courts couldn't prosecute
    >> due to the back log of trails, its time to ask China
    > permission
    >> to practice the long lost religion of democracy. If someone
    > is
    >> asking you to stick out your tounge, and disrobe it probably
    >> won't be for your medical benefit.
    >> Hey sister can you spare a dime?

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