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Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Health links

I just thought that I would post this to help me on Yahoo answers when answering questions about healthcare.  The facts connect you to links about them.  Feel free to e-mail me on Yahoo answers if you have a query about them, or if you feel that they are wrong.    
FACT - Insurance companies in the USA admit to pushing up prices, buying politicians and not paying out claims when they should
FACT - PER PERSON the USA spends more on healthcare than any other nation on the planet
FACT - Obama debated his plans before the election for healthcare
FACT - the chance of a child under five of dying in the USA is greater than industrialised nations with universal healthcoverage
FACT - Obama was elected by the American people to bring in change
FACT - Obama wants to stop insurance companies from screwing the American people
FACT - The reforms Obama wants work in the Netherlands and in Switzerland
Sorry of this causes offence to some.  That is not the intent and I am always open to debate.


  1. I find your writings very informative.
    Thank- you--------------kity

  2. so what we still want the government to keep its

    fingers off of our Health CARE

  3. Wow that's some good fiction writing . Viva yellow journalism ! Viva el presidente !

  4. As most people do you fail to see the big picture my man. We have the highest premature birth rate, meaning we are able to deliver and keep alive premature children better than any other country. The death of premature children is the reason our country's death rate for children is higher than others.

  5. I found your writings very in accurate even with the link to the information?

  6. To the person who mentions the premature birth rate (a reflection of poor antenatal care) you have no figures to back up the claim that the USA is able to keep premature kids alive longer than any other nation. But thanks for making your comment on here. If you can back up your statement, please feel free to post the evidence on here.

  7. Empty rhetoric is NOT fact. Obamacare is socializing healthcare in the U.S. Insurance companies are being allowed to rake in massive profits so the government can then step in and take over the entire industry, making us dependent on government healthcare. The "change" that Obama promised was the Socialist/Communist agenda and a Shariah-compliant rule of law (when Obama folds his hands during the pledge of allegiance he is using the Islamic leader's pledge to Mohammad's Allah, his wedding ring has the inscription "There is no god but Allah," and he funds the Muslim Brotherhood's global jihad).

    1. Thank you for your comment. However my facts are not empty. If you click on them, you will be directed to the sources that back them up. Please feel free to try to prove me wrong, but please provide proof.

    2. If Obamacare is so great then why is all of Congress exempt? I'd like to give all of them "End of Life" counseling right now.

    3. But they are not exempt. They have to be covered, but they get that through their job which is through congress!

  8. i dont think a sensationalized UK article should be taken as fact... if you have a HMO or PPO usually your health bill is lower than if you paid out of pocket, insurance companies do not collude and push up prices, in fact insurance is one of the few products which has almost no brand loyalty -- so the only way to attract customers is advertising and lowering prices.

    Is healthcare expensive? yes. Is it out of reach for most underprivilaged people? yes. But an article about a marketing PR exec who had a change of heart is not proof that insurance companies purposely jack up prices for the sake of profit. You can't label that as fact and none of the 'evidence' presented is strong enough to bring to an anti-trust suit or the BBB or etc

  9. Excellent work, Captain Starkiller. As far as all the ignorant postings unfairly criticizing you for citing facts, and unfairly criticizing the Affordable Care Act, I am reminded of the old adage about leading a horse to water. Except it is more accurate in this context to refer to these dunderheads as horses asses. I hope that does not offend any horses, or their anuses. (Posting as Anon due to loss of account information.) Thanks for your efforts. Do you see any value in recounting facts of legislative history, such as how many proposed amendments to the ACA where made by Republicans? I vaguely recall a figure over 100. And don't these proposed amendments show incontrovertibly by their content that the Republicans were acting with deliberate malicious intent to slow down the process, to cripple the final legislative product by blocking some of the best provisions, and generally to obstruct any meaningful progress? It seems that most of the objections are rooted in a specious conceptualization of what is socialism, and a meaningless presumption that any collective human effort is socialistic and therefore evil. Are you aware of any intelligent research studies of these type people who generally lack a sophisticated education, and who fail to comprehend human history and politics, yet they brazenly seem to think that they have all the correct answers? My guess is that they are mostly grade school children and high school drop outs who come from well-to-do families, thus allowing them the financial backing to own a computer with internet access so that they can regurgitate Daddy's political opinions, or Faux News talking points, without ever having to think for themselves, or ever having to contend with survival issues like supporting themselves through employment in the open labor market at minimum wage or less. If they work at all, it is likely to be a job that is gained through Daddy, or some other close connection, and it is likely an easy job for which they are overpaid. I commend your patience and forbearance with them, and for setting a good example for me, whereas I sometimes feel inclined towards skinning them alive with the same excoriating vituperative that many of them cavalierly, and unfairly, use against good people like yourself who are acting out of sincere concern and an honest seeking of the truth. Best wishes.

  10. The states already have oversight on health insurance and you say the insurance companies are screwing us! What makes you think that the federal oversight can do any better. Obama care gets my goat because I no longer have the freedom to care for my families health.