A Nationwide Neglect of Our Helath Care System

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by AbelMalcolm, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. AbelMalcolm

    AbelMalcolm Guest

    Since Bush has been pResident, the percent and number of Americans with no health insurance has been
    rising and rising. This is due mostly to the fact that most Americans get their health insurance
    from their jobs, and the number of people losing their jobs just keeps going up, up, up. Currently,
    it is estimated that about 44% of Americans have gone by with no health insurance for at least an
    entire year. That is one-fifth of the population! And for the lucky few who do have health
    insurance, the insurance companies just keep charging more and more, and they are giving us less and
    less coverage for these ever rising prices.

    Without some form of universal health coverage, our nation will just continue sliding downwards, and
    continue to suffer from productivity losses and economic losses, which are caused by the poorer and
    poorer health of our citizenry. Some of the other factors that are adversely affecting our nation's
    productivity and adversely affecting our overall economy is the impaired child developments caused
    by bad health, and the earlier deaths of those who are denied adequate health coverage, and the huge
    financial stresses on the families who have to pay the astronomically rising health care costs.

    Even for those who are insured and are perfectly capable of affording health care, they are also
    being adversely affected by this blatant neglect of our nation's health care system. People who do
    not have health insurance are unable to pay their hospital bills, this adds to the hospital's
    operating deficit. The result is major cuts in services, such as specialized care that would
    otherwise be provided to everyone, insured or uninsured alike. And in extreme cases, hospitals close
    down altogether because of an overload of patients who do not pay their bills.

    The fact of the matter is that those who do have health insurance can no longer afford to ignore the
    problem of those who don't have health insurance. The increased numbers of Americans with no health
    insurance leads to an increase in the wearing down of the medical system's ability to provide health
    care services to ALL Americans, even those who do have insurance.

    For those who think that universal health care coverage is too expensive, then they should think
    about how expensive it is to keep things going the way they are right now. Let's face the truth,
    each and every single one of us is just one pink slip away from being without health insurance
    ourselves. Think about it.

    Abel Malcolm

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    Educate yourself & go to these links:

    http://www.moveon.org & http://www.salon.com & http://www.buzzflash.com & http://www.democrats.org &
    http://www.commondreams.org & http://www.bushwatch.com &
    http://www.academycomputerservice.com/economics/charts.htm &
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  2. NoSurrender

    NoSurrender Guest

    On Sat, 28 Feb 2004 06:44:00 -0800 (PST), [email protected] wrote:

    >Since Bush has been pResident, the percent and number of Americans with no health insurance has
    >been rising and rising. This is due mostly to the fact that most Americans get their health
    >insurance from their jobs, and the number of people losing their jobs just keeps going up, up, up.
    >Currently, it is estimated that about 44% of Americans have gone by with no health insurance for at
    >least an entire year. That is one-fifth of the population! And for the lucky few who do have health
    >insurance, the insurance companies just keep charging more and more, and they are giving us less
    >and less coverage for these ever rising prices.

    Health care should properly be treated as any other commodity...subject to market forces, as is
    food, housing, clothing, etc. Anything else is a perversion of the market, and doomed to fail.

    Ain't the truth beautiful!!

    Have a "Teaching the dullards" Kind of day!!

    Cheerio, and Hoo-Raah!!

    Dennis, Proud America-Loving NEOCON CAPITALIST, Finest Kind Irish

    >
    >Without some form of universal health coverage, our nation will just continue sliding downwards,
    >and continue to suffer from productivity losses and economic losses, which are caused by the poorer
    >and poorer health of our citizenry. Some of the other factors that are adversely affecting our
    >nation's productivity and adversely affecting our overall economy is the impaired child
    >developments caused by bad health, and the earlier deaths of those who are denied adequate health
    >coverage, and the huge financial stresses on the families who have to pay the astronomically rising
    >health care costs.
    >
    >Even for those who are insured and are perfectly capable of affording health care, they are also
    >being adversely affected by this blatant neglect of our nation's health care system. People who do
    >not have health insurance are unable to pay their hospital bills, this adds to the hospital's
    >operating deficit. The result is major cuts in services, such as specialized care that would
    >otherwise be provided to everyone, insured or uninsured alike. And in extreme cases, hospitals
    >close down altogether because of an overload of patients who do not pay their bills.
    >
    >The fact of the matter is that those who do have health insurance can no longer afford to ignore
    >the problem of those who don't have health insurance. The increased numbers of Americans with no
    >health insurance leads to an increase in the wearing down of the medical system's ability to
    >provide health care services to ALL Americans, even those who do have insurance.
    >
    >For those who think that universal health care coverage is too expensive, then they should think
    >about how expensive it is to keep things going the way they are right now. Let's face the truth,
    >each and every single one of us is just one pink slip away from being without health insurance
    >ourselves. Think about it.
    >
    >Abel Malcolm
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    >
    >Educate yourself & go to these links:
    >
    >http://www.moveon.org & http://www.salon.com & http://www.buzzflash.com & http://www.democrats.org
    >& http://www.commondreams.org & http://www.bushwatch.com &
    >http://www.academycomputerservice.com/economics/charts.htm &
    >http://earth.prohosting.com/songofth/jobcreation.jpg
     
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