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    The Top Tens Lies Of So-called Modern Medicine

    Mainstream health care isn’t based on “health” or “caring.” It’s actually based on an engrained system of medical mythology that’s practiced — and defended — by those who profit from the continuation of sickness and disease...
    kayaker712 kayaker712 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 21, 2010

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    I'm a veteran, so I've got my healthcare

    covered. I just feel sorry for everyone else who doesn't and all the hoops they have to jump through for Obamacare. I guess it's better than nothing... but they have much better systems in place in other countries.
    utahwriter utahwriter 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 24, 2014

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    National Health Care Will Mandate Vaccines

    I remember the H1N1 "swine flu" season of 2009 very well. People were rushing out to get vaccinated, scared half to death by the mainstream media which was pushing false reports that the swine flu would kill tens of millions of people and that only a vaccine could save you. The...
    kayaker712 kayaker712 61-65, M Apr 12, 2010

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    Actually, I Have It (sometimes)

    When I live in Canada (like right now) I have it.  How cool is it to be able to go to the doc when you're sick (without checking with your health insurance plan, or your checking account.)  While I was employed in the states, I was fully or partially covered, depending on the...
    Maxnoir Maxnoir 51-55, M 6 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    My Mother Had Cancer When I Wa...

    My mother had cancer when I was younger, and the only reason she is alive is because the experimental surgeries that ruined my families credit forever. The fact that she is in debt for reasons that she couldn't control is wrong.
    xxthespianxx xxthespianxx 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 7, 2008

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    The Time For Universal Health Care Is Now

    Every American has equal value and every American deserves health care. Period. Health problems are scary, sure, but can you imagine only having to deal with that and not medical bills too? The fear of losing your house? The fear of bankrupting your family? The US is the only...
    Pinget Pinget 36-40, F 14 Responses Aug 14, 2007

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    Has to Be a Better Way

    So many people don't have any health-care and there are those like me who pay so much each month and still can't afford the co-pays to utilize the plan. Most of my Dr's are considered specialists which means $50 to walk in the door. Then when they tell me I need follow ups or...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 3, 2009

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    100 Years Of Medical Fascism

    One hundred years ago today, on April 16, 1910, Henry Pritchett, president of the Carnegie Foundation, put the finishing touches on the Flexner Report.[1] No other document would have such a profound effect on American medicine, starting it on its path to destruction up to and...
    kayaker712 kayaker712 61-65, M Apr 17, 2010

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    No, You Do Not Want Universal Health Care!

    Question  "I want to ask you what you would prescribe for the US health care system? How much government should be involved, if at all? "What kind of health care system do you think would be the best for our nation?" Reply: 1. All health insurance plans promote...
    kayaker712 kayaker712 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 13, 2010

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    The ACA is requiring us to carry medical

    insurance. A lot of older people are stuck in crappy jobs just for insurance. Now most have the freedom to shop for insurance and leave those jobs. If someone wants to hold down a job, fine.
    SilverPagan SilverPagan 51-55, M May 5, 2015

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    Amerikkka!

    Has no loyalty to the American people. It is greedy and totally self-absorbed with its own agenda. It will sell its own mother. Almost every country has universal health care, but not us. We have people dying everyday here in our beloved country because they can't afford health...
    TrustNobody TrustNobody 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 13, 2010

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    We Are Getting Ripped Off

    Billy Tauzin, president of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, has cut a secret deal on health reform with the White House. Tauzin told Tom Hamburger of the Los Angeles Times that in exchange for the much-touted $80 billion in savings that PhRMA...
    kayaker712 kayaker712 61-65, M Apr 12, 2010

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    It's Medicare For All and It's Nothing More Than Insurance

    Medicare is one of the most efficient insurance delivery systems on the planet, having one of the lowest administrative costs. Single Payer is nothing more than Medicare for everyone and it's nothing more than insurance. Medicare would cover everyone, regardless of pre-existing...
    onlinegrandpa onlinegrandpa 61-65 4 Responses Jun 18, 2009

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    Left Behind

    I have been keeping up with all the health care info. It's really disgusting how the republicans tried their best to to keep the health care reform from passing in the house and the senate. I understand why they don't want to lose their precious lobby money. Who wouldn't like to...
    craftingnut91 craftingnut91 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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    It Is the Right Thing to Do...

    Ok America- It is the right thing to do! Healthcare for ALL! What we need now to start with is a catchy slogan. Any ideas?
    aniave aniave 31-35, F Sep 26, 2009

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    We Have It!!

    We = Massachussetts, perhaps the only state level Universal care in USA. You can even be homeless and be covered and you don't need any income, as it's tiered. Without an address, a person cannot get a "check" of any kind, so in that respect our Commonwealth Care health system...
    freeed freeed 66-70, M 11 Responses Oct 26, 2010

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    I really do think I may need it in the future.

    Despite how excited I am I still want to be safe during my weight gain. Although I would love to have systems in place made specifically for gainers to make transition and benefits easier. Sadly it doesn't look like Obamacare has succeeded in that -_-
    RDevil87 RDevil87 26-30, M May 22, 2015

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    There Has to Be a Better Way!

    My life is not worth less than the life of someone who can afford health insurance.  IT'S NOT.
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 2 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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    S I C K O - Michael Moore

    When the life of a poor person is worth less....                                                 
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 4, 2011

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    How Life Changes

    I use to always have fantastic health care thru my employers. That all changed last year when I was laid-off. I started to pay COBRA, but then the company dissolved so no more COBRA. I now have no health insurance. It's very scary. I'm unable to even buy individual health...
    iwanttohavemore iwanttohavemore 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2013

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    Health Care Is a

    Basic right and not just a privilege for a few. As more and more people lose their jobs and become uninsured, the situation is going to get much, much worse. Forty-six million Americans are uninsured. That number is increasing every day!   Nine million of them are...
    JojoWazoo JojoWazoo 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 27, 2009

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    Germany

    We have here in Germany a universal health system which function rather well.  They are never perfect but better than without such a system. They started in the early 1950s. But they made here all mistakes in financing the system which are possible.  If a country want to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 27, 2011

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    Well Take A Look..

    Just a preview of what to expect.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2jijuj1ysw&NR=1&feature=fvwp
    noshadow noshadow 61-65, M Feb 11, 2011

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    Come On People...

    Do we take what little improvements the politicians are willing to dole out in small increments or Do we fight for universal, single payer all encompassing healthcare for all Americans because it is the RIGHT thing to do!Health should not be a proviledge to those few who can...
    aniave aniave 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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    I Don't Think It's to Much to Ask

    I don't think it's to much to ask for the citizens of the world's wealthiest country to be guaranteed health care. And its quite clear that our current system has MAJOR flaws. The US spends more on health care than any other nation, and our health care is currently ranked...
    deleted deleted 26-30 20 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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    Hi guys, I bought this vitex thingy to lower my

    libido! I'm so happy I bought this.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 5, 2014

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    Canada Health Services

    In Canada health care system is different in every Province and Territory.The federal government issues the same money per ca pita less 3% peoples moving around.Added each year is health care provision for over 200,000 immigrants annually.I am a carpenter and worked in four...
    thesower thesower 51-55 Jan 9, 2012

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    Universal

    It is a basic human right- the right to life- to preserve life we need our health looked after.  No one life is more important than another- no matter how much health insurance or what location someone happened to be born in bears on how others regard them.  A child...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 10, 2008

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    Hey, United States:

    every other developed country in the world has universal health care, except us. does that give you any clues?
    possibly possibly 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2008

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    5 Steps to Socialized Heathcare

    Five Steps to Socialized Healthcare Published by Adam Pieniazek on September 20, 2008 in Government Stop paying medical bills. Bad debt increases for hospitals and insurance companies. Big health insurance companies fail. Government steps in...
    JojoWazoo JojoWazoo 46-50, F 8 Responses Mar 19, 2009

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    America is no longer the greatest country in

    the world, as we are practically the only country that doesn't have this. And that's really screwed up. Perhaps we'd have less crazy people shooting up places. I don't see this happening in other countries as often as it happens here. But those right wing nut jobs won't let...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 25

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    YES !!!!!! ...

    YES !!!!!! We have the doctors, the nurses, and Governments are mostly making profits from people, Why doesn't this happen already. Tommorow is still too late
    RainMan RainMan 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 7, 2008

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