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And CEOs never think twice about taking incentive/longevity bonuses and due raises from the little man, just as long as their checks and bonuses increase.
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Just as long as their OWN checks and bonuses increase.
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Apr 5, 2013
 
An important difference between a European system and the US system is physicians' salaries. In France, for instance, which is reportedly the best system in the world and not a singlepayer, physicians earn an average salary of about $55,000 per year. American physicians earn around $150,000 per year. One argument that many use to explain this is that medical school is free in France. While this may raise some eyebrows, it shouldn't raise them too highly. Several American doctors go to medical school at little to no cost by agreeing to work in areas that are deemed "under served" for a specified period of time, usually four years. Certainly, the term "under served" implies isolated, rural areas, but such an interpretation isn't necessarily correct. For example, several physicians who choose this option end up working at hospitals in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Moreover, many begin with great salaries, close to the American average for physicians. While some would rather incur debt and shoot for a higher initial salary, say $225 per year, those who choose the "under served area" route realize that in a short time they will be able to shoot for a higher salary.

Needless to say, while many American students begin with a pre-med major, most French students do not. The earning potential for a French physican causes several to go in other directions. It is logical to conclude that the same could be said for American students should the salaries of physicians ever become drastically lower.

A second major issue is malpractice insurance. Given that most policies are in the area of $30,000, if not higher, a French physician wouldn't be able to afford this necessity. How, then, do they survive in France? Malpractice cases do not go before juries nor enter the legal system. They appear before a board that determines whether malpractice has occurred, and payment is drawn from a fund set aside by the government. This suggests that tort reform would help.

These are two areas in which many argue that the French system outdoes the American, but neither system, nor singlepayer systems such as those in Britain, Spain, and Canada, can eliminate the increasing costs of medical procedures and the equipment needed to perform them. Also, nothing will change the realities that these countries have aging populations, governments with limited means to fund healthcare initiatives, and people who want everything possible done to preserve their health in times of grave illness.

I can't help but see any plan as utlimately unable to compete with rising costs. Will not the number of people with pre-existing conditions and those who buy insurance under PPACA only when they are diagnosed with a serious condition eventually drive private insurance providers out of business, leaving the government as the sole provider? How can a cash-strapped government foot such a bill? It cannot. It has been tried in this country in the form of TENNCARE in Tennessee when Clinton considered a singlepayer system in the 1990s. Most would say that this iniative has been a failure, and all admit that the state was on the brink of bankruptcy before the plan was drastically cut.

I don't believe that we should equate "access to affordable health insurance" and "access to healthcare."
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Apr 5, 2013
 
When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses. -- Shirley Chisolm
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Apr 5, 2013
 
When the demon of greed and materialism have the death grip on you. You die a slow death, without even realizing it. You're loving it til the very end. --- author unknown
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I'm not so sure of that. If you will go back to my up to date 2012 report on CEO salaries POST #5967, you will probably change your mind. I.O. gave a lot of old information.
Thanks for the reference. I went back and read it. Seems I was wrong about IO's batting average.

IO loses his batting average, it is now .000, he just can't win for losing.
IO, just make a big letter L with your thumb and index finger, place it on your forehead and look in the mirror. Your crowing is getting old. LMAO
Is it too late

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#6093
Apr 5, 2013
 
to start campaigning for Mike Thurmond?

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Glorya wrote:
And CEOs never think twice about taking incentive/longevity bonuses and due raises from the little man, just as long as their checks and bonuses increase.
Yeah, I have a name and it is BigDave1.
You have to learn to take the good with the bad. If you are looking for a job and you are offered two of them by two different employers and one wants to pay you $28,000 a year and the other one wants to pay you $80,000 a year, which one would you take? That is capitalism.
If you want to be so far and square with everything and make everything fair then both employers should pay the same $28,000. Everybody would make the same salary. That is called communism.
You seem pretty smart to me and your IQ is not 65, so I assume you would take the $80,000 a year job.
Nothing perfect or fair about everything that goes on with capitalism. Although it might seem fair especially to you to make the $80,000 a year, as you would think that you were worth it. The $28,000 a year job offer could be an insult to you. We have a clear choice. Communism or Capitalism. I think you believe in capitalism. Am I right?

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Apr 5, 2013
 
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What got my attention first was the bias right wing term "Obamacare Watch". This should ring a bell in you deaf ears if you weren't so right wing bias yourself. To make it better, it was highlited in RED.....in other works a "warning". Another give away is at the bottem where is says "Congressional Commitee" which everybody knows the Congress right now is for far out in the right wing field they are rediculas. I was not interested in reading the artical and rulled it "right wing garbage"...Good try but these scare tactics don't work any longer with most American people. That's why they ar losing elections and power. Keep trying though because I love correcting you goof balls.
Well, certainly those things got your attention, but you are being reckless by not paying attention to ALL of the evidence and information that is out there. Of all the libs I know, YOU are the most programmed in regard to Obamacare. You speak in terms of "most Americans", etc. Well, take a look at how MOST Americans felt (feel) about Obamacare. Your hero passed it ANYWAY. It sounded good right at first, but the more info that came out about Obamacare, the more people started getting concerned. If you think you are immune to the pitfalls of Obamacare, then as you so eloquently put it......"sit back and enjoy the ride". It's going to be bumpy. There is no help for you. You are just going to have to live it. Consider yourself warned.
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Apr 5, 2013
 
You're exactly right, I'm an intelligent professional. Your story just doesn't correlate with the job market we now have in America. If it were only so easy. In your dreams, Dave. In your dreams.

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Apr 5, 2013
 
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My thoughts exactly... he's out fundraising with the Californian attorney general, he's obviously smitten with this woman. He could've saved all the slobbery sweetness for behind the scenes, another poke at Michelle. M. Obama gave an imterview I'm which she seemed very preoccupied, calling herself a single mother. Then, after realizing her mistake, quickly covers for him. How unusual!... All the while the Korean Peninsula sees a massive military build up, he's MIA as he jets out for fundraising, leaving Kerry & Hagel in charge. Reminds me of Benghazi... I read that Jung Un is at a "can't back down" moment without risk of losing power & respect amongst his military leaders. These latest sanctions are hitting the country hard and finally reaching his Army. A large portion of his Army is now rationing meals. This will definitley spark a conflict. He wants to retain power, so we can expect a missile or 2 to fly.
Just hope America is ready, and takes this little madman out! I'm praying all our troops and families are spared. This seems like a highly volatile crisis about to explode.
Obama, you're needed in the Situation Room, along with your top advisers, Hagel, & Kerry- not out fundraising and goo-gooing over Ms. Harris.
Hey! Just hand Obama a gun. He'll take him out. Afterall, he killed Bin Laden, don't 'cha know.

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FYI dOO-dOO.
Educate your self, The word Congress refers to both houses. The Senate and the House of Representatives.
The Senate is led by a Libtard moron called Reid.
The House is lead by a Moderate moron called Boehner.
And the White house is lead by the biggest Socialists moron of all, Obama.
+1 Exactly!

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Can you imagine the outcry if someone that is not a liberal had said that?
The libs would be slaughtering conservatives in the street. He would be impeached on the spot.
Wonder if Obama "lusts in his heart"? Remember that?

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Glorya wrote:
You're exactly right, I'm an intelligent professional. Your story just doesn't correlate with the job market we now have in America. If it were only so easy. In your dreams, Dave. In your dreams.
I did say that you must take the good with the bad. It does correlate with the job market no matter what it is. The most qualified and brightest will always be paid more than the other people and why shouldn't they?
You are the one that is dreaming. You think that because you are dealing with peoples health that prices should be regulated. Many people have a difficult time affording groceries. Should all grocery stores sell their products on a no profit or at cost basis? Then there would be no grocery stores would there? Then where would the masses get their food from?
There are choices to be made. You must choose the ones that make some logical sense.
BTW did you take the $28,000 a year job? lol

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Hey, Synergy helped me prove I was correct when I provided the evidence that medical insurance companies exist to make as much money as posse and provide the smallest return to policyholders possible.
Now he should agree its insane to turn your money for health care over to the system designed to screw you the most.
Single payer government medical insurance - everyone pay - everyone is covered - all other industrialized contrives love it.
But they're smarter than us.
Well, I was proving two things, actually. First: Your source dated BACK to 2006.(And you libs think republicans live in the PAST. Sheesh.)

Secondly, it IS possible to just post a link and not bore everyone to death with your NEVER ENDING YAMMERING.

Just curious: What will you do when that wonderful single payer healthcare system turns you down for treatment? Where will you go?
Have you experienced Canada's nationalized healthcare? I have.

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Informed Opinion wrote:
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Hey, Synergy helped me prove I was correct when I provided the evidence that medical insurance companies exist to make as much money as posse and provide the smallest return to policyholders possible.
Now he should agree its insane to turn your money for health care over to the system designed to screw you the most.
Single payer government medical insurance - everyone pay - everyone is covered - all other industrialized contrives love it.
But they're smarter than us.
BTW, I didn't read your drawn out drivel about voter fraud, but did the New Black Panthers stand ourside of any voting precincts? If so, that would be intimidation. Just curious. I'm sure you are perfectly okay with it, but if the NBP had been conservatives, you would have rioted in the streets.

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Oh, now I get it.
Call me a liar for informing folks that over One Billion Dollars that could have healed sick children, instead went to one man for cheating the government and shareholders out of billions more.
Then when overwhelming evidence is provided that my assertion is exactly accurate and demonstrates the idiocy of private medical insurance -
Right Wingers say - Never mind.
Right Wingers love to just make stuff up ,( they have to, of course),
and just hate it so when we Moderates and Progressives actually tell the truth.
Truth - a foreign concept in Right Wing World.
I didn't call you a liar! I asked you what your obsession was with 2006. Please refer to that post inwhich I called you a liar. You are crazy. You are certifiable. I actually stated that I thought the pay was too high!!!!!!!!! AND right wingers just brush it off???? OH, THE IRONY! You left wingers are Masters of the Universe in the "sweeping it under the carpet department"! Dang!

While you are doing your research, will you PLEASE post some information about money that LEFT WINGERS have squandered. You ARE fair and balanced, right?

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Making Boehner look like a fool ?
Ain't that like making a dog like cheese, heck, it's just a natural thing.
Unlike Pelosi. She did that herself. She didn't need help. ".....we have to pass the bill in order to know what's in it". That should be on her tombstone. Un-freaking- believable.

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So sorry we are taking longer to rebuild the house the Right Wingers burned to the ground.
Don't worry, just as happened after Clinton got us a balanced budget, steady growth, low unemployment, and we were paying down the national debt,
Uninformed voters will put Right Wingers back in power to but the house down again.
It's called the cycle of ignorance.
Did Clinton have a democrat or republican congress? I can't remember. Refresh my memory.

Again, if Obama and you libs are SO WONDERFUL, how in the world will a conservative EVER get back into the WH? That just doesn't make sense. Your fellow liberal brethren keep saying over and over that a conservative will NEVER win again. Confusing.
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You keep supporting your cause and defending your dream of living the lifestyle of an overly paid executive. I've been offered jobs over many years. However, with my degree, there aren't any nor have there ever been such a big difference in pay any where in this country. I doubt anyone in America is given that choice, even 25 years ago. Who are you fooling? That's why I say, just keep on dreaming. And when coporations recruit, the first thing they do is.... check other corporations of the same size, and keep it competitive. They certainly aren't gonna offer you $50, 000 more for the same type work. Most would say, take the other job, we can't beat that salary. Your analogy makes no sense what so ever. Nada. Zero. NONE. By the way, are you milking the little men who do all the work? How's that working for you? You are a poor LOST soul.

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