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#1 Nov 26, 2009
How myopic the view of the Rabbi. To not understand that cost affects people is unfortunate. It is important to understand the difference between coverage and care. Everyone in Canada and other countries with socialized medicine are covered, but because wait times for important procedures are so long, they don't get care for several months, or even years. While everyone is the US is not necessarily covered by an insurance plan, no one with a serious illness or unjury is turned away from an ER. The rates of longevity after a serious illness or unjury are better in the US than elsewhere. Results are more important than intentions. Real and effective care is more important than just paper coverage. God wishes for us to voluntarily help one another, not be compelled by force of tax law and policy. it is unfortunate that the Rabbi doesn't see this -- or chooses to ignore this.
Bravo, Richard. It is interesting that the founders, who included our rights in the Constitution, failed to mention a right to health care coverage. Liberals/progressive/leftists/ Marxists believe they are wiser than the founders, however, which is a travesty.
#2 Nov 26, 2009
11-26-09 Daily Bull Letter -Crucial difference
Rabbi ZEV-HAYYIM FEYER writes, "Republicans consider money more important than people. Let us not forget this distinction."
Thank you so very much, Rabbi. Your "TRUTHS" are always welcome.
xxx11-26-09 Daily Bull Letters
RICHARD H. FALK Rancho Cucamonga writes, "Health care not a right."
The recent announcement that mammograms are not necessary for until age 50. I want to control my own health care.
Well Mr. Falk, health care MAY or MAY NOT be a Constitutional right, that would have to be determined by law, not you.
I'm sure that you can receive your mammograms as often as you like...just pay for them. <smile>
#3 Nov 26, 2009
Let me ask you a question FWIW if I may.
Regarding the opinion page I think Tuesday in "Measured Steps". I'm also an employer in the Inland Empire employing 580 full time folks with full benefits. Effective this month California business taxes have gone up 10%. The healthcare plan will increase small business taxes another 8-10%. This effectively puts 90% of businesses with what was once a healthy 34% net revenue margin out of business here in California.
The result will be to raise prices (not likely), liquidate or move the business to another state in order to survive. Regardless, the local ex-employee is no longer paying taxes State or Federal and now drawing from that tax pool in the form of unemployment and in my case 580 families.
What would you recommend given these circumstances? If you are an employer, I'd especially like to hear your response. <not smiling>
Since: Nov 09
#4 Nov 26, 2009
The good Rabbi"s observation on the current health care/insurance debate is so simplistic it borders on being juvenile. It is an emotional appeal not based on facts of record. Rabbi Feyer may feel virtuous and noble for his concern for his fellow man, but sooner or later socialists like Rabbi Feyer, through their irrational or ignorant belief in the role of government, will run out of other peoples money, including yours and mine.
Rabbi Feyer would be better served encouraging, promoting and creating private charitable institutions dedicated to those who genuinely need help in providing for their particular health care needs.
However, doing for those who can do for themselves, but choose not to do so, is a travesty on multiple levels. Helping those who, through no fault of their own, can not minimally do for themselves is truly charitable and noble when done on a private and individual basis.
Government is not a charity. Unlike true charity that receives it's funding through free will gifts of caring people, government receives it's funding with the ultimate threat of force. If you don't believe this, try not paying your taxes and see how caring and concerned government is toward your plight.
It is an absolute prevarication that Republicans and those of the political right have no concern for or plan for improving health care coverage AND health care delivery. Republican plans for health care reform are public knowledge and do not need to be reiterated here.
Felipe has it right when he acknowledges the difference between health coverage and health care delivery. Those who do not realize the difference aren't paying attention to this serious debate.
#5 Nov 26, 2009
Amazing, someone like RabbiZev-Hayyim Feyer take part of a quoite by a Republican, then try to make it look like the Republican only care about money, and the Democrats care about people.
Well sorry Rabbi but the reason Congressman Pance said what he said, was because Republicans do not wnt to see the people burdened by higher taxes, and cause peple to lose the healthcare coverage they now have. see the quote below.
If the Democratic plan goes through, there will be higher taxes, which will have a negative effect on the economy. On the other hand, insurance companies are wringing their hand for this to pass, after all. They will gain hundreds of thouands of dollars, if not more, in new premiums.
PENCE:The American people want health care reform that will lower the cost of health insurance and lower the cost of health care. But the American people do not want a government run insurance plan that will come with mandates, higher taxes and will cause millions to lose the health insurance they currently have. I cannot support health care reform that compromises the relationship between the doctor and patient or one that burdens future generations with bureaucracy and debt
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