Wash. health co-op part of health ref...

Wash. health co-op part of health reform debate

There are 2 comments on the NewsTimes.com story from Aug 24, 2009, titled Wash. health co-op part of health reform debate. In it, NewsTimes.com reports that:

Group Health Cooperative was created in Washington state more than six decades ago, started up by members of local granges, unions and cooperatives who were inspired by a physician who had established America's first cooperative hospital in Elk City, Oklahoma.

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David A Stevenson

Bridgeport, CT

#1 Sep 5, 2009
Prominent Republican Senators have already rejected this watered-down replacement for a public option to compete with HMO's and make them more efficient, more honest and perhaps encourage them to settle for less than a 30% profit margin.
The Party of No - with foot soldiers whose lies they scream identify them as "kNOw-NOthings".
David A Stevenson

Bridgeport, CT

#2 Sep 5, 2009
Food for Thought :

Coming soon to America !

Food Maintenance Organizations :

Food Maintenance Organizations - perhaps five or ten of them nationally - will take your food dollars. Then - as you need food, you can apply for the food you or your dietician feel you need. The Food maintenance Organization will review your request for food and decide what food you are entitled to.

They will have to pay their shareholders a return on their investment, plus pay their administrative staff for either allowing or not allowing you the food you feel you need. When their Food Usage Claims Konstables ( FU*K's ) find a loophole in your FMO contract and shortchange you on you food allotment, they will be paid company bonuses. Do not blame them - as they are only following orders and doing their job.

If you have a pre-existing food need for more expensive or exotic foods, you will either be denied food entirely or if you are fortunate enough, you will only be denied those foods that you can prove are not related to your pre-existing food need.

Remember that they will not be able to provide you more food during your life than is profitable for them - prepare yourself for rationing.

If you miss your food payment any month - your food allotment will have to be reviewed and my may lose your ability to obtain food in the future.

Do not- I repeat DO NOT go to Canada or Mexico to buy your food just because they will sell you a dollar's worth of food for a dollar. You cannot trust their food as it may be organic.

The FMO's will need to pay their executives multi-million dollar contracts for being clever enough to find a way to take your food dollars and only provide you with 70 cents worth of food per dollar.

Don't expect any of the FMO's to compete for your business - as that would be an archaic business practice called - "capitalism", I believe. Modern day corporate enterprises prefer to be able to strike deals among themselves which benefit themselves - at the expense of consumers and their government.

Better yet - if they can pay your government representatives enough to forget about YOUR best interests and concentrate on THEIR best interests - plus convince enough citizens to scream bloody murder and accuse their Representatives and Senators of caring about their social necessities - "being socialists" - then their work will be easier and their profit margin will be even higher.

Sounds like another bonus for the boss !

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