Edwards says doctor visits mandatory under his health care plan

Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards said on Sunday that his universal health care proposal would require that Americans go to the doctor for preventive care. Full Story
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Hempseed

United States

#21 Sep 3, 2007
Just don't drive an SUV to the appointment.(Is it possible his new 30,000 sf house will serve as a regional medical facility?)
weaver1

AOL

#22 Sep 3, 2007
David C wrote:
What this article doesn't tell you is that part of Edwards' plan
would require that $380 per month ($95 per week) will be deducted out of our paychecks to pay
for this so-called "free" health care.
I cannot afford $380 per month being taken out of my paycheck.
.
Gee, that is hilarious. Where did you get that figure?
wetworks

United States

#23 Sep 3, 2007
well some idiots in north carloina voted for this guy
pcooper

Franklin, NC

#24 Sep 3, 2007
I think american needs a health care plan, we seem to take care of the mexicans, indians, and any other outsider that comes here to live we need to take care of the american people.
Carl

Boiling Springs, SC

#25 Sep 3, 2007
This just proves his ignorance. I want the government far removed from my life,not telling me I have to go to a doctor. Next he will want to tell us which doctors we HAVE to visit.
Mehitabel the Alley Cat

United States

#26 Sep 3, 2007
bushwacker canton wrote:
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Don't know where you got these figures had to be Fox or lush.With the money we are now spending in Iraq the 47 million without insurance could have insurance with money left over.Since you are worried about paying for it guess we could do like w and the repukes congress let our kids and grandkids pay it.
By the way a lot of folks who have insurance would gladly pay no more that 380 bucks a month.
THE WORLD ISN'T FULL ENOUGH OF REAL IDIOTS...GOTTA ADD EDWARDS AND THE ONES THAT SUPPORT HIS HAIR BRAINED IDEAS. CAN'T SEE BEYOND THE NOSE...I THOUGHT THE OTHER END WAS WHERE THE BRAIN IN THESE GUYS WERE LOCATED.
Mehitabel the Alley Cat

United States

#27 Sep 3, 2007
Dennis Justice wrote:
There doesn't begin to be enough qualified doctors for this idiotic idea. Which is the point. To fill the gap you need UNQUALIFIED doctors, which will be sued. That will drive up health care costs more. So will lost productivity in this country for waiting in doctor offices. Some of us can't afford to miss work. Of course, the Breck Girl can't understand this because he hardly understands how America really works...
THEY WANT MEXICANS TO FILL THE HIGHWAYS WITH MEXICAN RIGS... SO MAYBE EVERY OTHER ILLEGAL MEXICAN CROSSING THE BORDER WE SHOULD ISSUE A LICENSE TO PRACTICE MEDICINE...MAKES AS MUCH SENSE. OH, THE BRECK GIRL UNDERSTANDS HOW AMERICAN WORKS ALRIGHT...HE'S A COMMUNIST AND KNOWS THEY HAVE WON!!!
Mehitabel the Alley Cat

United States

#28 Sep 3, 2007
I DON'T BELIEVE WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT MORE HEALTH CARE "FACILITIES"...I'M CONVINCED THE WHOLE COUNTRY HAS BECOME A LOONY BIN. THERE AREN'T ENOUGH PEOPLE POISONING THEMSELVES WITH THE DRUGS PASSED OUT NOW? JUST SET UP A FREE CLINIC TO DISPENSE MIND-BENDERS...THEN "EVERYBODY HAPPY!!!"
Mehitabel the Alley Cat

United States

#29 Sep 3, 2007
weaver1 wrote:
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Gee, that is hilarious. Where did you get that figure?
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? WHEN YOU MEET UP WITH AN IDEA like THAT...JUST REACH IN YOU POCKET..NO TURN YOUR POCKETS INSIDE OUT ...AND WALK AWAY...YOU BEEN HAD...BY YOUR OWN "REPRESENTATIVES'. NO WONDER WE HAVEN'T SEEN A LOT OF 9/11S RECENTLY...THEY ARE LAUGHING WHILE AMERICAN S DESTROY THEMSELVES...AND ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK ON YOU GAS MONEY!

“"We have come too far, ”

Since: Apr 07

Corinth, Texas

#30 Sep 3, 2007
Dennis Justice wrote:
There doesn't begin to be enough qualified doctors for this idiotic idea. Which is the point. To fill the gap you need UNQUALIFIED doctors, which will be sued. That will drive up health care costs more. So will lost productivity in this country for waiting in doctor offices. Some of us can't afford to miss work. Of course, the Breck Girl can't understand this because he hardly understands how America really works...
Dennis perhaps Mr. Edwards is planning on doing as the Brit's have had to do and import their Doctors.It would appear at time's that we are already on that road. Here is a clip I received from a doctor friend of mine. The source was not given by the doctor.

Foreign doctors, are given top priority and almost immediate entrance into Great Britain. In fact,they make up nearly 40% of all British doctors. The reason for the extent of this phenomenon is that "the provision of free medical care through a government-based system has created a patient demand that exceeds the health care supply."

The doctor added:

As the United States is tempted to move toward a system of national health care, the British situation offers another example of the law of unintended consequences. America will do better with alternatives that emphasize family ownership, competition among service providers, and conscience protections - with enhanced national security as a by-product.

I would add: Just how qualified these doctors would be is anyone's guess. Given the situation that occured in England with their "imported" doctors the question must be asked, Could it happen here?
Mehitabel the Alley Cat

United States

#31 Sep 3, 2007
pcooper wrote:
I think american needs a health care plan, we seem to take care of the mexicans, indians, and any other outsider that comes here to live we need to take care of the american people.
WE NEED A "HEATH" PLAN ALRIGHT...IT IS TO PUT ALL THE LOONIES LIKE EDWARDS IN A PROPER FACILITY...AND THE IDIOTS WHO WANT/NEED NANNY TO TAKE CARE OF THEM ...RIGHT INTO THE GRAVE..AND LEAVE IT UP TO THE GOVERNMENT AND THEY WILL FIND A WAY TO DO IT AFTERWARD. EVER SEEN THE MOVIE "SOILENT GREEN" I BELIEVE IT WAS CALLED. I THINK HARRISON FORD WAS IN IT.

“Fourth Estate = Fifth Column”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#32 Sep 4, 2007
Charlton Heston, Edward G Robinson - good flick.
bushwacker canton

AOL

#33 Sep 4, 2007
Mehitabel the Alley Cat wrote:
<quoted text>WE NEED A "HEATH" PLAN ALRIGHT...IT IS TO PUT ALL THE LOONIES LIKE EDWARDS IN A PROPER FACILITY...AND THE IDIOTS WHO WANT/NEED NANNY TO TAKE CARE OF THEM ...RIGHT INTO THE GRAVE..AND LEAVE IT UP TO THE GOVERNMENT AND THEY WILL FIND A WAY TO DO IT AFTERWARD. EVER SEEN THE MOVIE "SOILENT GREEN" I BELIEVE IT WAS CALLED. I THINK HARRISON FORD WAS IN IT.
Edwards started out with nothing and you call him a looney.By the way you are the one that belongs in the looney house.Bet you belive w's the best pres in history?

“It's the only way to swim!”

Since: Aug 07

Orlando, Florida

#34 Sep 4, 2007
Edwards deserves a pat on the head for taking the initiative to mandate immortality in America!

Me thinks the Republican Party has the right idea - Hide from the cameras and national spotlight (with your child-brides and third wives) til each Democratic candidate has dropped dead from exhaustion or checked themselves into the appropriate institution.

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