Indiana town thrives as orthopedic ma...

Indiana town thrives as orthopedic manufacturing capital'

There are 13 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 8, 2009, titled Indiana town thrives as orthopedic manufacturing capital'. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

These days you can't count on people to buy cars, homes and other big-ticket items, not with more than 650,000 workers getting tossed out of their jobs every month.

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Welcome Comrades

Carol Stream, IL

#1 Mar 8, 2009
Once the gov't decides who does and does not deserve joint replacement then this won't be such a good business to be in.

When medical is free it won't be available, just ask Canada.
Connecticut Democrat

River Grove, IL

#2 Mar 8, 2009
Welcome Comrades wrote:
Once the gov't decides who does and does not deserve joint replacement then this won't be such a good business to be in.
When medical is free it won't be available, just ask Canada.
But I'm sure it will be available to connected party members such as myself.
Jess

Chicago, IL

#4 Mar 8, 2009
I was born and raised in Warsaw, and it's great to read this article. People tend to think it's strange that so many ortho companies are headquartered in such a small town in the middle of nowhere, but for me it's cool to know that so many people are affected by the hardworking people in my hometown.
u gotta be kidding

Hoffman Estates, IL

#5 Mar 8, 2009
Do they make crutches for whole countries?
DBX

United States

#6 Mar 8, 2009
Welcome Comrades wrote:
Once the gov't decides who does and does not deserve joint replacement then this won't be such a good business to be in.
When medical is free it won't be available, just ask Canada.
If we don't do something about healthcare Warsaw might be in trouble. With the current system, just try getting an appointment with an orthopedist in Chicago. Waiting lists. Waiting rooms that are as crowded as the former Soviet Union.

And I'll venture something else. A lot of that stuff from Warsaw, Indiana is for export. To countries with socialized medicine that actually covers everybody.

By the way, why do all the health care grousers bring up Canada as an example of why socialized medicine doesn't work? Because it's the only major industrialized country with socialized medicine that has a system that is overall in as poor condition as ours. All the others, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Japan, Singapore etc, are better.
DBX

United States

#7 Mar 8, 2009
Go Warsaw wrote:
It is nice to see small town America do well !!!
Absolutely right. This is the kind of manufacturing we need more of in this country.

By the way, talking of orthopedics and taking care of yourself and supporting small town American manufacturing, the next time you need an office chair, try an American firm -- especially an authorized dealer rather than a chain or dotcom -- that does ergonomic chairs. It's a bit more than self-assembly from Office Depot, even if you get the nice discounts you get from an authorized dealer, but boy, is it worth it! I work a fair bit from home and have a Steelcase chair, made in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and it has already paid for itself in avoided chiropractor visits.
Larry

AOL

#8 Mar 8, 2009
I work for one of the orthopaedic companies here in Warsaw. What bothers me is that if noBama gets his way, we will all be out of jobs!
ABC

Manchester, CT

#9 Mar 8, 2009
Connecticut Democrat wrote:
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But I'm sure it will be available to connected party members such as myself.
It's nice when you can vote yourself over the top salary and benefits, even if you don't deserve it.
Jimmy Jerkoff

West Hartford, CT

#10 Mar 9, 2009
That's disturbing. Read this book.

http://www.overtreated.com/home.html
juan

Elmhurst, IL

#11 Mar 9, 2009
Larry wrote:
I work for one of the orthopaedic companies here in Warsaw. What bothers me is that if **** gets his way, we will all be out of jobs!
plow jobs??
HeyThisAintKoola id

United States

#12 Mar 17, 2009
Larry. Welcome Comdrades.

Do people like you ever have more to say on any serious issues that affect our country other than fear mongering, slandering, disinformation, misinformation, or down right illogical rhetoric?

Do you actually have ANY ideas to fix anything or just complaints. I work with a couple of individuals who only started complainging about the economy this year, discounting the fact that the previous president didnt veto a single spending bill until 2007. And the fact that the national deficit went from $5.5 trillion to over $10 Trillion on HIS watch. NOW they're upset.

Those are the kinds of people that when a real crisis hit, instead of thinking clearly on how to get out of the situation, then retreat to a corner and whine.

“That guy in that trenchcoat...”

Since: Oct 10

Warsaw

#13 Oct 16, 2010
Yeah well I can think of one good idea. Cut back Military spending.
Marilyn

New York, NY

#14 Aug 31, 2012
Good luck to Indiana town on their endeavour in achieving this. Hopefully, the products that they are manufacturing are safe.

Refer to http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com for related inputs on problems on joint replacement devices.

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