Report: Economy bad for health - Sent...

Report: Economy bad for health - Sentinel & Enterprise

There are 28 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Jan 21, 2011, titled Report: Economy bad for health - Sentinel & Enterprise. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

More and more residents across North Central Massachusetts are not visiting health-care providers regularly for fear they will not be able to afford the ever-rising costs, according to a report released Thursday on the state of the area's health.

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Archie

Gardner, MA

#21 Jan 21, 2011
Is this guy "Stamos' a professional poster? Is it his paid position? All he does is post 24/7. And it's all junk.
Telmark

United States

#22 Jan 21, 2011
Green Mountain wrote:
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Considering that every industrialized nation on the planet except the US has implemented "socialist" health care systems, and the vast majority far exceed ours in terms of cost and quality, I fail to see how you could make such a claim.
Yet, countless people, both rich and poor alike, come to the U.S. to get the health care that they need...
Green Mountain

Leominster, MA

#23 Jan 21, 2011
Telmark wrote:
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Yet, countless people, both rich and poor alike, come to the U.S. to get the health care that they need...
Countless people from the US go abroad to get healthcare they can afford.
Telmark

United States

#24 Jan 21, 2011
A far larger percentage of foreigners seek health care in the U.S. than the other way around. I'd say the ration is probably about 99 to 1 (i.e. 99 foreigners to 1 U.S. citizen).

Those that do seek health care abroad often do so in order to receive non-U.S. approved health care of questionable quality and effect. Others seek to save money on plastic surgery, lipo suction, and other unnecessary cosmetic surgeries.
Green Mountain

Leominster, MA

#25 Jan 21, 2011
Telmark wrote:
A far larger percentage of foreigners seek health care in the U.S. than the other way around. I'd say the ration is probably about 99 to 1 (i.e. 99 foreigners to 1 U.S. citizen).
Those that do seek health care abroad often do so in order to receive non-U.S. approved health care of questionable quality and effect. Others seek to save money on plastic surgery, lipo suction, and other unnecessary cosmetic surgeries.
I think you are making unfounded assumptions.
Private Enterprise Fails

Leominster, MA

#26 Jan 21, 2011
The profit motive and private health care have not contained costs or improved health care in the United States.
WAKE UP PEOPLE!!
My friends call me "Adam Smith" because I am such a conservative free market guy. But I also know the limitations of free market system and this is an example.
Telmark

Chico, CA

#27 Jan 22, 2011
Green Mountain wrote:
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I think you are making unfounded assumptions.
I'm basing my opinion on the fact that I've never known a single U.S. citizen that sought foreign health care. I have, however, known several foreigners who came here to get the health care that they needed. One was a British gentleman who needed heart surgery (that he, in his own words, said he could not afford in England).

Meanwhile, the fact is that large numbers of foreigners are receiving free health care here in the United States. This is not an "unfounded assumption". Many of these foreigners are illegal immigrants BTW.
Really now

Lowell, MA

#28 Jan 22, 2011
Archie wrote:
Is this guy "Stamos' a professional poster? Is it his paid position? All he does is post 24/7. And it's all junk.
He has contributed a lot more idea's and facts than you have.

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