Poll: Mass. voters say health law not working
Nearly half of Massachusetts voters are saying the state's landmark health care law isn't working.
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#1 Apr 7, 2011
Last 2 yrs those on UE paid little if nothing for theirs, who was paying for that huge bill? Now they are off UE they are speaking up against it. How many people worked and took UE in anyhow? Who do they think had to foot the bills for them? I dont have any yet must pay a yr end tax because of that. So who is paying for the religious exempts that use the system, the illegal immigrants and legal ones too? The seniors, the children, you name them all. Who? I honestly do not know how everyone in this state has continued on thinking that others can afford to pay for them and simply dont care. State workers how about them, who is paying for them? At the end of the year there are familys with none that are paying for all of the above and havent gone to any medical facility for years, might have needed to but couldnt, the costs are too high. How about some medical worker pay cuts? Why does it cost so much? The costs are going up. Those who want the freebies are going to take us all down totally or those who continue to be greedy as to pay or profits, you will lose out in the end also, the pain has been on others shoulders for too long now without cares towards them and not it will be yourselves too.
#2 Apr 7, 2011
fixing the last line there, "now it will be yourselves too/also"
#3 Apr 7, 2011
Single Payer Health care is the only way to go.
It will save us 30% on the overall cost of health care.
DO IT NOW.
#4 Apr 7, 2011
But the french system is much more generous to its entire population than the U.S. is to its seniors. Unlike with Medicare, there are no deductibles, just modest co- payments that are dismissed for the chronically ill. Additionally, almost all French buy supplemental insurance, similar to Medigap, which reduces their out-of-pocket costs and covers extra expenses such as private hospital rooms, eyeglasses, and dental care.
In France, the sicker you get, the less you pay. Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, and critical surgeries, such as a coronary bypass, are reimbursed at 100%. Cancer patients are treated free of charge. Patients suffering from colon cancer, for instance, can receive Genentech Inc.'s (DNA ) Avastin without charge. In the U.S., a patient may pay $48,000 a year.
France particularly excels in prenatal and early childhood care. Since 1945 the country has built a widespread network of thousands of health-care facilities, called Protection Maternelle et Infantile (PMI), to ensure that every mother and child in the country receives basic preventive care. Children are evaluated by a team of private-practice pediatricians, nurses, midwives, psychologists, and social workers. When parents fail to bring their children in for regular checkups, social workers are dispatched to the family home. Mothers even receive a financial incentive for attending their pre- and post-natal visits."
% of GDP that goes to healthcare:
France = 11%
USA = 18% the highest in the world
You are getting royally S***** by the health care industry and especially by the useless health insurance bankster industry.
Oh yes the biggest users of welfare: CORPORATIONS.
#5 Apr 7, 2011
WalMart is the largest single user of social services in the country.
#6 Apr 8, 2011
All of this sounds great. Now what are the physical weight demographics of the French as compared to Americans. What are the quality of food and drink demographics as compared to Americans. What are the exercise demographics. What are the calorie intake demographics. What are the drug and alcohol demographics. What are the survival of the fittest demographics that Americans have not seen since the civil war if ever, and have been fattening up since world war 2. What are the lifestyles of an increasingly lethargic American people with decreased education do to demographics as compared to France. You may be right, but there are other factors involved also.
#7 Apr 17, 2011
You are correct. Also, don't forget that gasoline taxes pay for healthcare in Europe. France is $8.63/gal. If you have a 20 gallon tank it would cost you $192.60 to fill it.
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