Health Care
Tony

Mission Viejo, CA

#1 Mar 18, 2012
On the issue of health care...

Orange County, California, has health care available for everyone. Between Medicare, Medi-Cal, Cal-Optima, programs such as ARTA, and CHOC for kids, and Pacifi-Care, and other programs, including health care for indigents, everyone in Orange County was already covered before Obama's health care plan.

Here is a link for Cal-Optima:

http://www.caloptima.org/

Here is a link for CHOC:

http://www.choc.org/

Here is a link for ARTA:

https://www.artahealth.com/default.aspx

Orange County has other programs too which I have not listed. Everyone in Orange County was already covered before the new health plan.

Los Angeles County, and New York, as well as other places in the USA, need to copy Orange County when it comes to programs to help the homeless people and on the issue of health care, etc. Orange County is setting a good example for others to follow. We do not need Obama's health care plan, the rest of the USA simply needs to copy what Orange County was already doing.

Truth!

Tout les meilleur,

Tony V.
Tony

Mission Viejo, CA

#2 Mar 18, 2012
Here are some of my thoughts on the issue of the current drug shortage in the United States of America.

I just saw on the evening news on television that there is a shortage of cancer drugs because of generic drugs and a reduced profit margin, because the profit margin has been reduced the manufacturers are stopping manufacturing of the drugs. It is sad that money should be an issue when it comes to the saving of lives, and it is sad that the prices for the drugs cannot be reduced without the drug companies stopping the manufacturing of the drugs. It sucks when people put money above the saving of lives, and it sucks that the greedy drug companies have to receive super high profit margins in order to continue the production of drugs. The government's answer is to pass legislation to force the drug companies to manufacture more of the drugs, but it should not require legislation to force people to save lives at the lowest cost possible for the patients. My answer would be to allow the drugs to be produced in Colombia, and Brazil, so that people could receive the same high quality drugs at a reduced cost, and I believe that pharmaceutical companies in Colombia and Brazil would welcome the opportunity to manufacture the drugs and export the drugs to the USA and that they would love to produce the quantity of drugs needed to prevent a shortage in the USA. I believe that the drug shortage could be averted by opening up our market to drugs from Colombia and Brazil, without the government doing anything other than approving it and monitoring the quality of the drugs. I also believe that there can be advancements made in the research and development of new pharmaceuticals in Colombia and Brazil with a good return on the money spent.

If I remember correctly, Republicans wanted to open the US drug market up to foreign competition years ago, and if they would have succeeded then we would not be having a drug shortage now. And certainly the drug companies have been giving money to the politicians who best support the interests of the drug companies. The politicians and drug companies win, while the people have been losing. I would be interested in hearing what Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have to say about allowing foreign competition, from Colombia and Brazil for instance, when it comes to pharmaceuticals.

Here is another idea on something the government could do in regard to getting life saving drugs to the people who need them, the government could put a tax on dangerous and addictive drugs which are used recreationally, in order to raise the price on those dangerous drugs that people get addicted to and over-dose and die on, and by raising the price on the dangerous drugs hopefully the use of such drugs will be reduced, and then the government can use the money gained from taxing the dangerous drugs to fund free and low cost life saving drugs for those who are poor. Lives could be saved both by reducing the amount of people addicted to dangerous drugs, and by providing free and low cost life saving drugs to those who are poor.

Just an idea. And I hate new taxes on anything, and I am against the high taxes on cigarettes, but if this could save lives then it is an idea worth considering.

Tout les meilleur,

Tony V.
AWOL

Plattsburg, MO

#3 Mar 18, 2012
D-port U
Tony

Mission Viejo, CA

#4 Mar 18, 2012
By the way, just so that new and better drugs are always being developed by the drug companies...

When a drug company invents a new drug then they get time to make their money back on the drug plus make a profit before the drugs are allowed to be made generic. So if they invent a great new drug then they are guaranteed that they will be rewarded for it. The ideas that I have suggested in this thread would in no way change that.

Here are some more thoughts...

Americans are good people who love to help other people, my wealthiest friends are also my friends who do the most for charity, I have a friend who is worth over one hundred million dollars and she is a good Christian lady who believes that to those whom much is given much is expected from, and she donates ten percent of everything she earns to charity, and she spends her time doing charity work to help others, she is awesome. The thing is, people want to be able to choose where they give their money, and which charities they help, and for instance the same people who hate giving money to Egypt, and to other nations, might really support the giving of free and low cost life-saving drugs to poor children who have cancer here in the USA and stuff, when it comes to life saving drugs I think that all Americans would want to save lives and help other Americans. I think that most Americans would go along with the ideas which I suggested in this thread.

Tout les meilleur,

Tony V.
Tony

Mission Viejo, CA

#5 Mar 18, 2012
We must act in order to reduce the cost of medications, I have a friend who pays twelve hundred dollars per month for his medication, that is CRAZY, we must lower the cost of medication, and one way to lower the cost of medication is to open the pharmaceutical market in the USA up to imported medications manufactured in Colombia and Brazil. We must lower the cost of medications, and lowering the cost of medications will help to lower the cost of health care.

Tout les meilleur,

Tony V.
AWOL

Plattsburg, MO

#6 Mar 18, 2012

The industry is a failure. They have failed to cure anything: cancer diabetes common cold, ect.

free health videos:
http://amazingdiscoveries.tv

Reverse and cure cancer diabetes heart disease arthritis and bone health and more with basic dietary changes away from our typical western diet.

Tony

Mission Viejo, CA

#7 Mar 18, 2012
AWOL wrote:
D-port U
Fk you.
Tony

Mission Viejo, CA

#8 Mar 18, 2012
Of note on the discussion of health, is that the people of Roseto, Pennsylvania, USA, obeyed the Lord's commandment to love their neighbors, and they had ZERO people on welfare, and they had ZERO crime, and they were much healthier and lived longer and had fewer heart attacks than the rest of the population of the USA, and they did it without any help from the government.

Link to a Topix discussion about the Roseto Effect:

http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/T0234OL...

Tout les meilleur,

Tony V.
Tony

Mission Viejo, CA

#9 Mar 18, 2012
AWOL wrote:
Reverse and cure cancer diabetes heart disease arthritis and bone health and more with basic dietary changes away from our typical western diet.
The residents of Roseto, Pennsylvania, smoked cigarettes, and drank wine freely, and they ate fatty foods, including spaghetti and meatballs, and yet they were healthier than the rest of the population of the USA and they lived longer and had fewer heart attacks, plus they were happier and they had ZERO crime and they had ZERO people on welfare. You need to read about the Roseto Effect.

Tout les meilleur,

Tony V.
Tony

Mission Viejo, CA

#10 Mar 26, 2012
Here is a link for a very short video that I made a little while back about how to help to save and improve our world economy; I kept it really short and I left a lot of stuff out, but I was able to talk about a few things that I think are extremely important. I hope that you enjoy my video if you watch it, and if you enjoy my video then please share it with other people on the world wide web, as that is the only way that we can get this message out there to people. I believe that we can save and improve our world economy quickly if we work together as a team in good ways and if we take the correct action.

Here is the LINK:

http://tinyurl.com/3b7jnxo

Tout les meilleur,

Tony V
Tony

United States

#11 Jun 28, 2012
We do NOT need Obama's health care plan, the rest of the USA simply needs to copy what Orange County, California, was already doing. Everyone in Orange County was already covered on health care way before Obama's health care plan.

Seriously! Do some investigating.

All the best,

Tony V.
Tony

Studio City, CA

#12 Jun 30, 2012
Here is a link for a page with information about MSI in Orange County, California, which provides health care for indigents...

http://www.ochealthinfo.com/medical/msi/

Everyone in Orange County was covered on health care way before Obama's health care plan.

All the best,

Tony V.
Tony

Studio City, CA

#13 Sep 30, 2012
Tony wrote:
<quoted text>
The residents of Roseto, Pennsylvania, smoked cigarettes, and drank wine freely, and they ate fatty foods, including spaghetti and meatballs, and yet they were healthier than the rest of the population of the USA and they lived longer and had fewer heart attacks, plus they were happier and they had ZERO crime and they had ZERO people on welfare. You need to read about the Roseto Effect.
Tout les meilleur,
Tony V.
Here is a thread on Topix pertaining the Roseto Effect...

http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/T0234OL...
andet1987

Chicago, IL

#14 Sep 30, 2012
Tony wrote:
We must act in order to reduce the cost of medications, I have a friend who pays twelve hundred dollars per month for his medication, that is CRAZY, we must lower the cost of medication, and one way to lower the cost of medication is to open the pharmaceutical market in the USA up to imported medications manufactured in Colombia and Brazil. We must lower the cost of medications, and lowering the cost of medications will help to lower the cost of health care.
Tout les meilleur,
Tony V.
i buy my diabetic meds, etc from TARGET, and it's so cheap. some meds are $12 only and good for 3 months. Target and Walmart are the cheapest.
Tony

Studio City, CA

#15 Sep 30, 2012
andet1987 wrote:
<quoted text>
i buy my diabetic meds, etc from TARGET, and it's so cheap. some meds are $12 only and good for 3 months. Target and Walmart are the cheapest.
I think my friend goes to CVS. His meds are very expensive. We must work to reduce the cost of meds.
August

Belleview, FL

#16 Oct 1, 2012
Tony, I enjoyed reading about Roseta. There's no reason more communities can't be like that but, much like the psychologist and the lightbulb, the community has to want it.(I liked that joke!:))
My FIL is 73. He tripped over the dog in the shop the other day and landed hard on his backside. I know ten people his age that would've broken at least one bone doing that. He just got, cussed the dog and went back to what he was doing. Thinking about it, I firmly believe that his health (pretty healthy guy considering his age and a couple of tours in Vietnam) is because of a good start. He grew up on a farm, eating real food, grown or raised on the farm, real milk, not the watered down, pasteurized crap they sell today.
I'm interested in your opinion, Tony. What do you think?
Tony

Studio City, CA

#17 Oct 1, 2012
August wrote:
Tony, I enjoyed reading about Roseta. There's no reason more communities can't be like that but, much like the psychologist and the lightbulb, the community has to want it.(I liked that joke!:))
My FIL is 73. He tripped over the dog in the shop the other day and landed hard on his backside. I know ten people his age that would've broken at least one bone doing that. He just got, cussed the dog and went back to what he was doing. Thinking about it, I firmly believe that his health (pretty healthy guy considering his age and a couple of tours in Vietnam) is because of a good start. He grew up on a farm, eating real food, grown or raised on the farm, real milk, not the watered down, pasteurized crap they sell today.
I'm interested in your opinion, Tony. What do you think?
Thanks August.

And I agree, eating good food makes a difference, certainly eating fresh, healthy, farm grown food is healthy.

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