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GOP Rep Tells Uninsured Cancer Patient: You're Bankrupt, But Things Worked Out Well

There are 247 comments on the snafu-ed.blogspot.com story from Sep 7, 2009, titled GOP Rep Tells Uninsured Cancer Patient: You're Bankrupt, But Things Worked Out Well. In it, snafu-ed.blogspot.com reports that:

Released in June, a national study by the American Journal of Medicine (.PDF) showed that 62% of bankruptcies in 2007 were tied to medical expenses. That's what a constituent told Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) at a recent town hall, but despite his bankruptcy, Kingston told the man he did "very well."

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“Romney is a Weasel”

Since: Jan 09

Redwood NY

#250 Sep 22, 2009
barry wrote:
<quoted text>perhaps you did. the rule is i before e except after c OR when sounds like A.
sounds like an e to me

“Romney is a Weasel”

Since: Jan 09

Redwood NY

#251 Sep 22, 2009
barry wrote:
<quoted text>perhaps you did. the rule is i before e except after c OR when sounds like A.
It's how I spell it. Live with it or don't read it.
Blue Ray

Dallas, TX

#252 Sep 22, 2009
coughnuroff wrote:
<quoted text>i before e except after c. Fail english?
You cAN spell it the way you want to spell it. I was just trying to tell you the right way. No prob.

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#253 Sep 23, 2009
coughnuroff wrote:
<quoted text>sounds like an e to me
As a general rule I don't reply to people who correct my typo's or misspellings. But I do try to correct what I did wrong.

Why would anyone listen to your argument if you tell them you don't mind being wrong?

“Romney is a Weasel”

Since: Jan 09

Redwood NY

#254 Sep 23, 2009
I'm not wrong. I before e except after c. Basic English.
truman

Orofino, ID

#255 Sep 23, 2009
conservative wrote:
So because some have gone bankrupt due to medical bills, ALL of us should be subject to gov't provided healthcare? I would ask how much and what kind of insurance did they have? Most policies have million dollar lifetime limits. That is alot of medical care. Unless you have an extreme case. There are catastrophic policies people can purchase that have low premiums, but are meant to cover only major occurances like cancer, debilitating diseases and injuries, even pregnancy. these policies usually have higher deductables but then cover at 100% and can keep people from going bankrupt. The article stated the elderly man WAS able to be treated even though he did NOT have insurance. He stated he was now "functionally bankrupt", maybe he should just be thankful he could get treatment and that he's alive. The article talked about the long lines in emergency rooms. The article fails to state how many of those clogging the emergency rooms are ILLEGALS and shouldn't be here in the first place. We as a country CANNOT make up for the inability of some who for whatever the reason whether it be money or irresponsibility do not have adequate coverage. The reality is we need reform, no one denies that but there will always be those who can't afford insurance.
You smug mindless Idealogue
How does it feel to be a rube and lap dog to the health insurance industry that is making a fortune off the pain and suffering of Americans?
Im sure theyll take care of you if God forbid you or one of your family comes down with a disease whose cure is more then you can afford.Right,
Yeah Banktruptsy aint no big thing.Just ask teh repubs it must be why their Deregulation Idealogues didnt mind letting their Wall Street friends bankrupt this nation.

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#256 Sep 26, 2009
coughnuroff wrote:
I'm not wrong. I before e except after c. Basic English.
Rules in Americanized English tend to be general in nature with a few exceptions to each.

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