'Demeaning and demoralizing'

'Demeaning and demoralizing'

There are 4 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Oct 21, 2009, titled 'Demeaning and demoralizing'. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

A Rhode Island woman urged senators yesterday to ease bankruptcy rules for people devastated by medical debt, as she described the pain of losing a child and going broke from his health care bills.

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The Cynic

Lowell, MA

#1 Oct 21, 2009
I find it disturbing yet totally predictable that a politician will "use" a statistic inappropriately to push his agenda. Two medical bankruptcies every minute accounts for only 0.3% of the US population. Still too many, but not a point to go nuts. My observations are that many if not most cases like Kerry Burns' are helped or totally relieved by charitable contributions. Free will offerings from the heart rather than confiscatory government realocation which is less effecient and layered in bureaucracy and waste.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#3 Oct 22, 2009
The whole system is a rip-off.

"Every 30 seconds, another American files for bankruptcy after a serious health problem. In no other country is that the case."

Can you guess why?
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#4 Oct 22, 2009
The Cynic wrote:
I find it disturbing yet totally predictable that a politician will "use" a statistic inappropriately to push his agenda. Two medical bankruptcies every minute accounts for only 0.3% of the US population. Still too many, but not a point to go nuts. My observations are that many if not most cases like Kerry Burns' are helped or totally relieved by charitable contributions. Free will offerings from the heart rather than confiscatory government realocation which is less effecient and layered in bureaucracy and waste.
I don't like your reasoning. Said another way, 1,051,200 Americans file each year. People are being forced into bankruptcy because of $20 aspirin and fraud. If this doesn't prove we need a public option then nothing will.

Since: Sep 09

Riverside, CA

#5 Oct 22, 2009
Wondering wrote:
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I don't like your reasoning. Said another way, 1,051,200 Americans file each year. People are being forced into bankruptcy because of $20 aspirin and fraud. If this doesn't prove we need a public option then nothing will.
You're not thinking clearly. Just because there's a hundred dollar bill in the middle of the road doesn't mean we run out in traffic to get it. Get real. Public option would destroy the economy further.

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