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Old 08-17-2011, 09:02 PM   #1
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Mandatory Health Insurance part 3

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Old 09-06-2011, 03:54 PM   #2
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Gallup, Sept. 6
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Texas residents continue to be the most likely in the United States to lack health coverage, with 27.2% reporting being uninsured in the first half of 2011. At the other end of the spectrum is Massachusetts, where health insurance is required and 5.3% of residents lack coverage. These results are based on 177,237 interviews conducted daily from January through June 2011 as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.


States with Highest Percentage of Uninsured
1. Texas 27.2%
2. Mississippi 24.5%
3. Alaska 23.5%
4. Florida 22.6%
5. Oklahoma 22.5%
6. California 21.9%
7. Louisiana 21.4%
8. Arkansas 21.0%
9. North Carolina 20.8%
10. Georgia 20.8%

States with Lowest Percentage of Uninsured
1. Massachusetts 5.3%
2. Vermont 9.2%
3. Minnesota 9.4%
4. Connecticut 10.3%
5. Hawaii 10.4%
6. Pennsylvania 10.8%
7. Wisconsin 10.9%
8. Maryland 11.4%
9. New Jersey 11.4%
10. Delaware 12.3%
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At least you can all get access to medical care now
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This should play out interestingly in the GOP debates, since first and last place are the contenders...
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At least you can all get access to medical care now
Not exactly true.
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clearly the Texas "pro-business" environment has unleashed the free market forces on health care and resulted in more people having access to health insurance.





by nearly every conceivable measure, Massachusetts citizens live in a better world than citizens of Texas.
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by nearly every conceivable measure, Massachusetts citizens live in a better world than citizens of Texas.
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Texas - White persons, percent, 2010 70.4%

Massachusetts -- White persons, percent, 2010 80.4%
So now a whiter world is a better world? Oh dear, someone needs to re-enroll in a Diversity Training Group.

That being said, I bet more people migrate from Massachusetts to Texas than vice versa.
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So now a whiter world is a better world? Oh dear, someone needs to re-enroll in a Diversity Training Group.

That being said, I bet more people migrate from Massachusetts to Texas than vice versa.


well that's some distortion. way to dodge anything of substance.

Texas can keep is low wages, huge pollution, high STD rates, high teen pregnancy rates, low literacy rates, lack of health insurance, high divorce rates, and shitty public schools.

what Texas has -- as will be made clear by the Perry campaign -- is cheap housing, due to an abundance of dirt cheap land, and oil. and lots of government jobs.
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If I could migrate anywhere it wouldn't be to Texas, sorry,..no offense. Especially with that craptastic quarterback they have. And the heat, could never tolerate that. I'd rather shovel snow. Right now I would take their baseball team.

I never think I live in a better world than anyone... it's just my personal preference. Many people leave MA because of the high cost of living and housing, high taxes, etc. I have no idea how many go to Texas.
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Do you think her health insurance paid for those implants?
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all i know is that the crowd tonight cheered at the thought of letting a 30-year old (perhaps like that woman) without health insurance die should something catastrophic happen to her.

i thought that the cheers for 237 executions was bad. but that was the ghastliest thing i've ever heard in a "debate."

party of life, lol. they only care about fetuses.
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Texas


i'm not a football fan, but this former Dallas Cowboy plays for my team.




and i ain't talking about the Redskins neither!
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Not exactly true.
How so? This all sounds very complicated. Why can't it all be straightforward? They are many countries that use health insurance but if you can't afford it, it's still provided for free by the tax payer. Take Germany as an example. Why can't the US have the same system as Germany? Is it because The US is a larger country? Why can't the UK adopt the German health system as well?
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Why can't the US have the same system as Germany?
Because the US has been and will continue to be a big fat joke until it's doomed.
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How so? This all sounds very complicated. Why can't it all be straightforward? They are many countries that use health insurance but if you can't afford it, it's still provided for free by the tax payer. Take Germany as an example. Why can't the US have the same system as Germany? Is it because The US is a larger country? Why can't the UK adopt the German health system as well?
We have tea party people who would rather see you die.
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Why do they call those right wing rallies? When I first heard of The Tea Party (which was on this website) I thought that Americans on this forum were being sociable by inviting each other for tea and home-made scones. My mum makes a sick baker! You'd love her rock cakes!
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One of the gazillion things I never got about our system in the US....I have a prescription, if I purchase it outright without insurance coverage (as I did a few times as a student) it cost me under $25/mo. If I purchase it with insurance co-pay it cost me $10/mo but costs "the plan" $26/mo. $26 + $10 = $36/mo...so then why is it under $25 without insurance? Why do things cost more because you have insurance? Phil had the same thing, he used to have to take a prescription that had no generic and cost $1/pill and he took 4 a day. Without insurance is doctor would sell him about 3 months worth for $100 but with insurance the co-pay was $40/mo for us and who knows what for "the plan".
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all i know is that the crowd tonight cheered at the thought of letting a 30-year old (perhaps like that woman) without health insurance die should something catastrophic happen to her.

i thought that the cheers for 237 executions was bad. but that was the ghastliest thing i've ever heard in a "debate."

party of life, lol. they only care about fetuses.
I happened to see that part and I thought it was so disturbing. No matter what their beliefs are, doing that is just..there really aren't sufficient words.

HuffPost asked Grayson what he thought of the crowd cheering for the death of the uninsured man. He writes:

My speech was about the fact I had been listening to the Republicans for months, and they literally had no plan to help all those millions of people who can’t see a doctor when they’re sick. So I said, in sort of a wry manner, that their plan was "don’t get sick." All I really wanted to do was just call attention to the stark absence of a Republican plan. But Fox, trying to take the heat off Joe Wilson and Sarah Palin I guess, transmogrified that into a charge that Republicans want to kill people.

What you saw tonight is something much more sinister than not having a healthcare plan. It's sadism, pure and simple. It's the same impulse that led people in the Coliseum to cheer when the lions ate the Christians. And that seems to be where we are heading -- bread and circuses, without the bread. The world that Hobbes wrote about -- "the war of all against all.


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party of life, lol. they only care about fetuses.
Pro-life until birth. Then you become a welfare problem.
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