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If now obama could get in Universal Health care

Posted by Zyprexa on November 13, 2012, at 22:41:43

Everyone pay same price. Get the same great coverage. Money comes out of taxes. So that rich pay more. Every doc takes the insurance, maybe a different copay for better docs.

Wouldn't that be great?

 

Re: If now obama could get in Universal Health care Zyprexa

Posted by Phillipa on November 14, 2012, at 9:06:43

In reply to If now obama could get in Universal Health care, posted by Zyprexa on November 13, 2012, at 22:41:43

I've heard Sweden has great health care unfortunatately they are taxed 40% of income. Some a bit lower. A lot of the docs here have opted out of all insurance and are cash only practices now. My neighbors pdoc joined with some of the better ones. It's about $150 a half hour. Only those with money can pay. She now cut a deal with him to just get RX's and see every six months at $60 per visit. One hospital the biggest here was placing liens on anyone who couldn't pay in full their bill. They did get "slapped" and have to stop this. Right now according to the docs I see when out here the hospitals are trying to figure out how to care for all the seniors and are going to close the only psych inpatient hospital here. Not good at all. One doc another neighbor will take no patient irreguardless of insurance over the age of 50 as a new patient. So yes your plan sounds good. If only. Oh I see my dermatologist today that so far has accepted my medicaire & United Healthcare. I will ask him what's his plans are and what's he's heard from other docs also. Phillipa

 

Re: If now obama could get in Universal Health care

Posted by Zyprexa on August 14, 2013, at 22:06:14

In reply to Re: If now obama could get in Universal Health care Zyprexa, posted by Phillipa on November 14, 2012, at 9:06:43

think about it we pay about $400/month for good health insurance. For me thats 1/4 my pay on top of 30% income tax, thats more than 40%. Plus all the other costs like copays, deductables, etc. We realy need to increase wages for the poor and middle class workers. They are not being paid above poverty line, infact its about !/2 that. You also have to remember I'm from Canada and income tax is the same as USA 35% or so. And they have free health care, paid out of federal income tax. IE universal health care.

 

Re: If now obama could get in Universal Health care

Posted by alexandra_k on August 16, 2013, at 2:24:09

In reply to Re: If now obama could get in Universal Health care, posted by Zyprexa on August 14, 2013, at 22:06:14

I think the main problem with the idea of universal health care... Is the prospects for it becoming universally bad health care...

 

Re: If now obama could get in Universal Health care alexandra_k

Posted by Phillipa on August 16, 2013, at 17:56:28

In reply to Re: If now obama could get in Universal Health care, posted by alexandra_k on August 16, 2013, at 2:24:09

Already pretty bad here. Wasn't so bad when you were here. Changes with Obama. Phillipa

 

Re: If now obama could get in Universal Health care

Posted by alexandra_k on August 17, 2013, at 1:32:52

In reply to Re: If now obama could get in Universal Health care alexandra_k, posted by Phillipa on August 16, 2013, at 17:56:28

> Already pretty bad here. Wasn't so bad when you were here. Changes with Obama. Phillipa

yeah. universal health care was one of the things i liked about him... but... my position now is that i don't know enough about it to have a position.

when i was in north carolina i felt i had good health care. health insurance was a condition of my visa - so i had that. but the co-pay was significant so i don't think i actually utilized it...

not entirely sure how or why... but i was considered a resident of the state... so i got free care from the teaching hospital. got a training p-doc for therapy. she was alright, i suppose. you know, for someone who was around my age, was training, and obviously wasn't entirely sure what the hell she was supposed to be doing.

i hear health care is one of the desirable things about the state, though, and things are different elsewhere. outside the teaching hospitals of the research triangle, even.

but i have no complaints.

 

Re: If now obama could get in Universal Health care alexandra_k

Posted by Phillipa on August 17, 2013, at 18:40:12

In reply to Re: If now obama could get in Universal Health care, posted by alexandra_k on August 17, 2013, at 1:32:52

Good thing you were not in Charlotte stinks here. No therapists or few, most quit or moved when the economy went down, and the co pays became less to them. The pdocs are dwindling. Now only a few take medicaire. The good ones are pay only cash now. So even a schizophrenic out of control will only be kept in the hospital a week if even admitted. Give them a depot shot and out the door they go. One lady here out of control ended up in VA made six figures, PHD and now locked up in jail. As she refuses meds and nothing can be done. Sad. Phillipa


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