Wednesday February 6, 2013, 6:49 am
Many US employers do offer their employees excellent health care benefits, and they should be commended for doing so. It is not uncommon for people to hang onto a job, just to hang on to their healthcare benefits. Some are even putting off retirement.
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 8:01 am
Decent healthcare should be a human right. I know a man who had retired (pharmacist) he had Medicare but his wife wasn't old enough and she got cancer. He had to go back to work just to get insurance coverage for her expensive cancer treatments. You guys who are thinking about marrying real young women better think again...unless you're millionaires. Thanks TomCat.
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 12:18 pm
Sorry to hear that Serena. But I'm sure the well to do in your Country will still get medical care, even if they have to leave your Country to find it. It's never they who suffer.
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 3:05 pm
Dennis Kucinich was the only candidate to advocate Universal-Single-Payer-Medicare-for-ALL way back in 2008! It's the Only way to save Money & Lives! Cut out middle-man Big Insurance & stop letting Big Pharma manipulate prices! ALL healthcare providers should HAVE to take Medicare & Medicaid - as it is, they don't have to - and dentists, etc. don't either...it's ALL health related, so why are so many exempt???
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 10:01 pm
Thanks Tom for the post. Single payer has been is the only way to go in my opinion and I fully agree with your conclusion. Single pay would be a big plus for the economy. Read and noted.
Thanks Dandelion for the links. Both petitions signed and emails sent to both my Senators and my Representative.
Thursday February 7, 2013, 7:32 am
Noted - signed all three petitions. It's about time the American people were given a break on medical costs. Everyone deserves to have proper medical care, not just the rich!
Thursday February 7, 2013, 3:19 pm
They should lower the age for Medicare and start with maybe age 55 then continue lowering iin increments over several years. If we all know it would work what is wrong with our politicans? The very first thing that should happen is that all Congress and Senate members be forced to have the same insurance as the rest of us. Not health care for life with no premiums to pay.
Thursday February 7, 2013, 3:21 pm
I agree with Pam. Universal health care would actually save us money. What the conservatives refuse to see is that it would be better for everyone and better for business. The reason insurance is to high now is because we all have to carry the burden of emergency room visits by those who have no insurance.