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Monday, June 13, 2005

Universal Health Care

It's inevitable. From a BDN editorial today:
Per capita U.S. health spending in the year 2000 was $4,631 - 44 percent higher than Switzerland, the second highest, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Canada's figure was only $2,333. America's health costs are an insupportable and fast mounting burden on employers and employees alike, as well as state governments.

Worse, we are not getting our money's worth. The United States does not make the top 20 in any of the World Health Organization's lists of countries with the highest life expectancies, the lowest infant mortality rates, and the lowest childhood mortality rates


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9 Comments:

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6/13/2005 10:29:00 AM

 

"HOUSE": I've warned people plenty of times not to post whole articles here. This is the fourth post of yours I've had to remove for being copyright infringing, threatening, or personally insulting. How about you go get your own weblog. I'd rather not see your comments here any more.  

Posted by Mike

6/13/2005 10:48:00 AM

 

Here here.  

Posted by John

6/13/2005 06:39:00 PM

 

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6/14/2005 06:22:00 PM

 

Look, House.
A lot of people come to this site for it's content. Some people agree and some don't. Just because he deleted your post it doesn't mean he is trying to kill all opposition. You had been warned a bunch before this one. There is plenty of discussion from opposite view points, check out some of the comments by George for some insight on agreeable disagreement. As for me, I'm glad I didn't have to sit through another long, insulting comment.

For the time being, relax. Nerd rage isn't the most appealing thing when you're trying to make a point, especially on the Internet.
 

Posted by Jones

6/14/2005 08:14:00 PM

 

I'd rather pay more and live than die on a waiting list like Candians

 

Posted by Flyfish

6/15/2005 02:25:00 PM

 

House isn't the only person getting deleted here.

I guess dissenting opinions still aren't welcome by your side of the discussion 

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6/15/2005 02:34:00 PM

 

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10/07/2005 03:09:00 AM

 

Universal health care can be a great impact on health care system. It is unfortunate to hear so many lack health insurance. We really need to improve our health care system. Health insurance is a major aspect to many and we should help everyone get covered.

11/18/2005 02:09:00 PM

 

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