At last an American President who understands the tragedy of unaffordable healthcare
Folks, high healthcare costs is resulting in a bankruptcy every 30 seconds in America.
A few minutes back in his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama said:
[T]he cost of our health care has weighed down our economy and the conscience of our nation long enough.Â So let there be no doubt: health care reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it will not wait another year.
– U.S.President Barack Obama in his first address to a joint session of Congress, February 24, 2009
“Folks, high healthcare costs is resulting in a bankruptcy every 30 seconds in America.”
I think this is a more accurate link to who and why there are so many financial struggles at the moment. http://www.nypost.com/seven/02212009/postopinion/opedcolumnists/the_foreclosure_five_156287.htm?&page=1
While you are right that some greedy pigs or flippers precipitated the housing crash, there’s no connection to the healthcare crisis. Completely unrelated.
A society with 75 million uninsured or underinsured is not a humane society.
Hillary tried ….did not suceed …..Bush of course …was never serious ………now its Obama ……lets hope the industry allows it …..
You write above: lets hope the industry allows it …..
It’s going to be tough.
There is considerable opposition from the insurance companies, Republicans, doctors, hospitals, Wall Street and other vested interests – they do not want to make healthcare affordable.
Most American doctors are obscenely greedy.
what an idiot you are. a first class coolie master.
As usual, you make no sense because you write nonsense.
Healthcare is a disaster in the U.S. because of the unholy nexus between greedy doctors, insurance companies, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies.
wow, thanks for enlightening me! i feel like a whole new person now.
You write above: wow, thanks for enlightening me!
You are welcome, Buddha.
Aren’t there government hospitals/medical colleges for the poor? What about county hospitals?
Hardly any govt hospitals around.
By law, in theory any hospital must treat visitors to an emergency room irrespective of the ability to pay. But in reality the emergency rooms are crowded and you get shoddy care with long waits. Plus, it’s hard to get treated for routine ailments in the emergency rooms. When ignored, routine ailments can turn into disasters.
Click here to read about how American hospitals treat their poor, sick patients.
We suspect several hundred thousand people must have died in the U.S. over the last 10 years because of lack of medical care. This can’t be proved. But you can’t disprove it either. When there are about 75 million uninsured or underinsured, what do you expect.
The villains – Greedy doctors, insurance companies, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and a callous government that’s more interested in providing tax cuts to the rich. Although a lot of hospitals are non-profit entities (to get tax benefits), they behave in the worst possible manner with obscenely high salaries to the top management, ridiculous fees for the serviceset al.
Read this recent piece in NYT. Disgusting.