WASHINGTON â€“ Capping an epic struggle, congressional Democrats put the final touches Thursday to historic legislation enshrining health care as the right of every citizen. Republicans vowed to campaign for repeal in the fall election season, drawing a quick retort from President Barack Obama: "I welcome that fight."
The president spoke in Iowa as the Senate voted 56-43 for legislation making changes, including better benefits for seniors and low-income and middle-class families, to the bill he signed into law with a flourish at the White House on Tuesday.
The House added its approval a few hours later, 220-207, clearing the way for Obama's signature on the second of two bills that marked the culmination of what the president called "a year of debate and a century of trying" to ensure coverage for nearly all in a nation where millions lack it. Obama is expected to sign the legislation early next...
I like how the bill states that if you have long term issues theyre not covered. Also that if you had an illness needing attention before the bill was passed you also dont qualify. What on earth is right with this?? Answer: I cant find anything.
Barry Watson wrote: Because it works, thats why foriegners come over and its the first thing they do. Clime on the health care system.. And the tax payers pay again.. Thats what happens when things are free.. You attract the free loaders..
1. Immigrants to Canada have to pass a medical as part of the immigration process. If you are not healthy you simply don't get in. You don't see many 250 lb immigrants but you see plenty of 250 lb Canadians. 2. Provincial Healthcare, whilst mandatory, is not free. 3. Provincial Healthcare is not universal - you have to be resident in each province for a qualifying period.
What is wrong with Canadian Healthcare is the prohibition on the provision and use of private services. Folks would not need to head to America or Australia or wherever if they could pay twice-over for those services in Canada. That's a simple change.
Having Timmy's in the government hospitals is a great timesaver, reducing the time lag between getting better and being sick again. Public private partnership drives efficiency.
From the cradle to the grave - as quickly as possible!
John UK wrote: Apparently, Gardener, a dandilion is a rather effeminate but ferocious creature. However, the dandelion does have very nutricious leaves and lovely golden flowers. No need to buy any more lettuce.
Barry Watson wrote: Canada, has the best Health Care system
"Canadian Medicare operates in an unregulated, tax-financed, pay-as-you-go model. Our provincial governments are our monopoly provider. They not only pay for necessary care, but they also govern, administer, and evaluate the services that they themselves provide. They set the budgets for nominally private healthcare institutions. They appoint the majority of their board members and have explicit power to override management decisions.
...no hospital or hospital administrator can be expected to take any responsibility or initiative because decisions will always be second-guessed by those in political power.
Before the advent of competition in our telephone industry, dissatisfied customers faced the massive indifference of a bureaucracy that took their business for granted, despite some theoretically powerful regulatory agencies. Administrators of the Canadian healthcare system likewise suffer no direct consequences for poor customer service. They arenâ€™t even answerable to a regulatory agency. Accountability is a vague political concept which cannot be enforced in any meaningful way. Like all monopolists, Canadaâ€™s healthcare authorities abuse their positions of power" (Dr B.Crowley)
Barry Watson, who claims that Canada has the best health care system in the world, may be interested to read the following article: http://www.thefreemanonline.org/columns/socialized-medicine-the-canadian-experience/ I lived in Canada for over 20 years, and know of several people who chose to go to the States for more efficient medical treatment.
Mystery wrote: This article is dated the 26th March but there are posts already four days old on it?? Does this mean there is a prophet at SermonAudio.
I wondered that too. I believe Sermon Audio added the video at a later date and so reposted the article with the addition. I do not recall seeing the video when this article was originally posted. But hey, I'm an old guy, I could be wrong!
Well Folks: I Have Been Busy For The Last Few Weeks Attending "PASTORS SCHOOL At The First Baptist Church, Hammond, IN., Sponsoring INDEPENDENT BAPTIST Fundamentalist AUTHORIZED English HOLY BIBLE-SCRIPTURE (King-James-Bible) Evangelistic CHURCHES, Preparing AUTHORIZED HOLY BIBLE Based GOSPEL TRACTS For PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION & ETC. !
And Yet, In The Midst Of These Acts Of HOLY SPIRITUAL & Psychological (Not To Mention Intellectual/Academic/Journalistic) WARFARE Against The Powers & Forces Of Darkness--
I'm Finding Time To Communicate With The Officials Of THE REPUBLICAN PARTY In The State Of IL, West-Suburban/Cook County & Chicago; To Make Plans To Run, As THE REPUBLICAN (THE WHIG-REPUBLICAN) CANDIDATE For THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES In The 4th Congressional District.
This "DEATH-Care" Legislation That's Been Passed By The "Obama Administration" Must Be STOPPED At All CONSTITUTIONAL & LEGAL COSTS !
***As The NEXT STEP BEING PLANNED (& HATCHED) By THE "JESUIT"-MASON-GLOBALIST DESTROYERS Of THIS GREAT DEMOCRATIC-REPUBLIC We Call THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; Is The FORCED-SUBSIDIZATION Of 23+ MILLION ILLEGAL-ALIENS & CRIMINAL-IMMIGRANTS: That'll Be Added To The List Of TRILLION$$$$$$ THIS GREAT CONSPIRACY IS aMASSing666--In BANKRUPTING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA !