Obama health care agenda: SKEWERED!

United States
December 15, 2008 6:55am CST
Yes, it is true. There a few health care professionals speaking out effectively in opposition to 'change' for the USA's health care system as is being espoused by 0bama. This is a remarkably well said opinion. http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/12/welcome_to_acorn_general_hospi.html I say that before we change the health care system in the USA we need to listen to people like this 30 year experienced RN. What do you say?
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@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
15 Dec 08
C'mon my friend, This article sounds like a venomous diatribe against Michelle Obama by a disgruntled old biddy. The problem with the USA is that they are about the only civilized country in the world that does not provide adequate health care for their own citizens. Change is needed, but it is very difficult to bring about change as Hilary Clinton found out. I don’t want to imply that universal health care is perfect but in my country it facilitates a decent and quality life for people on low incomes, chronically ill people and retired people in their last years.
• United States
15 Dec 08
I don't see any of this as a diatribe against Michelle Obama. I see a knowledgable experienced professional tired of seeing resources intended to help the sick being squandered by people who know nothing about health care. As to the Canadian system compared to the USA, let each country chose what it thinks best. I have no problem with that. The best system without doubt is a hybrid where both kinds exist side by side and compete to be the best.
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• Canada
16 Dec 08
Canada definately has problems with the healthcare system. However all basic care is covered free of charge. Yes there are huge waiting lists. Howeever Canadians who go down to the states to get things done have money... a lot of it. I have never even dreamed of going to the states for any kind of medical care.
• Canada
16 Dec 08
All of you who point out the shortcomings of Canadian healthcare are right to some extent. I did say it was not perfect, however, from personal experience I have something to add. Earlier this year I fell ill and had to be hospitalized for two days. Iwas seen by three specialitsts, had 2 ECG's, an EEG, a CT scan and and MRI. The total cost to me was $ 46.30. Yes, there are long waiting lists for some procedures especially non life threatening surgeries. As far as MRI's are concerned some hospitals operate 24 hours a day 6 days a week. I had a choice to take an appointment at 3 a.m. waiting 3 days, or I could go to Buffalo N.Y with a one day waiting time and pay $ 750.00. Many people who have money do avail themselves of quicker US medical treatment. While waiting for my MRI appointment I observed the booking clerk on the phone trying to schedule people for appointments. No, a Saturday was not convenient, no, an appointment at 1 a.m. in the morning was unacceptable, yes, they would wait 6 months. It is also true that the Province of Ontario will send people to the US if the condition is life threatening and pay for the treatment there. The patient usually has to cover some part of the treatment. There are horror stories everywhere but I don't think for one minute ordinary Canadians with average salaries would give up their health care. I have met Americans who are $ 40 000 in debt because of medical bills. As one of you pointed out there are vast numbers of Canadians who don't have a family doctor. I was one of them because I had moved to another city. While in the hospital I was referred to the family clinic which operates within that hospital and I can now be seen by the same family practitioner on a regular basis.I find that very convenient since she has access online to all my medical records. Before this I always availed myself to the services of a walk-in clinic. No one in Canada has to die because of lack of medical help or money. If you are on Mylot for a while you can also read posts of people who say they feel ill, and invariably someone will suggest they go and see a doctor. More often than not the person will say they cannot afford it because they have no insurance.
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@Monkeyrose (2849)
• Canada
15 Dec 08
First of all, Did you vote for Obama? Because if you didn't you have a severe bias on this question. I think that this article was not a very intelligent one. This nurse did not offer up any solutions to the problems. She only complained about how Michelle Obama spent money while doing nothing. First of all Michelle isn't running the country. Second of all, the nurse isn't opposing change. She's only commenting that Obama is the same as all the other politicians and that his change is really nothing. The United States does need a change in its medical system. Watch the Documentary Sicko and see. Its offensive and disgusting that such proud people don't take care of their own people. Cuba's medical system is better! Yes you should definately listen to people in the system and get their advice on change. However this particular 30 year experienced RN did not offer any advice on how to improve the system.
• United States
15 Dec 08
You might as well watch an Alex Jones documentary if you think Sicko is real journalism.
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• Canada
16 Dec 08
I've actually been to Cuba and they do have free and great health care. This is well known. I didn't get this fact from Sicko. I knew this ahead of time.
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• Canada
16 Dec 08
And Most Western media is banned in Cuba because it is a Dictatorship and they like to keep the people in the dark about anything outside of their beliefs. I didn't say Cuba was perfect. There is a lot wrong with a Country that won't let its citizens leave.
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@KHELAN (1)
• India
15 Dec 08
obama is good person.
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• United States
15 Dec 08
I suspect Obama is a good person. He seems to be a devoted husband and parent. He seems to be mostly honest. It is his policies I don't like. Please, read the book AUDACITY OF HOPE. If you know anything about the US CONSTITUTION and how government is supposed to work, you just might be as appalled as myself after reading this book. In particular, pay close attention to Obama's opinion as to how the court system is supposed to work.
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
15 Dec 08
I agree... anyone who thinks that the situation described in the article needs some immediate medical care...namely a brain transplant, because theirs isn't working so good. The government can never do anything better than the private sector, whether it be healthcare or providing home loans, as we have recently discovered by it's interference in our banking policies. From the article, it is apparent that the 0bamas have the same meaningless resumes.... overpaid community organizing at the expense of the real workers. She is just as qualified to work as a health care professional as 0bama is to be president, which is not at all.
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• United States
15 Dec 08
The article reminds me of when the Clintons did not want to listen to Doctor's remarks concerning their proposed healthcare plans.
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
15 Dec 08
You are right. They would be doing well to listen to even this woman! Looks like the medical employees aren't going to have time to serve the people who are sick because they are going to be too busy volunteering! Makes me cringe every time I think about them messing with the health care system! We are retired and have a good insurance and medicine plan from my husband's former employer that goes with Medicare. If they start messing with our insurance, then it may mess up what we already have. I don't trust them one iota!
• United States
15 Dec 08
Neither dumbocrats or retardicans are to be trusted with anything important. That certainly includes health care.
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@katsmeow1213 (28902)
• United States
16 Dec 08
It's funny, I do believe I tried to prove this point prior to the election, but democrats of course would not listen. They just kept saying these changes are exactly what we need. I just sat back knowing some day I'd be able to say "I told you so, are you still so happy about it?"
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• United States
17 Dec 08
Too many people who want the government to take over health care just don't seem to realize they will get the efficiency of the Department of Motor Vehicals combined with the service of the Post Office clerk's window. To see exactly what I mean, anyone desiring government health care should check out the Veterans Health Care. This is government run health care as it really is.