XYZ1 wrote:I think part of the problem is that in the US you could be on your deathbed and the Dr would say - "oh, looks like you have this or that, let's operate!). And your last few months would be horrible. We've all seen it happen.
Also, why don't you address the issue we're talking about. Are you satisfied that the US is #38 in the world in life expectancy? I'm not.
XYZ1 wrote:Our healthcare system is broke for many reasons, mainly because hospitals and insurance companies care more about making $ than anything else. In my opinion that is wrong.
XYZ1 wrote:Other causes are that instead of people taking care of themselves and getting preventative care, they wait until they have something majorly wrong with them before they go to the Dr., have major surgery, and then the rest of us get to pick up the tab bc they don't have insurance.
XYZ1 wrote:You know why? Because my wife is an anesthesiologist at a University Hospital. While in residency she worked at a VA hospital and a large county owned hospital. And guess what? She came home almost every day talking about how ridiculous it was that patients were getting procedures done which cost tens of thousands of dollars and would maybe give the patient an extra week to live and it would be nothing but pain and suffering that whole time. Why did they do this? Because the people running the hospital could make some $ and nobody would tell the patient the condition they would be in after the surgery until they died.
XYZ1 wrote:Also, here's what I really don't understand about the health care debate: Anybody without insurance can go to the ER and get treated for whatever and skip out on the bill. As a result, the patients who do have insurance are charged more for their procedures to make up the difference. Obama is actually trying to fix this by saying that everyone needs their own insurance.
XYZ1 wrote:What is your defense for everybody who has a job and has insurance paying everybody else's bills?
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