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... So, yes, you can obtain basic, absolutely necessary, treatment in our for-profit health care system. You can't turn up sans insurance and get perks such as chemotherapy, a kidney transplant and multitudes of other procedures that will allow you to live a normal life span. And, then there's the down side of having had your home taken away and finding a nice refrigerator box to live in on the sidewalk.

Then I guess "you" gonna die, eh? Uninsured Americans are just dropping dead like flies! I would think that keeping the home would be a distant concern.

Here's a nice "kidney" story from Canada:

http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2005/03/22/...suit050322.html

There are horror stories from everywhere, it's just the U.S. has the market cornered on them. 18,000 are reported to die each year from lack of insurance. I'd love to know the number who die from insurance companies denying care to their insured. Sicko showed a couple of examples of those. I'd bet the number far exceeds the uninsured. That's why you see bake sales and car washes to pay for bone marrow transplants that are often disallowed. Does that happen in Canada? England? France? Germany? Who decides on treatment in those countries? Physicians or insurance company clerks? There's a reason there are organizations of medical professionals who agree with the notion of single payer, universal healthcare.

http://www.pnhp.org/ Those are real nurses appearing around the country with Michael Moore. Facts don't lie and all the people in the countries I cited are healthier than we are, live longer than we do and have a lower infant mortality rate. Considering more per capita is spent in this country, that shouldn't be the case. Maybe that's where the profit motive and high CEO salaries come into play.

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There are horror stories from everywhere, it's just the U.S. has the market cornered on them. 18,000 are reported to die each year from lack of insurance. I'd love to know the number who die from insurance companies denying care to their insured. Sicko showed a couple of examples of those. I'd bet the number far exceeds the uninsured. That's why you see bake sales and car washes to pay for bone marrow transplants that are often disallowed. Does that happen in Canada? England? France? Germany?

Yes..it does happen in those other places. Check out renal care in the UK after age 70.

So what if the numbers exceeds 18,000...nobody has the right to healthcare. But you do have the right to die.

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