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  •  We also pay doctors in Powder Dollars (1+ / 0-)
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    In Utah, Gun Control means Using Both Hands but our health care costs are the lowest.

    OK, so this is anecdotal information.  I suspect that our 2nd kid was born my C-Section because there had just been a big storm up in the mountains and the obstetrician wanted first tracks.  Or, in other words; wages are low for everyone here, including doctors who live here so they can ski.

    That, and our low use of alcohol and tobacco cuts down on our health care costs.

    But our gun laws are almost non-existent.  Shouldn't our health care costs be higher than a place like New York or Illinois with strong gun control?

    "states like VT and ID are not 'real america'" -icemilkcoffee

    by Utahrd on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 12:21:33 PM PDT

    •  per capita? and the question is (0+ / 0-)

      gun ownership. Are there many guns? Large urban centers?

      The problem is that areas with strong gun control laws are adjacent to areas with weak or gappy laws.

      I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

      by samddobermann on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 03:28:01 AM PDT

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