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  •  Whoa. Have you actually read these posts? (4+ / 0-)

    There's no defending going on here - there's providing information.  Which gets recs.

    You owe the poster an apology.  And then you need to actually read (and understand) comments before seeing red.

    •  The central damned premise is that for-profit (0+ / 0-)

      hospitals would happily lower prices if not for treating the uninsured.

      It's fucking bullshit.  The person promoting that view is advancing a pernicious lie.

      Take an Econ survey course at your local JC.  That's not how capitalism works.  

      Apologies are owed to those harmed by this lie.

      "I read New republic and Nation/I've learned to take every view.." P. Ochs

      by JesseCW on Fri Jan 24, 2014 at 12:52:54 PM PST

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      •  But someone/group has to (0+ / 0-)

        pay for the services to the uninsured. That is covered some by tax money at the local, state and federal level plus by charing more to those who are insured.

        That is fact. Not your general  theory.

        In fact, hospitals are cutting costs BECAUSE the ACA is cutting supplementary medicare payments to hospitals who have a lot of uninsured.

        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 Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 06:31:27 AM PST

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