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  •  We've given over too much of our public health (0+ / 0-)

    system to for-profit companies, IMO. One of he advantages to a single payer base system with private insurance available for boutique services on top of it, is that in an epidemic we could get immediate services for everyone.

    What too many do not think about with our current system is that if an epidemic should break out, what is in the best common good is for people to contact their doctors at the first evidence of any symptoms.

    However, if one is poor and does not have health insurance, and has an experience of going to the ER and then being dunned for years by creditors these people will hesitate and wait until the last possible moment or just not even go, which could accelerate the infection, or prevent health officials from gaining timely data on incidence.

    "Seriously, Folks, WTH?" - ("What the Heck? "h/t Joan McCarter, Seriously, Florida. WTF?)

    by HoundDog on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 05:41:09 PM PDT

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