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  •  Health care , yes. Healthcare insurance, no. (9+ / 0-)

    Perhaps you could fix your poll heading and add clarify.

    I have faced the situation you are talking about several times.  I took a cab. I will not call 911 for an ambulance unless it is truly a life or death situation needing equipment an ambulence would have.

    I hope you made the doctors who were giving you a bad time aware of your concerns.  You can always release them by signing some kind of 'against medical advice' paper when you feel you are better off and not putting your self in jeopardy.

    For you it was $100, but for someone without coverage, the city would charge about $600.

    •  Just going to post this, so I'll rec you instead. (2+ / 0-)
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      FarWestGirl, noe44

      You said you don't think the Health Insurance Industry has no reason to exist - a p.o.v. that many here on Kos have reiterated many times.  However, your poll asks "should the health care industry even exist", which is different.  I have to vote that I want the Health CARE industry to exist, so my doctor can still treat me and new drugs can be found, etc.

      The error probably came from your illness.

      Don't know if you can change a poll question, however.

    •  I didn't rec or tip this yet (4+ / 0-)

      Because of the wording of the poll.

      The health care industry certainly should exist. The healh insurance industry? Not so much as it is at present - it needs major modifications.

      "Ridicule may lawfully be employed where reason has no hope of success."

      by QuestionAuthority on Fri Oct 16, 2009 at 11:50:20 AM PDT

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    •  Polls cannot be edited. n/t (0+ / 0-)

      Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

      by JeffW on Fri Oct 16, 2009 at 02:16:15 PM PDT

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