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    mataliandy

    Gotcha. I know.

    But how about all the emotional issues for the people who got over tested and over screened and wound up dead, or their family members dead, from medical errors, dvogel001?

    People who were healthy, with just some kind of minor problem, that the docs decided to go for? Because there were terrified of malpractice suits?

    Or maybe just greedy.

    And yeah, I understand your angst. You don't want to get sucked into some kind of health bullshit you don't believe in. That's fair enough.

    On the other hand, if you and those you care about get sucked into some kind of terrible catastrophe that kills you all half way - would you prefer to have National Health Care, No Questions Asked?

    Or would you just say; "No, never mind. We fucked up. Just throw us into the dump."

    The whole point of separation of church and state was about protecting the people from the church. It wasn't about protecting churches.

    by mieprowan on Wed Nov 18, 2009 at 08:49:47 PM PST

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    •  People do not die from mammograms... (0+ / 0-)

      just does not happen...and it is still a choice...you want to wait until you are 80 to get your first mammogram...be my guest...

      Obama - Change I still believe in

      by dvogel001 on Thu Nov 19, 2009 at 06:48:15 PM PST

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        The whole point of separation of church and state was about protecting the people from the church. It wasn't about protecting churches.

        by mieprowan on Fri Nov 20, 2009 at 11:00:25 PM PST

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        •  Even the study admitted that the small amount... (0+ / 0-)

          of radiation was not a risk worth considering...again, this is not about forced mammograms...it is about choice and reimbursement...

          If you want to wait until you are 92 years old for your first mammogram...be my guest...

          Obama - Change I still believe in

          by dvogel001 on Sat Nov 21, 2009 at 10:22:33 AM PST

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