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  •  You know, Am I the only one that reads the papers (0+ / 0-)


    Latest polls showed that 59% don't want this "reform"...

    And I'm one of them!

    •  OK. (8+ / 0-)

      You trust Republican-friendly pollsters to show you where the road lies and discount any other sources? We know where you stand, I think, and I don't think you and I are on the same map.

      Personally, as someone who lost my kidney function due to being unable to get health care, which was due to being unable to keep my health insurance when I lost my job for demanding my back pay (several months worth), I want health care for all so that no one ever has to go through organ failure due to a lack of insurance, ever again. I would like to be one of the last. I think we do need Medicare for All or some such single payer system, but I do not agree that scrapping the bill or suing it out of existence is the way to go.

      No, insulting one, you are not the only one who reads the papers. You are one of the few on ostensibly our side of the aisle who finds it necessary to insult his or her colleagues.

      Living kidney donor needed; type B, O, or incompatible (with paired donation). Drop me a note (see profile).

      by Kitsap River on Tue Mar 23, 2010 at 12:13:08 AM PDT

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      •  It's time to write letters to the editors (4+ / 0-)

        of the newspapers that we're not reading :-) Folks in WA need to know what kind of a wingnut we have as an AG. He's been flying under the radar, but he's obviously making his move for the governor's seat. Your experience illustrates how wrong these court challenges are. Thanks for sharing your story.

      •  Sorry if you are insulted (1+ / 0-)
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        And if there were any other current polls done,I would have used them. I asked for help in finding one two days ago, nobody came through.

        So, we're left with what's been done.

        At the time Brown was elected in Mass. the polls, from almost everyone I read said anywhere from 60% to 75% were against the "reform" as it stood.

        I'm sorry to hear of your personal plight. Why couldn't you get Medicare or Medicaid?

        I have an older sister currently dying of kidney failure and she had to move back to NY because Louisiana would have let her die.

        And that was no easy task, I'll admit, but she wanted to live and left her married daughter and grandchildren behind to move back home so that she could get help and she did.

        That help hasn't changed the fact that she will die younger than she should but she has gotten 5 extra years so far and counting.

        •  Why is she dying when she can get dialysis (2+ / 0-)

          when it becomes necessary? Believe me, the process of losing your kidney function does seem to bring one unnecessarily close to death if one doesn't start dialysis early enough, but dialysis is available as a treatment if wanted, no matter what the person's age. If she's old enough to get Medicare, Medicare covers it. If she's not old enough for Medicare, when it comes time for her to start dialysis, she'll be eligible anyway. If she's under 65 she should very, very strongly consider starting home dialysis training as soon as she needs dialysis, because she'll be eligible for Medicare from the first day of the first month she starts home dialysis training, and if she goes in-center eligibility begins on the first day of the fourth month. It's one reason I started on home dialysis without going in-center first. I'm on peritoneal dialysis and if I have to be on dialysis at all, it's not a bad way to do it. My blood stays put, in my body; instead, I have dialysate fluid in my abdomen and it's changed out 4 times a night by a machine called a cycler. I sleep while it works. My schedule is my own and I can travel with the machine, and have. It's not a bad way to do it at all. Good luck to your sister; if she wants more info on kidney failure and dialysis methods, ask her to get ahold of me and I will help her get in touch with the dialysis and kidney patient email groups I'm on.

          As for me, state Medicaid requires you to hold no more than $2000 in assets, and I own a house. I couldn't qualify due to income, although I had none, because I had too much income a little earlier in the year and because I was owed a large sum of money - thousands of dollars - which I had to put down as income although I never received any of it. Medicare was out of the question, as I was in my mid-40s with no end stage renal disease yet and got rejected for SSDI twice. Once I was on dialysis, at 48, I applied for Medicare and got it. I applied on my first day of home dialysis training. I could not apply and receive it before, despite being disabled due to other factors, because you need to have Social Security declare you disabled before you can get Medicare. I now have Social Security Disability as well.

          Living kidney donor needed; type B, O, or incompatible (with paired donation). Drop me a note (see profile).

          by Kitsap River on Tue Mar 23, 2010 at 03:44:40 PM PDT

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    •  I wonder what % of people in 1965 wanted (2+ / 0-)

      Blacks to get Civil Rights or the old to get Medicare and of course if a poll had been taken of the people before Pontius Pilate 99+% would have been for "Crucify Him Crucify Him" and less than 1% would have been "Free Him".

      •  Yeah and look where that got us 2000 yrs later (0+ / 0-)

        Billions killed in "his name". Millions tortured. Civilizations wiped off the face of the earth...

        Oh, and lets not forget their stand that "blacks" had white palms and feet because they were meant to crawl on all fours...

        Bad, Bad, Bad comparison...IMHO...

        If it wasn't for "him", blacks would have never been kidnapped, beaten, killed and sold into slavery. Thus perpetuating the evil that "they were inferior"...

    •  Good for you. (1+ / 0-)
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      Because the public is always right about complex issues!

      And, nyah, nyah, I have the majority of Congress on my side, so there.

    •  Hmm, you might be (2+ / 0-)
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      ...the only one who can't read polls.

      `You have a much too willful will. You think that what you do not do... does not happen' -Zen master to E. Herrigel

      by tmc on Tue Mar 23, 2010 at 04:41:14 AM PDT

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      •  I don't watch Propaganda TV (0+ / 0-)

        Or try to use them as a source of "reliable" information...sorry

        But I did ask a few days ago for help finding better current sources...

        Thanks for trying...and oh, the poll you link to shows that only 39% favored the bill outright.

        The opposition was what this "reform" doesn't the position still stands...

        The majority were against this reform any way you slice it...

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