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b>I remember being able to go to a dr appointment, hand over my insurance card. Get that checkup I needed. If something was wrong in a test, I remember being able to go to a specialist and hand over my insurance card. I remember if I needed tests done, an mri, xray, bone density tests, etc, handing over my insurance card.
I remember feeling secure in the fact that I had that card! Just like alot of what I remember as good from the past, the past is gone.
Just like the past is gone, so is my insurance and my security. So is my ability to get the care I need. And just like the past is the past, this healthcare access is and will stay that way.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE AND ARE AGAINST HEALTHCARE REFORM. Right back at YOU! Here's to ALL of YOU who will be where I'm at....a SPECIAL WELCOME!! Get used to it, cuz just as all things that were precious to you that are gone, you'll have your memories to hold onto of the great care you used to have...wonder how healthy that will keep you? See alot of you so secure on Memory lane!

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What kind of smell should we call the insurance companies? The repukes that don't care about their fellow citizens.
I am amazed that the same "Patriotic Loudmouths" who cared so much about their country when Bush was in office are now out there with hatred, name calling, lying, anything so that those who are denied coverage, stay that way.
The repukes don't want a bill that means anything. They want the big bucks from the insurance, who lobby and grease their selfish palms with all the greed indeed!
Those that are fighting to keep us safe, here we are over here with people fighting to keep us sick, deny us our rights and hope for us to die. Ain't that just as sweet as apple pie, homemade American apple pie!
I remember being able to go to a dr appointment, hand over my insurance card. Get that checkup I needed. If something was wrong in a test, I remember being able to go to a specialist and hand over my insurance card. I remember if I needed tests done, an mri, xray, bone density tests, etc, handing over my insurance card.

There have been a number of discussions all over TBD concerning the Health Bill proposals and I will not rehash any of the concfrete objections. I have no general problem with the concept; what I have a problem is with this particular version of it, which simply subsitutes one set of problems for another, under the guise of reform.

But I would pose this question for you and if you stop and think about it, you'll see what (just) one issue is.

Let us assume, for purposes of this question, that the administration's numbers of 40 million people without insurance is overstated by only 25%. That is, there are really only 30 million people who are uninsured. Fair enough?

Has anyone called a doctor, lately, to try and get an appointment for a routine checkup? If your doctor is like mine (and mine is pretty good), there is at least a three week wait to get an appointment. Doctors are already screaming that they don't have time to adequately "care" for their patients under the current system.

Now, let's add those 30 million people to the process, who will be seeking medical care now that they have insurance. Without adding one new doctor (and the "reform" doesn't even discuss this matter, let alone address it), now how long do you think it will take to get an appointment? Six weeks? Two months? Three months?

What's good is having health insurance if you can't get a doctor to actually look at you? And with the AMA limiting the "supply" of doctors, the doctor/population ratio is going to get a lot smaller, meaning that, absent anything else, you may be able to get your doctor bill paid but you may have trouble actually finding a doctor to send the bill!

So, under the current proposal, absent any other objection, you're still going to end up remembering being able to get a doctor's appointment, handing over an insurance card, and getting that checkup because there aren't going to be enough doctors to actually look at you!

This is just one problem with the "reform" as currently constructed (in its many guises).

One other thing that should give you pause. AARP is in favor of this. That should be a red flag, right off the bat.

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