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Riddle Me This Obama: If Healthcare Costs are Our Problem, What Was Obamacare About?

chicaree Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 3:43 PM
"HUGE problem with healthcare spending". Yes there is a problem with out of control costs for health care. 4 months ago my husband stepped on a pincushion I had left lying on the floor and ran a needle all the way into his heel. We couldn't see the end of the needle to pull it out. The doc took an x-ray and said it had to come out as needles tend to move and could end up in his heart or lungs. Into the emergency room for surgery, where they sliced open the side of his foot and removed the needle. As I sat in the waiting room there was about 20 people there waiting for care. ONLY one looked to be an emergency. It was the poor with no money nor health care insurance to get care. The bill for the surgery on his foot was $15,000.00.
Marie150 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 7:27 PM
chicaree, the reason your husband paid 15,000.00 dollars was to cover all of the poor in the emergency room. They get free care there. Why did you go to the emergency room?
AliveInHim Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 4:22 PM
Which tells me you must've thought his life was worth at least that much.

Now, ALSO figure in the cost of the surgeon's education, that of the nurses and techs, the wages/salaries of them all, the cost of supplies (ObamaoCare taxes those too now, you know), the cost of building and the utilities which enable it to function. All that and more adds into the total cost.

As to the 'poor', give me a break. It was the GOVERNMENT which FORCED ERs to give care no matter what-that drove up costs immediately. NOBODY who needs care is EVER denied it, health insurance or no. Previously, care was STILL given. And now, we have a never ending stream of illegals ALSO burdening the system.


AliveInHim Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 4:24 PM
So, Chicaree, take your sob story about the 'poor uninsured' elsewhere.

Your husband would have received every consideration and care for a lot less money if the Federal Government hadn't decided, beginning in the 60's, that it had a legitimate role in medicine. IT is THAT, not some folks being uninsured, which has driven and will continue to drive the cost of medical care to a point where only the politicians can afford it!

This is a time when the population of America should be throwing rose petals at the feet of the Great Leader, Miracle Worker, Economist, Ph.D and Professor of Constitutional history, Dr. Barack H. Obama, MD.

All of our problems should be solved now.

Two years ago we were told and sold that Obamacare, the keystone legislative effort of Obama’s first two years, would solve our problems when it comes to out-of-control government spending.

It’s a deficit reducer, Washington Post wonk Ezra Klein told us about the government takeout of healthcare under the banner of “reform.”

Just...