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“Not Now”: Diluting the Value of Money and Medical Care

cschwab Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 6:33 AM
So the problem is that if we make sure there is healthcare for everybody, some folks will be faced with "not now" as opposed to the current system where those without insurance are faced with "not ever"? We have healthcare rationing right now.....it is just that those blessed enough to have money or insurance get to go to the front of the line. I am not convinced that ACA is anything close to the best solution, but Republican's refusal to acknowledge a serious problem kept us out of any legitimate debate for a good alternative.
jwarren Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 9:04 AM
Right now we are stuck with the system that has been created by the INSURANCE COMPANIES AND BIG GOVERNMENT. We need to get the USA back to where we were before insurance companies were even thought of. Where you can go to the doctor, get you checkup and pay maybe $50 out of pocket for his time and equipment. What we have not is not going to work and what Dr Hussein want to give us WILL NEVER BE THE RIGHT CHOICE. Afterall it should not cost almost $4000 to sit in the ER for 3 hours have a CT scan and then go home with some pain killers. That's what it cost when my daughter got thrown from her horse last year. And the doctor did very little to actually help her. I think our local volunteer EMS department did more for her comfort.

As the small child continues to beg for this and that at the supermarket, the parent’s repeated “No’s” tend to bring out pouting and temper tantrums. Spankings—if you dare— don’t seem to make much difference. Eventually, the parent gets an idea. Instead of “No,” she says, “Not now.”

While this doesn’t solve the child’s disciplinary issues, introducing the variable of time (not now) softens the answer in a way that introduces hope, although probably a false hope. The time variable has muddied things for the child, buying some time for the frustrated parent.

Introducing the element of time as a variable...