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Newtown, and a New America

Navy-baby Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 5:42 PM
IMO, Medicare Prescription plan pays for itself by reducing costly hospitalizations and rehab. Just for an example, medications to prevent Osteporosis cost less than $300 a YEAR; one hip fracture means, surgery, hospital stay, and extensive rehab. Many other chronic diseases can be maintained with medications: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. Preventative meds can mean fewer trips to the physician, ER, or hospitalization for the elderly. Seems very ineffecient to pay the expense of surgery for an ailment, then not provide the medications necessary for staying healthy.

An entire country is in shock as we continue to watch the funerals of these innocent children and adults in Connecticut. It's not merely shock, but horror and revulsion, at the second-bloodiest school shooting in our history. It is sickening even to rank them in this way, to admit that there have been so many as to require it, but it is true: yet another child has killed yet more children in cold blood.

We don't have to worry about foreign terrorists coming to our country: we are better at hurting ourselves than they are at hurting us, and we always...