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http://blogs.forbes.com/sciencebiz/...protesting-in-the-streets-like-the-egyptians/

Why Aren’t The Uninsured Protesting In The Streets Like The Egyptians?
Maybe the uninsured could learn something from Egyptians and the Arab street. At a time when landmark health reform granting most of the uninsured access to medical care for the first time in their lives is being seriously threatened, protests by the uninsured themselves are nowhere to be seen
 

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It's because they know there really is no threat to Obamacare just yet, since the Senate will not go along with the house on it, and the President would veto it if the Senate did go along.

The house made a nice gesture, but lets accept that it's just a gesture that isn't going anywhere - at least until, and IF, the Senate and the White house get new people in 2012.
 

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"health reform granting most of the uninsured access to medical care for the first time in their lives "

You didn't really buy that line, did you?

Most of the uninsured I've worked with for over 30 years get medical care if they live near a city. It's just that clinic visits and such can entail waiting lists and are a major time-wasting pain compared to having insurance and picking your own doctor. It's easier sometimes not to bother with regular visits for seemingly small things involving, say, blood pressure problems and diabetes, and then things can really go downhill fast.

Heck, you have to wait weeks to see specialists a lot of times even if you have insurance. The good doctors are popular.
 

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People who chronically collect entitlements don't believe enough in them to actually do work in order to secure them.
 

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The uninsured have always had access to medical care. It is against the law for hospitals to refuse to treat them. And most of it on the dole...

And, of course, they have always had the option to buy insurance. Some of them can even afford it and chose not to do so.

How contrite of you to compare basic freedom to just health care. These people in Egypt simply have no rights at all. In fact they more or less have no rights to free speech or to bare arms. They are a far cry from being down to just trying to get health care through insurance programs. And, again, Health care is not a right. They would be well please to be only having to worry about that some day.
 

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Wow! What a leftist, liberal Obama lovin' piece of trash article. The extremely opinionated writer sounds like he's following the lead and advice of Frances Fox Pivens and Van Jones, encouraging the "unprivileged" unemployed and uninsured to riot. :upeyes:

I'm somewhat surprised Forbes published this crap.

Edited to add: the fluff writer, Michael Millenson, is a huge Obama supporting liberal, who also writes for the Huffingtonpot.com, and is from Chicago, also having written for the Chicago Tribune.

Sounds like an incitement to riot to me.
 

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Sounds like an incitement to riot to me.
Yeah, I was thinking about that. Should any literal riots break out over the health care issue, would this author even consider that he might have overstepped 1st amendment coverage.
 

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Guess that is the answer. Peeps with no insurance only go to the doc at the emergency room and they do get treated. When insurance is mandatory are they going to go to the homeless shelters and food banks to arrest people that don't have insurance?
 

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The uninsured have always had access to medical care. It is against the law for hospitals to refuse to treat them. And most of it on the dole...

And, of course, they have always had the option to buy insurance. Some of them can even afford it and chose not to do so.

How contrite of you to compare basic freedom to just health care. These people in Egypt simply have no rights at all. In fact they more or less have no rights to free speech or to bare arms. They are a far cry from being down to just trying to get health care through insurance programs. And, again, Health care is not a right. They would be well please to be only having to worry about that some day.
Absolutely correct. The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act;
mandates that ANYONE needing emergency healthcare, whether they can pay or not, are uninsured or not or are legal/illegal citizens, gets treatment. Needless to say, the Feds don't reimburse healthcare providers for this service. Illegal immigration is one of the worst aspects of this problem. Got a cold or ache, just go to an Emergency Room, get treated and walk away to leave the insured schmucks to pay; which is one of the big reasons health insurance costs/health costs are so high. Hospitals in the US loose BILLIONS of dollars due to unpaid medical bills. Take a look at the link below if you want to read how illegal immigration is crippling the healthcare in the US.

P.S. I work for a Critical Access Hospital in NC.

http://www.fairus.org/site/PageServer?pagename=research_researchba61
 

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Well duh, American Idol is back on silly.

Nothing will get those people to riot, other than taking this show off the air. :supergrin:
 

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They don't know that it's been ruled void, at least for now, because they don't watch any news that would let them know.
 

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Probably because the media sources are too ignorant to realize that federal judges' rulings have real meaning.
That's part of my point. More specifically...

a) They don't watch/read any news.
b) The "news" they do watch won't report the truth of the ruling.
 
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