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peggy
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peggy

OBAMA STOP THIS UNGODLY HEALTH CARE YOU ARE TRYING
TO PASS. LISTEN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, DON’T TRY
TO RUN OUR LIVES. AMERICAN IS STILL A GOD FEARING
NATION AND DO NOT TRY TO TAKE IT AWAY. ONE DAY YOU
PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON IS GOING TO GIVE ACCOUNT WHAT
YOU HAVE DONE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Doug
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Doug

There is so much to say so I will stick to the broad strokes:
* Cut the BS, listen to the Darmouth research and the Kaiser CEO, about 30% of current care is unnecessary and much of it dangerous.
* Politicians need to keep asking themselves why comparable treatment in other countries is about 25% of the cost here. Maybe cars and healthcare shouldn’t be built or provided in America. There are too many pigs at the trough, provider heads need to shrink as well.
Unfortunately people seem to what to talk about switching payors rather than the much more difficult questions.
D.

Greg Pawelski
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Greg Pawelski

Neglect is the silent killer in our nation’s nursing homes. By some estimates, malnutrition, dehydration, bedsores and infection – caused by neglect – account for half of nursing home deaths and injuries. There would be a much higher level of care given to residents if adequate staffing were provided. But, for-profit nursing homes, the desire for profit margins translates into less staffing at nursing homes, less training for the staff that they do have, less food (or a lower quality of food) for the residents, and less management and oversight. A conflict arises between saving dollars and providing good care.… Read more »

Deborah Leyva
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Thanks for sharing the link Matthew! I wasn’t sure I would find it.
Deborah

Nazim
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I am really concerned how chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardio-vascular diseases, lung diseases and others account for such a large part of the overall healthcare costs. Studies show that approximately $1.5 trillion out an over all $2 trillion is spent on chronic diseases. This is huge! I would really like Pres.-elect Obama’s healthcare plan to seriously address the issue of chronic but preventable diseases. It will be tough, I know; rest of America need do their part too, but preventive measure taken now will make Americans healthier and reduce the cost of healthcare overall. Chronic disease prevention has to… Read more »

Maijane D. Harris
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Maijane D. Harris

Dear Sirs, I am gravely concerned over the lack of health care for persons like me. I am a woman who is 62 yrs old I had to undergo spinal fusion serveral years ago, and now am having severe pain in the area. I do not have health insurance nor does my employer offer it. What am I to do now, I live paycheck to paycheck with no money for extras. I cannot afford to pay for surgery should it become necessary. I have to work I am single and have no means other than my job. Why in this… Read more »

disabled person
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disabled person

Your whining .Stop looking for a damn handout and pay for your insurance like everyone else has to
Hell even people disabled on social security have to pay for thiers
Damn I think the disabled and retired should if anyone get some kind coverage that don’t break them.

disabled person
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disabled person

Marijane Harris from somebody who knows you. Your a whiner and a cry baby with the amount of money you took from.your dad with a power of attorney before he revoked it you should be wealthy enough to buy all kinds of health insurance.

JOAN EVANISH
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JOAN EVANISH

A RETURN TO COMMON SENSE WOULD DO THE USA AND THE WORLD SO MUCH GOOD THE WPA DID SO MUCH AND DID NOT APPEAR TO DEMEAN ANYONE…BRING IT BACK TO REPAIR AND REDO OUR NATIONAL SYSTEMS A TRAIN IS EASIER ON POCKETBOOK AND OZONE..BRING THEM BACK TOO. AGING POPULATION NEEDS CONSIDERATION LIKE BENCHES AROUND TOWN, AT BUS STOPS, MORE LIMITED BUSES SO IF GOING 30 BLOCKS YHOU DONT HAVE TO STOP AND RIDE 15 TIMES BUT 3. THEY SHOULD HAVE A SPECIAL COLOR STRIPE SO EASY TO DENOTE. IF COSCOS AND OTHERS CAN SELL DRUGS SO CHEAPLY THEN all drug… Read more »