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Ernest Burleson
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Since this was published in 2009, was the law Rodgers responded to passed ? Or. was it one of two that did not pass ?

Karyn
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Karyn

“Back in the thirties we were told we must collectivize the nation… because the people were so poor. Now we are told we must collectivize the nation…because the people are so rich.” ~ William F. Buckley,Jr.
If Congressman Rogers is in the pocket of big pharma, then whose pocket is the democratic party in? How about the LABOR UNIONS
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/sns-health-obama-labor-unions,0,5618021.story
As of January 13, the senate plan now eliminates the tax on the “cadillac” plans that so many unions offer….

Paul
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Paul

For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

Carol
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Carol

I am also a Canadian married to an American and I can tell you that thanks to the Canadian poor healthcare by Dr’s who can’t even speak the language and can’t or won’t understand their patients.. both of my parents were murdered. Especially my mother, she had very obvious systems of a blocked carotid artery and her idot of a Doctor did nothing… did not return my calls while I was in Canada. Then a week after I left to return to USA, Mother had an appointment and suggested that she be tested for the blockage. DUMB DUMB finally agreed… Read more »

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Canadian married to American

By the way, the link to the Concord study pdf file can be accessed through v1.theglobeandmail.com/v5/content/pdf/CONCORD.pdf

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Canadian married to American

First of all, we have to look at the top industries contributing to Congressman Rogers’ campaign for 2009-2010: http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/industries.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00009668&type=I&mem= You cannot expect him to not distort the truth to fit his agenda when the health industry contributes so much $ to his campaign. On the Canada v. US cancer survival rates – I think this gives a clearer picture: Based on the Concord study (August 2008), the 5-year survival rate overall for the U.S. is 91.9% and 82.5% for Canada: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/print/CTVNews/20080716/cancer_statistics_080716/20080716/?hub=TopStories&subhub=PrintStory Results based on 42% of U.S. population: http://www.citeulike.org/user/rader5/article/3728183 It appears (see attached pdf file) that the Concord study (indicating… Read more »

DLW
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DLW

The free market system will only innovate if they can make a profit.
Affordable insurance for individuals is not profitable.

Karen
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Karen

Thank you Congressman Rogers for making so much sense about health care. Anyone who doesn’t believe your stats on Canada and cancer should live there. Also there is rationing for the elderly in Canada. I experienced it when I tried to get care for my mother. I hope Congressman, you begin to lead the Republican party through this mess facing us with health care reform. It would also be nice to see front line people like doctors included in the discussion.

Nate
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Nate

unemployment would be the first to go, only a liberal could come up with something as stupid as paying people not to work. As a small employer I LOVE competing with unemployment for employees. Why come work for me when they can make just as much staying at home and not doing anything? I also love how our government can’t afford to hire more crossing guards or pay to sort recyclables from trash because we are paying people not to work. Public education would be the next to go, when over 50% of kids don’t graduate its time to scrap… Read more »

Unsung Zero
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Unsung Zero

Check out Congressman Mike Rogers here: http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00009668&cycle=2010
Top 5 Industry Contributors to Mr. Rogers:
Insurance – 2002/2004/2006/2008/2010
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products – 2004/2006/2008/2010
Health Care Professionals – 2004/2006/2008/2010
I’m sure none of that has anything to do with his stance on health care reform though.

Dennis
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Dennis

Nate,
Now that you’re being honest, (SS, is that code for Social Security?), how about public education, privatizing road & bridge repairs, un-employment insurance, FDIC, and what else. Truth be told what role should your government have? Phoney wars like Iraq? And does your government allow for creating phoney Terror Threats just before an election in an attempt to “fix” an election? How about calling a sitting president a “scum bag” in the U.S. Congress. When does common sense & descency come back to the discussion?

Nate
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Nate

“Nate, why doesn’t your “grandma” opt-out of Medicare if it’s so bad?” Peter once again your an idiot. First you would need to ask my grandparents their views about Medicare I don’t have power of atorney for them, I can’t opt them out. Most importantly she can’t afford to lose her Social Security benefits that the government would take away if she did opt out. For once why don’t you stop with the moronic statenments and tell the readers why my grandma deserves to lose SS is she did. Your like a spoiled obnoxious kid that needs slapped on a… Read more »

jen
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jen

You can’t compare healthcare to public service institutions such as your local fire departent. Our fire department isn’t trying to cure cancer and can adequately fight fires without any major research or innovations. I don’t believe he is saying our healthcare system is perfect and not in need of change–I think we all agree changes are in order. But to socialize medicine is not the answer and will hinder the very innovation that has made this country great, and has made our current healthcare great.

Anon
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Anon

To The Shark:
People enrolled in public programs (Medicare and Medicaid) are counted as insured… they are not included among the numbers of uninsured.

The Shark
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The Shark

Posted by: Matthew Holt
This comment is to Matthew Holt, who said the following:
“Just astonishing. But among all his untruths, distortions and other bullshit, he’s clear about one thing. If you’re one of the 15%, screw you.”
Matthew,
I wonder what percentage of the 15%, are on Public Assistance. Which, if I’m not mistaken, get all of their medical bills paid anyway.
Not badmouthing, or speaking out against Public Assistance. I think it’s a great program,,,,,,,for people who REALLY need it.
I was just wondering, that’s all.