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Old July 31st, 2007, 05:00 PM   #1
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Old July 31st, 2007, 05:14 PM   #2
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Just like I said on the Sicko thread, Guiliani uses all the talking points that he knows the Koolade-consuming Conservative automatons will instinctively react to:



Charging that Democrats' health care proposals would lead to
"socialized medicine," Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday he wants to give American citizens more control over their health care.



"We've got to do it the American way," Giuliani said during a town hall forum in Rochester, New Hampshire. "The American way is not single-payer, government-controlled anything.
That's a European way of doing something; that's frankly a socialist way of doing something."

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Maybe that's why Europeans live longer!




"That's why when you hear Democrats in particular talk about single-mandated health care, universal health care, what they're talking about is socialized medicine."



Giuliani's health care plan, unveiled at the forum, includes giving taxpayers tax credits to purchase private health insurance. The highlight of Giuliani's plan: a $15,000 tax deduction for each family to buy private health insurance.



According to Giuliani, money left over from one year could be used the following year to cover health care costs. He says his program for private insurance would replace coverage from employers.

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What about all the people who can't afford health insurance, or who are denied coverage by insurance companies?



In other words, what about the people who most need healthcare??








Giuliani, the Republican party's presidential frontrunner in national polls, also said that
"government cannot take care of you. You've got to take care of yourself."



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I guess that's easy to say when you're a multi-millionaire like Rudy!


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Old July 31st, 2007, 05:22 PM   #3
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I like Romney's plan of healthcare for all! Innovative and unique.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 05:29 PM   #4
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who cares what they call it, as long as everybody gets health care coverage?



call it socialist - hell, call it fascism - call it anything - just get poor people health coverage
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I like Romney's plan of healthcare for all! Innovative and unique.


What are his plans?
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who cares what they call it, as long as everybody gets health care coverage?



call it socialist - hell, call it fascism - call it anything - just get poor people health coverage


That's where I disagree..



I am all for healthcare for all, but my means where it can be made affordable. Socialized healthcare much like Europe is not the answer.
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Socialized healthcare much like Europe is not the answer.




Why not?
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Old July 31st, 2007, 05:44 PM   #8
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That's where I disagree..



I am all for healthcare for all, but my means where it can be made affordable. Socialized healthcare much like Europe is not the answer.


The US spends a much higher percentage of its GDP on healthcare (around 15%) than any other western economy.



Even so 43m Americans have no insurance, and huge corporations like GM, Ford, United Airlines etc are crippled by health insurance overheads.



There has to be a better way.



How would you propose providing health care for all and making it affordable?
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Old July 31st, 2007, 06:04 PM   #9
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Just like I said on the Sicko thread, Guiliani uses all the talking points that he knows the Koolade-consuming Conservative automatons will instinctively react to:



Charging that Democrats' health care proposals would lead to
"socialized medicine," Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday he wants to give American citizens more control over their health care.



"We've got to do it the American way," Giuliani said during a town hall forum in Rochester, New Hampshire. "The American way is not single-payer, government-controlled anything.
That's a European way of doing something; that's frankly a socialist way of doing something."

>>>>>>>>>>>



Maybe that's why Europeans live longer!




It's also the right way! Sure, as Gary said in the Sicko thread, that people do have some gripes about their government-provided health care, nothing is perfect, but at least they get the care they need. I'd rather complain about filling out a few forms, than go without any care whatsoever.



BTW, why is taxpayer-funded universal health care a socialist program according to some on the right, yet other certain tax-funded social programs (Police, schools, fire dept.) are perfectly fine in their eyes? (They don't seem to be up in arms about those.) I propose that change the term "public schools", to "Socialized Schools", we ought to be a little more accurate about these things right?






"That's why when you hear Democrats in particular talk about single-mandated health care, universal health care, what they're talking about is socialized medicine." Ooooh, there's that "S word" again! LOL.



Giuliani's health care plan, unveiled at the forum, includes giving taxpayers tax credits to purchase private health insurance. The highlight of Giuliani's plan: a $15,000 tax deduction for each family to buy private health insurance.



According to Giuliani, money left over from one year could be used the following year to cover health care costs. He says his program for private insurance would replace coverage from employers.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>



What about all the people who can't afford health insurance, or who are denied coverage by insurance companies?



In other words, what about the people who most need healthcare??



$15,000? A bandage on a deep wound at best. I'm doubtful that an entire family could suffice on 15k for health insurance for very long. And he's also suggesting replacing coverage provided by employers with his own plan? WTF?



Giuliani, the Republican party's presidential frontrunner in national polls, also said that
"government cannot take care of you. You've got to take care of yourself."

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>



I guess that's easy to say when you're a multi-millionaire like Rudy!


I guess we don't need the fire dept., the police, public schools, or public water and sewage systems either according to Mr. Giuliani. Those are all taxpayer-funded and they're all basically government-provided. It's essentially the government (County, city, state, or otherwise.) putting criminals behind bars, putting out the fires, teaching our children, and keeping our tap water usable.



It's not like any of those programs contribute to society anyway right? lol (more sarcasm!)



Does he have his own security detail? Does he have his own firemen? Did he send his children to private school? Does he think everyone can afford those things?



I am seriously reconsidering my support for this guy. I might even vote for a Democrat for president. (not sarcasm!)

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I guess we don't need the fire dept., the police, public schools, or public water and sewage systems either according to Mr. Giuliani. Those are all taxpayer-funded and they're all basically government-provided. It's essentially the government (County, city, state, or otherwise.) putting criminals behind bars, putting out the fires, teaching our children, and keeping our tap water usable.



It's not like any of those programs contribute to society anyway right? lol (more sarcasm!)



Does he have his own security detail? Does he have his own firemen? Did he send his children to private school? Does he think everyone can afford those things?



I am seriously reconsidering my support for this guy. I might even vote for a Democrat for president. (not sarcasm!)



I'm afraid the Democrats don't even have such a universal plan. Romney's complaint might be stretched to work if what he said about the Democrats' plans was true. The only Democrat advocating a truly national, non-profit, universal system (anything even resembling "socialized health care") is Dennis Kucinich. Everyone else's plan is doomed to failure, and once Clinton's or Obama's plan fails, the Republican propaganda machine will hold it up and make an example out of the 'failures of socialized medicine'. Even though it would never be socialism in the first place, but that won't matter to a primarily ignorant voting population.



It seems like what the British developed soon after WWII (NHS) is still many years ahead of American politics.
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