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Henry Waxman - Healthcare

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when stewart says "why not stop denying people who already have cancer healthcare" and the audience applauds warmly, should i assume that both he and they understand the difference between "healthcare/insurance" and " extremely expensive/experimental treatments paid for by tax monies"? would, for instance, government funded morphine satisfy them, or are they really talking about the "top of the line, cutting edge" stuff? because, due to the past/ ongoing activities of the american gov't and armed forces morphine is about as close to free as can be (lucky us).

to make a crude analogy: i don't object to the poor being denied single malt scotch on a gov't tab. but denying access to the warehouses of 3.2 pisswater beer that the police are dumping down the kitchen sink as fast as they can steal it seems cruel.

i don't expect the gov't to pay for every expensive "cure" which may or may not help at all. but for them to refuse even pain relief that hardly costs anything doesn't seem reasonable at all. there must be a middle ground there somewhere. and i won't even mention medical marijuana. it's not so much the cheapness as the mean-spirited cruelty that gets me.

waxman is about the most boring guest i've ever seen on tds, btw.

...waxman is about the most boring guest i've ever seen on tds, btw.

As much as I hate style over substance - I've gotta admit he is incredibly boring. Of course, if he'd really said much of substance, he wouldn't have been so boring.

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It's not Health Care Insurance that is needed but Health Care Coverage for all no matter what... We have to stop profiting on People that are sick. You have to be able to see into the future and know what you will need to buy insurance. I can't foretell the future so I want full coverage. As it stands now, nobody has full coverage.

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It's not Health Care Insurance that is needed but Health Care Coverage for all no matter what... We have to stop profiting on People that are sick. You have to be able to see into the future and know what you will need to buy insurance. I can't foretell the future so I want full coverage. As it stands now, nobody has full coverage.

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It's not Health Care Insurance that is needed but Health Care Coverage for all no matter what... We have to stop profiting on People that are sick. You have to be able to see into the future and know what you will need to buy insurance. I can't foretell the future so I want full coverage. As it stands now, nobody has full coverage.

Most people worry about hooligans at soccer matches, but now it's starting to surface that conservatives are fielding hooligans at Town Hall style meetings, especially the ones that are related to health care reforms. Protesters are being dispatched to meetings where health care, or Obamacare as it's called, is being discussed in order to stifle discussion. A recent episode of the Rachel Maddow show got a memo from Think Progress intercepted from conservative think tank, Right Principles in which they outline how to do it. This tactic has been used before, notably during recounts in the 2000 election. No one likes hooligans, and the rest of us end up needing fast cash to undo their damage.

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