1. Martha Bragin on September 27, 2009 at 7:16 am

    This doctor is great! Get the word out! Single payer is life saving health care for all!

  2. Kree8tivity on September 30, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    I have a question. Why is it that everyone thinks insurance companies drive health care costs? You can go to provider X and be charged $50.00 for an office visit and go to provider Y and be charge $150.00 for the same office visit. Health insurance helps cover the cost, like auto insurance helps us cover costs. I don’t get why no one is ticked off at these providers and hospitals who are charging ridiculous amounts of money well above reasonable and customary. Diagnostic services like an MRI and medications are like the top two contributors to medical cost increase. You can go to one facility that charges $800 for a colonoscopy and another that charges $4,000…why is that? You mean to tell me that you treat my colon better if I pay more money for the service? I don’t think so! Plus, we as Americans are out of shape, unhealthy and we run to the doctor for everything. Personally, I look at how poorly Medicare and Medicaid (government programs) are run and I think a public option stinks! Look at the waste with Medicaid! You have 3 and 4 generations of people who are healthier than all of us put together and all they have to do is keep having kids. How is that fair? I work every day and I have to pay for my health insurance! I pay because 3 and 4 generations of people who don’t put any money in the system can sit home their entire lives, have children they cannot take care of financially until the cows come home and live off the system. Who do you think has to pay for that luxury? THE REST OF US THAT’S WHO! Is that what a single payer health plan will evolve into in the years to come? How about we fix Medicaid and run that government program decently and effectively. Then and only then could I be convinced to take a government option over my private insurance carrier. Single payer…no thanks on that one! I won’t be blinded to the truth that easily! I think private insurance companies are served up as the easy target instead of “miracle” doctors and hospitals who cry that they care so much and their hands are tied when in essence their in the business of medicine to make money too! When is the last time you met a not-for-profit doctor?

    • Julie Pierce "SiCKO" on March 22, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      Tell my husband that, he is in th cemetary 6 feet down. Watch SICKO, go to my website…..people are not viewed as patients..we are viewed as profit…

  3. Chris Curley on October 1, 2009 at 8:37 am

    It would be nice if Mr. Schultz or Maddow or Olbermann gave their audieces advance notice on when and where these protest’s are taking place.They would see that many many more people would show up.

  4. mitchco on October 1, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Do you have good insurance? What if you get a catastrophic illness? Will you go bankrupt tryng to payoff the cost of the hospital bill?Yes , it’s true that Americans are unproportionally unhealthy , as too many people make bad food choices , as food is produced poorley and cheaply in this country , and it is ruining the health of many people. Did you see the film “Food Inc.” See it . It will sheds a lot of light on why people are sick. Yes , people abuse the system , but , if you can’t get insurance because it’s too expensive , people run to the emergency room , and it brings up the costs. And , hospitals probably very in the fees they charge , but , maybe if doctors had more time to counsel patients on preventative care , they would make better choices, I don’t know . There are many areas to health care that have to be examined.

  5. WahSupDoc on October 3, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Insurance companies are monopolies..they’re not regulated by anti-trust laws!! I grow so weary of hearing that argument ‘unfair competition’!! For all of you who’ve proclaimed to have read HR 3200 I challenge you to read HR 676. HR 676 addresses majority of Kree8tivity concerns.

  6. JWKessler on October 6, 2009 at 7:26 am

    “I have a question. Why is it that everyone thinks insurance companies drive health care costs? ”

    Insurance companies play a big role in keeping costs high in that they keep some $.20 to $.30 of every healthcare $1.00 you send them for themselves. This is how they pay those outrageous executive salaries and pay for their company jets. Medicare as an alternative keeps about $.04 of every $1.00 we give them.

    This is in addition to all the problems private insurance companies cause by not covering sick people and denying needed care.

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