Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Broken Health Care: The Facts

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It's time to cut through all the hype. Here are the facts.
1 You are paying for everyone who doesn't have healthcare now and for your own too.

2 About one out of six people do not have healthcare insurance.

3 Hospitals must treat people who are having a medical emergency until they are stable.

4 Since people are not getting preventative treatment, the illnesses that are treated by hospitals are more serious.

5 People who are dying and have no insurance stay in the hospital until they die.

6 More people without insurance are spending long periods in the hospital.

7 The cost of one day in the hospital can start at 5000 dollars.

8 The hospital gets payed for patients without insurance that they treat, including the medications they give those people.

9 Insurance companies are dropping coverage on people whenever possible when they get a serious illness.

10 There are millions of people on the brink of being elligable for medicare.

11 People have an amount deducted from their checks for medicare.

12 In the next 15 years there will be more people receiving Medicare than there are people working.

13 The government will be spending more than 50% of your tax dollars on healthcare in the next 10 to 15 years.

14 Healthcare cost are forcing the Federal Government to borrow more and more money from other countries.

15 If nothing is done to reform healthcare medical cost will exceed the amount of taxes that the government takes in.

16 Healthcare has become so expensive for state, county, and local governments that they have begun to cut services.

These are the facts. All you need to do is spend an hour googling the cost of healthcare to confirm this. The only question that you need to answer is; Do you want to spend one trillion now. Or do you want to wait and pay trillions later on when there are less people one the tax roles? You are going to pay. It's just a matter of time. Politicians just want to retire before you find out. After all, the money you donated for their campaigns is theirs after they retire and they don't ever have to worry about being uninsured.

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