Saturday, September 12, 2009

Five Questions for Someone Who's Against Health Care Reform

1- When an illegal immigrant shows up at the emergency room with a life threatening illness, should he or she be treated or turned away?

2- Over the last three years, my co-pay for a routine doctor’s appointment has gone from $8 to $14 to $22. Do you see that as a problem?

3- One of the medications I take costs $218 a month. Coincidentally, the company that makes it was just fined $2.3 billion for illegally marketing one of their drugs … sending doctors on all-expense paid trips and paying kickbacks for prescribing it. Do you see any problems there?

4- Hospitals routinely double or triple charges to patients with insurance to cover the cost of treatment they provide to patients without insurance. Do you think something should be done about that?

5- A friend of mine broke his wrist last year. His insurance company renewed his policy, but told him they would cancel his health insurance if he had more than five visits to a doctor this year. Do you think that’s right?

Wait ... wait ... stop chanting "Liar! Liar!" for a minute and ...

Oh, nevermind.


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