Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mute Monday: Medical

12 comments:

Buzz Kill said...

Boy, that looks like the plague waiting to happen. Is it Mexico?

But you are absolutely correct. The health care problems have been going on for decades and this administration wants to solve it in weeks. I've said it before - until congress and their families have to use the same health care as the rest of us, this problem will never get solved.

Happy MM!

TROLL Y2K said...

Amen. Fundamentally, it is NOT a "right" but a responsiblity. And not a shared one.

Happy Mute Monday!

Boxer said...

No need for more than one photo, because this says a lot. I think I'm getting in the hole with K9 with my herbs/books rather than wait around for a difficult problem to be solved in a matter of weeks/months by an administration who is already spread too thin with their agendas.

Happy Healthy Mute Monday.

K9 said...

ive recently researched the many times vaccines have contained nasty little hitchhikers. think thats an accident? i dont. create a problem. then offer the solution. health care is big business.

8 years ago a company wanted to site a plasma torch up here. to burn medical waste. i actually made a leaflet and handed it out that reminded people that fire wouldnt destroy it - only turn it into fine particle that you could breathe while hiking and fishing and hunting and renting cabins. and boy oh boy wee those some HOT city council meetings. but my neighbor later assured me that no matter what that torch would never get built if he had to blow it up himself. grrrherhahahaa

happy mm

Aunty Belle said...

Ditto Buzz-K

until the congress oppressors live by same shell game, nothing is solved.

How hard can this be? I mean--if ya is on foodstamps ya git medistamps too. If youse low income, thar should be gubmint clinics for emergencies and surgery-like thangs. All the rest keep paying their private premiums.

True story--a family I know is "self insured" an' tell the hospital that--guess what? bills cut by at least half, and that is put on a payment schedule.

Fer truly catastrophic situations, mebbe a pool much like the hurricane pool--but folks, ANYthang beats gubmint rationing.

Boxer said...

k9 - my holsitic vet told me yesterday that many vaccines contain (Rabies vaccine) anti-freeze. This was after I did research on causes of lymphoma in dogs and read vaccines (many not needed) may contribute.

moi said...

Buzz: Not sure. I plucked it off Google Images. But it wouldn't surprise me if it were somewhere here in the U.S.

Troll: Righto. An INDIVIDUAL responsibility.

Boxer: That's the thing. A gazillion pages and a couple weeks in which to digest the info? Sniff, sniff. Someone smell bacon?

K9: In my deepest conspiracy theorist moments I often wonder: geez, do our leaders want to keep us sick? Witness: NO talk at all about prevention. Even the schools have dropped P.E.

Aunty: I'd simplify it even further. Health care isn't about insurance companies. It's about the relationship each individual has between his or herself (or their children), and the medical providers they CHOOSE to contract with for whatever care each deems proper. If medicine were returned to the free market, i.e., it were indeed this kind of relationship (like it was prior to around 1950), insurance companies would be unnecessary except as providers for catastrophic premiums for those things like cancer, a child born disabled, etc.

As for the low income and indigent, I'm more than happy to pay my fair share of taxes to public and private doctors and hospitals to ensure their care. Additionally, if doctors are allowed to make money, they can also afford to set aside funds out of their own practices for pro bono work. Wealth creates charity.

But if doctors become wage slaves of the states, like they will under any kind of government run health care program, no one benefits.

Boxer: Yup. Keep it as simple as possible. Work from the ground up and go from there only if necessary.

Joanna Cake said...

I watched Slumdog Millionaire recently and it had scenes of the children playing/working on refuse tips in Bombay. So horrible. There must be a better way. But, as has been said, it wont be found whilst there are still greedy power hungry people in charge.

moi said...

Cake: I must say, I think our current system, in which healthcare is equated with health insurance, is kind of like putting a bunch of butchers in charge of guarding a herd of cattle.

Pam said...

I've been thinking for a long time that what is do-able medically has out-paced the ability to pay for it. And I'm starting to see the sense in whatever religion it is that doesn't believe in doctors or hospitals ... but then again, my sister is alive today due to care given to her. But three months in ICU came with over a $1 million pricetag for someone.

kmwthay said...

Powerful. I like this. This definitely should make people take notice and listen. but we both know they wont. slimebags.

fishy said...

Moi,
I took this as a commentary of humans determination to share their plagues with their Mother.
So grim, so true.
Why are we not in the streets?

I took a lighter path on the subject.
Happy plague free MM.