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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 03:28 PM
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Eric Cantor thinks health care rationing is fine, as long as corporations do it and not the gummint
Edited on Fri May-06-11 03:54 PM by KamaAina
and moreover, said so in public!

http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/158979-cantor-private-healthcare-rationing-better-than-governments

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Tuesday that private healthcare plans ration care for profit but that consumers should be free to buy whatever coverage they can afford rather than depend on government rationing.

In remarks to the College of American Pathologists, Cantor warned that Democrats' healthcare reform law mandates benefits that are too generous and will bankrupt the country as the government ends up having to offer ever increasing subsidies. That can only lead to government rationing, he said.

"That doesn't mean those kinds of decisions aren't being made now by the private sector," Cantor added, "because they are."


And the kicker:

Cantor appeared to go further than Republicans have in the past by acknowledging that not all patients are certain to get optimal healthcare under a system of private insurance.

In other words, a poor person will die of the same thing a rich person can have cured. :scared:

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Pholus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 03:33 PM
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1. It's been said Republican's wouldn't enjoy a free steak dinner without proof someone went without.

I guess that's how they establish value or something. I dunno. I've stopped caring about their philosophy but it bums me out that I have to live alongside it.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 03:37 PM
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2. It bums me to live alongside the stench of republicans. n/t
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 03:41 PM
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3. It's all of a piece
Preventable death is acceptable only if someone makes money off of it. Why do you hate capitalism?
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murphyj87 Donating Member (570 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 04:36 PM
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4. It is interesting.....
It is interesting that most Americans I've heard of who live in Canada say that they get health care in Canada (with a government funded single payer system), and have never been denied treatment in Canada that insurance company bureaucrats would certainly deny them if they were in the United States.

This is sample of two of what tens of thousands of Americans living in Canada have found:

http://www.youtube.com/v/9TWuO5dBYjo?fs=1
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 05:52 PM
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