Saturday, August 28, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Men Strike Back!

What's worse than a Male Chauvinist Pig?
A woman who won't do what she is told.


Why do men die before their wives?
They want to.


Women who never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.


In the beginning, God created the earth and rested.
Then God created Man and rested.
Then God created Woman.
Since then, God nor Man has rested.

Join the Army of the Lord

A friend was in front of me coming out of church one day, and the preacher was standing at the door as he always is to shake hands.

He grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside.

The Pastor said to him, "You need to join the Army of the Lord!"

My friend replied, "I'm already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor."

Pastor questioned, How come I don't see you except at Christmas and Easter?"

He whispered back, "I'm in the secret service."

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Myth: Single Payer Will Cost Me More Then I'm Paying Now For Private Insurance


The majority of Americans will pay about the same or less than they are paying now.

Instead of paying premiums to a private health insurance company, most of us will pay a similar or smaller amount in taxes.

So, right now, if you are payiong $8,000 in premiums for a family of four with a $4,000 deductilbe, your yearly liability is at least $12,000.

You probably pay less than that in taxes to fund a universal single payer.

There will be no deductible.

And you can go to see any doctor or check in to any hospital in the United States.

Myth: Single Payer Will Cover Less Than the Insurance I Have Now


For the majority of Americans, single payer will be a vast improvement.

All medically necessary care would be funded through the single payer, including doctor visits, hospital care, prescriptions, mental health services, nursing home care, rehab, home care, eye care, and dental care.

An enlightened single payer will also result in a sharp increase in public health funding.

No more bills. No more deductibles. No more co-pays.

Myth: Drugs Will Be More Difficult to get Under Single Payer


The drug industry would have you believe that there will be less research and development under a single payer system.

In fact, much medical research is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Under single payer, this would grow.

Also, drugs will be cheaper under single payer.

When all patients are under one system, the payer wields a lot of clout.

For example, the Veterans Administration gets a 40% discount on drugs because of its buying power.

This single payer buying power is the main reason why other countries' drug prices are lower than ours.

Now you know why the drug industry is so opposed to single payer.

Myth: Cost Will Skyrocket Under Single Payer


Single payer is the only health care reform that will save enough money to insure everyone.

By eliminating the health insurance industry, we save $400 billion a year in administrative costs and profits.

We then use that money to insure those who lack insurance and fully cover those who are under-insured.

Yes, more people will be seeking health care because they will now have insurance. But they will be taking care of medical problems early, thus preventing more costly treatment later.

Myth: Single Payer Will Lead to Rationing, Like in Canada


Right now in the United States, the private health insurance companies ration care.

If you don't have health insurance, you don't get health care.

That's why 120 Americans die every day from lack of health care.

There are some problems in the Canadian system, but most of what you hear about long lines is health insurance industry propaganda.

Zero people die every day in Canada due to lack of health insurance.

Myth: Single Payer is Socialized Medicine


That would be the Veterans Administration. Or the British health care system. Where the government pays for the doctors and hospitals.

Under single payer, you get a health care card and you can go to any doctor or hospital in the United States.

Doctors are not employees of the government. Hospitals remain in private hands.
And you get free choice of doctor and hospital.