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You are reading page 9 of I'm a conservative, and i went to an alexandria ocasio-cortez rally. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

I would agree the profit motive for private insurers is a big problem. I believe if insurance was no longer tied to employment so that we had more choices and longer relationships with our insurance companies, competition would go a long ways to fix that issue.

I could go on and on about the subject, but the fact is no one in DC has any serious intentions on doing anything. We probably are headed for Medicare for all.

Wasn't part of the intention of the ACA, to separate medical insurance from employment?

Medicare for all. I have no problem with that.

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Would you like for Chare to stop asking for sources?

I've noticed you never speak up, or complain when Chare requests sources.

And by the way, I am not criticizing Chare for doing so.

I am merely pointing out your hypocrisy, Dude.

I only ask for sources when I've tried to find it myself, and if I care enough.

You obviously didn't, as it literally took me 2 seconds to find a article I've never seen. And, there are many more out there.

I wasn't asking Muno for his sources. I was trying to help you and Horseshoe out as I figured you must have missed his post as I didn't see either of you explain the rules about sourcing to him.

My hypocrisy....bahahaha!!!

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I only ask for sources when I've tried to find it myself, and if I care enough.

You obviously didn't, as it literally took me 2 seconds to find a article I've never seen. And, there are many more out there.

I wasn't asking Muno for his sources. I was trying to help you and Horseshoe out as I figured you must have missed his post as I didn't see either of you explain the rules about sourcing to him.

My hypocrisy....bahahaha!!!

I have no problem engaging you in a pissing contest, Dude.

Please continue!

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It was pre-ACA.
woo hoo

A company did what they were supposed to do back before the ACA required it of them. That was in the days where a healthy percentage of premiums went right into the pockets of the executives too, back when the overhead was impressive.

Yep, beat that drum gingerly, it's rare.

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I have no problem engaging you in a pissing contest, Dude.

Please continue!

That's obvious. I think I'll better spend my time otherwise. I apologize for getting your feathers all ruffled. Have a nice day!

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woo hoo

A company did what they were supposed to do back before the ACA required it of them. That was in the days where a healthy percentage of premiums went right into the pockets of the executives too, back when the overhead was impressive.

Yep, beat that drum gingerly, it's rare.

I wasn't applauding anyone. Just sharing a anecdote showing another side with someone who thought her stories meant anything in the big picture. I also said mine didn't mean anything in the big picture. I'm glad you agree.

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Nel and Horseshoe....Muno included a lot of numbers and asserted facts in the post I just replied to. Don't you want to have him provide the sources for his info?

Are you harassing them or do you not understand that you may ask for sources from him if you desire and they are not required to?

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Quality of Care in VA Health System Compares Well to Other Health Settings

The Veterans Affairs health care system generally performs better than or similar to other health care systems on providing safe and effective care to patients, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Analyzing a decade of research that examined the VA health care system across a variety of quality dimensions, researchers found that the VA generally delivered care that was better or equal in quality to other health care systems, although there were some exceptions...

Quality of Care in VA Health System Compares Well to Other Health Settings | RAND

... Researchers examined data for 129 VA and 4,010 non-VA hospitals nationwide and found the VA had lower rates of six complications tied to quality: pressure ulcers, deaths of surgical patients with serious treatable conditions, care-related lung injuries, clots in the vein in surgical patients, catheter-related bloodstream infections, post-operative bloodstream infections and post-operative surgical wound ruptures.

Rates of other complications tied to quality were similar at VA and non-VA hospitals.

For some common medical problems, the VA also had lower mortality rates and lower rates of repeat hospitalizations than other hospitals, the study found.

But when it came to several measures of patient satisfaction like doctors' and nurses' communication skills and pain management, the VA lagged behind.

"The VA certainly looks good on many of these measures, but they definitely have room for improvement regarding the patient experience," said senior study author Dr. Karl Bilimoria, director of the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago...

VA may top other hospitals in quality but not patient satisfaction | Reuters

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Oops, sorry. For you Nel and Horseshoe:

Why is the sky blue? :: NASA Space Place

When we were kids we sang a song called "Tell Me Why"

Tell me why the stars do shine

Tell me why the ivy twines

Tell me why the sky's so blue

And then I'll tell you just why I love you

Because God made the stars to shine

Because God made the ivy twine

Because God made the sky's so blue

Because God made you, that's why I love you

When I was just starting college, still 17 years old, we began singing lyrics Isaac Asimov had sung at a science fiction convention (and probably wrote for some publication)

Tell me why the stars do shine,

Tell me why the ivy twines,

Tell me what makes skies so blue,

And I'll tell you why I love you.

Nuclear fusion makes stars to shine,

Tropisms make the ivy twine,

Raleigh scattering makes skies so blue,

Glandular hormones are why I love you.

(The last line is not all there is to love. It IS funny and clever, in my opinion)

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I could go on and on about the subject, but the fact is no one in DC has any serious intentions on doing anything. We probably are headed for Medicare for all.

I would agree people in Washington aren't really going to do anything about healthcare issues, but put lip service into "we have to fix health care".

I would disagree we're get Medicare for all. Insurance companies are trillion dollar industries and if trillion dollar industries can get congress to cut their taxes, put tariffs on our allies, hamper common sense gun control, get the government to derail any regulations they don't like on things like the environment. They outspend labor and public interests by probably billions. What they don't want to happen doesn't happen.

Actually, while I'd like to see some sort of medicare for all, I'm also wondering what dismantling a trillion dollar industry will be do the economy.

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I would agree people in Washington aren't really going to do anything about healthcare issues, but put lip service into "we have to fix health care".

I would disagree we're get Medicare for all. Insurance companies are trillion dollar industries and if trillion dollar industries can get congress to cut their taxes, put tariffs on our allies, hamper common sense gun control, get the government to derail any regulations they don't like on things like the environment. They outspend labor and public interests by probably billions. What they don't want to happen doesn't happen.

Actually, while I'd like to see some sort of medicare for all, I'm also wondering what dismantling a trillion dollar industry will be do the economy.

I don't think there's any reason to believe that private insurance companies would go away with a shift to Medicare-for-all, Aetna for instance derives the majority of it's revenue from Medicare and other government sponsored plans. Top health insurers profit surge 29 percent to $6 billion

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Well, Obama tried to improve healthcare, but Republicans have done their best to dismantle those improvements.

The ACA does many things the public is still not fully aware of.

For instance, a couple of weeks ago, I was reading in the NY Times, a story about family members of nursing home residents, who tracked the number of staff on given shifts.

The story was about the lack of nursing home staff.

The story talked about how the ACA changed the rules governing how nursing homes reported staffing.

The ACA change, prevented nursing homes from inflating staff that wasn't there.

It was an interesting article.

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