MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

March 5, 2011

Health Costs + Life Expectancy: US vs. The World

Filed under: Medicare — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:04 am

The Economist graphs annual health care costs against life expectancy and finds the US way out in right field.  Why? A profit driven health industry built on high insurance premiums, outrageous overhead, pricey drugs, unnecessary tests. There are people who like to brag about our flagship operating rooms – Cleveland and Mayo Clinics, Johns Hopkins, Mass General – to which all the Saudi shieks go.  Try running the  shieks through your local emergency room with no money in their accounts.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/buttonwood/2011/03/health_costs_and_life_expectancy

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January 22, 2011

John Adams And Socialized Medicine

Filed under: Medicare — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 9:31 am

Some people say the Constitution doesn’t authorize requiring healthcare policies.  The 5th US Congress did it in the 18th century and John Adams signed it [Thomas Jefferson was Vice President and chaired the Senate].  They thought it was fine.

http://blogs.forbes.com/rickungar/2011/01/17/congress-passes-socialized-medicine-and-mandates-health-insurance-in-1798/#post_comments

September 19, 2010

1,450,000 Uninsured Children In Pennsylvania

Filed under: Medicare, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:02 am

The number of people without health insurance is growing rapidly nationwide, with one of the largest increases in Pennsylvania.  Thousands of people die every year because of missing healthcare or go bankrupt and lose their homes because they try to pay medical bills.

http://beavercountyblue.org/2010/09/18/4-3-million-more-uninsured-in-2009-medicare-for-all-is-the-fair-affordable-healthy-solution/