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They are allowed to charge additional fees on top of the government care, so are much less crowded than the government hospitals. Thais who can afford it go to them. Medicine from the hospital pharmacy is more expensive than from the many, many pharmacies outside. Pharmacists, by the way, are held to a very high standard. Agreed with this comment, mostly, but I would just ask when single-payer was ever ON the table in the USA to begin with? I think maybe not since early in the Truman administration, if even then. Sorry but anything that advocates the broken, dysfunctional Obamacare model does not resonate with me.

One of the Thai concerns during the TPP negotiations was that pharmaceutical companies wanted the Thai government to stop producing generics. The Thais thought they were going to get steamrolled in the TPP. I have always wondered about the business ethics of private companies profiting from war and suffering by manufacturing weapons and drugs.

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I would prefer these be developed and manufactured by government facilities. Private companies can work very well as long as their products are regulated by an agency such as the government. Those agencies and the government lawyers have only gotten either corrupt and captured, or weaker and more hamstrung, and seen their mandates and enforcement tools and courage all shrunk and blunted.

Some form of Medicare for all seems to be what most Americans desire. What other countries have done to provide more universal health care should obviously be considered as potential models to draw upon. But on an even more fundamental level, perhaps we should be looking not only at alternative systems of providing health care but also at alternative understandings of disease and modes of treatment:. I have been researching health care and health care benefits as part of a employee committee for the past several months rather intensively.

Just a few legislative tweaks here and there, and things will proceed swimmingly. Back in the real world, we have discovered that the system in the US is rotten to the core. No transparency in pricing or product, no access to quality outcome measures, no preventative measures as a matter of health policy, sick people are profit centers afterall. Unstable networks, lack of access to overpriced care due to gate keeping such as large upfront payments before costly procedures.

Skyrocketing dedictibles, premiums, and out of pocket costs. The list goes on and on. Frankly, nothing short of a popular socialist revolution can excise the rot in this system …. Obama went down on his knees and opened wide to the massive breadth and girth of the for-profit insurance industry. Hard to imagine enflaccidating that power base anytime soon. So maybe the example is The Netherlands, who were faced with similar dynamics. They kept the for-profit insurers relatively intact, but forced them to provide a basic package of services at a fixed cost, universally available, and compete above that with value-added services.

I understand that this is the Holy Grail for all those who want someone else to pay for medical care. But that is also the group that is being screwed by every single other effort to get someone else to pay. Which also has the benefit of making preventive care and GP access more worthwhile.

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This is simply counterfactual. Ever check out what pregnancy costs? The bad winter flu of 3 years ago had the highest fatality rate in years olds, and sent them to the emergency room at the highest rates too. Your assertions are by the experience of other countries who have lower costs and better health care outcomes. The rationing argument is a right wing Big Lie. I say this for two reasons:. Occasionally, this can be something quite serious. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms.

It was like a daughter to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him. Reduce Utilization? Nationalize the whole system — something like Canada, perhaps… Does not other countries experience bring us to the conclusion it will also save the USA more and with better outcomes… side effect — happier people — more cohesive people.

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I totally agree that preventive is the best long-term solution. Medicare has been around for decades. For just as long, we have known that boomers will get older and eventually retire — where the govt health plan is the single-payer for that demographic. And from those who are advocating Medicare-for-all — crickets on that. How is that evidence they can assume MORE responsibility? I am german- canadian, and absolutly prefer the canadian system. That does not mean, that there are not a lot of problems in the canadian system, but nothing would be fixed by privatizing.

Improvment would be possible by stopping the ever increasing administrative apperatus. I think basic free health care for everybody and all children through the taxes is a really good idea. And the people who make all decisions about this goverment, Parliament etc. As an example, the Netherlands system similar to the German one is often held to be the best in the world, but its internal workings are so labyrinthine few outside the system seem to understand exactly how it works.

Having lived in Canada for 35 years before moving to portugal and a German by birth with living 30 years there, I have experience in three health care systems now. The Canadian system of course has problems, but functions well overall and is very affordable for an individual and family and is inclusive for everyone. Excluded services include dental care, ophthalmological care and physiotherapy. The German system as you point out can be costly if you are self employed.

As an employee there are few problems. The seguranca social however is a package insurance that includes healthcare, unemployment and maternity leave. As a pensioner you are exempt from any fees. The hospitals are government run, and even the referrals from private clinics whose Doctors are also often part of the public funded system as specialists needing to use public funded surgery facilities or labs have to move into line with everyone referred from the centros de saude, the public clinics.

My wife had two total knee replacements here on an Island in the middle of the Atlantic, and the quality of service was no different than the two I had in Canada but with much better after surgery care.

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Like the nurses if you live outside the city coming to your house for change of bandages or the after care to assess on a yearly basis the outcome of the surgery after the first year during which you see the doctor every four month. Excluded are like in Canada dental, ophthalmological care. Lambert if my memory still works you had dental work done in Thailand years ago and thought is was great.

Quoting myself quoting myself :. In text messages to Heslep, Desjardins revealed that after the breakup she slept with another of the congresswoman's aides during a romantic weekend at a hotel in Santa Barbara. And in posts on his Facebook page earlier this month, the estranged husband accused his wife of having an affair with her campaign finance director, Graham Kelly, allegedly cheating on him and the other aide for a year of their throuple relationship.

Heslep also posted a screenshot of texts from a former videographer for Hill's campaign, Jeff Bomberger, admitting to the estranged husband that he knew about the alleged affair with Kelly. Kelly are absolutely false,' Hill said in a statement to website Politico. Hill is also accused of having a separate affair with her campaign finance director, Graham Kelly. According to text messages seen by DailyMail.

Hill continued: 'I am saddened that the deeply personal matter of my divorce has been brought into public view and the vindictive claims of my ex have now involved the lives and reputations of unrelated parties. Desjardins texted Hill that the breakup was 'crushing'. It's really crushing to find out that it doesn't.

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Desjardins told Heslep that she is struggling to get over Hill, who was still paying her for 'fundraising consulting' as recently as last month according to FEC records. Desjardins also confessed she was having nightmares about her ex and boss that caused her to wake up 'in a sweat'. It's really crushing to find out that it doesn't'. Following the announcement, Hill sent a letter to her constituents admitting to and apologizing for the relationship, adding that she is 'fully and proactively cooperating with the Ethics Committee'.

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I want to be entirely focused on this work that I think is so important. Heslep claimed in his July divorce filing that after the breakup Hill diverted her congressional salary to a separate account and he was left without money to run a car or feed the animals on the couple's ranch outside of Santa Clarita.

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But in a text to her husband, Hill writes that she will 'continue to pay the bills and the mortgage' for him. I am disgusted that my opponents would seek to exploit such a private matter for political gain,' the congresswoman wrote. I have notified Capitol Police, who are investigating it. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Share this article Share. Share or comment on this article: Shocking photos of Democratic Congresswoman Katie Hill revealed e-mail 55k. Comments Share what you think.

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