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October 23rd, 2009
09:07 AM ET
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  1. pat

    I agree completly With Larry And Dave!!!!!!

    October 24, 2009 at 2:08 pm |
  2. paul metayo

    I was watching the debate about the healthcare option, and saw that President Obama has said repeately several times that people who have health insurance and happy about it do not need to change, and the healthcare option is for people who can't afford the other healthcare insurance can buy. I see it is very clear from what he said

    However, some republican senators and some people still try to manipulate the announcement and the plan. I think they are fighting for the insurance companies, or just do it to stop the president from getting his way, but to surrender to their way

    There is nothing to be afraid of. I lived and went to school in France for 6 years as an american, I went to see a private doctor sometime because i had money to pay, and sometime my american insurance paid it for me, but sometime i went to general clinic or hospital, I didn't even know if the French doctor there know I am american, they just gave me treatment without asking any question, except what my problem is? I received free treatment. The French citizen receive their treatment from many general hospital and assigned clinic without knowing they pay for it or not. Their income is deducted for the healthcare program based on their income by their employer and the employer give that money to the government for the heath care program to pay doctor etc...

    However, some French people who are rich or have enough money to buy their own private insurance can do so to see their private doctor. As a result, they do not need to wait in line with the other poor people or lower income people. Based on my travel experience to many countries in Asia and Europe, they all practice the same healthcare system as France does. Canada in the North and Latin America in the South are doing it, why not us, American??? Why do we have to say that our president is socialist or communist, if he is, people who talk bad about him are in jail already as it is happening in China now and in the Mao's era


    October 24, 2009 at 12:27 am |
  3. Dave Wilson

    This story is a good example of why there needs to be a "public option" for health insurance reform. In most cases, insurers will only do the right thing if we make them do it, or as this case shame them into it. Left to their own devices they will continue to deny coverage or simply drop problem patients, patients like Ian Pearl who had the nerve to be sick.
    If insurance executives complain that it will hurt their bottom line, let them help the bottom line by returning some of their exorbitant salaries, bonuses and stock options.

    October 23, 2009 at 9:48 am |
  4. Larry Towne

    I was watching Anderson Cooper 360 this morning about the shortage of H1N1 flu vaccine and it occured to me that this shortage shines a bright light on the problem with contracting with foreign governments in general especially for vital things, now foreign countries have vaccine and we don't, they say what contract? What do we do next, contract out military hardware and advancements, just so we can fight our selves or a potential enemy with our best technology, NAFTA needs to be scrapped and a re-import tariff needs to be placed on re-imported goods by American manufactures, this will also help end the economic turmoil by making it cheaper to build oods in America than to import them and will put our people back to work. -Larry-IDAHO

    October 23, 2009 at 9:21 am |