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Re: “Downing

Some people don't go to the doctor because they already found out their crappy insurance doesn't cover shit. I was employed full-time and had the best insurance available through my employer, but I still ended up getting stuck with a $2000 MRI bill. And then there are those don't have or can't get insurance.

Imagine for a moment if you're looking for work with serious health issues you can't get treated--until you get a job.

A decade earlier I paid nine bucks a paycheck and rarely had out-of-pocket costs. In 2007, I paid six times that for a policy that almost delighted in limiting reimbursement.

And eveything is exponentially more expensive.

Different countries use various approaches to health care, but we are only industrialized with a disease industry. Profiting off of illness isn't just immoral--it makes no sense. Illness is not market-driven. People don't get their gall bladders removed just because their insurance will cover the cost.

And huge costs of allowing the sick to get sicker and sickest is not something we can keep adding to overall cost of care.

Posted by Give me a break on 09/20/2009 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Danehy

OF course gay people should be allowed to get married. That's a no-brainer.

Are gay people human? Check.

Are they consenting adults? Yep.

Do we allow OTHER people to marry, regardless of someone else's religious disapproval? Yep. An atheist can pick up a stripper and get married in Vegas by Elvis at a drive-thru chapel.

And supposedly objective non-religious argument are drawn from the same pool of irrational bigotry used against mixed-race marriages 40 years ago.

It's a legal contract, period. Denying people equal access to this contract is not equal protection of the laws (Fourteenth Amendment). Doing so for religious reasons violates religious freedom (First Amendment).

And since there are plenty of churches that will marry gay people, how can it be that only THEIR ceremonies are denied legal legitimacy by the state (First AND Fourteenth Amendments).

If you believe in the Bill of Rights, fair contracts, and indeed simple respect for other people, it is outrageous to use the power of government to harm these citizens simply based on who they are!

Again, it's a no-brainer.

Posted by Give me a break on 09/20/2009 at 11:42 AM

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