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Health Care Only In U.S.A. The Too Often Deadly And Truly Absurd

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The Too Often Deadly And Truly Absurd

When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplet of racism, materialism and militarism are inescapable of being conquered. A civilization can flounder as readily in the face of moral and spiritual bankruptcy as it can through financial bankruptcy. (Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Where Do We Go From Here?, 1967)

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We are not good at anything else anymore...can't build a decent car or a television, can't give good education to the kids or health care to the old, but we can bomb the sh*t out of any country. (George Carlin)

It could be worse.

Here it comes!

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Canadians cross the border to receive health care here.

Here? In the US? Is she referring to wealthy Canadians? Wealthy Canadians who leave behind a socialized health care system to spend thousands at what...the Mayo Clinic? By Canadians, I said to the Medicaid representative, do you mean the wealthy among them? Those with the financial means to drive or fly (sometimes on private jets) to arrive at someplace like Johns Hopkins or the University of Chicago and receive the best medical treatment from the world's top physician, specializing in lung or prostate cancer, for example?

But the Medicaid representative on the other end of the phone does not want to argue. Neither do I. She knows what she knows! But so do I; however, I will run the risk of coming across as an "angry Black woman." The irony here is that I am tolerable if I walk about as if I had lost my mind!

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