renardwc at ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu
Sat Oct 12 16:51:44 PDT 2002
Michael B is having posting problems:
From: Onwardmike at aol.com:
I decided not to disagree with LaRae and report some horror stories
that English friends have recounted. Our system is a disgrace, but I
have perfect and complete coverage, including self-referral to
specialists and an unlimited choice of doctors. That's important at
age 69, with my collection of non-urgent conditions -- "pre-
diabetes" (formerly called "glucose-tolerance impaired"),
unremediated lone atrial fibrillation (the least serious of heart
complaints), a PSA of 3.8, which bears watching, early (but
annoying) peripheral neuropathy, etc.
Meanwhile, 44 million Americans have no coverage at all. But,
given our private, for-profit history, the solution shouldn't take
*good* coverage from me in order to give *some* coverage to the
uninsured. That's why most single-payer state ballot measures fail.
Sloppy drafting. The one in liberal California got only 30% of the
vote four years ago.
More information about the Amp-l