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Old 12-18-2008, 09:03 AM
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Default Change, Change, Change

Guess what word I can't get out of my head after the last election season. Change was a political buzz word that everyone was using and now it's time to see what changes are going to take place in the health care arena when Obama moves into the White House. Personally, I doubt that anything is going to change. Our country is broke. Sad to say, but my personal credit rating is probably better than Uncle Sam's. How can our country pay for rising health care costs when we are too busy bailing out fat cats? The whole thing just turns my stomach.

What do you think about "change."

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Old 12-18-2008, 05:37 PM
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The world is pretty broke.

Change needs to be about people not taking each other for granted. It needs to be about not thinking that a person who looks or acts differently to you must be a terrorist or someone who is dangerous. Change needs to be about valuing what is important in life, about not wasting what you have and it must be about learning from mistakes.

If Obama helps people to do any of the above then he will be half way successful. Time of course will tell.....
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:32 PM
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I'm not very good at understanding money. I understand the world is "broke" - but who do we owe this money too if we don't have any? Where did it go? Was it stolen by aliens? Anyhoos...

Two things in life you can be sure of - dying and having to change.
(Taxes are now under re-consideration).

Change is good. I like change. Without it we become stagnant. We are always changing. When change is imminent, direction is the only thing we need to be concerned about.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:06 AM
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I hope there are some changes in our country. I would be happy if we quit torturing people, bombing the innocent and lying to the American people. I hope, I hope not in vain. Nothing can be worse than it has been. I think Obama will do a much better job. I doubt he is going to save the economy or keep us out of a depression. I believe we have to fundamentally "change" the way we do business in our system or embrace another one. I like the French system.
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:42 AM
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If the French liked the French system, they would not have elected Sarkozy -- their most pro-American, pro-business president in memory.

Change or no change, there is a bright side if you work in health care: you can find a job relatively easily. People will always need the care that you provide.

I'm encouraged by the team of people Obama has chosen for his cabinet. They don't appear to be a bunch of yes-men, but people with *gasp* differing opinions.

But does anyone know what makes Tom Daschle qualified to be the Secretary of HSS (Health Care Czar)? I know he was senate majority leader for awhile, but that's about all I know of him.
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:31 AM
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I'm looking forward to change, I'm very glad Obama got in-it looks like he'll do some good in America.
I am going to be moving to Colorado come August from Canada, so the change in healthcare systems kinda makes me nervous- any suggestions as to what type of hospital will give me the sense that I actually make a difference in patient's lives rather than be constantly budget and money conscious??
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To Mr. Ian:

The US govt has long been spending more money than it takes in, largely because of tax cuts and two expensive wars. The country sells Treasury bills and notes, and China, Japan, Europe, the Gulf states (rich with oil) purchase these safe notes in exchange for some nominal interest.

The country has new needs, but the old debts do not go away. We will continue to pay these bills.
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To Mr. Ian:

The US govt has long been spending more money than it takes in, largely because of tax cuts and two expensive wars. The country sells Treasury bills and notes, and China, Japan, Europe, the Gulf states (rich with oil) purchase these safe notes in exchange for some nominal interest.

The country has new needs, but the old debts do not go away. We will continue to pay these bills.
Can't you just invade somewhere and get the Treasury bills back?



(was that low?.... sorry guys xxx )
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:37 PM
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Yes, that was very low
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I think they would Mr Ian, but they can't afford it at the moment! Maybe they need to start closer to home and taken even more funding away from health care!
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