Yeah, would love to hear Mike’s feelings on being ‘NICE’
Editorial Cartoonist from South Dakota
September 22nd, 2012 — Socialized Healthcare
Kids from my hometown are selling $20 glasses of lemonade to help curb medical expenses for their classmate that had to get a liver transplant;
A first-grade Parkston class raised $6,570 at a lemonade stand for a classmate who received a liver transplant earlier this week.
He’s scheduled to be in the hospital for a couple months and the entire community came out to support the boy suffering from an unknown condition.
The going rate for a cup of lemonade was around $20 in Parkston Saturday, as first graders traded donations for drinks to benefit their classmate Landon Bueber.
The seven-year-old boy’s liver started failing around Labor Day weekend and doctors can’t seem to figure out why.
I think it is commendable what these kids are doing, but how pathetic is it that 7-year old kids have to open a lemonade stand to help a family pay for a transplant? If we would have implemented the single-payer system, this family would not have to worry about losing everything because their son suddenly has liver failure. I still shutter when I think about the amount of money our healthcare industry takes in – while 7-year old kids are selling lemonade in a gravel parking lot.
April 5th, 2010 — Socialized Healthcare
July 3rd, 2009 — Socialized Healthcare
I had to laugh, but was not surprised that event that was supposed to draw 10,000 people brought in 325. I hope Allen wokeup this morning and said to himself, “Maybe I am wrong, maybe Americans really do want socialized medicine.” – Yeah Right!
A head count showed 325 people in the grandstand for the midafternoon speeches, though organizer Dr. Allen Unruh later estimated 500 to 700 people attended at least some of the four-hour rally. Either way, the turnout was a fraction of the 4,000 at Covell Lake on April 15 to re-enact the Boston Tea Party in protest of government spending.
I see Abe Lincoln showed up . . . or was that Ironic Johnny?
I asked Thune this question online during a live interview on the Argus website;
Senator Thune, what’s so wrong with a national insurance plan as just another option. If I’m willing to pay for it thru a premium or extra taxes, how is this going bankrupt the country. A recent NY times poll said 72% of Americans support it. Why don’t you agree with it?
His (predictable) answer:
Sen. John Thune: that poll didn’t address the question of paying for it which yields a different result, you would be the exception when it comes to a willingness to pay higher taxes, the cost is up to 2 trillion. with a government run, single payer system you would get less and pay more. a govt plan would be the end of private insurance because no private insurer would be able to compete with the govt. the studies show that employers would drop coverage and push everyone into the govt program where you would face govt rationing care.
Nice talking points, John. How do we know care would be rationed if we have never tried it. And whats wrong with putting insurance companies out of business?
Not sure if they will post my other questions. I said he was misleading by saying there would be no incentives for doctors is we went into a National Healthcare Plan.
July 2nd, 2009 — Socialized Healthcare
One of the many speakers at the Healthcare Rally
Funny that they are having the rally during the day when most working class people will be busting their butts trying to keep up with insurance premiums. Of course they don’t want those people to attend because 90% of them support a National Health Care insurance plan.
When will Dr.(?) Unruh and his wife just go away.
July 1st, 2009 — Socialized Healthcare
As Dean spoke, Melvin VandenTop, 53, of Sioux Falls stood to protest the hearing as a tool to squeeze certain Americans out of needed care.
“This is genocide!” he shouted.
The only thing that is genocide is the millions of Americans each year who die or suffer from the lack of having proper healthcare.
Barry Zachariahs, 55, listened to speakers at the Terrace Park rally.
“Overall we have a system that has worked well,” he said. “Why do we have to go and have a virtual government takeover of it?”
Hey, Barry, can I have some of that Medical Mary Jane you are smoking? Of course, the BS gets deeper, when you have a doctor who is in private practice and owns his own clinic opposed to it. Dr. Curd who would probably lose millions in profits each year due to a National Healthcare System had this lie to spread at a kook rally yesterday;
“Do we change the entire system for 7 percent of the population?” He asked.
BAHAHAHAHA! Nice figure, “DR.” I found this story about poverty basically proving Curd is full of shit;
Sioux Falls-based Voices for Children says 33,000 people younger than 18 – or 17 percent of all children in South Dakota – live below the federal poverty line of $21,027 for a family of four.
Yeah, I suppose all of them are receiving world-class healthcare? The only thing that is leading these rallies against National Healthcare is greed.
Well I am here to serve it up. A SouthDaCola foot soldier sent me this ‘Fact Sheet’ written by the good doctor(?) Allen Unruh. After reading it, I realized that it was the script he was reading from when he was on KCPO’s Sunday Political comedy show, The Facts.
I suppose he does make a few valid points, but who knows, since he doesn’t back any of the statements up with footnotes on where he got the information. It’s kind of like saying Abstinence education works because Allen’s wife says so.
I would like to remind Allen that in a recent NY Times poll, 72% of Americans support a National insurance plan, and 57% would be willing to pay more taxes for it. If you don’t want to be a part of the plan, don’t enroll. Seems pretty simple to me. But how can we bash Obama and the congressional Democrats if we don’t lie?
June 22nd, 2009 — Socialized Healthcare
Iran’s new President, and he isn’t wearing a ‘Member’s Only’ jacket.
When I turned on my version of Sunday sports events to sports fans (the Sunday political shows) this morning, I was very disappointed, but not surprised. The topic, in between pharma commercials and right wing anti-healthcare reform was that somehow a revolution was coming to Iran and Universal Healthcare for Americans would destroy the country.
First off, I’m not going to rant forever, afterall, that’s why I have Eggbert as a contributor, but I will say this, it doesn’t matter if Mickey Mouse was the president of Iran, the country is ran by a theocratic dictator not a president. And unless the people rise up and overthrow him in the name of democracy, things will be exactly the same tomorrow.
And secondly, I find all of the negative news coverage of universal healthcare not surprising. Who funds media? Pharma, hospitals and insurance companies. Without them they have no advertisers. Just look at our local TV station, KELOSANFORDLAND-TV, Why would they cheerlead socialized medicine? Seriously?
I’ll have to say, this week in politics has been a wash, unless you count Ironic Johnny walking over the body of one of his fellow Republicans to take advantage of an opportunity that was handed to him on the back of a cheating whore.