The next podcast will be on Feb. 19th and will be a guest cast by Mark.
Started by moyer777, August 28, 2010, 08:26:54 AM
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Quote from: Blackride on September 10, 2010, 07:42:10 AMOne person can provide a good lifestyle for a family. The problem is that we Americans are so materialistic that you need multiple people to support that. I know multiple people in my area that only one person works in the family and provides a very nice life. Are they able to buy multiple flat screen TVs for the House, no , but they don't need that for happiness.Increases in the costs of goods is not a phenomenon that is new to our generation. It's always been there. Rico, Did you help her pay for the pills?
Quote from: Blackride on September 10, 2010, 07:42:10 AMRico, Did you help her pay for the pills?
Quote from: Bryancd on September 10, 2010, 09:30:22 AMQuote from: Blackride on September 10, 2010, 07:42:10 AMRico, Did you help her pay for the pills?How is that relevant?
Quote from: Rico on September 10, 2010, 08:50:27 AMWith regards to the pills, no I didn't help her at the time. But I donate what I feel I can to several charities each year and also do odd jobs for a nearby condo association of older people. Well at least when I was back in Michigan. SO I do what I can. How about you?
Quote from: Bryancd on September 09, 2010, 05:22:17 PMKeep in mind Jeff, that if you did live here, you would be subject to a lower tax structure and likely a higher wage, so the the additional cost is offset by additional income/lower taxes. Certainly health care needs to be provided to all Americans in some capacity. NO ONE is turned away at a hospital in this country if they don't have insurance. The classic model of private and public health care being available broke a long time ago for many of the reasons I posted previously to account for rising costs. My father was a doctor, a ear, nose, and throat surgeon. The advent of the modern health insurance system dramatically changed the quality of care in this country, in his opinion, for the worse. But it was inevitable. 350 million people and growing makes for a tough situation to manage.
Quote from: Feathers on September 10, 2010, 08:36:54 AMTaking people and corporations out of it for the moment, on the health side we also have the fact that medicine is getting more and more complicated (in terms of chemistry if nothing else).We treat as routine things that used to be terminal and new conditions come under this umbrella all the time. But this only happens because the complexity of drugs etc increases and so do the associated costs.When you then re-introduce corporate profit motives and high 'professional salaries' you can see where this is going.(OK, I'm not a chemist so the talk of the costs of complex drugs is my understanding of matters. It may be incorrect...any chemists here? ;))