October 29, 2009

Swine Flu, A National Emergency


President Obama has declared H1N1, or more commonly known as Swine Flu, a national emergency. The reason the President has declared a national emergency isn’t because the number of cases are increasing (even though they are). It isn’t because the Swine Flu has transformed into a super virus in an attempt to destroy humanity as we know it (thankfully, this hasn’t happened yet). No President Obama has declared a national emergency to help hospitals manage Swine Flu cases more effectively BEFORE there’s a major problem with overcrowding. Now I’m not sure if it’s just me or not, but I certainly like the idea of a President that makes his best attempt to take care of a situation before it becomes a serious problem.

Many public health officials are breathing in a sigh of relief. Although the problem hasn’t escalated to extremes it does allow the hospitals to better manage and treat patients with the Swine Flu. This will hopefully prevent overcrowding problems further into flu season.

However, we have to do our part too. Our responsibility is to try our best to prevent the spread of the Swine Flu virus. Wash your hands frequently, cough and sneeze into a tissue if you can. Get plenty of rest, and eat a healthy diet. Exercise. Do whatever you can to help the situation.

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October 1, 2009

American Health Care Ranked Lowest Amongst Developed Nations

Well considering that just a little while ago many Americans bought into the scare that President Obama was trying to create a Canadian style health care system, then this recent news is probably going to be a real shocker in the States. Canadian health care is better. Now every American who bought into the “Canadian Health scare” will probably argue and say, “there’s no way Canada has better health care, our politicians told us it was evil.” Well for those that have that opinion I have some points of mine I would like to share.

Point number one, politicians lie. Yes they lie deal with it, but they also screw up when they’re talking about Canada’s health care. It’s not as bad as you were led to believe. In fact it’s better then the current American health care which scored the LOWEST amongst developed countries. Is it just me here or could the President actually be right? Gasp!

Point number two, America needs to get over itself. Yes, I said it. Americans aren’t the best at everything, it’s a very harsh reality, but it’s true. Sure there are some things America does better then anyone else, but health care is not one of them. Take a look around, maybe towards Japan who took first place amongst developed countries. Yes, Japan is good for more than just Nintendo, cute Asian women, and awesome mech robots that I really hope exist.

Point number three, change isn’t always a bad thing. Change is a natural part of life. It happens and it definitely needs to happen in America. When you score a ‘D’ and rank last place you know somethings wrong. Sometimes we tend to become so greedy and self-centered we forget about everyone else. There are too many Americans that are without health care, or are paying way too much for needed services.

Before you start criticizing other health care systems make sure they’re worse then your own, get the facts, the real facts not by one women who panicked and rushed for American care even though she wouldn’t have died. It’s easy to use scare tactics, in fact many dictators used them from Hitler to Stalin all the way back to medieval times. All I ask is get some sort of real information. Spend some time really looking up what these politicians are talking about, if you still don’t think the system needs a fix then you keep believing that, but just take some time to look at what’s going on around you.

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June 16, 2009

60% of Bankruptcies Are Caused By Medical Bills

Filed under: bankrupt,bankruptcy,medical debt,medicine,obama,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 5:43 pm


Getting help is not as easy as it used to be. A recent study showed that roughly 60% of all bankruptcies in America are due to medical bills. This is an increase of 50% in just six years. And what’s worse is that for the middle class, medical insurance offers little protection, if any at all.

The study found that 75% of the bankrupt families actually had medical insurance. However, the medical debts were too costly. The research team, consisting of Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, and Ohio University, reported that, “Using a conservative definition, 62.1 percent of all bankruptcies in 2007 were medical; 92 percent of these medical debtors had medical debts over $5,000, or 10 percent of pretax family income. Most medical debtors were well-educated, owned homes and had middle-class occupations.”

The study surveyed 2,134 random families that filed for bankruptcy between January and April, 2007, BEFORE the recession began. Only 29% of the families blamed their bankruptcy on the medical bills, 62% had medical bills that were equivalent or greater than 10% of the family income.

Obviously something needs to be done here. Many middle class Americans are being thrown into bankruptcy when they are most in need of help. The United States Government, headed by President Obama, is beginning its reform of the current healthcare system. While it will obviously take some tweaking before the new system will be perfected it is needed. Currently, the U.S healthcare system leaves 15% of the American population (about 46 million people if you didn’t know), without healthcare insurance. 46 million people without any coverage whatsoever.

What is more appalling is that the costs of the medical bills for nonstroke neurological illnesses, such as multiple sclerosis (MS) are as high as $34,167. MS is followed by diabetes ($26,971), injuries ($25,096), stroke ($23,380), mental illnesses ($23,178), and heart disease ($21,955).

It is clear that something needs to be done, and President Obama also recognizes that some sort of change will be needed. The immense job of reforming the current healthcare system is in his hands, and hopefully he is up to the task. He promised change, but let’s see if he can change things for the better.

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For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/– a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.Read more: “CanDrugStore” – http://www.candrugstore.com/blog/#ixzz0EaSkHrOA&A;

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.