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The actressdied after falling skiing in Canada .
/> > It took eight hours to drive her to a hospital. If Canada had our
/> > healthcare she might be alive today. We now have helicopters that
/> > would have gotten her to the hospital in 30 minutes. Obama wants to
/> > have our healthcare like Canada's and England's.
/> > In England anyone over 59 cannot receive heart repairs or stents or
/> > bypass because it is not covered as being too expensive and not
/> > needed.
/> > I got this today and am sending it on. If Obama's plans in other
/> > areas don't scare you, this should.
/> > Please do not let Obama sign senior death warrants
/> > Everybody that is on this mailing list is either a senior citizen, is
/> > getting close or knows somebody that is.
/> > Most of you know by now that the Senate version (at least) of the
/> > "stimulus"
/> > Bill includes provisions for extensive rationing of health care for
/> > senior citizens... The author of this part of the bill, former senator
/> > and tax evader, Tom Daschle was credited today by Bloomberg with the
/> > following statement.
/> > Bloomberg: Daschle says "health-care reform will not be pain free.
/> > Seniors
/> > should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead
/> > of treating them."
/> > If this does not sufficiently raise your ire, just remember that
/> > Senators
/> > and Congressmen have their own healthcare plan that is first dollar
/> > or very low co-pay which they are guaranteed the remainder of their
/> > lives and are not
/> > subject to this new law if it passes.
/> > Please use the power of the Internet to get this message out. Talk it
/> > up at the grassroots level.... We have an election coming up in one
/> > year and nine months. We have the ability to Address and reverse the
/> > dangerous direction the Obama administration and it allies have begun
/> > and in the interim, we can make their lives miserable. Lets do it! If
/> > you disagree, don't do anything
In Massachusetts, for example, premiums soared after the state passed a mandate in 2000, in part because of a secret deal between the state’s largest insurer and its largest hospital chain. (Sources: Bombardieri, Marcella. 2009. Patrick intensifies state’s push to curb soaring health premiums. The Boston Globe, January 6; and Allen, Scott and Marcella Bombardieri. 2008
A handshake that made healthcare history. The Boston Globe, December 28)