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Sneak Peek at National Healthcare

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by bigdogtx, Nov 2, 2009.

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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    So,,,,have you noticed that the H1N1 shots are being doled out pretty slowly and ONLY to a select few,,,,did you notice that the GOVERNMENT is in CONTROL of the vaccine,,,,and THEY are determining WHO gets the vaccination,,,,so how do you like the first peek at RATIONING....
     
  2. Doubles Shooter

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    This was on my RoadRunner home page this morning. Nice huh?



    Gitmo detainees set to receive swine flu vaccine
    Published - Nov 02 2009 08:19AM EST

    By DAVID McFADDEN - Associated Press Writer

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Terrorism suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay naval base will soon get swine flu vaccines, despite complaints that American civilians should have priority, a military spokesman said Sunday.

    Army Maj. James Crabtree, a spokesman for the U.S. jail facility in southeast Cuba, said the doses should start arriving this month, with guards and then inmates scheduled for inoculations.

    He acknowledged there may be an "emotional response" from critics who argue that terror suspects should not be allocated swine-flu medications while members of the U.S. public are still waiting due to a vaccine shortage.

    But he said U.S. military officials are "responsible for the health and care of the detainee population."

    Medical personnel at Guantanamo requested the doses, but Crabtree said he did not know how many.

    Detainees will be vaccinated "entirely on a voluntary basis," he said. "There is always going to be a segment of the population that is going to refuse," either due to anxiety about a shot or to "distrust of our motivations."

    The top House Republican, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, told CNN's "State of the Union" show on Sunday that he does not agree with the H1N1 vaccination plans for detainees at Guantanamo.

    "I don't think it's a good idea. The administration probably didn't think it would be very popular either; that's why they announced it on Friday night," Boehner said.

    The Miami Herald first reported about the vaccination plans on Wednesday.

    Health officials have recommended that people in high-risk groups receive the swine flu vaccination first. There has been heated debate in several U.S. states about where prisoners should fall in the pecking order of vaccine recipients.
    A spokesman for Physicians For Human Rights, an international medical group, said there are "certain basic obligations the U.S. has to its prisoners," and that vaccinations for influenza fall into that category.

    "The fact that many prisoners within the U.S. don't get timely access to basic health care doesn't change the obligation of the U.S. to prisoners at Guantanamo," Dr. Scott A. Allen of the rights group said in an e-mail from Rhode Island. "We should work towards securing H1N1 vaccine for all at-risk populations, and not towards lowering a public health standard for certain unpopular groups."

    Following Saturday's transfer of six Chinese Muslims from Guantanamo to the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, roughly 215 detainees remain at the detention center. The Obama administration plans to prosecute some in U.S. courts and turn over others to nations willing to rehabilitate or free them.

    The administration also is grappling with how to keep in prison a handful of remaining detainees who are considered too dangerous to release or put on trial.
     
  3. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    Dallas county just got 10,000 doses,,,,here's the catch, you have to be UNINSURED to get it,,,,

    Now, think about this,,,,HOW WOULD THEY KNOW IF YOU ARE TELLING THE TRUTH IF YOU "SAID" YOU WERE UNINSURED???? And you worried about "wiretapping"....

    I'll bet dumbhub just loves hussein's control of our lives....
     
  4. H82MIS

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    I think all of this health care bullshit is dead untill next year,,,maybe by then pelosi will die in plane crash,,,,,,,,
     
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