Almost half of new cancer patients lose their entire life savings

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  1. garamet

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    @Federal Farmer is overjoyed.
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  2. tafkats

    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    The free market always knows best!

    (Although I'm sure somebody will be along to say that we don't really have a free market, and if we just deregulated the entire health care system, everything would be hunky-dory.)
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  3. spot261

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    How lovely.
  4. A Bangkok Atheist

    A Bangkok Atheist Don't believe his lies

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    Look, if they didn't want to go bankrupt from their cancer treatment, they should have bootstrapped the cancer away. Anything else would be full on communism, which would immediately lead to millions of deaths, as we all know.

    So really who's the true villain here? It certainly isn't Mr. Larry Faire who administers the free market.
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    If they were good people who led virtuous Christian lives they wouldn't have been sick to begin or they would have been rich enough to pay for it in cash, anyway. No loss.
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  6. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey Drink Me!

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    Hell... a friend who lives in LA was jsut telling me about the nearly 2000$ a fuckin' mammogram and MRI cost her even with insurance that she pays a few hundred a month for.

    You know what that shit costs here?

    Nothing.
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  7. Amaris

    Amaris Fuzzy Logic Generator

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    I assume some of them are good people.
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    Cancer is a lifestyle choice. If you don't want to die of it, you could always let it consume you like Mitch McConnell and rise to high office in the GOP.
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    Go capitalism!
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    It does pose some very fundamental questions about human beings that they would so passionately support a system against a vastly preferable alternative purely because they don't want someone else to benefit from their money.
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    So I’m gathering that the consensus here is that capitalism and the free market causes cancer, is that about right?
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    I’m pretty sure you’re a complete moron.
  16. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Nope. Try again.
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    That’s what it looks like to me, @RickDeckard even mentioned capitalism.
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    The free market does a very bad job of protecting people from cancer without it causing even more damage than is necessary would be closer.
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  19. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    I'd suggest you consult an ophthalmologist. Assuming you can afford it.
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    Do glasses require a mortgage?
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  22. K.

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    So you are literally too stupid to get the point? Seriously? No chance of you just reading the thread up to this point and getting what every other poster here understood, without exception? No chance?
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  23. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Not yet.
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    The way this thread reads is as if capitalism were to blame for people getting cancer.
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  27. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Only to an idiot. Keep digging.

    An intelligent person would wonder why U.S. capitalism (as opposed to that in any other industrialized nation) results in these outcomes.

    But I forget who I'm talking to.
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    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    My parents did that a couple of times.
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  30. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    :yarly: Your parents could afford $10,000 to $60,000 per month for cancer treatments? Do tell.