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For-Profit Medicine Under Attack
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 1/9/2013 5:17:35 PM

RUSH: Even when I think I´m wrong about something I usually end up being right. So I said, many times my usual attitude of warning you, particularly those of you in the medical professions, why should there be profit in making people well? Why should healing involve profit? Why should that cost anything? Why should that cost any more than what it costs? Well, let me take you to what I hold here now in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers. Right here. It is in the New York Times.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/9/2013 5:40:03 PM     (No. 9107729)

I hope everyone reads this through to the end. Even many Republicans believe the lies about "non-profit" hospitals. Rush predicted physicians would be demonized just as CEOs are.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Muncssister, 1/9/2013 5:51:54 PM     (No. 9107751)

The Charlotte Observer and Raleigh N & O did a huge series attacking the "for profit" hospitals in North Carolina (dozens and dozens of them- including the two largest) about 8 months ago. It was shocking the level of ignorance in the comments. The average American has no idea how the medical system works. I worked for a medically affiliated children´s charity for several years and I know first hand how much these hosptials´ private foundations and auxiliary groups give for charity care. It would blow your mind if you how much money is raise and spent on free patient care at these "for profit" hospitals. Many (children especially) receive significant discounts and/ or free treatment from some of the best physicians in the world as a result. And it is all made possible because of PROFITS!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/9/2013 6:10:11 PM     (No. 9107785)

#1 is right. Transcript winds up with an ER doctor who´s $220K in debt and trying to earn a living and pay off his education loans by treating patients on welfare while dodging malpractice lawyers through it all - and now he´s being portrayed as a bad guy.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: markinalpine, 1/9/2013 6:25:52 PM     (No. 9107808)

So self interest is bad? All profit is evil? Seems to me that the obysmal won has been profitting from those books somebody wrote for him, so why isn´t he voluntarily paying 100% tax on that? And why doesn´t he pay tax on the value of the government (ie, taxpayer) provided medical care he receives?

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