Notable quote by Obama

'We cannot continue down the same dangerous road we've been travelling for so many years, with costs that are out of control.' Barack H Obama Obama was referring to the high medical cost in American and his health care plan to cut it by US$2 trillion. And we are happily plodding along the same path, with the US as our reference point. As long as we are cheaper than the US, we are ok. Our health care is affordable.


Anonymous said...

Healthcare in Singapore is a little pricey. I went to Raffles Medical Centre for a small cut on my thumb. A dressing and a few antibiotic tablets cost me S$50 !!

Anonymous said...

Expensive or not is a matter of perspective. Obviously $50 is loose change for the handsomely paid Ministers and civil servants who craft our public health policies. Any wonder then that they continue to tout our health costs as affordable?

Jaunty Jabber said...

Affordable is by means of everyone should afford to pay the medical expenses here as long as you continue to be employed and work beyond vital age. The sentence is incomplete when the MP said that the health cost in Singapore is affordable.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to all contributors who are interested in readindg comment on heath issue.

Mr. Redbean, "islam is dynamic and appealing" is Very TRUE, not for the reson elle posted:
http://tr.youtube.com/watch?v=PScJPH5Az0Q&feature=PlayList&p=6C3D65DE61E9643F&index=1 : THIS is a DISTORTION OF ISLAM BY WEST MEDIA(mkostly Shiites on video only ~15%of world muslim population some suuni don't consider shia as muslims, ask a sunni who are shia how they came about).
make me laugh heartily

redbean said...

elle is passionate in his belief. he is free to post what he likes and others can post views that are different from him. we shall be mature enough to read different views and form our own opinion. thesis, anti thesis, hypothesis or synthesis.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Universal healthcare (like any welfare program attemptedby the state) always ends in disaster.

Unfortunately, it is a popular political vote-buying idea. And thus it is only a matter of time before the welfare state comes to Singapore.

No, it won't be cheaper in the medium to long run. It will end up being very expensive. And many people who would be alive if the system is private — will DIE and SUFFER under universal healthcare.

I don't speak from mere thoery or political dogma: I've experienced it for myself right here in the People's Socialist State of Australia.

redbean said...

the other extreme that is equally destructive is unaffordable healthcare that kills or bankrupts the patient.

Jaunty Jabber said...

Dear Matilah,

I don't understand what you mean by ....."people who would be alive if the system is private — will DIE and SUFFER under universal healthcare".

Can you help me understand it?

redbean said...

it is reported in the media that he chicken out from his position to expose the violators of human rights in guantanamo and the iraqi prisoners. he is not releasing the photos of tortures of prisoners.

hail america! the champions of human rights!

Matilah_Singapura said...


The case against universal health care is based on the principles of freedom and liberty (which are threatened when there is politicisation of some social 'need'), as well as the anti-free market economic case (usually results in a pyramid-style of funding and severe rationing — resulting in needless suffering and death).

You might want to search the net for the cases for and against universal healthcare. My position is against universal health care as is my consistent position against any STATE 'welfare' (government intervention) whether it is for 'needy' people or 'needy' corporations.

If redbean wants to start a thread about the case for and against universal health care, I'd be happy to add 2 Rupiah's worth of 'opinion that won't make the slightest difference in the real world'.

redbean said...

no need to start a thread specifically for it. this will do. anyway, there are always two sides to a coin. what is important is the arguments, for or against, and how reasonable they are.

just like the homosexuality case, there are for and against. but use logic and reasons, some emotions, some brute force to get their views across.

readers should look out for inherent biases in a person's viewpoint. some are obvious, some too obvious and some glaringly obvious to the extent that the author is blind to it.

Jaunty Jabber said...

Thanks Matilah, for explaining about Universal Health Care. As you have advised, I shall need more reading on the internet to get familiar with this.