Needed: universal health CARE, not insurance

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    Language is the beginning of the problem. No one working on the problem seems to be able to leave the insurance industry out of the equation. Is this because of intense lobbying by the industry, to the extent legislators are afraid to even mention the possibility of, perhaps, expanding Medicare to cover everyone, leaving the healthcare industry to fend for itself?
     
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    Sure, if you want to suffer and die an early death.
     
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    What is needed is more affordable healthcare. You know the one main objective that started out this whole "redo healthcare" BS. Before it was turned into Obamacare and a power grab.

    More affordable healthcare, what a concept.............
     
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    I lived in England for a decade. The healthcare system worked great for me and my wife and child, with the lack of fear of being driven into bankruptcy by medical care.
    When i moved back to the U.S. and finally realized i needed health insurance, i was looted and plundered by the healthcare insurance industry, coming in to a plan at what looked like a good rate and then having the premiums quickly raised to a level beyond my means.
    When i did have an accident (broken ankle) in Houston, the ensuing costs were crippling to my business, and the care received was not noticeably better than i would have received in England; in fact, in the hospital i got a staph infection that nearly crippled me for good.
     
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    Your posts were once insightful and had merit.

    What happened?
     
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    Blah, Blah......and how do you propose we make that happen?


    Let me guess.....tort reform, opening up restrictions for selling across state lines and less "government regulations". :eusa_pray:

    That should cover the trifecta of "ideas" that the sheep love to fall back on.
     
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    I really love the idea you libs have that the government can make healthcare affordable and still viable without debt. :lol:
     
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    Lord forbid that any of this is tried and actually works........... I'm certain there are other Ideas out there coming from people smarter than anyone on this board.......Obviously Obamacare doesn't work............
     
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    Obviously. I mean it hasn't even been close to fully implemented yet, but you KNOW it doesn't work. Miss Cleo, is that you?

    Obamacare is FAR from perfect, but it's better than what we had before. And it's the best we're going to get until people get serious about reforming how the system works entirely. And news flash, restricting lawsuits ain't it.
     
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    Funny how I don't remember ever saying that...oh, thats right, because I didn't.
     

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