Obama's Health Care Strategy

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  1. ScreamingEagle
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    Basically this....

    1) Quietly expand the percentage of Americans that are in government run health care and then,

    2) when the costs inevitably explode, have unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington ration care.

    Morning Bell: President Obama’s Health Care Strategy » The Foundry
     
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    The way the government runs healthcare now is a mess. There are so many different programs, Medicare, Medicaid, and state programs, that even the government side of the equation is driving up costs.

    They need to take heads of the insurance industry, the healthcare industry, and the government, lock them all in a room, and don't let them come out until they figure a viable system that will offer everyone top quality care while reducing the cost somewhat. To make that possible, it is going to involve the government in some form. That doesn't necessarily mean it needs to be goverenment run. The sooner they get this figured out, the sooner it becomes less of a burden on business.
     
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    well, I ask again,, if Canada and the UK cannot manage it with dignity what makes us think our government can??
     
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    So right. I've said several times that the government is part of the solution, it's not the solution.
     
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    A single payer system is what we need.

    We will never get it because there are to many special interests making a killing off of sick people.

    I don't have health insurance because I refuse to support our ridiculous system.
     
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    I hope liberals have their healthcare rationed. They don't do anything anyway.
     
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    In 1960, consumers paid almost half of their health care costs and had catastrophic insurance to pay for the major stuff, that has eroded into comprehensive policies where consumers only spend about 12% and they are basically just prepaid health plans. It makes absolutely no sense to pay hundreds of dollars each month for a family that goes toward doctor visits ,blood tests and screenings. A 64 year old man should be able to get a policy that protects his assets against the major things like cancer for a pittance of what government mandates policies include.
     
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    I just hope you stay healthy, Chris. Because you will go bankrupt if anything serious happens. That is just foolish in your reasoning.
    Geeze, what am I talking about...It's Chris...what was I thinking. :eusa_eh:
     
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    Idiot child, they are managing far better than we are. They have longer lifespans, and lower infant mortality. And all their citizens have health care, not just the lucky ones.
     
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    Oh, yes, and their per capita cost is about half of what ours is. Far too much of the money for our health care goes into the pockets of the allready rich.
     

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