Single Payer Health Care Already Works

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    We call it "TriCare". It is administered by Humana and funded by the government for both active duty and retired military.

    As a retired Marine, I have it for myself and my wife for about $460.00 a year. It is an HMO and has covered all of my wife's heart problems. It is no different than when I worked for Humana and had a regular Humana HMO plan.

    You could call it universal health care for military.

    It's all bullshit, smoke and mirrors that the righties like Ginggrinch and Shelby are saying about socialized medicine. The government already reimburses healthcare providers for Medicare and Medicaid. They both work.

    Oh, socialism, where is thy sting?:lol::cuckoo::eusa_liar:
     
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    sigh! here we go once again..take what you get multiply it to 400 million people and 1/2 of Mexico.. how do you pay for it?


    again,, check out countries with 30 or 40 million people on this system,, they have big problems.. ie no money, shortage of services,, long long long long waits



    again,, check out Mass.. how is that working out



    check out california,, how is that working out..



    and lastly tell us how much it will cost and where the money comes from.. and why you feel satisfied that pelosi can do it right! TIA
     
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    Yeah, we have "universal" medical services for veterans....It's called the VA.

    If that's such a hot deal, who needs an HMO??
     
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    Simple. The company you work for gives you a raise because healthcare will be taken off their plate.

    And because right now we are overpaying, the companies will save money.

    And we will save money too because the costs will go down.

    And EVERYONE will be covered.
     
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    The VA is different. Get your facts straight.

    I want what John McCain gets. He certainly doesn't go thru the VA.
     
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    socialism's sting comes in the form of double-digit unemployment CONSISTENTLY over the last 15 years.
     
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    How do you know?
     
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    I have my facts straight.

    If the VA is such a hot deal, why doesn't Juan McQuisling go there??
     
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    Tell us all the last....no, the FIRST time gubmint took over something where the quality increased and the costs went down.
     
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    question for the ages.
     

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