The truth about health care reform and the economy

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  1. Quantum Windbag
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    • Myth - Health care reform will reduce the deficit.
    • Fact - Health care reform will increase the deficit.

    • Myth - The US health care system is a free market.
    • Fact - The government controls about half of the health care market.

    • Myth - Medicare spending increases life expectancy. Reductions in Medicare spending therefore decrease life expectancy.
    • Fact - Increases in life expectancy are due to increased access to health care.
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    Unless of course it is the right wing version of health care reform?

    "Fact - Increases in life expectancy are due to increased access to health care."
    Well if no one pays for it how do you have increased access to health care?
     
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    Government will only make health care worse
     
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    Private insurance rationed healthcare for my baby. Apparently they decided my coverage wasn't good enough for the "better" waterproof cast. I had to pay for the upgrade out of pocket. Can't wait till it comes time for me to get a heart valve to see if I get the 2020 technology one or the 1996 left over lol.
     
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    The u.s is supposed to be a laissez- faire, enough said.
     
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    Nothing the government runs makes a profit.
    Everything they manage operates at a loss.
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    We Have to cut spending. Don't you understand that. No one will have Health Care if the economy fails. This recession is not over. This is just a bubble created by tarp and the printing of dollars. We can't afford a new health care.
    What is the life expectancy of one, who is starving to death, because the currency is worthless?
    We don't need this.
     
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    and who says no one will be paying for it?

    Q- is medicare a cost free all inclusive ( access/care/treatment) retirement medical plan or a supplement?
     
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    Not quite Lassaiez Faire. That was the error of the Guilded Age. There must be some very broad guardrails to prevent abuse of power and position, allowing everyone to have a chance to compete and not congeal too much power in one set of hands. Anti-Monopoly/Trust legislation I have very little problem with.

    Of course, what the left doesn't realize is that we now have over-corrected and need to swing back to a more balanced middle ground.
     
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    How do you expect to get increased access to health care once the government starts saying you can't have it because it is too expensive?
     

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