***WHY***is socialized medicine the ONLY answer to Health Care Reform?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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    Lowering the Cost of Health Care

    by Ron Paul


    As a medical doctor, I’ve seen first-hand how bureaucratic red tape interferes with the doctor-patient relationship and drives costs higher. The current system of third-party payers takes decision-making away from doctors, leaving patients feeling rushed and worsening the quality of care. Yet health insurance premiums and drug costs keep rising. Clearly a new approach is needed. Congress needs to craft innovative legislation that makes health care more affordable without raising taxes or increasing the deficit. It also needs to repeal bad laws that keep health care costs higher than necessary.

    We should remember that HMOs did not arise because of free-market demand, but rather because of government mandates. The HMO Act of 1973 requires all but the smallest employers to offer their employees HMO coverage, and the tax code allows businesses – but not individuals – to deduct the cost of health insurance premiums. The result is the illogical coupling of employment and health insurance, which often leaves the unemployed without needed catastrophic coverage.

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    I disagree.

    We still have all options open to us.

    Otherwise our only hope will be that after the November elections the Republicans repeal the socialized medicine law.

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    This administration is a one-trick pony.
     
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    I think he asks a very good question.
     
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    They have an agenda - to satisfy the marxists and capture the parasitic vote.

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    Why all the ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!??!?!?!?!!!!!?????!?!?!?!?!!!!!!??????!!!!!??!?!???!??!'s?
     
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    If he thinks this is a socialized medicine bill, he obviously (like a lot of people) doesn't know what socialized medicine is.
     
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    Yo beo, go ahead educate us ----what is socialized medicine?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    :rolleyes:
     
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    There are other ways to make healthcare available to and affordable for people. That's not what this administration is aiming for. This massive healthcare proposal that's out there right now is a travesty against all Americans that will in essence destroy healthcare for everyone.

    Barack Obama is not at all interested in anything American as we have known it for generations. Obama is hellbent on destroying anything and everything that over our history has made America the greatest nation in the world.
     

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