I 'm disappointed the Single Payer system was removed from the early Obama
Care proposals. The Republicans would not agree, they wanted the insurance
companies in our pockets. Single Payer System (Medicare) total overhead is 2%,
insurance companies can charge up to 60%. One dollar of taxes pays $.98 in
medical services not administration. Maryland is studying a Single Payer
system. They recognize the savings that can be gained by taking the insurance
conglomerates out of real health care. Medicaid would end, everyone will be
covered. Hospital emergency rooms will no longer be burdened by the poor and
uninsured, the insured won't pay for their services. Preexisting
conditions would not be a factor in coverage. The medical industry will not
have an overseer, just a single POC to pay the bill. I invite (challenge) you
to view the material and Google " single payer system in Maryland ".
Who loses with a Single Payer system? Insurance Industry with outrageous
profits and shareholders demand for more money. That is why the Republicans do
not want a Single Payer System, but protect a special interest who pays them
$$$$$$. Google Single Payer and watch the interview on Maryland's study.
All arguments are bogus if they are trying to defend current spending policy. We
are sinking or even by now sunk. Strap on the life vest, there is now way to
stop a sinking ship by dumping more water into it. It defies all logic. So does
our current administration.
Unicorns will magically cart loads of gold (and maybe even platinum coins, if we
are good) into the treasury every day to reduce the cost of welfare programs.That is as good an explanation as anything Obama and the liberals have
come up for to reduce spending or debt. And, as likely to happen.Nothing this administration tells us can be believed any more. Nothing.Our children are doomed to a much lower standard of living for the
balance of their lives, while enslaved to onerous taxes to pay for the "free
stuff" Obama gave away to get reelected.
@ Redshirt1701---you didn't build that. Give it to me. A little more?Seventy percent of our deficit has come over the past four years.
You've got a point.
Obama has stated that we don't have a spending problem. What he
hasn't stated is that he believes that all money earned in the US belongs
to the government.
Obamacare was NEVER about reducing the cost of health care, which is why its
official title is a lie and I never use it.
Cut spending? This government is obese, in need of a diet.