Published: Thursday, Sept. 26 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
Headline: "Obamacare will lead to single-payer health care"Hopefully!
Dan, I hope you are correct. As the only first world country not to
have universal health care for its citizens, it is time for the United States to
value the health of its citizens and truly promote the general welfare of all.
The Swiss have had a highly regulated program utilizing private insurance
companies for years. If it works for them it may work for us. Granted if they
prove less cost efficient perhaps we should move to a single payer system like
most of the civilized world.
One can only hope!!! Then we can join the rest of the modern
Good! The sooner the better. Single payer would work best.
ever heard of IHC? Indian Health Care? the feds can't handle 3.5 MM
indian's health care and you expect them to be successful with 350 MM
americans? keep dreaming about change.....that all obama can do is create
Wonderful news, Dan. Thanks.
swiss? 16 hospitals, US 20K plus hospitals. seems like a good comparison
Dan gets the "Master of the Obvious" award for today.When
people who didn't have health insurance before find out they still have to
pay for it (and still can't afford it)... they will BEG for "Free
Healthcare" (which doesn't exist, somebody has to pay for it).Once Americans who HAD insurance before see their old policy cancelled and the
new rates... they are going to hate it so bad they will BEG for single-payer
nationalized healthcare.If the COST of healthcare continues to rise,
the RATES for insurance have to rise to pay those bills. That's an
economic fact-of-life.Once you establish federal programs like
these... they immediately become "Essential", and American's who
were once independent become DEPENDENT, and you can NEVER go back. This plan also guarantees Democrats power. Because you can NEVER vote
against the Democrat (because they will keep saying, "If you don't
re-elect me... you will lose your healthcare").It's a great
plan (to guarantee Democrats power).But we are past the
point-of-no-return now. ObamaCare is here to stay... until we beg for National
(AKA "Free") Healthcare.
Most hopeful headline of the week.
All of which goes to prove, Dan, that capitalism as we know it cannot deliver
health care to a huge chunk of our citizenry. So if they can't
successfully beg for care, they should simply get sick and die?
'Obamacare will lead to single-payer health care’==== I echo many previous statements.Good!The sooner the
better!FOR Profit Insurance Corporations should never have the final
say deciding who should live and who should die --- because to them, they
determine based on best business practices, NOT best medical practices, and
they only see things as what makes them the most PROFIT $$$.
Good. Can we suspend all the stupidity now and just do it?
I believe this would cause the amount of americans who support ACA to increase
I am counting on it. It's about time.
@ Happy Valley Heretic: Many of those who do not support the ACA do not support
it because they want single payer/universal health care.Those who
oppose any government involvement in healthcare often fail to separate those who
oppose the ACA into their respective groups and lump them altogether as
opposition - but if you break the numbers down and really look at it, there is a
lot of support for single payer/universal health care, including many of those
who support the ACA.It is, however, interesting to note that
Liljenquist's conclusion is not a return to pre-ACA health care but an
advancement to single payer. This ads an interesting twist to the ongoing
I'll add my voice to the chorus. Let's hope we can adapt the ACA over
the next few years into a single-payer system. Why do we have to be so
"exceptional" in America? We're the only country that is totally
out in left field on health care.
Dan, it's not nice to tease us like that.
If corporations stop offering health insurance to their employees, and dump
them all on Obamacare, the profits of corporations will soar. Ir Republican
economic theory is to be believed, all that extra wealth flowing to the "job
creators" will result in millions of new jobs being created. It could be a
new golden age, (if you believe Republican economic theory).
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