Isn't the Vast Majority of US Healthcare Spending Already Socialized (Medicare and Medicaid)?

Don't Medicare and Medicaid already eat up the vast majority of US healthcare spending? Those are two social forms of healthcare spending.

Asked By: junglejoe - 10/3/2007
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I doubt this, else the insurance companies would be going broke. I live in a town where Blue Cross and Unum Provident are great jobs... Apparently, you are asking about government expenditures. Of course those are the only two forms of government subsidized healthcare.
Answered By: ruth - 10/3/2007
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Yes. But for some reason the words "socialized medicine in America" scares people...
Answered By: timothy_k_weiss - 10/3/2007
Actually, so is health insurance. It's people or businesses pooling their money to pay for the health care of all policyholders.
Answered By: ms_wheedler - 10/3/2007
And we want to add more spending? I hear more complaining about how little the pay checks of Americans are and yet they're willing to forfeit more to good old Uncle Sam. Makes no sense.
Answered By: JohnFromNC - 10/3/2007
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