Doesn't a PRIVATE and PUBLIC health care choice sound best for Americans and their health?
It seems that having both options available would make both private and public (affordable, not free--except for the truly needy, just as it is now in high priced emergency rooms where tax payers already pick up the tab) health care providers to the best job, at the best price, that they could...wouldn't that benefit everyone involved, except for those making obscene profits by denying their customers claims any possible way they could, even as they charge them astronomical rates?
Asked By: c.n. - 6/19/2009
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A public/Private insurance system amounts to welfare for private insurance companies. They do not have to take sick, elderly or high risk patients - leaving them to charge what they want , rake in the cash and opt out of all of the expensive patients since the 'public' side will pay for them. The government will be... More
Answered By: jehen - 6/19/2009
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Moderation is shunned by the ruling corporate elite.
Answered By: Super Duper - 6/19/2009
I think if we just rewound the last 30 years and got government out of health care completely we would be a lot better off. Why is it that the more government gets involved in health care the worse it gets?
Answered By: The Ghost with the Most - 6/19/2009
Answered By: Johnny Sokko - 6/19/2009
Yes, we should have private health care providers, but with prices set by the government and everything paid by taxes.
Answered By: longhaired freaky person - 6/19/2009
There is zero effort to reduce the cost of healthcare. All these bills focus on requiring everyone to have insurance paid for w their dollars or other tax dollars. There is no change proposed in what would be denied etc.. Just adding more taxes, more government and more bureaucrats.
Answered By: dukemack - 6/19/2009
You are wishing for what Obama is proposing. Please read his plan for more information
Answered By: BloodBath - 6/19/2009
Gee, that's exactly what they have in Canada and the UK. You know, those evil socialist countries. :) If you can afford private insurance, it's available - the main difference being that you can get elective surguries more quickly with private insurance... More
Answered By: sandand_surf - 6/19/2009
A single payer plan modeled on the Germany plan would work. Let the insurance companies administer it without the ability to refuse claims and we are better off.
Answered By: Darwin - 6/19/2009
No. I have to pay taxes to support those who won't get their own coverage in addition to my premiums. There will be long waiting lists to see doctors due to the run on medical services by people who won't be out a dime. Medicaid is bankrupt. Medicare is about out of money. States that have tried this method are out of... More
Answered By: TAT - 6/19/2009
Yes, it DOES... More
Answered By: Seldon Surak II - 6/19/2009
Answered By: SERENAZ - 6/19/2009
But public health care isn't a choice - - - it's the government forcing the rest of us to subsidize some people's choices.
Answered By: Carlo Ancelotti - 6/19/2009
Yes that is what Obama is proposing... More
Answered By: wannagodaty - 6/19/2009
Your 100% wrong and you haven't listed 1 fact, not 1 poll and not 1 statistic that shows a Gov Plan is what Americans Want... More
Answered By: Lady B - 6/19/2009
Anytime you have a profession run like a South African diamond mine, where supply is limited in order to keep prices very high, you do not have much choice no matter who the seller is... More
Answered By: Anabelle - 6/19/2009
Can't we at least wait until we see what 'private' and 'public' automobile companies do to that industry first? I'm leaning toward laying money on the taxpayer-funded incentives over those of Ford. Well, actually, I am having money seized rather than 'laying money on it', but I suspect that once the media works its... More
Answered By: Herald - 6/19/2009
No. That is a scam. By offering a "Public" plan, the government will subvert the private plans. That is the backdoor way of imposing Socialized Medicine. They are going to force us to pay for both. Our employer provided plans will become taxable income and we will also have to pay additional taxes and have our... More
Answered By: Jacob W - 6/19/2009
you see what would happen is that when government offers "free health care" they have to pay for it somehow, so they will raise taxes, now with all the new taxes I can no longer afford my private insurance making more people forced to chose government health care causing taxes to increase even more, and destroying the... More
Answered By: I'm building A bunker - 6/19/2009
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