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What are the economic reasons opposing (or supporting) universal healthcare reform in the United States?

Since we are in a recession without a difinite end in site, what are the economic implications (or benefits) and costs that would result?

Asked By: - 7/20/2009
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Fascinating question. Let me first start with the cons: the U.S. is already in a poor fiscal state, and universal healthcare would only exacerbate the situation. Passing universal healthcare would require a lot of legislative resources, as well as a conscious effort to resist the lure of lobby groups... More
Answered By: lennie - 7/20/2009
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We can't afford it, it'll only decrease competition and raise prices. Iceland went bankrupt and they had socialized health care. It ends up doing 1 or more of 3 ways of supporting this... More
Answered By: Jewish Paladin JPA & Libertarian - 7/20/2009
 
pro: healthier population will be more productive at work, earning their living and interest on savings of others. con: it is expensive and wasteful as people tend to over-use free goods.
Answered By: Just did it! - 7/20/2009
 
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