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Why do they keep calling it "health care reform" when it's really just "health insurance reform"?

It has nothing to do with changing the way health care is performed. Just the way we get health insurance.

Asked By: Healthy Environment - 3/18/2010
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Answered By: Controlled Enthusiasm? . - 3/18/2010
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Because it sounds better but in reality there is no reform at all..
Answered By: Brian - 3/18/2010
 
Good question. Maybe cons would stop calling it an entitlement program if it was called that. Many seem to have issues with labels.
Answered By: Lawgirl - 3/18/2010
 
No insurance = No health care. Also, the lunatic right-wing fringe, insurance company shills, and the others opposed to reform have built a gigantic wall of lies to scare the peasants into supporting their otherwise unjustifiable position.
Answered By: Angry Angry Hippo - 3/18/2010
 
Educate yourself. There is MUCH more in there that doesn't have to do with insurance, but the way that health care is delivered. Where did you get the false idea that it was just about insurance?
Answered By: scott b - 3/18/2010
 
It is neither... it is a naked power grab to control 1/6th of our economy by irrationally and incorrectly demonizing a legal insurance industry that makes a whopping 7% profit... More
Answered By: Jimmbbo - 3/18/2010
 
I've wondered that myself.Aren't hospitals,pharmaceutical companies ETC part of health care industry?! BTW--What does it say that someone could steal 75 million in prescription drugs from one plant?
Answered By: Jeff S - 3/18/2010
 
What ever the label may be. It will delete the millions of americans that can not currently afford the exorbitant rates that are charged to obtain medical treatment. No matter what the republicans say there is way too many human beings this day and age that are dyeing because they cant get help.
Answered By: Bill - 3/18/2010
 
good question. I do support it even if it is just insurance reform.
Answered By: Politi-whore - 3/18/2010
 
less syllables
Answered By: Francisco d'Anconia - 3/18/2010
 
Bravo, controlled enthusiasm... More
Answered By: jeff m - 3/18/2010
 
Health lawyers worded it that way because they care.
Answered By: paul h - 3/18/2010
 
Because it really is. There's a good model just north of our border in Canada. long waits to see doctors (sometimes months), denied treatment because your too old, or it's not in budget, shortage of staff, etc.... You should do a little research into the Canada health care system to see the model the US Health Care... More
Answered By: sailormon - 3/18/2010
 
For the same reason they call it global warming... More
Answered By: Right or Wrong - 3/18/2010
 
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