Why do people think government run medicine is a good thing?

The government can't run much right. I have family members that work for the post office that say the government has been making it hard to work. As in making more levels of bureaucracy to do simple maintenance jobs. What would our health care system be like if the government controlled everything?

Asked By: TJ9 - 8/11/2010
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What is the government running exactly? There is no public-option... More
Answered By: D.R. East-Coast Elite - 8/11/2010
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Because it works pretty well in Cuba (highest life expectancy in the Tropical Americas, 3rd only to the USA and Canada) Canada, Sweden, and Denmark.
Answered By: Capitalism: The Earth's Disease - 8/11/2010
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Answered By: Wombat - 8/11/2010
It's not "government run" that's better, it's government oversight of private industry... More
Answered By: Rico - 8/11/2010
The same people think that government run anything is a good thing. That's the bad thing with their good things. We can't find the way to tell these people that their good things are actually bad things. And that's the thing.
Answered By: SARCASTICALLY FACTUAL - 8/11/2010
Because they think just cos it's the government they know how to do everything right. No their humans just like us and they're pertty much corrupt.. it would be HORRIBLE.
Answered By: pinche αmber! - 8/11/2010
It make me wonder being no one has any idea how much a month it will cost .Kind of stupid forcing us to buy something and we are not told the cost.True government thinking.
Answered By: Jerry - 8/11/2010
You do realize almost all pharmaceutical research is done with government money, yes? Drug companies just comb through the results, develop the products and market.
Answered By: Matthew D - 8/11/2010
They've never been on Medicaid when a serious illness came about.
Answered By: rrm38 - 8/11/2010
Fortunately the Healthcare Reform bill is not government run medicine.
Answered By: Felonious Monkey - 8/11/2010
Well, if you want to continue paying $3,000 more per person, for worse care than whatever floats your boat. Government does suck at health care, I agree, but their main purpose is to keep you healthy, not poor and that's a step in the right direction.
Answered By: Fed Up - 8/11/2010
Im canadian i'm thankful for it. My parents have had medical procedures that under your system they would of lost there house. We pay more taxes but we definitely get a "return on our investment"
Answered By: andrew c - 8/11/2010
You just told it like it is my friend
Answered By: Billysabadboy - 8/11/2010
Depends how its run. Here in Sweden it works pretty good. It's only now later that the EU starts to mess things up with their new rules.
Answered By: Tylle Steinmetz - 8/11/2010
Yeah, the private sector has done so much for us eh? The ceo's of the 5 major health care companies made a total of $200,000,000 for '09, after of course giving themselves a raise for the great job they're doing denying people appropriate health care to increase their profits so they can give themselves a raise, and... More
Answered By: A Nail-Gun Is Not A Pillow - 8/11/2010
I don't think it's a good thing. It would be like every other government agency; unnecessary, incompetent and wasteful. "Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now." Thomas Jefferson
Answered By: Chris: The Voice of Reason - 8/11/2010
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