Since US manufacturing jobs are scarce why don't Americans adopt government funded health care?
Why do Americans reject publicly funded health care when it is gives any nation who has public health care an advantage attracting manufacturing jobs. Publicly funded health care is one thing employers don't have to provide and you can't be turned down for a job because you are uninsurable. An example would be the Toyota plant built in Woodstock Ontario Canada who out competed Kansas because of government funded health care.
Asked By: WOTWU - 1/4/2011
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That is a good example of the many ways a government health care system would be good for the country. The problem is the insurance industry is powerful, they make huge profits and they do not want to lose any of their power or money. We need health care, but we are allowing the propagandists to convince us that it... More
Answered By: irongrama - 1/4/2011
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I don't see how having a national version of the VA makes anything better.
Answered By: smsmith500 - 1/4/2011
it is politics, the HMO's make huge amounts of money from private health care. they in turn make large campaign contributions to the politician that make sure no reform is passed. it is criminal. they also scare people with lies about "government Control of health care" and "death panels" all lies
Answered By: Frank - 1/4/2011
Because the Insurance lobby does NOT want to see it happen, and with so many of our politicians suckling on big business teat, it was eviscerated by many of them.
Answered By: Ed - 1/4/2011
Your theory assumes that the government will spend the increased tax dollars effectively and efficiently. The money has to come from somewhere and the government does not provide products to generate the revenue needed to fund endless and limitless social entitlement programs... More
Answered By: Joe - 1/4/2011
For businesses that provide health care benefits, their costs would probably be lower if there were universal coverage via payroll taxes (like medicare). At the very least they would be more stable, and corporations would not need to be in the insurnace negotiation business... More
Answered By: jehen - 1/4/2011
There is no money we are more than broke .
Answered By: Cris Ray - 1/4/2011
Government AND companies have no business offering health insurance. I am positive that the cost of care today is directly related to government intervention ADN the employer-funded plans. Back around WW2, the government capped what employers could pay employees. seriously! look it up! Companies then started offering... More
Answered By: Bobbi - 1/4/2011
It works in a country with a smaller population like Canada, not in the U.S. The Obama 2014 insurance exchange proposes each person buy their own health policy so they dont have to have a job in order to get the benefit of low group health premiums. The Republicats are trying to dismantle the Health Care Act. It doesnt... More
Answered By: Flower - 1/4/2011
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