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Why are people so opposed to a single payer healthcare system?

Medical problems caused 62% of all personal bankruptcies filed in the U.S. in 2007, according to a study by Harvard researchers. And in a finding that surprised even the researchers, 78% of those filers had medical insurance at the start of their illness. Medical problems are the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S, why is this all right?

Asked By: Person - 7/26/2011
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I remember reading about that... More
Answered By: Shawn Robin - 7/26/2011
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I don't want my money touching sick people. Ewww. Socialists are gross. FACT.
Answered By: Colonel Jack Fessender (Ret.) - 7/26/2011
 
Because the single payer can end up deciding who lives and who dies.
Answered By: chevypirate - 7/26/2011
 
By "single payer"..you mean "the other guy"
Answered By: gcbtrading - 7/26/2011
 
Ramapant abuse by the hospitals actually. They use the most expensive equipment instead of using cheaper and even newer alternatives. You wouldn't believe how many procedures are unnecessary that they push through just for extra coin.
Answered By: Lares - 7/26/2011
 
Because there would be people who would pay nothing into the system and get something out of it - such as the 47% of Americans who do not pay Federal income taxes.
Answered By: The Resistance - 7/26/2011
 
I'm all for it because it cuts out the middle man who does nothing for health care.
Answered By: Daniel - 7/26/2011
 
Who will pay for it? Do you really want all doctors and hospitals be be govt employees? Going to the doctor, if you could find one, would be like going to the Post Office of DMV. Speaking of the Post Office you might have heard they are about to go broke. It would be even worse with govt run health care.
Answered By: jaker - 7/26/2011
 
well the guys who are getting 42 grand a years in health care object to it. why would they want to giveit up
Answered By: chris tanzu - 7/26/2011
 
Insurance companies own the country and only 10% of what you pay them actually is used to pay your medical bills. They have CEO's making millions and some of the biggest buildings in the city... More
Answered By: Sara - 7/26/2011
 
Having lived under the NHS, it does not work as well as the American system. If you wish to have someone else tell you what you can and can not have - enjoy. As for me NEVER! Free men feel that way. Subjects of theCrown can not conceive of what true freedom is.
Answered By: x x - 7/26/2011
 
It's true medical problems is a major factor for bankruptcy, but it has little to do with health insurance and more to do with the lack of disability coverage. You can't pay your bills if your not able to work. Unfortunately single payer won't solve that problem and neither dos ObamaCare... More
Answered By: N0rthMan - 7/26/2011
 
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