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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with

    Quote Originally Posted by hikari View Post
    We just need to get a proper single payer system already, no point to tie it to employers
    Yeah, that healthcare will just be awesome. Ask Canadians, who come here for anything more than a head cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Yeah, that healthcare will just be awesome. Ask Canadians, who come here for anything more than a head cold.
    Good point. Canadians rate their health care system more highly than Americans rate theirs. And of course they have universal coverage and they spend half what we do per capita.
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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    One way or another, every tax . . . every expensive regulation . . . is paid by the American consumer. There's no free lunch. Just because the government is raising taxes on "the other guy," don't think for one minute that it doesn't impact every one of us. Business doesn't grow money on trees.
    Absolutely true.

    And that 17% of the gdp (and growing) that our current health care costs is costing all of us in one way or another. We can't afford it much longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Absolutely true.

    And that 17% of the gdp (and growing) that our current health care costs is costing all of us in one way or another. We can't afford it much longer.
    It's really astonishing when you think about it. If our per capita health care costs were just in line with the average of other advanced countries it would free up over 8% of GDP for more productive pursuits. That's an amount of money totaling more than 50% of all federal tax revenue.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    It's really astonishing when you think about it. If our per capita health care costs were just in line with the average of other advanced countries it would free up over 8% of GDP for more productive pursuits. That's an amount of money totaling more than 50% of all federal tax revenue.
    Yep. So too with our defense costs which are way, way higher. The problem is that our gov't's solution to both is SO WHAT. When the status quo is buying plenty of campaign ads (votes) then there is no problem in DC.
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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    It's really astonishing when you think about it. If our per capita health care costs were just in line with the average of other advanced countries it would free up over 8% of GDP for more productive pursuits. That's an amount of money totaling more than 50% of all federal tax revenue.
    And we'd all have access to health care, and there wouldn't be medical bankruptcies any more. It's really a no brainer.

    Consider: Federal spending is about 21% of the GDP, while medical costs are about 17%, but...

    7% goes to Medicare and 2% to Medicaid, both part of the 21% federal spending. Take that out, and you have 12% being spent by the federal government, while 17% is spent on health care. Health care costs more than the entire federal bureaucracy!
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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    We are in this current mess because the government created it over the last 100 years and like always it makes no sense to cover people that are nothing but a net lose.
    Special interests REALLY need to start picking better people for us to vote for.
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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Good point. Canadians rate their health care system more highly than Americans rate theirs. And of course they have universal coverage and they spend half what we do per capita.
    They just deny grannies, and wait 8 months for hip replacements.........Oh, and they dont pay for breast cancer drugs that are most expensive and most effective. And they also DO NOT cover contraception......oooops.

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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    It's really astonishing when you think about it. If our per capita health care costs were just in line with the average of other advanced countries it would free up over 8% of GDP for more productive pursuits. That's an amount of money totaling more than 50% of all federal tax revenue.
    If you can magically make fat Americans not fat.....then we could lower our costs too son.....

    Ever heard that saying, "****t in one hand, wish in the other, and see which one fills up first"?????

    That's you Adam. Just like all other liberals. You compare America, to other countries, as if our populations were cloned and exactly the same. Living in a dream world....where liberals were born.

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