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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Do I think Obama is a Socialist at all? No. Because, unlike you, I actually know what Socialism is. You just define it as you so please with no regards for what it means.

    It's funny how you're attacking Obama for his attempts to de-socialize Socialist medicine. The hypocrisy people have here is outrageous.
    I believe he is steeped in Marxism and a hatred for the people who make this country work.

    He is going for the big win. Once we are spied upon in our health care, our economic lives and our social interactions what else is required before we we enter the hard tyranny?

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Oh, I never said TRICARE was good. I'm just pointing out TRICARE as an actual, working model of Socialist medicine. It also serves as a tool to point out how people who call Obama a Socialist as dirty word are extremely offended that he attempted to make Socialist Medicine less Socialist.



    But this still doesn't get to the point that a single payer system is not Socialist. Private healthcare funded by a single payer isn't Socialist. As you stated, TRICARE's Socialist medicine has problems. But a single payer system doesn't own the hospitals, employ the doctors and make the drugs.

    Single Payer can in theory do quite a bit of good for healthcare in depressing costs, streamlining medical records, and cutting out middle men. There's always a chance it can go wrong, but what doesn't have that problem?
    Would you feel better if we used the more accurate but less interesting word statist? It is also fascistic.

    Putting the government in charge of yet one more thing where they have no business being is simply wrong. And we are going to fix it.

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I am missing nothing, they haven't made it better but liberalism in spite of all the failures has convinced you that a single payer system will work for 312 million Americans. Wait times in Britain and Canada tell a different story when it comes to basic hospital stays, surgeries, and care.

    Waiting in the wings: Single-payer health care

    Medicare doesn't have 312 million participants and is bankrupt. what happens when you put all Americans on a single payer system at the mercy of the Govt? You have so much faith in the Federal Govt. which bodes the question as to why?
    WND???

    Try this:

    4. Life expectancy of a 65 year old increased from 79.3 years in 1965 to 83.6 years in 2007.

    5. In 1962, between 9% and 16% of seniors went to charitable organizations to get their medical costs paid.

    6. In 1962, more than 25% of all seniors went without medical care due to health costs

    7. Before Medicare, 33% of all seniors were living in poverty. Today, less than half that number, or 14%, live in poverty.

    So what is the truth? The plain truth is — America’s seniors are vastly better off today because of Medicare. A return to private insurance programs would devastate the quality of life for middle income Americans. - See more at:

    Health Care for Seniors before Medicare

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    WND???

    Try this:

    4. Life expectancy of a 65 year old increased from 79.3 years in 1965 to 83.6 years in 2007.

    5. In 1962, between 9% and 16% of seniors went to charitable organizations to get their medical costs paid.

    6. In 1962, more than 25% of all seniors went without medical care due to health costs

    7. Before Medicare, 33% of all seniors were living in poverty. Today, less than half that number, or 14%, live in poverty.

    So what is the truth? The plain truth is — America’s seniors are vastly better off today because of Medicare. A return to private insurance programs would devastate the quality of life for middle income Americans. - See more at:

    Health Care for Seniors before Medicare
    AT WHAT COST?

    No **** they're better off, they're the sole beneficiaries if the most fiscally reckless program we've ever created.

    Would it be worth $100 trillion to extend the lives of people who have lived full lives already another 8-10 years, assuming technology figures out a way?

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    We do ...it's called the United States of America.
    LOL ROTFLMFAOATSFR
    Yes. You have usurped the Constitution. We are on to you now. Enjoy the fruits of your thefts while you can.

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Maybe the textbook of Rush...
    As I have said before , All governments "redistribute" wealth. If you oppose this you define yourself as an anarchist. There are no governments that do not redistribute wealth.
    In a single payer system the government would not own hospitals or drug factories or employ doctors. How could you see that as "ownership"?
    You have done an excellent job of making the case that all governments are evil. It is appropriate to make do with the least amount of government possible. I did not agree to be plundered. I am fighting back.

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    AT WHAT COST?

    No **** they're better off, they're the sole beneficiaries if the most fiscally reckless program we've ever created.

    Would it be worth $100 trillion to extend the lives of people who have lived full lives already another 8-10 years, assuming technology figures out a way?
    Yeah, it's worth it. And frankly, if it was one universal system, it would be easier.

    However:


    Medicare has been an overwhelming success in providing access to care for groups that before its enactment had only limited access to insurance or standard health care. It is popular across the political spectrum. Polls reveal that people would rather raise taxes than cut its benefits.
    Neither part B nor D faces any problem insolvency. They are adequately funded in perpetuity under current law.
    The Part A trust fund is currently in better shape financially than it has been for most of its history. If all provisions of the Affordable Care Act are enforced, its financial gap is small.
    Many are concerned over Medicare’s long-term affordability. If provisions of the Affordable Care Act are enforced, the added budget costs of Medicare over the next quarter century are modest and affordable.

    The Current State of Medicare | Brookings Institution

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    I thought I'd add this little nugget:


    Conclusion

    The U.S. health care system badly needs reform. Our payment system rewards quantity rather than quality. We waste huge sums on administration and at the same time neglect administrative outlays that could lower spending and increase quality. Medicare is part of that system and therefore is infected by many of those problems. But the problems of the U.S. health care system are not confined to or disproportionate in Medicare. Attention should focus on systemic reform. The Affordable Care Act has started us on that effort. That law is not perfect. In the course of its implementation we will learn a lot and encounter unanticipated effects that will cause us to change the law. But the successful implementation of health insurance exchanges is a necessary precondition for serious consideration of a voucher system. To bull ahead with a voucher plan of any stripe, before we have in place health insurance exchanges, an essential element if such a plan is to succeed, would be rash and irresponsible.

    The Current State of Medicare | Brookings Institution

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    "More control" does not mean socialism. The very definition you just posted shows this. Airlines are heavily controlled, this does not mean we have socialized air travel.
    Would you be happier if we just went to authoritarian tyrannical rule? WE are fascistic. It is a short step to the socialism you would recognize.

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Of course we rolled back regulations on banks, and are still reluctant to go far enough to actually stop that greed thing.
    Really? Dodd-Frank is a rollback? We will discover in time that next to Obamacare this is the worst thing to ever happen to this nation. I hope one day we will see capital punishment for everyone who agreed to it.

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