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

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    I did not say TX's respnsibility. School monies from different sources go into one pot, get muddled and moved around. They overlap. Different states do different things with their funding causing different levels of equality. It will always be that way. I had 33 years + 4 retired but still active.
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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    When someone sitting in DC can decide how much a doctor may charge, how much time is your doctor going to have to spend with you when they need to see X amount of people per day just to make their overhead?
    Hi polgara.

    This is an interesting statement here...If we are to consider Doctors in this country a business, and their daily practice in seeing patients, production. Then we are told constantly that Obamacare is not a socialist take over, because they are not taking over any means of production in this country, therefore we conservatives don't understand socialism, that meme turns to utter BS.

    Health care is 1/6th of this nations economy, and by controlling doctors, and micro managing their practices in every aspect from how many patients they see, to how much they can charge, it is totally socialist is it not?
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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    What gets me is that these paranoids will spend literally Trillions on imagined "threats", but they are totally blind to the obvious, the crumbling of the nation all around them. They seem to think building bombs will save them while ignoring the decay of everything from Interstate bridges to the electrical grid, from the inner cities to the middle class, from the health and welfare of our youth to their education. Freaking idiots.
    What is amazing is that we have a 17 trillion dollar debt, debt service the 4th largest budget item and people like you still want a large central govt. and give them more money to waste. You certainly don't understand the role of the Federal Govt. and that is sad.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Hi polgara.

    This is an interesting statement here...If we are to consider Doctors in this country a business, and their daily practice in seeing patients, production. Then we are told constantly that Obamacare is not a socialist take over, because they are not taking over any means of production in this country, therefore we conservatives don't understand socialism, that meme turns to utter BS.

    Health care is 1/6th of this nations economy, and by controlling doctors, and micro managing their practices in every aspect from how many patients they see, to how much they can charge, it is totally socialist is it not?
    Good morning, j-Mac.

    Sure seems like it to me! : And what is the explanation given by this administration when they are asked why millions of people will still not be covered by insurance? I thought that was the reason our whole health care system was upended in the first place, and replaced with Obamacare! Something doesn't add up here!

    Further, if our health system is so bad, why do leaders of other countries across our planet choose to come to the US for their surgeries and other health care? Europe is much closer to them, and with the "superior" system they have in place in Europe, which BHO is trying to emulate here, you'd expect them to avail themselves of that fine system, wouldn't you? : sarcasm definitely intended here!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good morning, j-Mac.

    Sure seems like it to me! : And what is the explanation given by this administration when they are asked why millions of people will still not be covered by insurance? I thought that was the reason our whole health care system was upended in the first place, and replaced with Obamacare! Something doesn't add up here!

    Further, if our health system is so bad, why do leaders of other countries across our planet choose to come to the US for their surgeries and other health care? Europe is much closer to them, and with the "superior" system they have in place in Europe, which BHO is trying to emulate here, you'd expect them to avail themselves of that fine system, wouldn't you? : sarcasm definitely intended here!
    Good points as usual Polgara. The answer to one of them I think at present, is Cloward and Piven strategy. I don't think that Obamacare was ever meant to succeed, rather only to break the current system. In the process they could demonize the repubs for its collapse...A highly cynical move, and one that should draw the ire of the country as a whole for exposing just how little liberal/progressives really care about their well being..All that matters to them is the ends.
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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Good points as usual Polgara. The answer to one of them I think at present, is Cloward and Piven strategy. I don't think that Obamacare was ever meant to succeed, rather only to break the current system. In the process they could demonize the repubs for its collapse...A highly cynical move, and one that should draw the ire of the country as a whole for exposing just how little liberal/progressives really care about their well being..All that matters to them is the ends.
    How many politicians do you believe would ever be elected in this country admitting that they were socialists? Most other than Bernie Sanders realize that would be the kiss of death and thus will implement socialism in incremental steps but the end result is the same. These politicians will appeal to those who solely think with their hearts and believe in all that spending IN THE NAME of compassion. These people are being used to promote a leftwing socialist agenda and the leftwing is winning.

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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
    How many politicians do you believe would ever be elected in this country admitting that they were socialists? Most other than Bernie Sanders realize that would be the kiss of death and thus will implement socialism in incremental steps but the end result is the same. These politicians will appeal to those who solely think with their hearts and believe in all that spending IN THE NAME of compassion. These people are being used to promote a leftwing socialist agenda and the leftwing is winning.
    And will continue to win I believe until we as conservatives grow a pair, and start to educate people.
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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
    What people don't understand is that access does not assure either service or quality and although it appeals to those who think with their hearts it is totally unattainable to have a universal healthcare program for 312 million Americans in 50 independent states. What this will do is give the govt. more money to waste, I mean spend, on programs that keep and make people dependent just like they have done with SS and Medicare. Although most who support UHC seem to be people with good hearts they seem to lack the brain power to see this is nothing more than a scheme to provide for more spending and more control since quality healthcare and service aren't even being considered.
    Or "invest." Whenever Obama says "invest" I think of a ten year old kid hitting me up for $10 to "invest" in a candy bar. In practice, "access" to UHC seems to mean access to a waiting line.
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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Good points as usual Polgara. The answer to one of them I think at present, is Cloward and Piven strategy. I don't think that Obamacare was ever meant to succeed, rather only to break the current system. In the process they could demonize the repubs for its collapse...A highly cynical move, and one that should draw the ire of the country as a whole for exposing just how little liberal/progressives really care about their well being..All that matters to them is the ends.
    Excellent post! Health care is 1/6 of our economy, and if and when "single payer" is put in place... which I've read has always been the ultimate goal...the government, and not your doctor, will make the decision on what services you get! Judging from how well government has done in other areas they have involved themselves in, that should alarm people! It now appears that Sarah Palin may have hit a nerve with her talk about death panels, which probably explains the demonizing she has been subjected to! Maybe she was right!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Or "invest." Whenever Obama says "invest" I think of a ten year old kid hitting me up for $10 to "invest" in a candy bar. In practice, "access" to UHC seems to mean access to a waiting line.
    Exactly right, you cannot give access to 14-30 million more Americans and reduce costs and increase service. Wait times are going up but that doesn't matter to those here with an agenda for it is all about access, never about improving service or quality.

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