It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.
Some statistics state that the last year of life consumes 80% of a persons aggregate medical costs. With this in mind, how are we as a nation going to reduce this obscene price tag?
Secondly, how does the presidents plan address the issue?
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.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
The other thing you over looked because you're part of the I hate America Obama disciples is that I clearly said the system needs to be fixed.
You prop up the UK and Canada as if this can be compared. You either shamelessly know they can not, or are clueless to the significant differences. Never mind that Canadian and UK representatives have already refuted such claims. That is meaningless, since their system is NATIONALIZED. But I suppose that does not matter does it? You just leave that out, that the system here and their systems are completely different.
But of course, you want to carry on with that theme that government can do nothing good. Funny, anyone catch Bill Kristol last night on the Daily Show:
STEWART: Get this on the record. Bill Kristol said that the government can run a "first class health care system." And a government-run health care system is better than the private health care system.
KRISTOL: I don't know if it's better.
STEWART: You just said that.
KRISTOL: I don't know if it's better.
STEWART: You said it was better! You said it's the best. It's a little more expensive...
KRISTOL: The military needs different kinds of health care...
STEWART: I just want to get this down: "The government runs the best health care."
So, where are the mass of conservatives rushing out to stop this abomination of socialism we call the VA? Tick tock tick tock..still waiting.
The basic problem with healthcare is that as a society people want to collectively increase social healthcare, but the institutions of the industry are hindering it. Some of these institutions include faulty government policies. Others include lobbies (AMA for example). Others are simply the misaligned incentives produced by a private market.
I think proper government intervention should be coordinating the standardization of electronic medical records, and setting standards for technologies and care that lower costs without lowering quality.
I wonder what people think about breaking some of the restrictions imposed by the AMA. Ease of entry into an industry is crucial for efficient markets, but the AMA lobbies create artificial barriers to entry.
Yes I held up the UK and Canada as examples. BAD EXAMPLES are you the typical Granola Liberal that has serious reading comprehension issues because of the poor education system also controlled by Liberals bend on the dumbing down of America.
One again the Granola Liberals ignore that basic argument of my initial post and do their best to make it a personal attack because they lack the intelligence or knowledge to counter a cogent logical suggestion to fix the system I said needed change.
The only thing you got right was people go to India for care, you left out China,and Mexico. None of which are great places compared to our Hospitals and private care.
The next time you throw out your BAIT eat it yourself.
What do the I hate America bunch care about Veterans it was liberals the spit on them coming back from Vietnam, Stop trying to change the subject.
Last edited by Councilman; 07-28-09 at 01:27 PM.