Most recent polls I've seen have concluded that most Americans either support the law, or oppose it on the grounds that it didn't go far enough. In any case, there certainly isn't the "overwhelming opposition" you claim. The numbers are fairly close.Originally Posted by Conservative
I'd love to have a government plan. The government does not have a financial incentive to screw me like a for-profit health insurer does.Originally Posted by Conservative
And some cannot get insurance because they have a preexisting condition. Or they're stuck in a job that they can't leave because they'd lose their health insurance. And Medicaid does not begin to cover the health care needs of low-income people.Originally Posted by Conservative
Considering just about every other developed country in the world has far MORE government regulation of health insurers than we do, and far lower costs than we do, I'd say that's highly unlikely.Originally Posted by Conservative
OK, maybe that adds a few percent to total health care costs.Originally Posted by Conservative
OK, that adds maybe a few more percent. Keep going. Our health care costs per capita are nearly 50% above the next-highest nations (Switzerland & France).Originally Posted by Conservative
This is just a euphemism for less government regulation, which I addressed above.Originally Posted by Conservative
How does that add to our health care costs? If anything, that's a DRAG on health care costs because it prevents people from getting new and expensive treatments.Originally Posted by Conservative
You just trotted out a list of things you don't like about health care costs, without even bothering to assess how they impact cost.Originally Posted by Conservative
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