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    Re: Do you support single-payer health care?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    I agree.

    I think the government needs to provide a means by which the common citizen can obtain healthcare. Big insurance has completely corrupted the current system.

    I think laws need to be created which effectively terminate the license of any medical doctor who gets caught working for a medical insurance provider. Insurance companies do not need to have a group of hired guns on their payroll.

    Insurance companies need to be banned from decided what will be covered, who needs what, and how often medication can be dispensed.

    It's time to take the business out of healthcare.

    Big insurance is opposed to to having a government option because they do not want to have to compete against the government. Well ... TOO DAMN BAD... If they were less corrupt, this situation would never have occurred.
    We must not forget that not everything is perfect in countries with government health care either. Very long waiting lines, especially for special treatments that the average Joe doesn't need. Want to get psychological treatment, fine, but you will need to wait one and a half year. Also, many have experienced that the treatment they get have not been of a good quality. That's because users can't choose what place to go.

    To make a good health care system we will need to make sure that everyone get basic health care, and that we get competition so that the service provided is good and that there's no lines. I think you all should watch this
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEXFUbSbg1I"]YouTube- John Stossel - Sick in America - Part 1 (of 6)[/ame]

    The reason why insurance companies can't compete against the government is because it's hard to compete against a free service.

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    Re: Do you support single-payer health care?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    We must not forget that not everything is perfect in countries with government health care either. Very long waiting lines, especially for special treatments that the average Joe doesn't need. Want to get psychological treatment, fine, but you will need to wait one and a half year. Also, many have experienced that the treatment they get have not been of a good quality. That's because users can't choose what place to go.

    To make a good health care system we will need to make sure that everyone get basic health care, and that we get competition so that the service provided is good and that there's no lines. I think you all should watch this
    YouTube- John Stossel - Sick in America - Part 1 (of 6)

    The reason why insurance companies can't compete against the government is because it's hard to compete against a free service.
    If those people were more honest, this issue would never have come about.

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    Re: Do you support single-payer health care?

    Absolutely not.

    First, insulating the consumer from the cost of the goods/services he receives only raises those costs.

    Second, I have absolutely no responsibility to cover the health care costs of others.

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    Re: Do you support single-payer health care?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    It is completely immoral in a country such as the United States for people to go hungry or not receive basic healthcare.
    Who are you to impose your version of morality onto others?

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    Re: Do you support single-payer health care?

    Absolutely, so long as the single payer is the patient.

    Married patients should pay their own way too.

    Ain't no reason at all why my tax dollars should be stolen to pay for the health care of total strangers, or even people I know but don't like that much.

    And I'm perfectly able to kick in for the people I can tolerate without resorting to taxation, thank you.

    Haven't you socialists ever heard of charity?

    Guess what? Taxpayer financed programs aren't charities.

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    Re: Do you support single-payer health care?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Yes, I do. People make too much of an issue over whether or not people have health insurance when what they need is healthcare. Having a large portion of society who can only obtain healthcare in emergencies is not only a drain on our national productivity, it's a national security issue.
    So the people who refuse to get insurance are threats to the nation's security?

    Why, they should be either deported or put in jail until they're covered, right?

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    Re: Do you support single-payer health care?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    It is completely immoral in a country such as the United States for people to go hungry or not receive basic healthcare.
    It's completely immoral to be a socialist.

    That doesn't stop you people, though.

    Explain why you keep more of the money you earned than the national poverty level. Explain why you greedily refuse to contribute your ill gotten wealth to help the poor and disadvantaged.

    Then come back and explain why you can't volutnarily donate to support your cause but claim it's moral to steal my money instead.

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    Re: Do you support single-payer health care?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Yes, I do. People make too much of an issue over whether or not people have health insurance when what they need is health care.Strongly agree Having a large portion of society who can only obtain health care in emergencies is not only a drain on our national productivity, it's a national security issue.This is a stretch
    I'd prefer that the old "health care" insurance companies go away...They may have served a purpose at one time, but service was replaced by greed.
    Health care must be financed in the most efficient manner.
    This "single payer" seems to be it.

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    Re: Do you support single-payer health care?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    The government has proven they're not competent enough to run such a system, so no.
    When has our government ever operated a national healthcare system?

    Beyond this, if you believe our government is so astoundingly incompetent, it must follow that you support disbanding our military, tearing up our interstate highway and rail systems, removing ourselves from international trade/monetary systems, etc.


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    Re: Do you support single-payer health care?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    I'd prefer that the old "health care" insurance companies go away...They may have served a purpose at one time, but service was replaced by greed.
    Health care must be financed in the most efficient manner.
    This "single payer" seems to be it.
    This pretty much sums up my feelings. 'For profit' health insurance is inefficient. Everyone involved would pay less if the company didn't need to show a profit every quarter.

    I'd rather it wasn't run by the government though, but unfortunately I don't see a lot of other options.
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