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    Do you support single-payer health care?

    I'm curious how many people on this forum support single-payer health care and why or why not. I understand that there are many small groups of people spread out over the United States that support single-payer, but they aren't able to make much noise.

    So, do you support single-payer health care, and why or why not?

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    Re: Do you support single-payer health care?

    It's none of the government's business.

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    Re: Do you support single-payer health care?

    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.

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    Re: Do you support single-payer health care?

    To be honest, I don't know what solution I prefer. I don't like single-payer because I don't think the government should be involved in taxing and paying for healthcare.

    I do think everyone should be covered, and for more than just emergencies.

    But I don't like this idea of sending you to prison if you don't pay for health-care (or insurance if that's the vehicle of payment). I think you should be able to select care on the open market. I don't think pre-existing conditions should apply.

    I don't know the answer, maybe single-payer is the way to go, but I just think the government will **** it up.

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    Re: Do you support single-payer health care?

    I am not against it in theory, but I do not think now is the time to do it.
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    Re: Do you support single-payer health care?

    NO. Less government, not more.
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    Re: Do you support single-payer health care?

    The government has proven they're not competent enough to run such a system, so no. If we could do it in a way that didn't involve government intervention, maybe, depending on the system.
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    Re: Do you support single-payer health care?

    Absolutely. There are certain basic things that a government should exist for. Healthcare should be one of them.

    We don't require people to show fire insurance when the fire department is called out. Can you imagine if the police only responded to those who purchased some type of insurance?

    It is completely immoral in a country such as the United States for people to go hungry or not receive basic healthcare.
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    Re: Do you support single-payer health care?

    I have a different apprach. I think that insurance companies should not cover for instance the first 1000 dollars of expenses. This will bring some competition into the american health system and bring down the prices, because today people don't care about the prices of what they get from their insurance.

    I also believe that the government should provide health care for those in need. However, I am not a supporter of government health care, because in often ends up with huge lines, and bad expensive care.
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    Re: Do you support single-payer health care?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    To be honest, I don't know what solution I prefer. I don't like single-payer because I don't think the government should be involved in taxing and paying for healthcare.

    I do think everyone should be covered, and for more than just emergencies.

    But I don't like this idea of sending you to prison if you don't pay for health-care (or insurance if that's the vehicle of payment). I think you should be able to select care on the open market. I don't think pre-existing conditions should apply.

    I don't know the answer, maybe single-payer is the way to go, but I just think the government will **** it up.
    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.

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