“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
That being the case, more government is feeding the tumor growth hormones.
Implementing that model on a national scale will suck on a national scale.
That's all it will do.
Since nationalized health care isn't constitutional, why aren't you people seeking constitutional options?
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All of that is irrelevant though, because the question is not "does this system work," it's "is this proposal better?"
You're basing your support for a fundamentally different system of health care delivery on the fact that you're unhappy with the cost/convenience of your current care. Setting aside the fact that I very much doubt your up front costs come close to covering actual expenses, that's not a very good basis for supporting a change.The VA model strikes me as better, I have been fortuniate to have had partial coverage from the Blues and Travelers Insurance(Grumman Aircraft), but these are very expensive and not efficient.
The paperwork is staggering.
Again, saying that something is an improvement is not the same as it actually being an improvement. Our founders structured Congress the way they did so as to keep uninformed public opinion from ruling the day.Not "cute", intended to be mean.
I am disgusted with those will do nothing, but criticize and comdemn..
What I propose is not the best, not perfect, but it is an improvement.
Do you think for one minute that our Constitution was a perfect piece of work when first proposed?
But, at least our founding fathers were willing to work. Which is a hell of a lot more than what can be said for todays rodent infested Congress.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Someone who thinks that health care should revert to the days when our Constitution was written....
And, here I agree with Akhbar, to an extent.!
A man breaks his leg and pays one pig to have it set...
But if the man has no pig, then what ?
But today, things are different.
And,it looks like a Constitution Amendment may be necessary, to placate the conservatives.
A better analogy would be medicare for seniors. I haven't seen too many Republicans moving to get rid of that, and that is without a doubt socialism.
Of course there are many other forms of socialism they also don't seem to object to: public education and fire departments to name two obvious examples.
If you have trouble with a national health care policy, that's fine -- but you should at least be consistent and not a hypocrite. Either object to ALL socialism or stop using the fact that it is socialism as an argument against it.
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