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    Re: Are You in Favor of a Single Payer Health Care System?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Errrr, no.
    Not even close, most people (I think it's 75%) are happy with their insurance.
    But that's an aside, everyone has access to medical care if they need it.
    If you count the ability to go to the emergency room, then skip out on the bill, as "access to medical care", then yes, they do, for now. How much more can the costs go up before the whole system, if that's what it can be called, simply begins to collapse?
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    Re: Are You in Favor of a Single Payer Health Care System?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    75% of those that are rich enought to afford it are happy with it. What an endorsement!
    That's a gross exaggeration of reality.
    There is at least 1 cash doctors office in the next town that does office visits for $50.

    Not exactly appealing to "the rich."

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    And its never further away than their nearest emergency room right?
    Or a la carte doctors office, free clinic, etc.
    This whole health care panic is a farce.
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    Re: Are You in Favor of a Single Payer Health Care System?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If you count the ability to go to the emergency room, then skip out on the bill, as "access to medical care", then yes, they do, for now. How much more can the costs go up before the whole system, if that's what it can be called, simply begins to collapse?
    Is it not access to medical care?
    But of course you discount or eliminate, all the other alternatives, from your analysis.

    It won't collapse, you're being ridiculous.
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    Re: Are You in Favor of a Single Payer Health Care System?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Is it not access to medical care?
    But of course you discount or eliminate, all the other alternatives, from your analysis.

    It won't collapse, you're being ridiculous.
    It can't keep increasing in cost the way it has been for the past couple of decades without some severe consequences.
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    Re: Are You in Favor of a Single Payer Health Care System?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    It can't keep increasing in cost the way it has been for the past couple of decades without some severe consequences.
    Yea, it will continue to increase in cost until, people stop paying for extra procedures and/or the government cuts off Medicare.

    Medicare is the primary force behind the cost increases, if the president had made a bill that just cut Medicare services and had not passed the doc fix, medical care prices would of eventually stabilized after the baby boomer shock to the system.
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    Re: Are You in Favor of a Single Payer Health Care System?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Yea, it will continue to increase in cost until, people stop paying for extra procedures and/or the government cuts off Medicare.

    Medicare is the primary force behind the cost increases, if the president had made a bill that just cut Medicare services and had not passed the doc fix, medical care prices would of eventually stabilized after the baby boomer shock to the system.
    Hence, your suggestion that no one over 70 get medical care. I have to admit, that would indeed bring costs down. It would save social security a ton of money, too.
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    Re: Are You in Favor of a Single Payer Health Care System?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Hence, your suggestion that no one over 70 get medical care. I have to admit, that would indeed bring costs down. It would save social security a ton of money, too.
    It doesn't have to go that far, but the political will to do the right thing doesn't exist.

    Elderly people are the largest voting block, any adjustments to Medicare will cause whomever is in charge at that time to lose their job.
    That is why I am firmly against programs like Medicare (or any UHC), reasonable change can't be made until we get to emergency mode.
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    Re: Are You in Favor of a Single Payer Health Care System?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Or a la carte doctors office, free clinic, etc.
    This whole health care panic is a farce.
    Just leave it charity to be responsible for the poor and the middle class right? Just as long as the rich get to retain access to the platinum club! You are too much!
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    Re: Are You in Favor of a Single Payer Health Care System?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Just leave it charity to be responsible for the poor and the middle class right? Just as long as the rich get to retain access to the platinum club! You are too much!
    Just how did you divine that from what I wrote?
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    Re: Are You in Favor of a Single Payer Health Care System?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Just how did you divine that from what I wrote?
    Free clinics are funded through voluntary donations (charity).
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