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    Re: Will the Repub Health Care Plan pass the house

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    There's a difference between a responsibility and an obligation. I have no problem with my responsibility to be charitable. I don't believe a legal obligation should be imposed.
    Never stated it was a legal obligation. I believe it is a just societies responsibility.
    The question to be asked is why the US, the greatest economy in the world, cannot afford medical coverage for all?
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    The damage to the black community from all this will be devastating.
    Not only on public perception and reputation, but cops simply won't want to police these neighborhoods anymore.
    The shooter was later found to be white.

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    Re: Will the Repub Health Care Plan pass the house

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    we'll be forced into one if the current hodgepodge system fails badly enough. since you like this system so much, i'd assume that you'd support keeping it going as long as possible. if you soak those who can't afford to pay and force them to seek primary care at the emergency room, the system is going to collapse.
    You have it wrong. Prior to Obamacare, I and pretty much every other conservative was sold on the fact that healthcare reform was needed. However Obamacare is not and never was about reform. It was about a government takeover of the healthcare system. I do not see Obamacare as private healthcare, even if it is not a single payer system. And while the original intention of Obamacare was that it would be a gateway into a single payer system, that's just not going to happen.
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    Re: Will the Repub Health Care Plan pass the house

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    But that is actually my point. I was pretty close to deciding myself to not have any health insurance at all because I could buy the sub sandwhiches directly from the providers. If prices are too high then many others would make the same decision as well and the health insurers wouldn't have enough customers to stay in business. They can only charge so much before it starts to backfire on them.
    That's what so many do not take the time to understand. if we allow market forces to work, they ultimately work. That's why Subway sells sandwiches for about 7 bucks rather then 30 bucks.
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    Re: Will the Repub Health Care Plan pass the house

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Never stated it was a legal obligation. I believe it is a just societies responsibility.
    The question to be asked is why the US, the greatest economy in the world, cannot afford medical coverage for all?
    We don't guarantee food, clothing or shelter for all, either. Not sure why health care should be different. I'm willing to help provide those things but I'm glad I don't live in a country which says I owe anyone those things.
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    Re: Will the Repub Health Care Plan pass the house

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    ah, your anecdotal evidence outweighs the data, then. meanwhile, those countries with "crappy" healthcare are achieving the same or better results at a fraction of the cost, and i have yet to see a poster from another first world country who would agree to swap systems with us.

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    The so called better results aspect is fiction. It does not take into account modern American's lifestyle choices or the fact that not every nation is as honest as the US when it comes to statistics.
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    Re: Will the Repub Health Care Plan pass the house

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    We don't guarantee food, clothing or shelter for all, either. Not sure why health care should be different. I'm willing to help provide those things but I'm glad I don't live in a country which says I owe anyone those things.
    Do we let people freeze to death as they cannot afford heating bills, do we try to provide shelter to those that cannot afford a bed to sleep in, do we let people starve to death, no we do not.
    What you have brought forward is what we as a society do, not always successfully to prevent these things occurring.
    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The damage to the black community from all this will be devastating.
    Not only on public perception and reputation, but cops simply won't want to police these neighborhoods anymore.
    The shooter was later found to be white.

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    Re: Will the Repub Health Care Plan pass the house

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i didn't argue that it was free. it's a whole hell of a lot cheaper and more efficient, though.



    and making access to healthcare stupidly and needlessly expensive contributes significantly, because it discourages people from getting regular checkups. many people only go to the doctor when it's situation critical, and at that point the conditions are a lot more difficult and expensive to treat.



    it's not comparing apples to oranges. readily available fattening foods exist in every first world country, yet the life expectancies in other countries are similar to or better than ours.
    Cheaper? Sure. Single payer keeps the costs down by rationing healthcare. There is only so much of it available. When government bean counters decide how many doctors and medical equipment is made available, we end up with much less of it. More efficient? Hell no! Do you really think medicare, Medicaid and VA Healthcare is efficient?
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    Re: Will the Repub Health Care Plan pass the house

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    ah, your anecdotal evidence outweighs the data, then. meanwhile, those countries with "crappy" healthcare are achieving the same or better results at a fraction of the cost, and i have yet to see a poster from another first world country who would agree to swap systems with us.

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    They want to swap systems, or at least borrow ours for a while, when they need treatment that is either unavailable or rationed in their countries.
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    Re: Will the Repub Health Care Plan pass the house

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Do we let people freeze to death as they cannot afford heating bills, do we try to provide shelter to those that cannot afford a bed to sleep in, do we let people starve to death, no we do not.
    What you have brought forward is what we as a society do, not always successfully to prevent these things occurring.
    I am free to give as much or little as I want. I don't owe any of that to anyone. And no one owes them to me.
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    Re: Will the Repub Health Care Plan pass the house

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    Those statistics on paper are called evidence, and it is the only way to compare healthcare systems. And your problem is you don't trust any of it and so are making claims that are just false based on all the available evidence. Just for example, you claimed that in Europe they can rarely see the doctor but nearly all of Europe has more doctors per capita than the U.S. We are at 2.5 per thousand - France has over one third more doctors at 3.4 per thousand, Germany 3.8, Sweden 3.9. Canada does have a comparative shortage at 2.1.

    The same is true for wait times - short answer is it depends. We have more specialists and fewer primary care, so the waits are shorter for the former but longer for the latter. It's a mixed bag. It's probably true if you have cancer, you'd rather be treated in the U.S. but our results aren't great, and if you have chronic illness, most of Europe does a better job than the U.S. So like most other things that depends as well.

    It's seems fair to say that the U.S. gets roughly equivalent outcomes to the rest of the industrialized world as a whole, but at roughly twice the cost on average. Beyond that it's just impossible to make an evidence based argument that our system (without regard to cost) is obviously superior. In the U.S. it IS very good, but many other countries also have excellent healthcare systems, and yes, they get equivalent or better outcomes in many cases on all the benchmarks that matter.
    They are generalized and averaged and compare apples to oranges.

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