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Three More Join HR 676 Single Payer Bill in House

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posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 09:45 PM
Look, Medicare for All is another social experiment for the USA at this point.
A National HealthCare Service isn't an option in our bastion of capitalism.

Any healthcare reform that doesn't address pharmaceutical prices will ultimately fail as unsustainable.

Ultimately, healthcare reform must address the insurance industry and restrict revenues to processing fees, no underwriting expenses and future claims. Take the excess profit motive out of the equation.

For-Profit Hospitals are unsustainable except for some specialty practices.
Not-For-Profit Hospitals ae a joke with there multi-billion dollar campus expansion funds, 7 figure salaried CEOs plus bonuses based on landing big contributors.


posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 10:30 PM
As much as I would like to see something like Medicare for long as it was separate from Medicare for the elderly, I cannot see the insurance and drug companies letting go. I cannot see the lobbyists letting go either.
They have monetized is a huge part of the US economy...with them in charge NO ONE could afford the taxes this would cost.

If it could be done though, I foresee something like medicare, covering 70-80% of medical costs....and allowing people to buy supplemental policies for the rest....jsut like with medicare.
Or, maybe people would have small monthly premiums, like with medicare...and very reasonable deductibles and co-pays like with medicare.

posted on Mar, 26 2017 @ 02:34 PM

originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Tarzan the apeman.

Right now it is the most expensive system in the world and comes in about 30 in service outcomes.

According to an infographic I recently saw, Americans pay more for healthcare than anyone else in the world. So, that means single payer isnt the most expensive system, our current one is. (Unless the graphic was entirely fabricated - my experience with healthcare says its not though)

Free competition is my first choice. Second would be fully socialized healthcare. They both have problems. Personally, I have a lot of healthcare costs, so Id do best financially under fully socialized healthcare - but it might reduce options and service at times. Last choice is obamacare. Worst system ever. Except maybe the one the republicans just dropped.
edit on 26-3-2017 by pirhanna because: (no reason given)

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