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originally posted by: JinMI
But as long as it's other folks money paying for other folks insurance, no sweat off your back right?
originally posted by: Teikiatsu
originally posted by: F4guy
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: allsee4eye
Other countries are there to learn from with many examples of better care being provided for a much better cost.
And an important fact is that of all the countries that implemented single payor health care, not a single one has ever tried to get rid of it. The citizens of the US pay more to get sicker and die earlier.
The citizens of the USA pay more to subsidize singer payer countries who have price controls.
The citizens of the USA don't 'get sicker', we get overdiagnosed in a self-absorbed society filled with hypochondriacs and ambulance chasers.
The citizens of the USA don't 'die earlier', we have more precise metrics and count things like inner-city violence, traffic accidents and abortions towards our mortality rates.
...I am guessing they are just thinking the government should pay for their drugs and doctor visits, but if you want the government to take full responsibility for your health, it also means you want the government to compel you to keep your body healthy in every possible way - forced exercise, forced diet, etc.