posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 09:56 AM
reply to post by Peruvianmonk
Why is 'everyone' on this board so against an expansion of Public Health Care in the U.S?
personally, I have nothing against seeing to it that those who would not otherwise have access to good healthcare, get it with the help of Uncle Sam.
But when we start talking about a broad sweep that would put into place a national healthcare system, there are just too many gremlins in the mix.
If it were as simple as people taking a card to any doctor or provider they chose, to have any care or procedure a physician saw the need to
administer, that would be a perfect thing. But it won't be that way because government can't allow that kind of control slip through its fingers.
Again, speaking just for myself, I would like to see the health insurance industry removed from the equation. They have now positioned themselves
directly between the market, your doctor, and the consumer, you. Today's reality is that we now must pass through this leeching industry before we
can see our physician. And the cost? Heck, since we are also supporting the huge health insurance industry, the cost of care had to go up.
Remove insurance, add no long-term government intervention, and allow a few years for the market to settle. The costs will come down so that the
market can survive at a level the consumer can afford.