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Originally posted by Aggie Man
You know, I was also thinking...about private health care....and I'm not saying that public health care would be any different...BUT:
We know for a fact that private health care only fights the illness, not the cause...IF private health care paid for preventative medicine (i.e., vitamins, health club memberships, etc.) then I might think of them as somewhat noble.
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But aside from that, I don't think someones livelihood should come with co-pays and premiums....and denial notices! Therefore, I would rather place my livelihood in the hands of the government....nothing wrong with that, right? Just ask our troops!
He worried about the wounded who were entering the world of military health care, which he knew all too well. His own VA hospital in Livermore was a mess. The gown he wore was torn. The wheelchairs were old and broken.
insurance companies make money.
(Of course, if they don't, the government is always there to give them a bailout.)
Thats true.. Insurance is the problem..
BUT.. you cant avoid insurance.. Health is not something you can predict.. You can get sick anytime and need health care.. What will you do if you cant pay the bills? Its the same logic as car insurance, home insurance, etc..
One reason for higher costs in private insurance is the neverending lawsuits. Malpractice insurance is sky-high. Doctors pass that on to patients in the form of higher medical fees. I never see anyone complaining how much lawyers make in malpractice lawsuits. Maybe tort reform would be a more valiant fight than trying to kill private insurers.
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