posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 03:37 PM
reply to post by charlie0
Honestly, I am perfectly willing to let this bill drop. I don't think this is the right course of action at all. I don't have a bias for or
against socialized medicine or single payer, or whatever you want to call it. I have a serious problem with a extremely poorly written bill that
doesn't really address the problems in the insurance industry.
1) I think this may simply be resolved by forcing all medical establishments to be not for profit
2) Enforcing tort reform to prevent outragous settlements not just against doctors and hospitals, but against everyone in general (thinking back to
the woman who spilled coffee in her lap and won millions from McDonalds :@@
3) Providing some mechanism for an applied insurance credit that allows people who are not covered by their jobs or who cannot afford the insurance
offered by their jobs a way to purchase at least a basic plan or coverage.
All that being said, you are right, I have not persused all of your links. I have taken time to educate myself on the issues regarding woman's
health, the problems with the poor, etc. I agree that our medical system is broken and terrible. But I won't agree to replace one system with
another that is just as bad under the premise that "we'll just fix it later"