posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 11:14 AM
Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
In my opinion,
The US government couldn't run a successful Day Care let alone any sort of Nationalized Health system.
On another note, and perhaps something for a different thread all together...
Given the extent to which the Insurance Co.s, Big Pharma and Big Medical are so obviously and deeply entrenched with well-funded lobbyists on Capital
Hill, does any one think for one minute they would be supporting this, OR EVEN allowing it to see the light of day, IF it weren't in one way or
another in their best interest(s)? That they would allow it to even reach the point of further discussion, debate? ... if they haven't already
figured a means by which to capitalize (profit) off the same?
This may not be the correct thread to get into this conversation in, and if not please excuse me, but I respectfully disagree. The
Federal Government is bulky and often times inefficient, but based on personal experience I found that it runs a tight ship at least with regards the
military. Not to say they would be able to do the same with a national health care system, but again, that's not what is really being proposed. The
public option was the last thing in the current health care reform that could be construed as "socializing" anything to do with health care (and
that was going to be socialized health insurance at that), and it appears that even it is coming off the table very soon.
Also, I believe that what we are seeing in the debate is the product of exactly the type of special interest influence of which you are speaking. Big
health insurance is spending like crazy to try and defeat this, and in particular any mention of a public option drives them to spend more. Thus, it
seems disingenuous for them say from one side of their mouth that the government couldn't run a viable public option because of government
incompetence, yet say from the other side, that any public option would bankrupt the private insurance market because of unfair advantages. Which is
it, are they incompetent, or are they so competent they will drive the private insurers out of business? The fact that the big insurance lobby is
against health care reform is, to me, a good reason to look further into it.
By the way I don't support it as it is right now, because I think the burden will fall, as it always does, to the middle class and small business
owners when they are forced to pay for insurance for all employees and not given breaks to offset such a steep increase in costs. But anything that
worries the big insurance lobby is probably worth a second look in my opion.