BloodStone wrote:I beleive they did this in Hawaii first.
Last I heard , everyone took up the states health care plan , and it ran out of money. Where are we going to get all this money to run a program they have no idea how much it's going to cost to run it?
Not to mention once the Government steps in they have no competition? how are businesses going to compete with a Government that isn't on the same playing field. Everyone will be forced into the Government plan eventually. Then it will be broke just like everything else Government has ever run.
I say kill it now , before we all pay for nothing.
greeney2 wrote:Exactly! The hospitals and Doctors will all tell you they are lucky to get much $$$ at all from state programs, Medical in California is terrible to get money from. The hospitals are also just taking what they can get from Medicare, and they overbill other insurance that pays to pad the diffference. Medicare is mostly broke now, and the doctors and hospital take what they can get from all of them. The same problem paid by California state insurance, medicare, or private insurance will all have totally differnet numbers. They will not all pay the same, infact on a major bill will probably payout tens of thousands differently.
Obama needs to go way further than he is
IF the USA reformed health care, the usa would save trillions & get better health care to boot.
look at your health care system now.
the usa has way to much duplication.
you have .........
public health clinics
hospitals run by charities
clinics run by charities
Public Dental clinics
Private Dental clinics
Dental clinics run by charities
University hospitals & clinics
Public Eye clinics
Private Eye clinics
Eye clinics run by charities
hostels & clinics for people with ..... Cancer .... Hiv/Aids ..... dementia ..... ect ect
health insurance paid for by business
& many many many more others
Each hospital .... clinic .... charities ..... hostel ...... University all have a board of directors or
a committee who pay themselves very well to administer the health-care programmes & or .... cut backs.
& the whole bloody lot is funded by the U.S Government anyway
Have just a single health care system that treats everybody =
Further more a public health care system does not stop you from also having private health insurance ...... fact is a public health care system makes private health insurance, more affordable & even more private as there is ZERO government funding.
UNLIKE your current health care system now,
If companies no longer need to pay health insurance for its workers, then the companies profits will be higher.
& higher profits mean more company tax being payed & more tax revenue for the U.S government.