Whether or not you think the United States should have one, is a single payer system practical in the US?
People in Canada that need heart surgeries come to America to get them because it takes too long in those systems. Impractical
Well, so much for "Whether or not you think we should have one"...
What do you mean?
As in the poll results seem to be pretty skewed by political leanings. Looks like the folks who vociferously oppose gov't healthcare on grounds that they think it's gov't intrusion on rights also seem to think it's impractical (though I've yet to hear a compelling argument as to why).
Very. We already have it for military retirees and Medicare, and there is nothing uniquely dim-witted about us as a country that would make what is done well in so many other countries impossible here. Or is there?
That's a minority of the population, and those programs are bankrupting us, not to mention averagely administered at best. Why on Earth would we want to expand that method to the whole population and how would we fund it?
That what Pres Obama is shooting for. But we like free enterprise. What ever happen to the concept on Monopolies? Would the government be a monopoly?
assuming everything works as we are told, it is practical. that never happens however
Good Lord! We've seen what happens time and time again when the government controls all the money. That would be horrible, but that's what the current administration is shooting for down the road.
I think it should be up to the states to do healthcare.
That's not my question though. Is a single payer system practical? (And Canada does a federalist system of sorts giving the provinces some leeway but with standards they must reach)
Right. It's not practically federally because we're so ridiculously huge and the prices across the country are so different. I think we should have state healthcare, like what Romney did in Mass.
So just what is the single payer system? Seriously?
As in Canadian vs European model?
Govt becomes the insurer and everybody pays more taxes for coverage. Private insurers only exist for extended coverage. Govt sets the prices paid to healthcare providers and decides whether you can have treatment. Elderly may get turned down for a
new hip or cancer treatment. Hence the "death panels", or IPAB.
Yea! Let's let the same people who run the DMV run healthcare! What could go wrong?!
Good point Scotty. We should let the people who ran Enron and BP run everything!
Sarcasm or serious peter?
The Enron execs went to jail. Do you think you would successfully win a lawsuit against the Gov't?
Sounds like you've cot these folks confused with Enron?
Which of the banking guys went to jail. Oh, wait none right? Which of the Savings and loan scandal folks went to jail after the Reagan administration. Oh, wait aren't at least one if them still in the senate. Dream on with the perfection of the
private sector fantasy.
You have a terrible memory. There were multiple Enron execs sentenced to jail: Lay, Skilling, Causey, Andersen, Fastow and his wife Lea, and Kopper. I think there may have been more too.
Anything is practical with enough force.