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Mattwall1 November 5th, 2013 2:29pm

Whether or not you think the United States should have one, is a single payer system practical in the US?

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GotHeem Indiana
11/05/13 7:53 pm

People in Canada that need heart surgeries come to America to get them because it takes too long in those systems. Impractical

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
11/05/13 10:22 am

Well, so much for "Whether or not you think we should have one"...

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
11/05/13 6:20 pm

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).

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/05/13 10:09 am

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?

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ModerateGOP26 Maine
11/05/13 12:43 pm

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?

rons screw politicians
11/05/13 9:38 am

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?

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makem Chinese Xinjiang Camp
11/05/13 8:35 am

assuming everything works as we are told, it is practical. that never happens however

edrewiii
11/05/13 7:51 am

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.

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rlands
11/05/13 7:44 am

I think it should be up to the states to do healthcare.

Mattwall1
11/05/13 8:06 am

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)

rlands
11/05/13 9:08 am

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.

bringstheeagle Colorado
11/05/13 7:31 am

So just what is the single payer system? Seriously?

Mattwall1
11/05/13 7:32 am

As in Canadian vs European model?

kscott516 EB rules
11/05/13 10:49 am

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

kscott516 EB rules
11/05/13 10:50 am

new hip or cancer treatment. Hence the "death panels", or IPAB.

ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
11/05/13 7:31 am

Yea! Let's let the same people who run the DMV run healthcare! What could go wrong?!

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gopvoter Nevada
11/05/13 7:35 am

Good point Scotty. We should let the people who ran Enron and BP run everything!

Mattwall1
11/05/13 7:44 am

Sarcasm or serious peter?

kscott516 EB rules
11/05/13 10:51 am

The Enron execs went to jail. Do you think you would successfully win a lawsuit against the Gov't?

bringstheeagle Colorado
11/05/13 11:02 am

Sounds like you've cot these folks confused with Enron?

bringstheeagle Colorado
11/05/13 11:06 am

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

kscott516 EB rules
11/05/13 11:55 am

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.

Liberty 4,032,064
11/05/13 7:31 am

Anything is practical with enough force.

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