Comments on: Is America ready for single payer healthcare? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/17/is-america-ready-for-single-payer-healthcare/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: annieopsquatch http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/17/is-america-ready-for-single-payer-healthcare/#comment-20701 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 00:18:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4542#comment-20701 Yeh Seth Dudley! A true American! Hey Seth, I live in Northern California and you wouldn’t believe how Socialist it already is here. why, in the mornings i watch my neighbors drive off to work and every one of them just gets on the Interstate! A PUBLIC road! Now how Socialist is that? I’m sure in your part of the country everyone has their own private roads that they built themselves and, like any right-thinking american would never think of getting onto the pavement of some socialist road that our commie-loving government had their hand in building.
And not only that, but a while ago my neighbor’s house caught fire. Guess what that commie-loving socialistic America-hater did? Yes, exactly! He called the fire department!! Can you believe it? To allow a group of government run bureaucrats to put out the fire! Well, you can imagine the mess they made of that! When they were done half the house had Fire damage!!! I’m sure you’ll stand with me in this when I say that if my house catches fire there’s no way I’m asking some Socialist organization like the fire department for help! No Sir. I’m a true American and if I can’t afford my own private fire department { Something every real God-fearing American should own), I’ll just stand there and watch’er burn.
And this healthcare thing! How stupid can these liberal socialistic America-haters be? You know how the government can’t run anything! Just look at the fire departments! And all those Police departments! and the U.S. military for that matter!
No Sirrie Seth! I don’t want to live in that kind of world! Why, truth to tell, Seth, I’m originally from Canada and do you know how socialist they are there? Well, let me tell you! It was so bad that I had to leave. Why, when canadians get sick or hurt or whatever they go and see a doctor and they don’t even have to pay . Now how wrong is that!! No sir. I like your thinking, Seth! when I get hurt and can’t pay, or am denied care because it would too deeply on some businessman’s right to make money off my misfortune, why, I’ll just throw my family into the gutter and jump right after them! You won’t hear me complain, Seth, cause I’ve got my head screwed on right and I live my talk!

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By: Philip Daughtry http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/17/is-america-ready-for-single-payer-healthcare/#comment-20090 Wed, 05 Aug 2009 00:01:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4542#comment-20090 As someone who has experienced single payer systems (England, Finland and Canada) its a no brainer, they are the best way to go. Our current system is at best expensive, and grossly exploited by corporate profiteering. Single payer is the only way. Unfortunately fear mongering (paid for by the drug company lobbies and insurance pirates) is trying to block an intelligent debate. MOST Americans by far support it and politicians who block it will ultimately pay for the pay they took from the corporate outfits.

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By: Chris http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/17/is-america-ready-for-single-payer-healthcare/#comment-19956 Mon, 03 Aug 2009 15:29:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4542#comment-19956 MikeC: The insurance company used your car insurance premium to pay for someone else motorcycle accident. In an insurance you never choose what your premium are used for, ever, in any insurance.

That’s why the way the author wrote the article is fallacious. She tries to confuse what insurance coverage you get with what premium will be used to pay for. Trying to create a fake outrage over what is the essence of insurance currently !!

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By: MikeC http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/17/is-america-ready-for-single-payer-healthcare/#comment-19922 Sun, 02 Aug 2009 04:33:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4542#comment-19922 Chris,

>Men would have to pay for maternity services…
this is the definition of insurance – always have, always will be – and it is already this way. Your premium pays someone else care until you need some and they pay for yours.

Chris, do you pay for motorcycle insurance and car insurance? I don’t, never have….never will.

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By: mk http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/17/is-america-ready-for-single-payer-healthcare/#comment-19896 Sat, 01 Aug 2009 06:49:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4542#comment-19896 For Europeans ,American attitudes to setting up a universal health care system with strong state participation and management seem bizarre. The peace of mind that comes from knowing that in an emergency you will be taken care of and you won’t be financially ruined has no price. Why resist it?

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By: Chris http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/17/is-america-ready-for-single-payer-healthcare/#comment-19878 Fri, 31 Jul 2009 17:50:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4542#comment-19878 This article is full of misinformation and lack any sort of logic, it is alarming. To highlight few:

>Men would have to pay for maternity services…
this is the definition of insurance – always have, always will be – and it is already this way. Your premium pays someone else care until you need some and they pay for yours.

>Insurers would be required to accept all applicants, no matter how sick…
Is Diana Furchtgott-Roth suggest we let people die ?!!

>… lead to a single payer health system, like Britain or France.
You know that France health care is the best rated in the world, don’t you ?

The hypocrisy of this article is staggering. Arguing that public plan will be terrible and at same time that private insurance could not do better ?? arguing public health care plan would kill you while people are dying NOW of lack of care.

This is not one shred of new idea in this editorial which is more fitted for a right-wing blog than a news website.

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By: Bart Stewart http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/17/is-america-ready-for-single-payer-healthcare/#comment-19410 Fri, 24 Jul 2009 10:24:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4542#comment-19410 We have had “socialized medicine” in this country for generations. It’s called the Emergency Room. Who do you think pays for the legions of poor people who turn to the Emergency Room when they get sick? Usually they put off treatment until they are extremely sick, and then we pick up the tab.

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By: Amy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/17/is-america-ready-for-single-payer-healthcare/#comment-19229 Thu, 23 Jul 2009 17:41:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4542#comment-19229 I guess the article says it all, right upfront, “The views expressed are her own”.
Certainly aren’t mine or millions of other Americans happy to pay LESS for EVERYONE to be healthy!

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By: dabledible http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/17/is-america-ready-for-single-payer-healthcare/#comment-19193 Thu, 23 Jul 2009 14:51:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4542#comment-19193 @Dibledable:

So when the banker’s were in crisis it was alright to bail them out with billions in what I’m guessing you would call “stolen money”. But fellow american’s who can’t afford health care all you can muster is that he’s a thief and has stolen your money.

I guess he’s not BIG enough to matter if he/she fails..
Get a grip.

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By: waltonr http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/17/is-america-ready-for-single-payer-healthcare/#comment-19175 Thu, 23 Jul 2009 12:34:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4542#comment-19175 With private insurance, one supposedly gets what one pays for. Under the OBAMA plan some get what others pay for. For myself and family, I choose to keep my current group coverage.

Obama Plan supporters need to get real comfortable with the dollar limit on heroic measures and drugs used keep chronically ill/terminal patients alive. I understand that certain ultra expensive treatments/therapies WILL NOT be provided. Maybe, pain management and hospice care will be.

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