goldfish wrote:I still believe that a govt run health care can be a good thing
How much of the health care industry are we talking about nationalizing?
Just the insurance? The hospitals? The pharmaceutical industry? Should nurses and doctors be federal employees?
Maybe in theory it can be. In practice, it never will be.
However, I'm more than happy to let San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, or any other city that wants to try the experiment to give it a go. That way when it fails, it doesn't wreck the entire health care system of the nation.
The government should not do anything that it "believes" they can do better until they have proven that they can in fact do it better.
Every state in the U.S. could have passed Romneycare/Obamacare. If Romneycare was so awesome, why haven't other states jumped on board? Why did Obama as a state legislator not push Illinois to run his grand experiment if it was a good thing?
I do not believe it is possible for government run health care to ever in practice be better than mediocre and high side and complete catastrophe on the downside. Given that we have a very good system, something my wife unfortunately uses frequently and something that I have been using more than I care to lately, why screw with the entire system? Small, cautious fixes is the way to go
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