Skip to comments.Vanity: If a true single payer healthcare system would save money would you be for it?
Posted on 03/14/2013 8:11:08 AM PDT by ksen
And by cheaper I mean overall. Of course in a single payer system taxes would have to go up to pay for it but personal out of pocket expenses would go down as people wouldn't have to worry about paying for their medical on their own.
Looking forward to the fight . . . er dicussion.
Allow for the purchase of health insurance across state lines. Allow competition to set the cost.
NO... It WOULD be cheaper... no question. Because health care would be rationed, and there would be almost nothing spent on innovation.
Over time,most of us would be worse off.
Call me crazy, but I prefer systems that benefit the most productive in our society. That way, Darwinisn works to our benefit.
Who wouldn’t be for a cheaper better system? Silly question
Of course the ‘single payer’ system in question isn’t cheaper, isn’t better, and give the govt control over individual health decisions.
So lets phrase it a different way. Would you be for a healthcare system which gives unknown political appointees the power to deny you life saving medical treatments?
Then it is only cheaper for free loaders.
Let the free market work (not that it does now). Anything the government touches turns to crap.
Lives will be lost resulting from the death panel decisions. Or do you want to keep the discussions purely on a financial level?
I would like a single payer who is a space alien that pays everyone’s bills within 15 days in gold backed Swiss franks.
I would also like at home healthcare visits and a therapeutic message by a team of small asian women, twice a week.
Toss in dental, eyecare, pet coverage, and relaxed fit jeans.
Sure I would! And with St. Patty's Day coming up on Sunday, I'd like my unicorn in green, please.
Get government out of medicine (FDA, JAMA, NIS, etc.), allow insurance companies and doctors compete in a free market. Prices would necessarily drop as competition and innovation build.
I can get you single payer healthcare right now and it will be much cheaper.
But you won’t get any health care.
You cannot control prices from a single source and expect the high quality and price competition that result from free market forces.
You can’t get a heart transplant (and live) but it’s “cheaper” because the government pays for it. This just doesn’t work.
No. It gives too much decision-making to the state. This isn’t just about the money.
that should have been NIH not NIS,
and oh yeah, CURE DISEASES!!!
No, here in Canada you are 38% more likely to die from cancer than the US because of a single payer system.
I’ve been advocating for privatization for years, and the US wants to go in this direction? It’s pure crazy. Also, call me crazy, but I don’t like anyone having power over my health, least of all government officials.
Nothing the government runs is ever really cheaper.
In addition, there are serious issues regarding liberty. Once the government fully controls your healthcare options, the government controls you. Or your death.
These are not hypothetical points. Politicians, people, are corrupt and evil. They WILL use their power over their enemies which soon becomes anyone who gets in their way.
No - the US constitution does not give the Federal Government the power to legislate such things as socialized medicine.
No, I have lived in Canada........piss poor medical.
I know people from the UK....... piss poor medical.
You get what you pay for, and single payer is piss poor every where it is tried.
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