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To: lward99
"Obamacare doesn't go far enough. The government needs to replace private insurance companies in a complete takeover of health care."

I agree in as far as a complete take over of "Private Health Care Insurance Industry", rather than the "Health Care Industry" itself. In principle and on paper it's a great idea and the way to go. I would even believe that it's constitutional under both the commerce clause and the welfare clauses. Alas though, in our current political climate -- which doesn't appear to have any outs -- I don't believe our government can do a clean and honest takeover. Too many corruptions, too many special interests. If the government were to do this, the law wouldn't have to be longer than one to three pages. Anything longer and you know it's being fiddled with for political purposes.

11 posted on 12/07/2012 3:55:05 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Usagi_yo
I agree in as far as a complete take over of "Private Health Care Insurance Industry", rather than the "Health Care Industry" itself. In principle and on paper it's a great idea and the way to go

Maybe you don't understand... Obamacare is designed to put private health insurance out of business. Then institute single payer as you apparently want. Next the federal single payer squeezes the private health care industry out of business. If you need proof of that, look at how medicare squeezes GPs and geriatricians out of business by not paying them enough to cover expenses. Then the remaining doctors are forced to become hospital and clinic employees which will be buried under mandates by the feds until the industry is de facto nationalized.

Obamacare is nothing short of a long term plan to nationalize the largest industry in the US and Obama's goal is to nationalize as much industry as he can with unions becoming de facto government employees.

14 posted on 12/07/2012 4:52:10 PM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Usagi_yo
So...let's just get you on record here.

You are for or against a complete take-over of Health Care Insurance by the Federal government? IOW....you are in complete agreement and are for Single Payer?

Yes or no....

21 posted on 12/07/2012 7:34:17 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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