One word: LAWYERS
Exactly, and that’s what people like brownsfan should be telling their “moderate” friends.
We can all agree that our healthcare system suffers from outrageous costs which is the primary problem. It’s what to do about the problem that’s debated.
The socialist/communist approach is to make a massive, centralized governmental “solution” that does nothing to actually solve the problem at hand, or really the causes of the problem which are outrageous lawsuits brought for the equivalent of a papercut.
One giant step forward would be to make a “loser pay” system to discourage frivolous lawsuits who’s only real goal is to get out of court settlements, not actually bring “justice”, and all that does is drive up cost of malpractice insurance for doctors (and medical suppliers) who then pass on the hikes to us.
This is what you should be promoting to your “moderate” friends, brownsfan, that, and the idea of portable, tax free health savings accounts.
These two plans would do so much more to make healthcare affordable for everyone than Obamacare. The only losers would be the b*****d lawyers and the Marxists who seek to control everyone’s life through the Federal Government.
A win-win to me.