That's true though it might be better if it was done regionally instead of state by state. I say that mostly because a state like Wyoming or WV might not have the proper competition like Calif. or New York would.
But Kendall, as part of the GDP, we spend almost double what most other countries do, or will soon. We are at 17.6%, next is around 11%. WE pay more for everything! Common sense should state that we pay less than everyone. Being the largest consumer, we should have better leverage to demand better prices, yet our system doesn't allow negotiating or competition.
Kendall, true! But that is why you look at their systems and use them at state levels. Our states conveniently mimic the size of alot of govt's with successful systems.
@asknot- I would like to add that not all nations are equal. Many of the nations that have good health care and very healthy people are considerably smaller than the US and invests more of it's wealth into its people's health care.
It stands to reason that a nation like the US with over 300 million would have a more difficult time incorporating nationalized healthcare than someone like Canada at 30 million.
Besides, EVERYONE can afford health care, unless you have a decent paying job and health insurance, then there's the issue. The poor and uninsured don't pay a dime, never have. We paid it for them.
Come on Kun...is it do hard to come up with original statements that you have to copy/paste between the Times and N&S?
Yes, because its running SOOOO HORRIBLY in other nations that have it. You know, the ones that outrank us in health care, while paying HALF what we pay for it! lol, Jokes on them, more expensive is always better.
correction; (at) all what it appears to be.
For those of you that believe the 'end game' was to provide health care coverage for those that couldn't afford it, your eyes WILL BE opened.
Their are few utilities for a government to install and begin to affect control over other areas of 'the govern ds' lives anymore than government indentured health care.
THAT is exactly why Obama doesn't appear too upset about the shortcomings involved in launching his signature legislation.
It IS NOT all what it appears to be.
Lol, "does you.." no I does not.
I agreed he's failing, yet I'm not gonna follow the chicken little mentality tea party\Fox and friends are yelling for and just name call and scream. I'm gonna look for ideas and ways to fix this, and the people that can help, instead of just pointing fingers.
You accuse me of being blinded yet refuse to bring up a respectable counter to anything I bring up! Relax man, your party is killing us internationally as much as Obama is. Go read some foreign press and you'll see;)
OMG Asknot... Does you need a picture drawn for you to get it???
Top Hospitals Opt Out of Obamacare
By Tori Richards
Don’t forget he killed Bin Laden. I remember all the details leaked out of the Whitehouse after that and people were saying shut up. If you want a great laugh about keeping things secret, go to youtube and search “the navy seal who shot bin laden”.
. . . add those things to the list of things the “Sgt. Shultz persona” knew nothing about until he heard about it in the media . . . Huffington Post . . . Fox News . . . Al Jazeera . . . CCTV . . . New York Times . . . CNN . . . etc . . . etc.
I agree he is failing today as a leader and believe its time for a change, however, impeaching is a bit excessive don't ya think? But, to say he's done nothing is absurd. He passed; Wall Street Reform, repeal of DADT, ended the war in Iraq, and is ending Afghanistan, turned around the auto industry, ousted Gaddhafi, helped kicked banks out of student loan profits saving the US $6.7 Billion a year, increased support for veterans, etc etc etc .
And Oh yeah, redirected efforts that killed that Osama guy that someone previously had said wasn't a concern anymore.
I M P E A C H H I M N O W ....
Obamacare laid bare
By Charles Krauthammer
when asked he said :i know nothing: ACA . . . Extortion 17 . . . Fast and Furious . . . HHS . . . IRS . . . NSA . . . Pigford . . . Solyndra . . . Truth Team . . .Watching the AP. . .
Oh dam-n, oneill! Your idol's signature piece of legislation is headed for the ditch.
What will you do? What WILL you do?
I know what Obama's going to do. Try to s-uck as much money from already established health care programs (Medicare & Medicaid) to inject into DemoCare to try and keep his POS policy afloat past the 2014 midterm elections.
Obama under fire as Americans lose prior health plans
By Roberta Rampton
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