This is an old revision of HealthCare
from 2009-05-22 23:31:30.
Health care is a right
Your health should never be the basis of anyone's profit.
develop a single-payer system
, but congress and Obama have eliminated it as a possibility. We are told it cannot pass
*. Please read why we need single-payer
your senators and representatives!
, chair of Senate Finance Committee
- bureaucracy and paperwork consume 13-31% of private healthcare spending, but is only 2% of Medicare (and 1% in Canada's single payer system)
- 18,000 to 20,000 people die because of inadequate healthcare every year
- in several states, a mix of public and private providers has failed over and over again
- all around the world, single-payer systems work
- there would be no restrictions on which doctor you could see
- there would be no restrictions on what jobs you could take, i.e. it wouldn't have to be the only one that offers health care
- check out (e.g. see Max Baucus and HMO) which representatives receive healthcare monies
- the AMA does not support single-payer, but read a rebuttal
How can the free market possibly
solve the health care problem? As we enter the century of biology
, we will gain (expensive) techniques for customized medicine. At the same time and with the same technology, it will become increasingly easy for insurance companies to screen applicants for expensive diseases, afflictions, and futures. In a free market economy, it makes no sense for insurance companies to cover these high risk people. So, they will suffer uninsured until their health reaches a critical point. Then what? Will we watch them die in the street? Whatever happened to the concept of society