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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 11:55 PM
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3. It's not gonna happen. And for good reason: the voters don't want it.
The voters had options of candidates who were in favor of single-payer. But they narrowed it down to two candidates, neither of whom thought single-payer would be the way to go. One of those won. But both of their plans were very similar.

I don't know what single-payer is like, but I'm beginning to hear horror stories. Like being unable to get operations, or being put on long waiting lists (like months or years long). Drs. get paid less, so there are fewer doctors. Things like that. I'm also hearing good things (I saw "Sicko," too, which was very informative).

But even if we wanted to, I believe what some politicians have said...that it would be a possibly insurmountable task to switch radically from one type of system to another (and have it work well anytime soon), plus the cost would be prohibitive.

I like O's plan.
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