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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-09-09 03:00 PM
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115. Switzerland and the Netherlands regulate the HELL out of their insurance companies:
They MANDATE basic benefit packages, no deductibles, no exclusions, no rescissions, no over-the-top executive compensation, no profiteering by hospitals or doctors, premiums and co-pays limited to a certain percentage of household income.

Now if you think that Congress could get the insurance companies to agree to THAT, welcome to Fantasyland.

An LBJ could do it:

"Look guys, either you set up a Swiss/Dutch-type system or we go single-payer on your ass and cut you out completely, comprende?"

Obama, not so much.
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