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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 01:19 AM
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31. Throwing more people into Medicare would be a big motivation to solve Medicare problems
--which, as noted, if we had the price controls that all other countries had, wouldn't be having problems.

Starting a whole new exchange system from scratch, with its basic foundational principle being that some deserve good health care and others are disposable human garbage who do not, is more doable that gradually reforming and expanding an already existing (and very popular) systema? You're kidding, right? You want easy to implement, and you approve of a bunch of claptrap with four different levels of plans from hundreds of private companies? And a whole new bureaucracy to monitor all the bullshit?

The proposed exchange is worthless in solving the basic problem of cost control. The only way that countries working through private insurance have cost control is that it is directly imposed by governments, and Congress is absolutely refusing to do this.

And it isn't just the 55-64 demographic which is disposable human garbage. That there even is such a thing as a basic plan, with more benefits in higher level plans available only to those who have more money, labels the bottom-dwellers as having no worth.
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