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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-25-09 04:30 PM
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20. Exactly. They are the main reason why our Health Care
system is so expensive. They are for-profit, so from every dollar people pay for coverage, approx. one third of that goes to cover the overhead of a private industry.

Medicare's overhead is ten times less.

The service they provide can and is provided much more efficiently by other government run programs, like Medicare, Medicaid and even the VA. Any problems they have can be fixed, and could and would be fixed more efficiently if all the money going into the unnecessary private system was being used to actually provide care.

As far as fears of job losses if the private industry collapsed, there would be plenty of jobs available once the system changed over to a publicly funded system.

A tax, such as the one we pay for Medicare, would be far more fair. I am sure that people and businesses now paying huge premiums, would not object to a tax that would probably less than they are paying for premiums, since everyone would be contributing according to what they earn.

The Private Insurance Industry is a burden on the American people. Financially there is not question about that. And we all know how many Americans have died as a result of this system.

The fact that this bill is over 2500 pages long, trying to figure out ways to funnel all money into the Private Industry, is simply mind-boggling.

The only way keeping them in charge of our health care can be justified, is if you are a believer in Ayn Rand/Friedman type Capitalism. The same system that has brought our economy to its knees and turned this country from a humantarian society that puts its citizens first, into nothing more than huge gambling casino where even life is viewed as a commodity to bet on.

It is an immoral system. And it's sad to see how indoctrinated people are that even try to defend it.
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