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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:14 AM
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The failure of the health care free market
Earlier this week there was a thread asking DU'ers if they really wanted government to run our health care system -
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

In that thread I posted that government health care is the best there is in terms of treating mental illness.

I would like to challenge all you free market types (there has to be someone here that supports the free market over government health insurance, right? :)) to post a link to a private health care provider that can compete with medicaid.

Any takers?
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-07 08:13 PM
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1. kick
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-07 08:20 PM
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2. We seniors are pretty satisfied with Medicare, a single-payer, government system.
Edited on Sat Dec-01-07 08:20 PM by SharonAnn
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-02-07 12:52 AM
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3. yes
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kineneb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-02-07 02:36 AM
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4. say "mental health problems" on an insurance ap...
and you can never get good/any coverage again, or they actually have to get a note from your shrink (been there). I am giving up and filing for disability, so that I will be able to have the almost $300 of psych meds covered. Right now, I have to rely on the charity of the pharma companies and my docs to get some of my medications. The other one is $114/month for a generic.

Upset, who me? Upset? Hell, yes.

/rant off
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