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crackrjack
Well, if we were starting from scratch and had all the knowledge from our past to guide us then a good socialized medical program would be a reality.
But unfortunately our health care system is full of people who want no part of a government run health care system. Doctors, nurses, anyone in private practice will tell you they have no faith that our current leaders can set up a working program free of political and financial influence. And as far as the pharmaceutical companies, well lets just think of what they stand to lose. I guess they will put up quite a fight. I think they could afford one. Until we get 60 to 70 percent of the population to force a vote of some kind that makes them do it anyway we’ll just have to make do.
Just a though

One Response to “Comments posted to other blogs”

  1. When you speak to someone in private practice, ask them if the CURRENT system is free from the influence of money or politics. My sister is a physician (in private practice) – so I have this argument often.

    Contrary to what physicians may say, I would argue that under a government run program, health care would be MORE responsive to complaints… not less. At least elected officials have to answer to the electorate. Who does a health insurance company answer to? What free market forces compel them to provide better (and more expensive care)? If you have a health problem, your carrier essentially has a monopoly over your care. With pre-existing condition exclusions for coverage, it’s not like you can just switch.

    In one sense, I hope we don’t reach that 60-70 percent you speak of… that would mean we’ve got a really big crisis on our hands… with a lot of folks suffering. I just wish it didn’t have to come to that, but it seems that’s the way things work.

    By the way, I assume this entry was a comment you made on someone else’s blog… if so, you might consider linking back to the original post… to provide the context for your comment.


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