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Old 08-18-2009, 03:33 PM   #118 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by TheBig3KilledMyRainDog View Post
The U.K. and Canada have single payer. We're not going for that here. In those two countries they have the government pay for everything.

Private insurance would still live here, and the only restriction on them was "pre-existing conditions" would not disqualify people.
Doesn't the UK have private health insurance companies alongside the NHS?

Of course private insurance would still be involved in American health care. The insurance companies have such a stronghold in the US.

I think it's hard for somebody like me, who's never paid a cent for health care, to fully understand what is going on with the American system right now. I'm simply wondering why the US is the last Western country to have universal health care and yet it is the most powerful country in the world. I have a strong feeling that it's all the far-right conservatives who are afraid that universal health care will turn the US into a socialist nation. That's ridiculous! Canada has had a few conservative federal governments and politicians since the 70's when our health care system was fully implemented, and we are still a democratic country.
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