Single Payer Health Care

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Just left my doctors office and had a good conversation on single payer health care. My regular doctor is out on maternity leave and the doctor filling in was recently practicing in Australia. She said as a doctor in Australia she is very limited in what drugs and treatments she can prescribe. She said she has more options in the USA. She also said access to health care is more limited in Australia. There are long waits for basic treatments. Over a year for a child to get tonsils removed and forget about getting a knee or hip replacement. Access to specialists also limited. She said people in the USA would not tolerate the limits and restrictions that are part of a single payer system. I would rather pay and get good service that get "free" health care that is limited. Also, calling it free is false, what it should be called is "have some one else pay for me"

Marlin60
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Marlin,

(Sarcasm alert)

You're just a tool for the Oligarchy. What do you get your marching order from the Koch brothers, or something?

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Quote TheFirstLeftist:

Marlin,

(Sarcasm alert)

You're just a tool for the Oligarchy. What do you get your marching order from the Koch brothers, or something?

Just shareing information I learned from someone who knows. Your post is great, I need a laugh.

Marlin60
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Too many of the so-called progressives on this board don't really have a belief system. They're more against something that they are for something. If the Koch's propose it, it's automatically bad, for example. What happened to ignoring the source of an argument and look at its merits? I personally don't dismiss anyone's argument because they are a fascist, communist, liberal, conservative, etc. Here's another good example on how a typical libertarian looks at an issue versus how a progressive looks at it: anti-discrimination laws. Progressives generally assume that if you oppose the laws then you are some kind of closet racist who wants to take the rights of minorities away. A libertarian doesn't care if some of their allies on this issue are racist. The principle is what counts. Does a person own their property or not? If they do, then they have a right to discriminate, as morally repugnant as I find it. Another example: food labeling. I'm against mandatory labeling of foods for GMO and the like. Does this mean I'm an apologist for Monsanto? Of course not. Are there those who are against labeling because they are tools of Monsanto? Yes. But not everyone. I just think that there are market solutions to the labeling problem.

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