Senator Schumer was heard saying that his party would improve health CARE by working with Republicans on a better bill, yadda, yadda. Sorry, but all Senator Schumer would do is try to improve health INSURANCE. If you want to improve health CARE, invest more money in health care facilities, training of medical personnel, and research which, once developed, is non-propriatory. Additionally, let's also get real about what we say we have in this country: it is not a health care system, it is a health care industry. Can we say we have an automobile manufacturing system? No, it's an automobile manufacturing industry. There's a difference.


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PhilfromOhio 1 year 48 weeks ago

And as long as we give billions in "profits" to the INSURANCE industry, we will never have a system of health care that is adequate for Americans, unless you are personally blessed with $$.

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zapdam. 1 year 48 weeks ago


That's what i'm afraid of for my American friends , the democrats giving legitamacy to this cruel right wing promoted 'for profit health insurance'. Single payer government run NOT for profit health care is the cheapest most universal and most effective form of health care. MEDICARE is your countries example although since its inception these sociopath blood sucking right wingers have managed to even corrupt that system.

PhilfromOhio as you probably know, it's not just a few billion dollars that are skimmed off this 'for profit system', it's in excess of 500 billion. Five hundred billion dollars skimmed by these sociopaths passing themselves off as health care providers. Just think of ALL the people that must die so these twisted sick psycho's can have their big payouts. Some HMO , Ceo's are paid a million bucks a week, someone gotta die for that bastard to get his loot.

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EarthSoul 1 year 48 weeks ago

Single-payer is health INSURANCE, not CARE.

I'm happy with that. I'm okay with CARE remaining a mix of public, private, for-profit and non-profit entities.

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DrJ 1 year 48 weeks ago

It has always been my position that the quickest, easiest fix in this country would be to pass a law saying it it illegal to make a profit selling health insurance. In other words, make all health insurance companies non-profit companies. Is this restraint of trade? No, it is restraint of income for those companies. Few in these companies would lose a job, and no significant government agencies need be created. Perhaps some extra folks at the IRS would be needed to monitor these companies. I guess the salaries for all personnel, including the higher-ups like the CEO, would have to be determined. The current CEO's would probably dislike this plan, especially if their yearly salary would be "only," say, a million bucks, but that's a gig I would take in an instant.

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Kilosqrd 1 year 47 weeks ago

I have been waiting for this and I am curious to see how many liberals respond.

Democrats had a chance to vote on "single payer" healthcare. None voted "yes". The democrats in the U.S. Senate would not even touch it. Not even Bernie Sanders. Democrats have no guts to support single payer health coverage.


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