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Three Reasons Why Government Can't Run Health Care

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Doomsday101, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Temo

    Temo Well-Known Member

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    Alternate title: "3 Reasons why Goverment Can't Run Anything"

    Just saying, pointing out government's foibles in other areas is a weak argument against using government in healthcare.
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Why they do a poor job running medicare and the VA 2 entities that are government ran that is not counting other areas that poor management and abuse

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I think it would be interesting if we put the Government in charge of regulating malpractice insurance. They could set up a tax fund that all Doctors could pay into and then, every time somebody files a lawsuite, they could deal directly with the Government.

  4. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    When Newt left office, didn't we have a 500 billion surplus instead of a deficit?
  5. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    That's Left 101.
    Can't compete with the message?
    Destroy the messenger
  6. Temo

    Temo Well-Known Member

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    So then shouldn't the government get rid of medicare too then?
  7. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    Good idea. Give everyone their money back and let the free market work.
  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately like most Government programs once you put them in place you are pretty much stuck with it. I wish there was a simple way to rid ourselves of Government ran Medicare but that horse left the barn that does not mean I want to see part 2 of the Government health care and even more Government control and mismanagement. They promise you everything and deliver very little at a very high cost.
  9. Temo

    Temo Well-Known Member

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    Aye. And that reasoning would at least make sense. However, I think you'd find that Mr. Gingrich would never do anything as politically dangerous as threaten seniors their healthcare. Government already runs parts of the healthcare system, mostly because they feel (as a matter of principle) that there is a societal component to healthcare. That the free market doesn't effectively take care of everyone as far as healthcare is concerned.

    My whole point is that his reasoning doesn't pass a certain point of rationality.
  10. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Well what you call unreasonable others would call just facing reality.
  11. SuspectCorner

    SuspectCorner Bromo

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    Newt Gingrich, huh? Do tell.

    Another cookie-cutter Republican pol takes the low road ... so many wild claims - so few substantiating facts.

    Keep parading out the trademark fear-mongering, lies, and other various forms of non-constructive garbage, Repukes. Your 'Party of No' never fails to disappoint...






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