SINGLE-PAYER UNCONSIDERED?

Why in the wide, wide, world of sports is SINGLE-PAYER not even mentioned in the mainsteam media? Maybe because the MSM is riding a gravy train provided by advertising prescription drugs? And why in the hell do they need to advertise anyway? Shouldn’t they cut the ads and pass the savings on?

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With Obama’s failure on the Gitmo vote, is that an omen on the healthcare fight? Congresscritters are being lobbied daily by the insurance agencies, where’s our seat at the table?  ~sekanblogger

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Filed under Economics, Healthcare, Humor, Political Reform, Universal Healthcre

9 responses to “SINGLE-PAYER UNCONSIDERED?

  1. Can’t have this, it is “socialism” – if you can see that invisible hand it isn’t capitalism any more…

  2. lilacluvr

    The ones ranting the loudest about socialized health care are the ones pushing to keep the status quo. Their ranting and whining only becomes louder when they know their gravy train is about to pull into a ghost town with no layover.

    As for drug companies advertising – I remember a time when that was illegal. Isn’t it very telling that alot of those drug ads are for male enhancement drugs? Of course, Medicare will pay for those – but the same Republicans ranting about that big bloated government health care program are all too happy to get their little blue pills every month.

  3. Currently health care means profits for business more than care for American citizens. I won’t give up that this will change and we’ll see great improvements during Obama’s time in office. Every one of us deserve the assurance we won’t face financial ruin because of a serious illness — the same benefits enjoyed by our elected officials, administered by our government, paid for by us.

  4. tosmarttobegop

    Overall single payer would solve a large problem for small business. Every six months where my wife works there is this fanatic search and damnable conclusion for health insurance for the employee.
    Each time the premiums get higher and the coverage is lower. it is maddening for the employee as they are never sure just what is covered and what is not. Not to mention that the premiums are becoming so large that they can not afford the family plan as it means over half of their bi-weekly paycheck.

  5. lilacluvr

    Can any of the supporters of the status quo please tell me how mutliple layers of health care insurance people to deal with and multiple layers of hoops to jump through just to get claims paid is cost effective?

    Current health care insurers negotiate a set price and they know it and the health care provider knows it – so why is it legal for healthcare providers to bill more than the average negotiated price? I know, I know, that is how private pay people make up the difference. But exactly how many people do you know that are private payers when it comes to their health care?

    Maybe if there are no major illnessess or hospitalizations, but in my case with cancer 2 years ago – there was no way I could have come up $300,000 for the first year alone.

    I don’t see why the US cannot offer a basic health care insurance policy for every citizen and if you want to purchase a deluxe model – then that is your choice. But let’s make basic healthcare affordable for all with an emphasis on prevention.

  6. Of more than 2,000 doctors surveyed, 59 percent said they support legislation to establish a national health insurance program, while 32 percent said they opposed it, researchers reported in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

  7. Oh, I see where our seat is, in the cartoon our ‘seat’ is positioned precariously close to the Insurance Co’s third leg.
    It all makes sense now.