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  •  I think the pro-business angle (1+ / 0-)
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    is the real reason that the court upheld this. If I remember correctly, making everyone buy insurance was originally a cave to the insurance agencies anyway.

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    by betson08 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 09:44:11 AM PDT

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    •  OT, stimulating the economy is why Brits created (1+ / 0-)
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      The National Health Service just after WWII.

      An astute politician saw servicemen returning home and pondered how the war effort stimulated the economy......and he realized that caring for the war wounded plus the whole nation would be a peaceful way to stimulate the economy.

      We might have had universal healthcare after WWII if people like Ronald Reagan hadn't misattributed Britain's shabbiness --it was the war spending and NOT Socialism that lowered the standard of living.

      Also, people like Reagan's father-in-law (wealthy Republican doctors) who spread vicious lies about the supposed evils of changing our healthcare system.

      For more on this, Google "Operation Coffee Cup"

      The founder of the British healthcare system said that in order to achieve it he did have to fill a lot of mouths with gold (rich doctors objecting to change).

      Brief History and Great Video:
      http://www.nhs.uk/...

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