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  •  Right, the problem is that health insurers now (5+ / 0-)

    literally have sweetest deal EVER -- the government takes care of the military folks, the old (65 +), the poor (Medicaid), the poor kids (CHIP) and the super sick (Medicare or high-risk pools), and the big-profit insurers get to cover all the healthy, middle-aged people -- it's a great gamble. And it pays big.

    The issue in the US is that the private insurers refuse to give up the massive amount of control/power/money they have now for a tangential private role, as is the case in Europe.

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