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  •  It may become clear there is only one proven (1+ / 0-)
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    artmartin

    way to cover all people, some form of single payer like the rest of the world has.....and lots of these failures will show there is only one way, always has been....

    •  So you're saying its failure will actually (0+ / 0-)

      help? That the GOP will see the failure of Obamacare as proof that medicare for all is the best way?

      I see what you did there.

      by GoGoGoEverton on Wed May 01, 2013 at 12:03:33 PM PDT

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    •  Single payer is not the only answer (3+ / 0-)
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      artmartin, Mr MadAsHell, David54

      Switzerland, Japan, and Germany have universal health care funded through multiple insurance payers with better outcomes at much less cost than the U.S.

      We may evolve into a similar model with insurance companies coming under increasingly tight regulation. The medical loss ratio regulations under ObamaCare were just the beginning.

      •  Well, the point is that in order to provide (1+ / 0-)
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        that kind of effective coverage universally means that the ins. cos. have to be involved mainly in the business of administering health care and not in the business of playing around with their assets in such a way as to be a major player on Wall Street.
        Some people have seen the exchanges as an opportunity for states individually to offer a frugal "public option" as a major tool in cost control by private providers.

        You can't make this stuff up.

        by David54 on Wed May 01, 2013 at 03:30:11 PM PDT

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