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  •  Single Payer easiest plan to implement for sure. (11+ / 0-)

    Obamacare is extremely complicated because it leaves most of the private insurance system intact.

    With single payer its easy: Everyone now had has Medicare. Here is the price per month. It will be assessed annually in your tax return, taken out of your check, or you can send it in.

    All other plans and systems are now defunct.

    •  Such a sad and sorry thing - that (2+ / 0-)
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      Obama and Rahm Emaneul's "Reform Efforts" basically included the very part of the problem that needed the reform. (That is, Big Pharma and Big Insurers)

      I hope we get rid of the ACA, replacing it with USPHC, and to do that, we simply must  find a way to give ourselves some decent people in office. I am so sad about what has happened to the Democratic Party's supposed leadership.

      Maybe it will take Warren/Grayson in 2016?.

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      by Truedelphi on Wed May 22, 2013 at 06:49:54 PM PDT

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    •  And the doctors and nurses working for the (3+ / 0-)
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      insurance companies can find jobs to actually deliver healthcare.  And some, not all, of the clerical people can get jobs working in Medicare.

    •  Are you proposing... (0+ / 0-)

      ...that private insurance be banned?

      I don't think that would be very popular in the United States as private insurance would be the relief valve for many middle class people to get the health care they want - esp. for non-life threatening procedures - when they want it. For example, with my current middle class level insurance, I get an MRI within hours (and an interpretation within a day) of it being prescribed for a condition which is in no possible way life threatening and where a delay, in the worst possible case, would only extend discomfort. That seems quite unlike the single payer systems I've looked at.

      I don't know how the UK is now, but when I was over there some years ago, I was talking to a middle class person who said they were going in for significant, but not emergency, surgery "next week". I commented "well, at least it doesn't cost you anything". In response I got a look of horror and a comment like "Oh, I'd never let the National Health Service do this -- that's why I have insurance".

      •  No, people can get supplemental insurance (0+ / 0-)

        Geeze, why does it have to all or nothing?

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        by splashy on Thu May 23, 2013 at 01:11:58 AM PDT

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