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  •  Romney was touting during time in SC (0+ / 0-)

    the necessity of allowing the markets to work and that there was no need for a large federal program. He proposed using private carriers to provide care for the uninsured similar to the program that he instituted as governor.
    In the meantime I was screaming at the radio that the private carriers are a large part of the present problem.

    •  Markets don't work in health care (2+ / 0-)
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      DemFromCT, zeke L

      All of the economic assumptions underlying the market model are violated in health care.

      And markets only work for people who have the money to pay the price.

      And health care is not a consumer good.  It is a human right.

      The market is the wrong sphere to be addressing health care. It belongs in the social sphere, where government does have responsibility to ensure that all people have access to affordable and comprehensive health care when they need.

      This is not the goal of the market.  The goal of the market is to make a profit for shareholders.  Translated to health care this means insurers avoid people who are sick and don't pay for care when people need it.  Because their mission is not to protect and take care of sick people.  It is to make profits for shareholders,

      So I guess what I ma saying is that anyone who understands markets and how they work understands that they will not fill the gap for the 47 million low income Americans who have been shut out of this :"market."

      Health care is a human right.

      by Helenann on Wed Jan 23, 2008 at 11:29:26 AM PST

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