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View Diary: When Can We Expect Health Care Reform (Whoever Wins)? (369 comments)

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    "I don't think they will succeed to make healthcare actualy cheaper for the majority of Americans. Maybe for their children they will, though.
    How could they, with insurance companies so heavily involved?"

    With the Clinton plan establishes the option of the public Medicare like program, so people are not locked into buying private insurance (which cannot possibly deliver affordable policies that are comprehensive and actually supply people with the services they need and protect them from bankruptcy or destitution in the event of a serious health problem). If the American people choose Medicare like program as their carrier, that will make the decision on our having a national health insurance program or not. No elected official can force a single payer program on the public, that is much like trying to force democracy down people's throats who have not chosen it. But Clinton's plan has set up the possibility of people choosing it for themselves.

    If most or all people opt for the public program it will reduce costs, but no mechanism short of that will reduce costs. Obam's plan cannot work, it is a joke. It would take pages of detail to demonstrate that, and will likely also require reorganization of the health care delivery system and constant evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of services.

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