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90% of Americans Have Health Insurance


And half of those who don't qualify to get health insurance.

If I don't like my private health insurance, then I can switch to a different one.

Commie Sanders and Warren would prefer to take away the choice of millions of Americans with one size fits all run by the government. Every country in the world with national health insurance still allows its citizens to have private insurance too. Not commie Sanders and Warren who hate private enterprise.

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Now I know you're either nuts or trolling badly. Liz Warren a communist? Hates private insurance? You know she was a Republican until she was 45 right? Was that when they brainwashed her in Korea alongside Laurence Harvey?

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Warren is a nonentity who damaged her own campaign with her dumb, impractical and unaffordable government healthcare plan which gets rid of private insurance. Nobody cares about her except you.

Interesting that you didn't deny that Sanders was a commie.

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"..Nobody cares about her except you. "

Bit of an exaggeration there. She's number two in California. Number one being Sanders ;). Guess that'll make up for Florida. They're all commies out west anyway. ;)

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California isn't a swing state so who cares. Florida is a swing state therefore they will get to help decide the election and they'll vote for Trump thanks to Sanders.

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I've worked on many committees tackling the health care issue...

And to sum it up.

In the u.s. there are more people who will never contribute one dime towards health care or give any care about their health, then there are those who do.

So how do you use the money from the few people who contribute and somehow take care of eveyone?

That's the magic question

Obama raised everyone's health care, this pumped more money into the system, providing for those who will never contribute.

In NYC there is a epidemic level of diabetics...entire communities that never contributed a penny towards health care, but now need bus service and dialysis.

The cost is huge and it's all in thanks to those who pay for health insurance and never need it. The last 10 years my fellow employee never needed any medical assistance.

And the money he paid was huge, following the money..he was. Basically providing health care for someone who never cared one second about their health or contributed 1 penny, but now needs help.









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I think you're very misleading by implying those who don't contribute to health care do it by choice, and 'never cared about their health'.

For someone who supposedly 'worked on many committees tackling the health care issues', you should know that the majority of citizens 'who don't have health care' and 'don't contribute to health care', simply can't afford it.

They live paycheck to paycheck, earning below a living wage per hour, and their 'big-corporate employer' does not offer them health insurance. I know plenty of very profitable employers (including mine) who pay out big bucks to the upper tier of management, but continue to fill every full-time position with two part-timers at 19 hours per week, so they don't have to give them benefits. Most of these people end up taking another part time job at 19 hours to make ends meet. So they end up working 38 hours per week (at just above minimum wage), accrue no sick time or vacation time since they're part-timers, and have no benefits.

If you spent time working on these many committees, I'm quite positive you have heard about these hard working Americans. It's shameful you didn't bother including them in your synopsis of the health care industry.

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What ever the case....there are more people who use the system then there are those who contribute.

It's a very expensive industry

What is even more sad as you say. Many cant afford it....and could you belive Obama had the audacity to fine people thousands a year for not choosing a service.

Thankfully trump ditched that heath care mandate fast....
Cant afford it. How could they afford a $1,000 fine ?

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What ever the case....there are more people who use the system then there are those who contribute.


The case of them working paycheck to paycheck holding down at least two part time jobs, both not offering health benefits (or sick days) is a very valid, important one which shouldn't be dismissed so easily. In many cases (if not most) allowances were made for those who proved hardship, and unable to afford healthcare (or the fine). In cases where the person could afford it and chose not to do so (the wealthier, younger demographic who mistakenly believe their immune to illnesses) the fine stayed - as it should.

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Who's more credible. A person that worked on a committee regarding health care or dogdump? That's kind of a no-brainer, yes?🤪🤪🤪

Why are they living paycheck to paycheck? Why are they earning below a living wage? Why are they entitled to earn a higher wage? These "qualifiers" you named require explanation.

Why is the business that you work out paying for part time workers rather than full time workers? You do know there is a risk for a business to do this, right? Do you know what that risk is? It's a high employee turnover rate. If the employer wants to retain its workers, it's going to make them full time to retain their talents so they won't look for another job. Being that your employer DOESN'T do this, per you, it tells me that the type of work it engages in, doesn't value or need to retain talented workers. No wonder why you're so bitter and angry. 🤪🤪🤪

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Quiet shortbus - the adults are having a conversation. Go back to the corner and continue playing with Mr. Penis.

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Pee Wee dogdump, your juvenile retorts don't say much about your intelligence. Then again, you were probably describing yourself as one of those disgruntled part time workers. It would all make sense then. 🤪🤪🤪

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Because of the ACA and Obama.

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False numbers!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lol, did you glitch out?

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Like I said in NYC there are large pockets of communities that have diabetes.
These are people who never contributed one penny towards health care or gave one thought about their personal health.
These people got diabetes from drinking massive amounts of soda and eating massive amounts of candy.

So now the problem, these people need medical help...where do you get the money?

they tried educating and it didint work. The best solution was to ban these drinks coming in large and biggie sizes...

It was the only way to save money in the future.


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There was no large soda ban in NYC.

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Only because the courts struck down mini-Mike's plan...

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/27/nyregion/city-loses-final-appeal-on-limiting-sales-of-large-sodas.html


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The notion that people can pick and choose insurances is false in almost all cases. The overwhelming majority of Americans with health insurance get it from their employer. If they don’t like the plan they can’t simply switch to another one. Most people could never afford to pay the entire premium on their own.
I understand if people aren’t comfortable with a government controlled health insurance system. But it’s silly to pretend that people currently have all kinds of options.

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My employer-based health insurance provides several choices for plans. Government insurance like medicare and medicaid also provides different plans. There are plenty of health insurance companies that advertise where I live because they want people to choose their company for their medicare/medicaid or private health insurance.

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"90% of Americans Have Health Insurance"

And yet 90% of THOSE people cannot financially withstand ANY serious illness with the plans they have! It's not surprising that only those who have the dreaded ' plans like the VA; Medicare and other govt plans are able to absorb the ridiculous costs of medical treatment today. Health Care (not insurance) health care is too important to make it ONLY a function of the market and open to the profit motive. That would be as ridiculous and INEFFICIENT as saying the fire brigade; police and defense forces should be privatized so that people can have "choice" and not fit into ONE big govt plan!

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Oh please don't give President Dumbass any more ideas. (Of course, they have started privatizing those as well.)

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You don't understand health insurance.

There are government plans like medicaid and medicare that are managed under private health insurance companies which actually improved health care. For instance, medicaid used to have very limited choice for doctors. Then, my state had different private companies manage them which lead to many more doctors, free transport to doctor offices, free OTC items, etc.

My point is that private insurance companies helped improve the former government only programs like medicare and medicaid in my state.

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Most Americans are happy with their private healthcare plans. The Democratic nominee, if voted into power, would eliminate all of those plans.

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Sanders and Warren only.

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"Most Americans are happy with their private healthcare plans."

You are either very healthy and have NOT experienced any mildly serious health issue or you are on some govt program that takes care of 100% of your health bills. After heart surgery one of my associates told me that" if the illness doesn't kill you, the bills will" and he showed me a $250,000 bill he got from ONE of his "doctors' after his heart by pass.

If the fire department and the Police aren't privatized, why does HEALTH have to be subjected to the PROFIT motive?

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Because fire and police services benefit the entire community in means of protection and safety and order. If you break your arm skateboarding, why should I pay for it? If you need surgery because you crashed your car illegally street racing, why should I pay for it? If you get diabetes because you made poor lifestyle choices, why should I pay for your treatments?

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A better question is why isn't agriculture nationalized? After all, food is even more fundamental and vital than healthcare, and by your logic is too important to be left in the hands of the private sector, "subjected to the PROFIT motive".

One answer is that we've seen what happens when food production is socialized, with millions dead from Soviet Ukraine to Ethiopia to Maoist China to the growing starvation in current Ukraine.

As for healthcare, what good is "coverage" if there's nothing to buy? The profit motive and relative freedom of the US industry has driven medical innovation for the world for over half a century. While that ends up benefiting the entire world, mitigating (and partially hiding) the failures of socialist healthcare systems, Americans have also enjoyed the best quality healthcare in the world, and a system with fewer waiting lines, more doctor/treatment choices, no government rationing, and by far more access to drugs. The problems we have are largely due to the clumsy government intervention we already have, from a skewed tax structure that pushed people from personal plans to employment based ones, to rigid regulations that limit choice and market flexibility (especially after Obamacare), to third party (government driven) interference in normal price signals that result in crazy unpredictability in cost per treatment.

But the bottom line here is that the vast majority of Americans have been satisfied with their private plans, as I said.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/245195/americans-rate-healthcare-quite-positively.aspx

"As the incoming Congress prepares to debate further changes to the U.S. healthcare system, solid majorities of Americans rate the coverage (69%) and quality (80%) of the healthcare they personally receive as "excellent" or "good.""

Privately Insured, Rating "Good" or "Excellent"
Healthcare Quality - 85%
Healthcare Coverage - 70%

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Are you just plain crazy?

The health insurance system in the U.S. sucks!

It prevents health care!

It's a money funnel they stuck between patient and provider, and it's one of the worst aspects of the rampant corporate corruption in this country.

People DIE because of it.

Jesus.

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Not crazy, just doing Trump's propaganda work for him.

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