• Yes, were pretty behind in this area

  • No, that would be to socialist

46% 6 votes
54% 7 votes
  • The health of our citizens should not be left in the hands of corporations. Health care is a right, and nationalizing it ensures that citizens aren't treated as statistics.

  • It's a great start.

    Posted by: kbub
  • I believe a universal healthcare system is good and should be done but I do not believe obamacare is correct system. you need a mix of socialism and capitalism to make a good economy and a good country, not just pure socialism or pure capitalism. Norway is a perfect example.

  • The fact that some people have to skip perceptions to save money and medical bills prompt more than 60 percent of US bankruptcies shows why.

  • we need free market healthcare

  • "Health care is a right" Yep just keep drinking the crazy juice. Health care is a service from another person, and goods and services are not RIGHTS. You have a right to life, liberty, and property, but you do not have the right to force someone to provide a service on arbitrarily decided terms made by some bureaucrat. The government will ALWAYS be susceptible to corruption and politics, which is why it is so inefficient, so why would we entrust it with the health of every citizen? Furthermore, why should health care providers be forced to provide a service? Is our economy not based on the voluntary trade of goods? Our economic system is based on voluntary transactions, where two parties exchange because each wants what the other has more than what they have themselves, so they trade. If a party is forced to make a transaction they would not normally make, not only are they now practically enslaved because they are forced to involuntarily provide a service, they move from a win-win trade to a win-lose trade.

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Jifpop09 says2014-04-09T18:17:22.9265201-05:00
And it provides the essential economic relief that the US so desperately needs.
briantheliberal says2014-04-09T18:24:47.4341958-05:00
It's because of corporations why so many people cannot afford health insurance and why so many people die every year because they cannot afford decent medical treatment. The U.S. is severely behind and needs improvement.
Jifpop09 says2014-04-09T18:27:08.2709958-05:00
Your definitely right. Perhaps a cooperation could still exist between national companies and free market ones, kind of like China, but corporations ripping the people off is hurting the economy.
Jifpop09 says2014-04-09T18:32:45.5441282-05:00
Can you guys please give me your reasoning for not nationalizing healthcare? It helps the economy and provides cheaper health service to citizens.
progressivedem22 says2014-04-10T08:01:06.7172536-05:00
The argument that "nationalized healthcare" -- e.G., Medicare-for-all -- is in some way anti-free market is only slightly plausible. Yes, taking the profit out of healthcare replaces the profit motive with a people motive, which mind you is superior when we're speaking about people's lives. But, at the same time, there will still be competition under single payer; doctors will compete all the time, and replacing a fee-for-service with a pay-for-health-outcomes system not only reduces healthcare costs, but substantially improves quality.
progressivedem22 says2014-04-10T08:01:31.9893283-05:00
And no, they are no death panels.
progressivedem22 says2014-04-10T08:01:39.4959212-05:00
There*
Jifpop09 says2014-04-10T08:08:50.2429376-05:00
Yeah, its not like having a government health service will eliminate all not national health care
howardzinn says2014-04-10T15:21:17.2340634-05:00
Jifpop09 made an excellent point, as has been proven by numerous other industrialized nations, universal healthcare not only works but makes their care superior to ours even though we have better equipment and so forth, so the arugument of privatization has been lost.
howardzinn says2014-04-10T15:21:37.5616592-05:00
Jifpop09 makes an excellent point.
howardzinn says2014-04-10T15:32:32.8587943-05:00
I agree with Jifpop09 he could not have explained it better. Although he US may have the top notch equipment, our healthcare system is in shambles and single payer would have been much better in the long run.

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