tvb wrote:Jeff, I really hope you never lose your job because it's going to be a joy for the rest of us to watch you eat crow and accept public insurance if that should happen. Unless of course you believe your family doesn't deserve health care and all.
A split system is a ploy by the left to eliminate the private system. Of course the government will be the biggest buyer in the health care system and get the best prices. But in the end the suppliers will say "screw you uncle sam, we aren't working for peanuts anymore" and there will end any significant advances in technology unless uncle sam captitulates. Probably US will and then you'll see the reverse happen: higher costs to everyone as Uncle Sam decides to pay more to attract the needed talent. Without a free market approach, it's curtains for truly good health care.
I personally feel the same way as jpete that if you can't afford it, you can't afford it but, I also feel that charity is the better part of mankind. I would help pay for jpete, or tvb or stockingfull who I know are productive souls. I will not oppose a safety net health care delivery system for the misfortuned or underprivileged but I will always oppose subisidies for the lazy and a cadillac system for everyone.