jpete wrote:Am I retarded or did he just torpedo his whole health care plan?
Post Office=Government agency=EPIC FAIL
So what can we infer from government run health care?
You want to fix the post office? Make it profitable? Get rid of bulk mailing rates. It's just a welfare program for businesses. 17 cents to send a letter? You're kidding me. Charge them full fare. What are they going to do, bulk mail with fedex? Also, charge a reasonable rate. Make a stamp $1. Do those to things and the PO would be profitable.
I am all for keeping the government out of health care.
First get rid of medicare. Lots of the old people will die really quickly without medicare so that will lessen the load on the system.
Second, let foreign pharmacies open branches or do mail order in the US to compete against our overpriced pharmacies.
Third, convince Americans that zero deductible insurance is stupid. Health insurance is not to cover $100 for a check up, it's to pay $45,000 if you end up in the hospital for a week. Does your auto insurance cover oil changes?
Four. In the end everyone dies. Insurance companies should cancel everyone after age 70 (it's a free market, they can sell to whom they want to). If you want to extend your life from age 85 to 86, and you have the average $25,000 a year in health care it takes to do that then feel free to spend it. But don't ask me (as a member of the private insurance pool) to pay the bill.