Is a Reasonable Health Care Program Possible in the United States?

Written by Robert Justin Lipkin on July 24th, 2009

Is an effective and fair health care program possible in the United States? Or will the insurance companies and their dupes in Congress once again defeat such a program? Why aren’t the proponents of such a program defending it rationally? For example, the Canadian “single-payer” system, on balance, is far better than ours. Why isn’t this issue discussed publicly so that Americans can decide for themselves whether the insurance companies are telling them the truth? Will the status quo forces of greed prevail once again? The frustration and demoralization one experiences regarding this issue are enormous.  Isn’t there anything that we can do to guarantee that American health care is not once again hijacked, controlled, and smothered by the insurance companies?


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Comment by R. C. La Violette
2009-07-26 06:15:02

…”the Canadian “single-payer” system, on balance, is far better than ours.”

Where do you get that idea? Ask a Canadian. Sure, it may cost less to the individual for some services, but the services are limited and you have to wait sometimes years for certain surgical procedures. Better? I think not.

Also ” Isn’t there anything that we can do to guarantee that American health care is not once again hijacked, controlled, and smothered by the insurance companies?”

I don’t think you have to worry about that. It is in the process of being hijacked, controlled, and smothered by the Big Brother Government.

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2009-07-26 08:24:14

I have asked Canadians: my family. And they marvel at how Americans can be duped into believing the Canadian system is plagued by all sorts of difficulties. Between government and corporate control, I’ll take the former any day. Why? At least, there I have some say, namely, the vote.

The insurance companies are waging a campaign of misinformation about the Canadian system. Don’t be duped by it.

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