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  •  Of course it is -- profit is only acceptable when (3+ / 0-)
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    Karl Rover, corvo, qofdisks

    the profit motive adds value to the enterprise -- there is absolutely no reason for profit in financing health care.

    •  Again, this is a simplistic, ideological view (0+ / 0-)

      of a complex problem.  You can't make the claim that non-profit health insurance is better and cheaper simply because you don't like profit.  Obviously, non-profit insurance is not free.  What are the costs associated with its implementation?  Why would tax-subsidies produce better care than well-regulated competition between private entities?

      I'm not saying that a for-profit system is better.  I'm simply saying that without a meaningful discussion of the costs and incentives associated with centralized, government-run health insurance, you can't really say that it's better than that produced by for-profit companies in a competitive marketplace.

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