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    it's the system of campaign financing which allows corporations to buy influence according to their bankrolls and politicians to ignore the public interest.

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    by alizard on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 06:20:00 PM PST

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    •  Which is why the system is wrong (1+ / 0-)
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      The system of healthcare shouldn't be trying to gain an edge over someone else, or block other people from getting the same. By having a healthcare policy that makes it so insurance companies should deny claim holders because it's good for the shareholders. Healthcare shouldn't be something that people try to edge out other people on. It should be something everyone has.

      •  the most important reason may be (3+ / 0-)

        simple economic benefit to the nation.

        We pay about twice to badly insure a portion (about 1/2) of our citizens what the rest of the First World pays to insure EVERYBODY.

        The money we waste represents a massive lost opportunity cost, money that could be put into creating the next generation of green technology and many other areas where the national leaders in R&D will be the world economic leaders of the future. For our money, we get wealthier parasites.

        Even if America copied the most expensive known national health care system, that of Canada, if America spent 3% less a year in GDP as the Canadians do, this would break loose $500B a year.

        We boast of our vaunted "Yankee ingenuity". . . let's prove that we've still got it by making a national health care system that's a model for cost-effectiveness and superior patient services that the rest of the world can follow instead of the lus3rs at the back of the pack as we are now in the area of health care.

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        by alizard on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 08:40:01 PM PST

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