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Old 06-19-2017, 08:28 PM
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Why are U.S. citizens ignoring the 6% gain on GDP, by not nationalizing health care?

Statistics show that the average U.S. citizen pays considerably more for their, --- bankruptcy creating inhumane medical system, --- than other countries who have nationalized health care. The gain in GDP is around 3%.

It follows economies of scale gains are likely to be about 3%. If a penny saved is a penny earned, I am justified in saying that there would be a 6% saving to the average U.S. citizen.

Why are Americans wasting such a huge amount of gains, when going single payer could bring such a huge gain to each American?

I ask all my Yankee friends; what the hell? Recognize that single payer, pays great dividends.

Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries | PBS NewsHour

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Health insurance companies.
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That was easy. What did Crumb win?
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Health insurance companies.
Yes, but also: Hospitals. Doctors. Pharma industry. Doctors and hospitals would need to get lower reimbursement rates, and we'd need to negotiate lower prices with drug companies if we really wanted to get healthcare spending under control. Unfortunately, doctors, in particular, are quite sympathetic to the public. Giving them a paycut won't be a big applause line.

Also problems: Rich people who don't want to pay higher taxes. And less rich people who are concerned about "those people" mooching off the rest of us, and thus vote Republican even tho it hurts their own economic interests.
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Health insurance companies.
Yes, and the lobby group bribes that politicians do not ignore.

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