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Subject: Re: what about healthcare? Date: 2/5/2007 12:56 PM
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There is universal health care

THere is 'free' whatever

Somehow, I don't think 'free' universal health care will work any better than 'free' universal auto insurance.

You need to control costs and risks.

When things are 'free' there is unlimited demand. Free food? everyone will line up to get it.... Free money? everyone will line up to get it....

If people don't take some RESPONSIBILITY and share in the cost, even if only a co-pay, they won't use things responsibly.

Withness the fate of the car companies and unions. Gold plated health care plans, no co pays, free drgu prescriptions.....and it is bankrupting the US automakers. You pay $1500 for each single car produced to pay for the healthcare benefits of the workers and RETIRED workers who pay essentially nothing for all the healthcare they can demand. It isn't free....the consumer is paying big time, and soon all the workers will find they aren't going to have anything anymore when these companies go into bankruptch. And the gov't isn't going to bail out the health plans..it will be staggering under the pension plans which it guarantees.

Food is not provided 'free'. Not unless you are in prison or instutitionalized, or in a medicare nursning home with zero assets.

Housing is not provided 'free'...often it is subsidized, but almost never is 'free' unless you are institutionalized.

I see no reason why healthcare should be provided to most 'free'.

If you don't have food, you die.

If you don't have housing, you'll likely die.....folks help out the homeless FOR A WHILE...we expect them to become productive citizens again.....

Why is it the neo-Libs think that there will be money for 'free' everything, or that the 'rich' can be soaked enough to subsidize half the population of the country? That never seems to work well.

t.
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