A survivor of National Health Insurance talks

Tasine 2012/07/03 15:21:30

No one is saying the U.S. health care system was perfect. Yes, it
probably did need reform, but the option you should have gone for - and
which Mr. Romney
should be considering if he wants to be taken seriously by
conservatives and make amends for having more or less invented Obamacare
in the days when it was Romneycare - is something more akin to the
Singapore model, not the British one.

In Singapore, everyone pays
into a health insurance scheme, but there are benefits for those who
don’t use it. There are incentives for those who choose healthier
lifestyles or decide to forgo expensive treatment. Instead, what you’ve
opted for is British-style rationing supervised by box-ticking
bureaucrats and technocrats. This will lead to wide variance in the
quality of treatment you get; long waiting lists; surly, grudging,
unionized service (think of the U.S. airport experience); and truly
astounding levels of waste.

Oh, and once you’ve got it, you’ll never, ever get rid of it.

Good luck with that one, America.





Am I the only one who believes this will be our burden from this time forward? Am I the only one who believes no one and no party will tackle this monstrosity head-on?

We've already seen how brave and valiant our Congress and our courts are re this joke. Why would they suddenly change just because we simpletons want this hideous malignancy abolished?

I'm not afraid of it and I'm not worried about it - because I have no plans to use it. I have no plans to deliberately try to extend my life beyond what it should normally be. So Obamacare won't hurt me. But it can surely hurt plenty of Americans who are younger than me or who think differently from me.

Read More: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jul/2/soc...

Add Photos & Videos

Sort By
  • Most Raves
  • Least Raves
  • Oldest
  • Newest

  • The Judge 2012/07/03 21:08:32
    The Judge
    What about those that can not afford Healthcare?
  • Bill ~PWCM~JLA 2012/07/03 19:11:27
    Bill ~PWCM~JLA
    This could be an example of Obamacare to come. A senior Retirement Center of the future, thanks to Obama....
  • l 2012/07/03 15:36:13 (edited)
    The Republicans need to come up with a plan that most of the people will like. For example ,take the good parts of Obama care and throw out , fix or replace the bad parts. This could be a start! Why can't they come up with SOMETHING!???

    I don't think it's all that complicated!

    Maybe I feel this way because I don't have a Pony in the race so to speak! I'm not a politician! I am a consumer and need health care!
  • Tasine l 2012/07/03 16:28:41
    Before anything was done about health care insurance, tort reform should have been addressed because that is a huge reason health insurance is so terribly expensive these days. Ambulance chasing lawyers filing huge suits against doctors, nurses, pharmacists, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, clinics with the lawyer being the only winner in the suit have caused a LOT of the increased costs of doing healthcare business which insurance must cover. We didn't have so many ridiculous law suits until lawyers were finally turned loose to advertise their services - that opened a floodgate of litigation, much of which is questionable at best, scamming at worst.

    Do you think you will ever see tort reform which affects lawyers making money when laws are written and passed PRIMARILY by lawyers - then judged by lawyers who have become judges? LOL. Will never happen!
  • l Tasine 2012/07/03 16:39:18
    A dear friend used to say "Money/Power and Greed Rules The World"

    Vote in Nov :) ...I remain hopeful
  • Lady Wh... l 2012/07/03 20:10:11
    Lady Whitewolf
    well said
  • HarleyCharley 2012/07/03 15:35:00
    I agree...

See Votes by State

The map above displays the winning answer by region.


2016/02/08 19:12:10

Hot Questions on SodaHead
More Hot Questions

More Community More Originals