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User Image barackobama Posted: May 24, 2012 11:33 PM (UTC)

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  • @schrackt there are 3 things that come to mind here. One of which is the illegal, immoral and unconstitutional action of the federal government healthcare, but sadly most Americans don't care so I won't waste my time explaining that. Let's focus on the other 2.

  • @schrackt I would say most peoples concern with our healthcare today and why we need more govt intervention is bc""what are we going to do with people that get hurt/sick and can't afford medical cost?"" This question is foolish, in that it implies that only government can do somthing about people who cant afford medical costs. Also it's only half of the complete question...

  • @schrackt the beginning part of the question should be ""since government makes healthcare so expensive, what do you do with people that get hurt/sick and cant afford medical costs?""this is what the complete question should be. See, the govt is very good at breaking your leg with a baseball bat and then giving you a crutch, then saying "see without my help you couldn't walk." So in that analogy if someone asked ""what do u do with people who can't walk bc they can't afford crutches?"" I would say that what you do is stop hitting peoples legs with a baseball bats, not increase crutch distribution. The same goes for healthcare, the best thing that can be done for people who get hurt/sick and can't afford healthcare is stop making it too expensive. Historically, churches, families, friends, neighbors, charities and other private organizations have provided truly free healthcare to people in need. The problem is that government makes more people need more things that cost more money so it sometimes overwhelms the traditional methods of charity

  • @schrackt So, how does that go govt make health care too expensive? The simple answer is that it eliminates the most important mechanism of a free market, which is direct price discovery, Federal and state governments mandate by regulations that many medical services must be covered under health insurance, which means that the customer is not directly paying for the majority of his health care. Instead a third party (the insurance company) is paying the doctors/hospitals. This causes perpetual inefficiencies because the only thing that ensures that the most efficient, cheapest and highest quality service is being supplied is competition, and the existence of competition for price is drastically reduced when the customers do not have direct interest in how much it costs since they are not directly paying for it.

  • @schrackt a good analogy is to that about what the effects would be if the government made it a law that car insurance company's had to include in thier coverage, oil changes, tire rotations, car washing, a/c repairs as so on. What would happen if this law existed and no1 paid for car maintenance directly but simply swiped thier insurance card at the nearest mechanic without any regard to price? Its common sense that car insurance costs would sky rocket and the efficiency of performing car maintenance would suffer

  • @schrackt the best 2 examples of how govt regulation and third party paying makes costs higher is to look at the 2 industries that the govt has the most interference in which are health care and education. Is it just a coincidence that both have continually exploding costs?

  • @schrackt in order for your position of a government run healthcare and/or insurance to be a good one is you would have to believe that the govt can provide a good or a service better and cheaper than the free market. So I would ask, since you believe that health care quality and costs would be better if the government ran it than why limit it to only health care? I would ask you if you are in favor of the govt running other industries like food, automotive, electronics, cell phones, construction, clothing ect. If you don't think that the govt would be better at running those industries than the free market, than why do you think the govt would be better at running healthcare? And if you think the govt would be better at running those industries than I would simply point out the soviet union, cuba, venezuela, and other socialist countries already tried it and it didn't work out to well.. I would like to end off by asking a question of my own ""what do you do wen govt makes healthcare/insurance costs so high that some prior can't afford it and it reduces the help that charities can give?""

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  • Shocks23, how China when I'm at work and my DOCTORS, not Obama, say don't book no patient that have medical?? Why is it that they can set Price on their specialty?? How come I had to turn patients away cause they don't have big of good insurance, Obama did not do that. How id it that the us wants to be the super power, but we are the only COUNTRY without universal healthcare?? Surely we can afford it ?? If we do powerful and such a leader, why is that shockd23,?? BUT WHAT I REALLY WANT TO KNOW IS WHY WOULD YOU FOLLOW SOMEONE YOU DON'T LIKE OR BELIEVE IN ?? To me thou sound just DUMB...

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  • @shockd23 Those are your examples of why govt-run healthcare is a bad idea??? Wow. Ok ..Your 1st fallacy: Govt-run healthcare never works. Completely untrue. EVERY industrialize govt offers a govt-run option. Very vast majority run fairly well. No plan is perfect. Canada, France, and Denmark operate extremely successful govt healthcare plans. Your 2nd (and most erroneous) fallacy: That Obama want to take over healthcare completely. This mindset is earth-shattering crazy... But one Fox News continues to lie about. Like almost all other countries what we want us a Govt OPTION. No take over. It's clear you'll believe what you wish even when evidence is placed at your feet... Much like conservatives belief that climate change isn't real or that man affects it. But that's topic for another day.

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    That's because they are straight losers. Everything great that has happened was under OBama's term. So losers, raise your glass to our President, because he will be YOUR president in the next term!!! LOL @ the ppl that CAN'T make a difference.

  • Lol don't you just love how people try to blame this country's problems on a guy who's only served less then one term!?!? everybody seems to conveniently forget about our last president? and the damage THEY caused! you can't expect ANYONE to clean up that mess! In a few years! Unfortunately the damage that's been done will take more then two terms to repair! wake up people!

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At the #ObamaSummit I am hoping to share: My enthusiasm and passion for arts in education, and how imperative it is to utilize the arts as a vehicle to create social change.
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At the #ObamaSummit I'm hoping to share: The experiences that have shaped my human rights activism and my vision for change.
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At the #ObamaSummit I'm hoping to share: The idea that every single person, regardless of who they are or where they come from, matters.
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Quotes from the President—for your wall. Get a poster from the @OFA Store today. → Link in profile.
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Fall is in the air. 🍂
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"We embrace conservation because healthy and diverse lands and waters help us build resilience to climate change." —President Obama

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Make sure to show President Obama some love today—wish him a happy 55th birthday. Sign the card now. → Link in profile.