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Democrats, Beware the Single-Payer Siren
Real Clear Politics, by Bill Scher

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Posted By:garnet, 7/3/2017 9:04:06 AM

Democrats who are giddily munching popcorn while watching Republicans struggle with trying to repeal Obamacare may want to put down the tub. They are on the verge of adopting a politically analogous health care plank, one designed to rev up their ideological base in the next campaign, but destined to make the party suffer once in power. Last week, Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator and possible presidential aspirant, declared in a Wall Street Journal interview that after stymying repeal, the “next step” for Democrats should be “single-payer” -- a health insurance system with only one main insurer run by the federal


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 7/3/2017 9:22:36 AM     (No. 11307154)

Only if the denizens of Congress have to use the same health care system as the rest of us...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 7/3/2017 10:47:28 AM     (No. 11307249)

Once again - - Pubbies meekly accept leftist terminology.

How did "socialized medicine" become "single payer"?

Pubbies roll over to the leftists every gosh darn time!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: msjena, 7/3/2017 11:09:50 AM     (No. 11307269)

Medicare is single payer and there are lots of costs associated with it. The deductible for Part A is over $1,300. I wonder if people with employer-provided insurance have thought about this. I can´t speak for everyone, but my individual deductible is a lot less than $1,300 and I also have a pre-tax flex-plan to pay for it. Medicare recipients pay deductibles and copays after tax. It doesn´t sound like a very good deal to me.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: winnie1, 7/3/2017 11:25:21 AM     (No. 11307286)

I have a question for Dizzy Lizzie. Is she willing to get in line under the single payer HC and wait days-months and sometimes years while her appendix is bursting?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 7/3/2017 11:35:02 AM     (No. 11307291)

What the left wants is not simply ´single payer´ (Medicare).

What they want is single payer/single provider. Where the government owns the hospitals and pays the staff. Something like the VA and we see how that´s worked out.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: luandir, 7/3/2017 11:43:57 AM     (No. 11307294)

Suddenly a monopoly is a good thing?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: hisself, 7/3/2017 11:59:06 AM     (No. 11307311)

If socialized medicine is so great, where are the hoards of Americans running to Canada for health care? Do many Americans go to England for dental work?

Why are all the foreigners coming here for medical care?

Could it be their socialized systems just do not work?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 7/3/2017 1:54:20 PM     (No. 11307435)

Single-payer healthcare: the efficiency of the post office, if we´re lucky, and the heart of the IRS. And yes, VA healthcare already shows us how it would work.... how it would not work.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 7/3/2017 1:58:38 PM     (No. 11307439)

Obamacare was written to cause the American people to call for "single payer" health care. For all of its shortcomings, Obamacare has been largely successful in its primary purpose.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Penney, 7/3/2017 3:33:49 PM     (No. 11307541)

0bamacare is becoming The Blob, devouring all other funding by the Government. As everything else the government funds for the public good gets short-changed, -police, fire departments, military, roads, sewers, etc., 0bamacare funding continues to grow with no end in sight, bankrupting all else. ...And the, ´care,´ in 0bamacare is a cruel myth.

...What a political lefty power grabbing con!

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