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Improving Health Care

Dina20 Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 2:57 PM
I did comment hours ago that you received that hospital benefit b/c it was part of the "contract" from your time in service. That doesn't mean that everyone should get everything for free. What we need is for people to be able to afford their own private health insurance policy. To afford it, we need to dismantle the state-run monopolies that health insurance companies currently enjoy. They don't have to please us; it's their way or the highway. We must allow people to shop around nation-wide for specific coverage and let those companies bid for our dollars. If there is going to be a health care mandate, then at least we should be able to purchase insurance at competitive free-market prices.

Any day now, the U.S. Supreme will rule on whether the Obamacare insurance mandate is constitutional. Seems like a no-brainer to me. How can forcing me to engage in commerce be constitutional?

But there's a deeper question: Why should government be involved in medicine at all?

Right before President Obama took office, the media got hysterical about health care. You heard the claims: America spends more than any country -- $6,000 per person -- yet we get less. Americans die younger than people in Japan and Western Europe. Millions of Americans lack health insurance and worry about paying for...