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Originally Posted by maine_coon
Am I "world traveled" and well seasoned at my age? No, but in my short experience, among what must be the thousands of people I've either met or know about implicitly through colleagues and their workplaces, this is an aberration. It's an exception that is so rare, it doesn't merit consideration as a pressing national social agenda, which is what we're talking about.
As I stated, I'd be all for a scenario whereby everyone is covered and the net costs are lowered - I think this is entirely possible, quite frankly, and such a scenario would cover the both of us.
There's a reason drugs cost $1,200 a month here and cost a fraction of that elsewhere - it's because we can afford that here. That's the price the market will bear. It's right by capitalism, and wrong by fairness. It's a situation that needs to be changed. The plan I outlined, however "radical", would address that concern too.
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The solution has always been simple, a Congressionally chartered national health insurance monopoly, a single company from which all employed people would be legally required to purchase insurance from, and from which all people would be covered. People with money would be free to purchase supplemental or private coverage if they don't want to be part of the public health care system. This is in use throughout the world from Great Britain to Cuba. Drugs would be purchased at wholesale prices from Pharmanazi, (which is why they fight it tooth and nail, and have purchased numerous Senators and Congressmen from both parties) and sold on a sliding scale depending upon income.
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