The healthcare system does need to be fixed but greater gov't involvement is like killing the patient to cure him.
I have yet to hear anyone make a worthwhile suggestion on how to fix it.
Also the statistics around the number of Americans without Healthcare and the even greater BS numbers stating how many people can't afford health ins have been so manipulated and politicized as to have no basis in reality.
Billy Bob was far from a fiscal consverative. Unless of course you compare him to the current administration.
Well, sometimes, as in some leukemia patients, that is what has to happen to get positive results. You have to kill the bad to save the good.
As for hearing any worthwhile suggestions, have you actually read any of the 4 major proposals that are floating around right now? I mean READ them, not get the talk show 30 second synopsis of them.
Half my family is in medicine and the other half is in systems analysis so we have unbearable discussions on these things on a regular basis, actually getting into the meat of the issues, not the fluff that the talkradio or Cable TV guys yammer about. And there are solutions out there but they are not going to be simple and they are not going to be easy for anyone.
As for the number of of folks who can't get Healthcare or don't have access to it being BS, sorry but the numbers are very much based in reality. They are simple numbers to track and count. No magic or smoke required. Most, if not all come from the Department of Labor, the Census Bureau and the BLS tables. Others come from SSA and the collective numbers of the 50 states which track who is who. It's really pretty simple.
If healthcare is your primary concern during this election cycle go out and read all the programs, don't just skim them. I always ask myself what is best for everyone
and then I ask what would be best for a member of my family on a fixed income
I already know that the excesses of the past eight years are going to cost me more in taxes just to pay the interest. I figure there will also be a uptick to cover infrastructure that has been ignored and another uptick to eliminate some of the deficit spending [paygo] that has been keeping things running [or we will keep deficit spending]. So the added taxes are already coming. If there is a bit more to make sure everyone has health insurance, that is the least of my reasons to whine about higher taxes.