Re: Any thoughts on the health care crisis?
Americans use the terms health care and health insurance interchangeably and this is incorrect. Single payer is health care not insurance. Single payer assumes you pay in and probably get back less than what you pay. PPO's are health insurance because they operate on the assumption that you will pay less than you get back, generally speaking.
None of this really matters in a so called market where there are no price controls. Even under Obamacare, the doctors and labs are REWARDED for doing such and such but consumers are ostensibly PUNISHED for not doing such and such. So there's no downside to much of anything the provider does, ever. Whereas there's nothing but downside to the consumer.
Do you know why every drug company in the world wants FDA approval? Because the US is the only large (and the largest actually) price unregulated market in the world.
Nope, only once Americans come to understand they're not consumers of health care but of health insurance, which actually games the system against them is when they'll object enough to change things.
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