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re: US Study Finds That UK Healthcare is Number One - NC_Tigah
[quote]Publically funded, no less. [/quote]No. Less.... [quote][b]Britain has fewer high-tech medical machines than Estonia or Turkey[/b] The NHS in England had 6 MRI machines per million population in 2010, with figures across Britain putting the country below the Slovak Republic, Turkey, E...
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re: John McCain is a great American despite his flaws - NC_Tigah
[quote]He is not voting for ObamaCare. He is voting for a bi-partisan solution and way forward.[/quote]False! There has never been a more partisan Presidential initiative than obamacare. There has never been anything remotely close. Nor has any other major presidential initiative ever been passed...
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re: How much would single payer cost? - NC_Tigah
[quote]There has never been a full scale movement to emulate Britain's system[/quote]What does that even mean? Two of the most prominent Dems in the arena, Daschle and Zeke Emanuel, idolize the NHS. Given the opportunity, they'd implement the NHS model here in a heartbeat....
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re: Why this ObamaCare repeal gives Democrats a fright | Fox News - NC_Tigah
[quote]Actually, folks are frightened about what this particular proposal will do to millions of people[/quote]Negative. This bill is a health insurance regulation bill. It won't do squat to millions of people. It will however move us off the single-payer paradigm and away from commycare. ...
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re: Canadian Doctor Owns Republican Senator - NC_Tigah
[quote]You are aware that a lot of Americans find their way into Canada for for health-related reasons, right?[/quote]"A lot"? Who, how many, and why do they go?...
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re: Canadian Doctor Owns Republican Senator - NC_Tigah
[quote]Well the overwhelming support for the system in Canada[/quote] :rotflmao:...
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re: How much would single payer cost? - NC_Tigah
[quote]How can you determine it as a wash[/quote]He can't. He can claim it would be a wash, because he has no problem lying about it. Again, it's $2+trillion vs $1.6T in individual IT revenue. It's a spending program larger than the entirety of current federal income tax revenue. So when you...
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re: How much would single payer cost? - NC_Tigah
[quote]Remember that time when you didn't really know anything about the VA? Yeah, me too.[/quote] :lol:...
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re: How much would single payer cost? - NC_Tigah
[quote]Not really relevant[/quote] :rotflmao: Bernie Sanders' own single-payer idiocy is not really relevant . . . ? :lol:...
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re: How much would single payer cost? - NC_Tigah
[quote]...when you take patient acuity into account, yes. [/quote] :dope: I'm glad that's the ground you are choosing to stand. Very fitting. All that acuity must account for horrendous wait times, administrators covering up lack of institutional response, unattended patients passed out o...
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re: How much would single payer cost? - NC_Tigah
Sorry, left off the [link=(http://www.kff.org/other/state-indicator/total-population/?currentTimeframe=0&selectedDistributions=medicaid&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22:%22Location%22,%22sort%22:%22asc%22%7D)]LINK[/link] ...
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re: How much would single payer cost? - NC_Tigah
[quote]70.4 million on Medicaid [/quote]No. The 70 million refers to a wide swath of partial coverage. Here are the numbers by insurance category: Employer 49% Medicaid 19% Medicare 14% Other Public 2% Uninsured 9% Non-Group 7% The 19% Medicaid number includes anyone on a medicaid ...
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re: How much would single payer cost? - NC_Tigah
[quote]You should know better.[/quote]Sanders says if he can cut payments to hospitals and doctors ~45% (42-47%), his plan will only run $1.4 trillion. So there is that . . . Translated to income tax revenue of $1.6 trillion, even Sanders' asininity would nearly double income tax exposure. ...
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re: How much would single payer cost? - NC_Tigah
[quote]Government run health care is on par or surpasses the quality of private insurance[/quote]As evidenced by Medicaid, and the VA....
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re: How much would single payer cost? - NC_Tigah
[quote]Medicare/Medicaid covers about 40% of Americans[/quote]False.[quote]two programs together are more likely to rack up huge bills compared to the other 60%[/quote]If you'd like to run a medicaid-for-all, have at it. Medicaid is cheaper. It fully covers about 15% of the population. It runs $462 ...
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re: Who wants to point out the flaws of this healthcare bill? - NC_Tigah
[quote]Champ bonhoeffer45. Nothing in cassidy addresses costs of services. Nothing in aca does. [/quote]By that token, nothing in single-payer does either. So WTF is the beef? ...
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re: Who wants to point out the flaws of this healthcare bill? - NC_Tigah
[quote]Graham-Cassidy deprives 32M Americans of access to care[/quote][quote]Does it take a large portion of your day to be so blindingly stupid, or did you just fall into it?[/quote]Good God Almighty you are a moron!...
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re: How much would single payer cost? - NC_Tigah
[quote]Obviously your numbers are fake.[/quote]Numbers are based on medicare-for-all, excluding medicaid and VA. Budget is $4.2 trillion overall. Medicare costs $630 billion, it covers 14% of the population. Run the numbers. [img]https://democrats-budget.house.gov/sites/democrats.budget.ho...
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re: How much would single payer cost? - NC_Tigah
[quote]Usa md makes twice what the euro md makes. [/quote][b]FALSE![/b] Everytime you've posted that garbage, I've linked sources correcting you. At this point, you are simply lying...
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re: How much would single payer cost? - NC_Tigah
[quote]I've seen anywhere from 6-10% extra for high income earners.[/quote]Cost would run north of $2 trillion/year. Current individual income tax revenue is $1.65 trillion. So income tax revenue overall would need to increase >200%, perhaps as much as 250%. Insofar as "high income earners" sh...
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