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re: Single-payer would be a nightmare for Americans - NC_Tigah
[quote]The FDA or other fed gov agency sets drug prices? [/quote]Insofar as they limit consumer options and international pricing competition, yes....
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re: Single-payer would be a nightmare for Americans - NC_Tigah
[quote]BamaProg will simply retort that the government can force drug companies at gunpoint to sell their product at whatever rate the government chooses[/quote]They could do that now. They aren't. That is the point....
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re: Single-payer would be a nightmare for Americans - NC_Tigah
[quote]What are you trying to say?[/quote]US healthcare expense will be high regardless of who pays for it, unless and until we address the underlying cause of expense. Single payer, Medicare, private insurance, it won't matter....
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re: Single-payer would be a nightmare for Americans - NC_Tigah
[quote]Conversely, if the NHS was burdened with foundational American costs, it would run 2-to-3-fold the cost it does in the UK. Link? You've been so dishonest on everything related to this issue, it's time you backed up your 'facts' with some sources.[/quote]:Sigh: I thought you'd have...
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re: Single-payer would be a nightmare for Americans - NC_Tigah
[quote]That adds expense? How? LINK [/quote]Wow! So in your opinion, translation services account for the extraordinary foundational cost difference in the US vs EU. I guess it would follow that the NHS only treats English-speaking patients? France only treats French speaking patients? Germa...
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re: Single-payer would be a nightmare for Americans - NC_Tigah
[quote] I support a system that covers everyone regardless of their ability to pay[/quote]But you don't. You've made that crystal clear in your posts. You have the personal opportunity to live up to your pledge daily. You don't. Instead of treating them, you send those would-be patients...
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re: Single-payer would be a nightmare for Americans - NC_Tigah
[quote]when that was your assignment? [/quote]Nope. Do some of your own work on those comparatives. I've posted specifics previously. Do your own work. Maybe that way you'll remember it.[quote]single payer would drive down costs. [/quote]Nope....
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re: Single-payer would be a nightmare for Americans - NC_Tigah
[quote]You can start with a link for your 2-3 fold assertion.[/quote]Pull comparative costs of the areas cited. If you have questions after that, I'll help you with your homework....
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re: Single-payer would be a nightmare for Americans - NC_Tigah
[quote]our larger more diverse population[/quote]That adds expense? How?[quote]rural medicine is expensive[/quote]Link?[quote]our inability to properly wrap our heads around end of life care, sure. [/quote]Death panels. :thup: ...
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re: Single-payer would be a nightmare for Americans - NC_Tigah
[quote]I'm asking for a link backing up this specific statement: [/quote]Let's try this again, You're seriously asking for a link demonstrating differential hospital costs in the US vs UK? You're seriously asking for a link demonstrating differential pharmaceutical costs in the US vs UK? ...
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re: Single-payer would be a nightmare for Americans - NC_Tigah
[quote]You might want to look up 'cost of living'.[/quote]US cost of living explains why US Health Care is 2-to-3-fold more expensive than European Costs? No? Then WTF are you blabbering about?...
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re: Single-payer would be a nightmare for Americans - NC_Tigah
[quote]Link? You've been so dishonest on everything related to this issue[/quote]I thought you worked in the field. You're seriously asking for a link demonstrating differential hospital costs in the US vs UK? You're seriously asking for a link demonstrating differential pharmaceutical cos...
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re: Single-payer would be a nightmare for Americans - NC_Tigah
[quote]MEDICAID ALLOWS AMERICANS TO ACCESS CARE WHO WOULD OTHERWISE BE UNABLE TO AFFORD IT.[/quote]Why can't Americans earning 150% to 200% of median Italian income (aka what America calls "poverty level") afford care. Giving away shitty coverage at $9K/head solves nothing....
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re: Single-payer would be a nightmare for Americans - NC_Tigah
[quote]If we paid into the national health what we already pay in premiums, the heath service would be totally flush[/quote][b]100% FALSE ![/b] Not even close to truth. The problem is the underlying cost of care. If US health insurance could insure Americans based on foundational European co...
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re: FYI the Trump admin decided to start releasing the JFK assassination documents - NC_Tigah
[quote]Ted Cruz just shite himself[/quote] :rotflmao: :bow:...
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re: True or false: sessions - NC_Tigah
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re: Single-payer would be a nightmare for Americans - NC_Tigah
[quote]Somehow you're of the opinion that slashing Medicaid by $1T will fix that. [/quote]Link? MEDICAID IS A PAYOR! . . . . and a poor one at that. MEDICAID DOES NOT ADMINISTER CARE. Medicaid is neither responsible for the environment driving costs, nor the care driven by it. When we are talki...
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re: Why isn't an extreme wealth/inheritance tax pushed more by progressives? - NC_Tigah
[quote]Why isn't an extreme wealth/inheritance tax pushed more by progressives?[/quote][img]https://static01.nyt.com/images/2014/11/14/business/Buffett1/Buffett1-blog480.jpg[/img][img]http://media.hotnews.ro/media_server1/image-2011-11-1-10581876-70-bill-gates.jpg[/img][img]http://img.mp.itc.cn/uplo...
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re: Breaking : Wasserman IT Aide Arrested At Dulles Airport While Attempting To Flee Country - NC_Tigah
[quote]Wasserman IT Aide Arrested At Dulles Airport While Attempting To Flee Country[/quote]"Not even a smidgen . . ." ...
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re: They are voting NOW; 50 VOTES REACHED - NC_Tigah
[quote]So what happened? Did we get repeal?[/quote]The Senate simply voted to begin debate on a bill to repeal major provisions of the Affordable Care Act....
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