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Thread #122219   Message #2870354
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
23-Mar-10 - 06:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: Nationalized Healthcare, good? bad?
Subject: RE: BS: Nationalized Healthcare, good? bad?
When you pay taxes you are paying for all kinds of things, including things you might not particularly want, but which the government thinks you need. Including "the nation's largest health insurance program", Medicare, ifyou are old enough to qualify for it, like Doug for example.

So what is the significant difference when it comes to a statutory insurance program for people who aren't old enough to get their health insurance through Medicare?

Apart from the fact that it's private insyrance companies getting the money - but then for opponents of health reform to complain about that is a bit like the old definition of chutzpah - a man who shoots his parents and then asks the court to be lenient on him because he's an orphan...