Is the government capable of running healthcare?

Is the government capable of running healthcare?

  • Yes

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • No

    Votes: 2 66.7%

  • Total voters

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Are you referring to Obamacare? Arent the insurance companies 'running it?' Under govt law and guidelines?

I mean, it's not like the IRS dealing directly with taxes,; the govt isnt going to be dealing directly with health care claims.

Didnt vote because poll wasnt clear.
I wasnt aware that people had to make decisions and sign up yesterday. If so, FAIL.

Oh wait, they have until Jan?

Dont assume I support Obamacare...but if you are going to frame an argument, dont make it so easy to shoot holes in.
Obamacare is expected to increase patient demand for medical services.

Combine that with a worsening shortage of doctors, and next year you may have to wait a little longer to get a doctor's appointment.

And the crowded emergency room may become even more so.

This coming flood of newly insured patients may crash the U.S. health care system.

There is already a national shortage of doctors, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

We're down about 20,000 now, and the number is expected to get worse as nearly half the nation's physicians are over age 50 -- meaning many are at or near retirement age.

And it's not just doctors who are in short supply; we also need more nurses, according to the American Medical Association.

A study in the Annals of Family Medicine journal projected the country will need 52,000 more primary care physicians by 2025.

But the problem also begins in training; only one in five graduating medical residents plan to go into primary care, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Primary care is the backbone of our medical system, but most people in medical school can't afford to go that route. Doctors on average graduate with hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt. Specialists make more money.
Why not? Nearly every capitalist government in the world is running their country's healthcare and doing a damn fine job of it.

Only rightist frothing at the mouth Americans would think they can't.

Truth is, American big business has proven to be incapable of running health care. Comparisons to the rest of the world do mean something.