Monday, July 20, 2009

U.S. already has socialized medicine

We already have socialized medicine in the U.S. It’s called the VA. We already cover everyone over 65. It’s called Medicare. Most states have health care available for everyone under age 16. At the very least, why not extend to everyone the possibility of opting into a public plan?

The health insurance industry cries “foul!” But aren’t they the ones who’ve been denying coverage, rationing treatment and withholding payment to those who need it most? Why are they so afraid of competing with a public plan?

Bottom line: We need comprehensive health care for all, not some patchwork plan that doesn’t address the core issue.

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