Originally Posted by Warfish
I'm curious, do you think De-Regulation means no accountabillity for what they do?
Thats why we have a legal system of courts. If they do harm, regulated or not, they can and should be sued and/or investigated.
But this isn't relevant here, as Healthcare is one of the most regulated industries we have in America. And yet, despite all that regulation and Govt. oversight/control, it's still a system you and others like you seem to hate.
Lets just be honest, for once. You (and many like you) want 100% Nationalized Single-Payor healthcare, i.e. not a regulated private insurence industry but a Governemnt one forced on all of us. I wouldn;t be suprised if you even wanted a UK system of total nationalization.
So lets not pretend this is about "regulation", when it's so clearly not. It's about control, and what you and those like you claim is "fairness", i.e. collectivism, all the same for everyone and all "free" for everyone, except the taxpayers who pay for it.
As I always say, hoensty goes a long way towards having a REAL debate over what we want and don't want.
Fish, on the subject of honesty and debates you come about this from a mistaken point of view (at least as it related to me). I have no reason to be dishonest
, my friend. That is a wonderful benefit about talking politics on a forum where you are anonymous (although I have no problem expressing my political idealogy in person). And since our identities are hidden there is no real consequences for admitting that you are a communist or a fascist or favor a dictatorship. I hope this lessen your concerns and calls for honesty on an anonymous forum.
As to your point, no I would not want a system that is completely government run. The government has a long history of screwing up a lot of well-intended programs. I would like to see a process that combines private and public entities to control cost yet still create some competition. In my estimation, either end of the spectrum invites problems and corruption. Of course the devil is always in the details.
At the end of the day I view health care as a necessity, not a luxury. There are certin things in this life that should be a reward for those who work hard and achieve; financial independence, expensive cars, homes etc. But decent, affordable heath care should not be a perk for the successful only.