MayheM wrote:The debt is ridiculous! It will only get worse. I find it interesting how people say the bill will reduce the debt over the next 10 years. Well first of all there is no way that can be true. If you cover 30,000,000 more people no amount of cuts to Medicaid will help the debt go down. That is unless they raise taxes.
Why do you have such an issue with the price tag we're being presented with health reform but I have yet to hear you complain of the cost accumulated in Iraq and Afghanistan, or the 56 billion dollars in military grants given to Israel to conduct an illegal war of attrition (not including the 1.92 billion given annually), or the 90 billion dollars used to construct Yucca Mountain? For 0.9% of the combined cost you could provide every person within the U.S. with free healthcare.
I'm also curious what education you've received that entitles you to make judgment calls on billion dollar legislation without any statistical evidence?
You have yet to provide any evidence to support the porous fabric that constructs every emotional argument you've made. So let's start by cutting out the bullshit and inject some sanity into the debate.
First we'll take a look at healthcare costs in the U.S. and compare them against nations with socialized medicine.
Now lets look at who is providing (or in 86.7 million cases, not providing) Americans with health insurance.
Now one should be able to safely assume the more a nation spends on healthcare the greater quality of care its citizens receive. It would seem like a reasonable correlation, unfortunately for the U.S. reality doesn't share this sentiment.
Mortality rates of patients.
Best in the World (if you can afford it)