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Get ready to have some truth shoved down your fact hole – Medicare is broken, big government doesn't work.
New Majority Article:
Admin Cost Study:
(a very widely-cited study with lots of fun facts that seemingly contradict the people who cite it…but only seemingly)
Overall Cost Growth:
Medicare Bankruptcy Report:
Washington Post Cites Tort Reform Numbers:
(I cannot find the original study, only citations – mostly discrediting it – maybe they took it down out of shame)
Just for Fun:
(I didn't mention this in the video, but just for fun, read this and see how many blatant contradictions, misstatements, and misrepresentations you can find in this piece by David Frum)
The United States already has socialised health care. Because if you are
sick and you go to any hospital your gona get treated.
@simontimon2 That isn’t what socialized means. Socialized means that the
government owns and controls a given industry. Also, you still get billed
for going to the ER, and those who can’t pay the bills not only get their
credit ruined, but it increases the costs for those who can. The situation
would benefit in almost every way if we had legitimate single-payer health
To do that taxes would have to double and do you think the country in a
ression is capable of achieving that.
Love your approach and wry tongue in cheek humor while sticking to the
data. I teach economics and plan to post links for my students. Also, I
practice forensic economics and write occasional articles on health care
and related topics for our regional legal newspapers. I have included some
of your videos in my Health Care Economics playlist. Keep up the good work.
@simontimon2 Do you realize that every other country with UHC/socialized
health care pays at MOST half of what we do per capita on health care? If
we implement UHC in the same way other countries have, we will end up
spending far, far less than we do with our current system. Taxes do go up,
but they go up far less than people are paying right now in insurnace
premiums. This makes sense; insurance costs go down when you have more
people in your risk pool.
Do you realize that the country bankruped and can’t afford it.
I disagree with basically everything you said but I have to give credit
where credit is due “We gotta fix tort reform and that is going to save
America. How do I know? Because I heard it on the radio. ” Genius hehe.
@NoAntecessor Agreed. I have yet to meet the person who completely supplies
his own food and water and air.
Medicare is going to become much more expensive though. Part B will
skyrocket because wealthy people are opting OUT of part B. Why? Because
part B is based on income and they really don’t want to subsidize poor
people. That leaves fewer people paying part B and that means much higher
premiums for you poor and middle class folks. The rest of us opt out, pay
cash for care, get a DISCOUNT when we go to the doctor and get the best
care and best of all WE DON”T HAVE TO DEAL WITH MEDICARE.
i love your satire
The Heritage Foundation is a conservative American think tank based in
Washington, D.C. The foundation took a leading role in the conservative
movement during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, whose policies drew
significantly from Heritage’s policy study Mandate for Leadership.
I have a funny feeling that conservatives take this seriously and nod at
everything that was said.
What we need to do is let taxpayers check off on their income tax form
which political party they want to authorize to manage their money and make
each political party responsible for paying off their own debts with their
own tax money and spending their own taxmoney on whatever’s a good
investment. We pay more fighting ea other
I’m retired military living just above the poverty line and paying over
$300 quarterly so my wife can get treated for rheumatism. I would love it
if you could arrange to take money out of George Soros and Jane Fonda’s
Swiss bank accounts to pay for it but I damn sure wouldn’t trust either of
them to manage my health care because they hate American military veterans
and would likely help us die of AIDS
The fact that rich liberal Democrats like Jane Fonda were on the side of Ho
Chi Minh and Saddam Hussein and Che Guevarra when those mass murdering
socialists were trying to murder me and my buddies in the American Army
makes it difficult to believe trusting them with my health would be a wise
option. I don’t go to Jonestown.
Forget this nonsense. Google “how much does an appendectomy cost” and you
find that in the US it costs about 30,000 dollars (varies from 9-30k when I
looked today), In France, it costs the uninsured (i,e. non subsidized)
person about 7,000 dollars (converting at current rates). An appendectomy
is a farly standard procedure diagnostically and surgically, Why the
difference? The US system is rigged to favor the hospital and insurance
corporation. Just get rid of them and SAVE!
correction to my last comment. The cost range I saw was $9-89k
The heritage foundation is a republican think tank funded to provide false
information as a basis for propaganda. You fell for it, or I fell for it,
you see a huge part of the problem is that the truth has also been
privatized and as such, it’s getting harder and harder to discern the
truth, especially because it’s being manipulated for profit. Also, the
private system doesn’t provide for everyone, it… well… fails in that
respect. Capitalism is for the rich, not for everyone, hence socialism
Actually, “getting torn a new one” is covered under the Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act.
Libertarians have always amused me.