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queenzboulevard's avatar

Does Obama's healthcare plan include public healthcare?

Asked by queenzboulevard (2549points) September 25th, 2008

If it does, is it possible? Would it cost too much to be realistic? I’ve been asking lots of questions about health care lately.

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cwilbur's avatar

When the government can pull $700 billion out of nowhere to rescue a bunch of incompetent crooks from the foreseeable results of their greed, asking if public healthcare is too expensive is absurd.

gailcalled's avatar

@C: You don’t think that we will discover soon that the $700 million came from somewhere other than Wall St. CEO’s benefits. (Like my thinning wallet).

Bri_L's avatar

@ gail. wait… you had $700 billion and you didn’t tell me?

I….I…..I feel betrayed.

gailcalled's avatar

@Brian:Well, I am hoist on my own dangling participle (or is it a clause or a phrase? I don’t know.) – altho that sentence is ambiguous.
Shame on me.

basp's avatar

We already have the most inefficient public health care system on the planet. It is called Medicaid. If we were up front about providing health care for all, integrate preventative health care into the system, regulate the pharmacutical and insurance companies better, and quit chasing the diagnosis after the fact we would have plentyof $$.

queenzboulevard's avatar

McCain claims Obama’s plan will “force families into a government-run health care system” because it will provide the uninsured with a plan. Agree or disagree?

marinelife's avatar

Disagree. Very misleading analysis.

cwilbur's avatar

gail: I’d be much happier paying my taxes towards a socialized healthcare system than towards a Wall Street bailout, that’s for sure.

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