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States Bucking The Conventional Federal System


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Comment by Trouser Chili
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I don't disagree that we need sweeping changes in our healthcare system, but letting the government run the whole shebang will make it worse.

There are several major things wrong with healthcare today, but few hone in on the disease preferring instead to attack the symptom.  What an appropriate analogy!

1) Healthcare is too expensive.  The problem is not that everyone needs insurance.  That is the symptom.  Why do they need insurance - because it's too expensive.  Why is healthcare too expensive?  There are many, many reasons for this; I encourage you to do your own research.  Excessive regulation, lack of competition, government mandates, government price fixing, treatments that don't work, treatments designed to sustain and not cure.... the list goes on and on; I'm sure you will discover more.  Giving health insurance to everyone will solve none of the root causes of expensive health care.

2) Second-rate healthcare.  Our country pays the most, but we are not the healthiest, not by a longshot.  We are not getting quality for our money.  At the heart of this issue I believe are the treatments designed to sustain and not cure, manufactured diseases, environmental poisons, and lack of knowledge /availability of nutrients that keep us well in the first place.  Again, ObamaCare will not solve any of these issues.

Do not surrender to option B just because option A does not work.  You can't cure the disease unless you know exactly what caused it.

Comment by Charles Gillespie
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Health-care regulation on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry, lobbyist for HMO’s and any legislation that involves government to baby-sit us and tell us ‘how it’s going to be’ is bad, Bad BAD! The reason I posted this article was to shed light on AZ's legislature (who can be pretty lazy at times) for doing a 'good thing' by telling the Fed to back off. It's a shame there weren't as many alert AZ Senators and Reps who may have prevented Napolitano's gutting of Arizona citizenry a few months ago when her ugly face roamed the Capitol. I applaud all conservative legislation that promotes observance of our Constitutional rights, especially the 10th Amendment, to wit: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” That last part “to the people” should be taken quite literally in my opinion.

Comment by Lola Flores
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Hmmm...I think you're slightly exagerating here.  I don't know anybody with common sense who doesn't agree that we need sweeping changes in our healthcare system.  Right now, the only leverage we have against these cannibals at the health insurance companies is the possibility of a government-subsidized plan.  Get rid of that barganing chip and you can kiss your ass good bye and I mean literally. 

No, I don't like the government running my affairs but it's a proven fact that letting the corporations 'police' themselves is the worst idea any system can come up with and we're living proof of that in every sector of the economy.  If decent and affordable health care means turning it over to the government, by gawlee man, let it be!

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