Common Sense Al wrote:Easy... by reducing gov't spending & waste in other areas and increasing efficiencies and revenue.
Let's stay on this point for a minute. Do you believe what you said above will happen?
Yes and no... in some cases yes, in others no. Private industry isn't perfect and neither is the gov't... but when it comes to healthcare, it's hard to screw things up any more than the private system (being the most private in the world) has already screwed things up. Prices are the highest in the world (with no better results overall) and the bureaucracy is the worst... for every 1 hour of actual healthcare, there is about 30 minutes of paperwork, if I recall correctly... and no, that's not all the gov'ts fault, unless you want to blame the gov't for not stopping it and demanding something less wasteful. You can thank the private insurance companies for it and the hospitals that have to nickel and dime people on everything to try to get the most from the insurance companies (or whoever else is paying).
Sorry, but unfortunately there is no better solution... if one becomes available then I would support it.