Bill Whittle

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  1. The Espial
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 11:00:48

    I can’t help but feel your using confirmation bias for effect, plucking the principals of ‘freedom’ and ‘liberty’ out of your ass to scare people. Oh and by the way:

    The US Healthcare system is statistically 48th best in the world, surprising when you think that Americans are often told their healthcare is second to none.

    A study found that between 1997 and 2003, preventable deaths declined more slowly in the United States than in 18 other industrialized nations. Not only are other systems better, but they improve better too.

    One in every three dollars that Americans spend on healthcare pays for paperwork, your ‘free and liberal’ system is excessively bureaucratic – and it costs your citizens. By having a system that ‘accepts and denies’ people the care they need, you escalate costs.

    The top executives at the five largest for-profit health insurance companies in the United States combined to receive nearly $200 million in total compensation in 2009. In my country, the UK, top wages barely touch the hundreds of thousands, not hundreds of millions.

    One study found that approximately 41 percent of working age Americans either have medical bill problems or are currently paying off medical debt. 99% of Americans are one serious bout of illness from a complete financial crippling.

    In more than 60 percent of the personal bankruptcies in the United States. Of those bankruptcies that were caused by medical bills, approximately 75 percent of them involved individuals that actually did have health insurance. So even an ‘insurance’ policy provides little actual life insurance at all.

    Profits at U.S. health insurance companies increased by 56 percent during 2009, in your scaremongering about ‘big government’ you forget about big corporations – corporations aren’t accountable to an electorate by the way.

    Approximately 52 million people (that’s virtually the size of my country) have no health insurance what so ever. And to top it all off, according to one recent report, Americans spend approximately twice as much as residents of other developed countries on health care – and for what?

    I’m willing to entertain the concerns of Republicans. But Conservatives in virtually every other developed nation on the planet are able to have a humane and rational stance on the issue, please sir, if your country’s healthcare system carries so much merit – please explain it to me, and to the 52 million Americans who could be dead or bankrupt tommorow for no reason.

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  2. Kim
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 08:53:00

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