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The single payer system like the Canadian system or Medicare also simplifies bookkeeping because the regulations are relatively constant versus the 2000 or so different rules, regulations and forms from various insurers. Some payers seem to care but most will do anything to avoid or delay payment. Almost all base the payment on some formula relating to Medicare payments.

I feel that while the basis for our economy should be capitalism there is no way to avoid using the government to deal with things that are needed by all that occur sporadically. We as individuals cannot have our own army, firehouse, hospital, school system, police etc. That is the stone age way and extremely inefficient. Doing these things collectively with benefits going to those needing it at the time is the best use of facilities. The private insurers do not do a better job and waste 30 cents of every dollar in the system. Giving this gift to the large corporate parasites is just another welfare for the rich and we, the suckers, get ripped again.

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 http://www.roncorvus.com/healthcare.htm.r o ... by Ron Corvus on Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 9:29:58 PM
I'm so glad you wrote this article. As far as cons... by Beth Grimes on Friday, Feb 15, 2008 at 1:54:03 PM
I have a friend who works for the NHS and she gets... by Watching on Friday, Feb 15, 2008 at 3:22:24 PM
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