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Encourages overconsumption?

What a jerk

The problem is the government has been involved in health care for a long time via welfare programs, medicare, medicaid, and judicial decisions. Government involvement has totally screwed up the natural market for health care. See:

Australian: Yeah, that's one of the standard RWTP's. Like many of them, there's some truth to it but not enough to justify using it as an excuse to kill single-payer.

Prophet: "Govt has totally screwed up the natural market for health care"? How? And what "natural market" is that exactly? Medicare and Medicaid were created becausde insurance companies weren't interested in covering old poor people (too expensive, what with all their health problems and all; bad for the corporate bottom line) or young poor people (kids don't have jobs and can't pay; their parents might have jobs but so low-paying that they can't afford the premiums either and how does that help profits grow? It doesn't. Fuck em). So the govt did what a govt is supposed to do and stepped in so the millions of people the insurance companies didn't want to cover could get some kind of health care anyway. If that's "screwing up the natural market", it wasn't the govt who did it, it was your precious for-profit insurers who didn't like the idea of having to give health insurance to sick people. They only want well people. People who will pay in while taking very little out. Nothing has changed except dickheads like you blaming govt for one of the few things it has done in the past 40 years that we can be proud of.

Libertarians really need to get past the 8th grade before they open their mouths. Sheesh.

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