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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Romney talks about Government option health care

Hugh Hewitt interviewed Mitt Romney about the major changes being considered in Health Care Insurance. The crux of it for me is why providing a government paid option will be so bad for patients as well as doctors and health insurance providers.

Having a government option will turn into a single payer system like Canada has. Employers choose what insurance options to provide employers. They are going to pick the government option because it is tax payer subsidized. The government is going to eat up a lot of the money in red tape administration of the program.

The system may "cost" patients less out of pocket, but they are really going to pay in longer wait times and sometime unavailable services.

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