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Old 03-04-2020, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Translucent Daydream View Post
Sounds like no matter what, we are fucked for insurance? Is that what I'm hearing?
We spend almost 20% of GDP on health care. That is way too much, but I seriously doubt no matter who wins that anything is done to actually lower costs.

We know how to lower costs. Take on the hospital and pharma trusts, promote international competition, all payer rate negotiations for private insurance, open medicare and medicaid up to the general public, etc.

But I don't think the democrats will do any of that.

Best case scenario, they pass some increased subsidies so people have public funds to buy their expensive insurance, and hopefully we get a few consumer protections. I doubt we get much more than that no matter who wins the white house.
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