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The Secret of American Health Care

Americans made their choice clear long before Barack Obama ever signed the law—and they picked social insurance. The issue today isn’t whether we should redistribute health care dollars. We do, arguably to the same degree that every other country does. Systems with national health insurance systems explicitly redistribute money before patients get in car accidents, discover cancer, or develop heart disease. Here we do it in secret after illness occurs. We create the illusion of actuarial insurance, when the truth is that all major American health care institutions have been socialized for decades.  Read more…

Trapped inside a ridiculous health care system

We’ve Been Trapped Inside a Bad Health Care System So Long, We Don’t Even Know How Much We’re Missing | Health and Wellness | AlterNet

Sometimes, when you’re up to your chin in alligators, it’s hard to focus on the fact that there’s a big, broad, alligator-free world waiting somewhere out there, beyond the edge of the swamp.

In this case, it’s hard for most Americans to even imagine that nobody in the rest of the developed world lives this way. …

~ What would you have done differently if you’d never had to worry about health insurance?

~ How would life be different now?

~ How would it change your plans for the future?

Go ahead. Think about it. Let yourself get good and angry.

Please bring this article to the attention of everyone you know who has a brain.