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  1. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    05 Aug '09 19:49
    There has been much heated debate regarding healthcare in America of late. Perhaps a good alternative to a national plan would be for individual states to decide what they want regarding healthcare on a state level. Some states will decide that the uninsured deserve some taxpayer supported healthcare (just like our lawmakers), and some states will decide that if you can't afford insurance of some kind,(and don't qualify for medicare or medicade) too bad for you. This might ease the tension regarding healthcare, and allow the Federal Government to move on to other matters.
  2. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    05 Aug '09 20:45
    Originally posted by bill718
    There has been much heated debate regarding healthcare in America of late. Perhaps a good alternative to a national plan would be for individual states to decide what they want regarding healthcare on a state level. Some states will decide that the uninsured deserve some taxpayer supported healthcare (just like our lawmakers), and some states will decide tha ...[text shortened]... tension regarding healthcare, and allow the Federal Government to move on to other matters.
    That's the way it works already, to some extent. Some states, like NY and Massachusetts, provide healthcare above and beyond federal programs.

    The problem is that the states want federal funding for these programs. As such, the feds have to be the one to ultimately make the decision on to what extent they're going to fund healthcare programs.