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    The German model of universal health care looks like an ideal plan for the U.S. It is unrealistic to think that the U.S. will eliminate the insurance industry which employs about 2.66 million people and is worth 1.2 trillion dollars. the German model provides universal coverage, gives insurance companies a role, gives consumers choices and maintains competition. This might appeal to a wide swath of the voting public in both parties.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/20/opinion/health-care-germany.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage
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    21 Feb '19 15:22
    @phranny said
    The German model of universal health care looks like an ideal plan for the U.S. It is unrealistic to think that the U.S. will eliminate the insurance industry which employs about 2.66 million people and is worth 1.2 trillion dollars. the German model provides universal coverage, gives insurance companies a role, gives consumers choices and maintains competition. This might ap ...[text shortened]... .nytimes.com/2019/02/20/opinion/health-care-germany.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage
    "It is unrealistic to think that the U.S. will eliminate the insurance industry"

    Good thing nobody asked for that.

    You can have private healthcare in a Medicare for all US. There will be competition, there will be choice. Real choice. A choice between between 2 or more options when you can't afford either of them is not actually a choice.

    What Medicare for all will accomplish is liberate americans from the choice between bankruptcy and death. From the choice between eating for a week and getting the insulin shot you need to not die. From the choice between staying in a job you hate and losing your healthcare. From the choice of going for a checkup this year and possibly detect early a life threatening illness or skipping it for the second, fifth year in a row.
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    21 Feb '19 17:16
    @zahlanzi said
    "It is unrealistic to think that the U.S. will eliminate the insurance industry"

    Good thing nobody asked for that.

    You can have private healthcare in a Medicare for all US. There will be competition, there will be choice. Real choice. A choice between between 2 or more options when you can't afford either of them is not actually a choice.

    What Medicare for all will ...[text shortened]... possibly detect early a life threatening illness or skipping it for the second, fifth year in a row.
    I agree totally. Perhaps the German model shows that this can work.
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    21 Feb '19 18:58
    @zahlanzi said
    "It is unrealistic to think that the U.S. will eliminate the insurance industry"

    Good thing nobody asked for that.

    You can have private healthcare in a Medicare for all US. There will be competition, there will be choice. Real choice. A choice between between 2 or more options when you can't afford either of them is not actually a choice.

    What Medicare for all will ...[text shortened]... possibly detect early a life threatening illness or skipping it for the second, fifth year in a row.
    'Real choice' is being able to choose opt of the state mandated system.

    Don't use language you don't understand.
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    @wajoma said
    Don't use language you don't understand.
    Under that mandate you would be rather limited.
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    22 Feb '19 09:28
    @wolfgang59 said
    Under that mandate you would be rather limited.
    don't bother 😀
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    @wolfgang59 said
    Under that mandate you would be rather limited.
    Making gay jokes is often a sign of ones own latent homosexuality wolfgang

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