In my statement about the Universal healthcare I made note of the fact it was to be a USER PAID PLAN funded by USERS OR EMPLOYERS. At no point did I say anything about a government run plan or a tax-funded monoply funded by force.
Where you got that idea from the question below totally befuddles me. Any hints on how you got a government funded plan out of the question as originally written below?
Below is my original un-amended question.
" If it were possible to have a single payer Universal health
insurance plan in California. A plan which would replace all health insurance policies and the workers compensation health program.
The goal being simple reimbursement of medical expenses - no
bureacracy - universal coverage - premiums being paid by the user or employer - no HMO managers getting revenue for high salaries and bonuses - limited hospital and doctors office medical forms. "
"Christopher R. Maden" <crism@...> wrote:
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My Health Insurance Question:
If it were possible to have a single payer Universal health
insurance plan in California. A plan which would replace all health
insurance policies and the workers compensation health program.
I would not support a government-run single-payer health plan even if it
worked smoothly and efficiently. First, I think that's a nonsense
question: I don't believe any tax-funded monopoly can continue to operate
efficiently without any competitive pressure. But even if it were
possible, it would still be funded by force, and I can't support that.
However, most of my constituents do support tax-funded programs, so
addressing the ineffectiveness of them is a better campaign strategy than
trying to convince them that taxation is theft.
Chris Maden, Libertarian for California State Assembly
District 12, San Francisco, 2004
Individual Freedom - Personal Responsibility - Prosperity for All
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