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I am very unhappy with the health care bill

I am very unhappy with the health care bill

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2009-09-29
Mostly because the US federal government was already handling more money than any group of humans is fit to.

I would be far more comfortable with government health care implemented at the state instead of federal level.

Most of my concerns about the US federal government would be resolved by moving its power / control / money handling to the state level.

Poll #1541892 Embarrassing government?
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 6

Citizens: In general, do you find the US federal government embarrassing?

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Yes.
3 (50.0%)

No.
3 (50.0%)

If "Yes" above, do you think it's wise to put them in charge of more money?

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Yes.
1 (25.0%)

No.
3 (75.0%)

  • Honestly, I don't think that the states are responsible enough to handle healthcare. Not only would the quality of care vary too greatly for my taste, but states like California who are going bankrupt would inevitably end up slashing budgets and people would suffer.

    Granted, I'm starting to wonder who doesn't think of congress as a joke. I'm expecting CNN to start offering pay per view wrestling matches of congressional sessions...
  • The lower the level of government the more varied the competency. I would not want to be on the wrong side of a judicial election in upstate new york for example. For another fun example at the state level, look at what texas is doing with their schools in the past couple of weeks.

    At the federal level, once something stops being political it tends to be run reasonably and equitably if not the most efficiently. From what I've seen, if we could have health care that ran as poorly as medicare, it would still be far better than the average healthcare plan and less costly. The fact that our oldest (and presumably most expensive) 12% of our population which is covered by medicare are costing us less than 20% of healthcare spending (I really need better data for these numbers because I was using population graphs and spending graphs and integrating the numbers in my head but I tried to be conservative) seems to me to be a fairly good deal. I really wish the whole of the population could have service that good for that price.
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