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Forum: Diavlog comments 11-07-2011, 01:18 PM
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Posted By stephanie
Re: Where Fun Goes To Die (Harold Pollack & Donald H. Taylor)

Good idea.

Problems with the health care system include:

(1) severe inequalities -- this is probably aggravated in some ways by handling it through the employer-based system, although it is in...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-07-2011, 01:04 PM
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Posted By stephanie
Re: Where Fun Goes To Die (Harold Pollack & Donald H. Taylor)

Yes, of course. That wasn't the cost I was referring to, as it's inherent in the pooling and not a side-effect of how the pooling is achieved (have employers handle health care).
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-07-2011, 11:59 AM
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Posted By stephanie
Re: Where Fun Goes To Die (Harold Pollack & Donald H. Taylor)

Some (even many) people, but likely with some cost to others.

But I think we actually agree, because I too:



I don't think the free market takes care of what we need from the health care...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-04-2011, 02:53 PM
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Posted By stephanie
Re: Where Fun Goes To Die (Harold Pollack & Donald H. Taylor)

I doubt it's politically possible without being combined with an overall reform that included some replacement (such as single payer that covered certain types of care) that would avoid a lot of the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-03-2011, 11:08 AM
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Posted By stephanie
Re: Where Fun Goes To Die (Harold Pollack & Donald H. Taylor)

Heh, I'm not sure I'm disagreeing and I'm certainly not attacking. I'm just saying that I think the debate over what is and is not a right usually has more to do with what people think "right"...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-02-2011, 11:43 AM
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Posted By stephanie
Re: Where Fun Goes To Die (Harold Pollack & Donald H. Taylor)

People use "right" in different ways, such that I think debating whether something is a right requires clarification about terms and tends to end up more of a quagmire than the original subject was....
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-02-2011, 11:39 AM
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Posted By stephanie
Re: Where Fun Goes To Die (Harold Pollack & Donald H. Taylor)

Agreed. And the political situation is such that any effort to remove the extremely uneven way in which it's currently subsidized leads to huge outcry and is basically impossible. It's not...
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