Well Tornado, my response is that same as on the other blog page:
Yes, my response is to keep the gov't out of it. Mortality rates have continued to climb in this country since WWII because we have a superior health providing system. Any time the gov't runs something you get two things, service declines and costs go up. Take any gov't run plan you choose as an ex. I'll use social security. System is in negative spending and they haven't even felt the full impact of the boomer generation retiring yet. We already pay 15% flat tax to ss. How much will it be after all boomers retire? add 15% ss tax and your income tax 30% and your medicare HI tax of about 1%, now how much do you think the health tax will be? All this before you pay your state, local and property taxes, and all the hidden taxes: Gas tax on every gallon you pump, communication tax on your land and celll phone, as well as on your cable bill. Insurance tax,( yes if you have life or car ins you pay a premium tax, just not disclosed). How about if you buy alcohol, you pay tax, Does your state have a sales tax? Do you drive, your state probably has an excise tax. Do you have an investment? mutual funds etc, correct, sec tax.
So, yes the gov't running health care does scare me, not only for declining service, but the tax that no one is talking about.
PS: To say one has nothing to do with the other is absurd. If they have mismanaged every major social program they handle now, what makes you think this one will be different?
That' like you hiring a contractor to put siding on your house, and he screws up the job, costing you over runs to fix his mistakes. Then your wife hires the same contractor to put a new roof on your house. You question heer pointing out how he messed up the siding job. Your wife replies, what does one have to do with the other?