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Rick Santorum: Healthcare is like an iPad

From the Majority Report, live MF 11:30am EST and via daily podcast at Majority.FM Rick Santorum talks to a mother, who’s sick child needs regular medication, and tells her healthcare is not a right…it’s like an Apple iPad!
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23 Responses to “Rick Santorum: Healthcare is like an iPad”

  1. Krifko says:

    What a shameless bastard this Santorum character is.

  2. zielaty says:

    I am not denying merits of single payer system. I am just saying what’s the ultimate solution, system that’s fair, that doesn’t favor any particular group of interest and it’s least expensive, making American economy the most competitive in the world.

  3. Mike Erik says:

    The knowledge I’m lacking is an understanding of your bias.I work for a small business that would benefit from a single payer system.You deny an idea on a purely philisophical ideological basis, ignoring any poissible merits it may have.Everyone except for some insurance execs would be better off.It would lower the cost of doing business for American corporations allowing them to be more competitive internationally and raise compensation for workers…allowing workers to be better consumers.

  4. Mike Erik says:

    Healthcare operates in a market that the health insurance companies created…I would like to eliminate that unethical market.

  5. zielaty says:

    The problem is that health care doesn’t really operate in a free market, it’s one of the most regulated industries with government involvement at all levels. This is the reason for high prices.There are things that are seen and unseen,you saw that a certain industry is doing well because of government subsidy. You’re not seeing companies that could have been created if there was no subsidy. I recommend you articles on mises.org, they describe these things much better than I do.

  6. Mike Erik says:

    Free market is not always the best solution…don’t be a rigid ideologue whom ignores practical advantages and facts.Even hardcore free market advocates differ on many application issues. By the way,subsidizing has helped many business’s get through the initial developmental struggles and eventually thrive in the free market.

  7. Mike Erik says:

    You do know the U.S. has the most expensive healthcare in the world now,don’t you.Free market ideology works for Ipads..but not health insurance.We need a single payer system to spread the risk out among healthy people.Everyone will need healthcare someday…it would be like paying it forward. Is it perfect ?…NO….but it would be a great way for our country to work together and benefit most.The only people that wouldn’t benefit are those who can pay all expenses out of pocket..very few.

  8. Mike Erik says:

    I, and I think most people would be happy to pay more in medicare taxes and be included in that single payer system,with an opt out if you like your current insurance set up.Why this will never happen…hmmm, could it be true that the health insurance industry will pay billions to influence law makers keeping their racket intact. However, I would feel sorry for some health insurance CEO’s when they have to give up their 3rd vacation home in the Bahamas or downsize their fleet of Porches.

  9. tmmy godett says:

    Health care should be subsidized bc its too expensive for most people. There does need to be co-pays,etc. Maybe they can say the mandate is another word for co-pay?

  10. zielaty says:

    The problem with your ideology is that you don’t seem to realize that it’s immoral to force somebody to pay for somebody else’s healthcare. You’re also lacking basic knowledge about economics. Subsidizing products or services makes them much more expensive than they would have been on a free market. I hope you’ll understand this one day and vote for the right candidate 🙂

  11. tugger1965 says:

    im english and all of my life if we need a doctor or hospital or medication we just go and get it, we pay a very small percentage of our earnings and everyone and i do mean everyone gets free at the point of use healthcare, the issue with private health care is that someone has to make a proffit and this means they have a vested interest not to pay if they can wriggle out of it, that problem just dosent exist here, if you need it you get it, its that simple

  12. snaveleber says:

    Wait.. this guy is in his FORTIES?! He looks like 26!

  13. Johohohallo says:

    I’m from the Netherlands (the country Rick LOVES so much ;p), and all I can say is that when I had several surgeries, all I had to worry about is recovering, because my hospital bill and meds were being payed for by my healthcare-insurance. Rick can kiss my healthy Dutch ass!

  14. megarational says:

    The gov’t got into health care because the private sector failed to provide affordable coverage.
    Example: Medicare was in response to seniors not being able to get affordable h.c. coverage from private h. insurance corp’s.

  15. megarational says:

    Some things governments do very well. ‘For example, in Canada those provinces with Gov’t vehicle insurance have lower rates than those with private vehicle insurance systems.
    Another example: the Can single payer h.c. system costs a whopping 6% of GDP less than the US privatized system.
    Another example;when Alberta privatized utilities the prices to consumers skyrocketed.
    You’ve been listening to too much Fox Fiction propaganda.

  16. megarational says:

    Health care a luxury good? I bet you would see the idiocy of that statement if you got deathly ill, or seriously injured and couldn’t see a doctor because you couldn’t afford the medical costs.

  17. megarational says:

    Horseshit. Canada has a universal single payer health care system, it covers everyone, no deductibles or “caps”, no need to file claims, you don’t lose coverage if you get sick or change jobs – and yet it costs a whopping 6% of GDP less than the absurdly expensive US system.
    Also note re: propaganda on Canadian h.c. wait times: Canada has had u.h.c. since the 50’s & increases in wait times for certain types of non-life threatening surgeries are only recent.

  18. megarational says:

    Actually, the health care “exchange” set up by the health care reform facilitates cross-state competition.

    Tthere were no laws prohibiting cross state competition. The roadblocks were: 1. state reg’s, & & 2. an out-of-state health plan by def isn’t going to have a local provider network and will have h.c. care costs that are a lot more expensive than a local plan that does have discounts and managed care protocols negotiated w providers.

  19. ruffzspree says:

    santorum is such a dickhead

  20. ruffzspree says:

    santorum is such a dickhead

  21. Joe Mama says:

    yeah but it’s a LOT cheaper than being held up by the corporate criminals that run the health insurance industry

  22. Cassidy Collings says:

    You can’t legally buy health insurance out of state, just another example of protectionism gone wrong.

  23. blah1311 says:

    yes it did get paid for from your monthly check.

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