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#122 - Everything a government does can fail. What's certain is tha…  [+] (1 new reply) 18 hours ago on Unsu Nifuspodar Mifuggic 0
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#123 - infinitereaper (17 hours ago) [-]
My point is there is no fixing america right now, and as someone who is sick, I can barely get my pills as it is, granted it probably won't last long so if it comes down to it I don't mind if the whole thing burns down
#120 - I'll simplify for your benefit. The current American…  [+] (3 new replies) 19 hours ago on Unsu Nifuspodar Mifuggic 0
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#121 - infinitereaper (19 hours ago) [-]
>can and does are separate things m8
Lots of things can work well for a lot of people but most of the time they don't, you either deal with what you got or push for change but more often than not it just makes it worse. But that's a convo for another day. Anyways, lots of cheap alternatives DO exist, but they are suppressed by the industry.
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#122 - zevran (18 hours ago) [-]
Everything a government does can fail. What's certain is that nothing will change if you never try to change things for fear of failing.
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#123 - infinitereaper (17 hours ago) [-]
My point is there is no fixing america right now, and as someone who is sick, I can barely get my pills as it is, granted it probably won't last long so if it comes down to it I don't mind if the whole thing burns down
#684 - **zevran used "*roll 1, 00-99*"** **zevran rolls 50** 08/26/2016 on Where will you be reborn? 0
#24 - Swedish Vikings mainly raided in the east though, along the gr… 08/26/2016 on Where's the world going 0
#118 - Privatised healthcare doesn't necessarily lower prices. The de…  [+] (5 new replies) 08/26/2016 on Unsu Nifuspodar Mifuggic 0
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#119 - infinitereaper (08/27/2016) [-]
so nothing works, I fail to see what your argument is here, can and does are two separate things m8
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#120 - zevran (19 hours ago) [-]
I'll simplify for your benefit.

The current American system: Great quality if you're rich and can afford the best treatment, shit if you're poor have to avoid medical treatment to keep from economic ruin. Also encourages pseudo-science that promises better treatment cheaper. Also, basic medical goods bought at pharmacies are more expensive since the government does not subsidise cost, not prevent cartels or monopolies.

Mix and Match, can work if the government retains strict control over select portions of the medical industry. This type of system will always favour the wealthy though, as the best medical professionals will be drawn to the higher pay of private institutions.

Fully government controlled healthcare's success is entirely dependant on the government which controls it. If the state is wealthy, such as the Scandinavian or North and Western European ones, and relatively well organised, then it will be able to provide the services required. If the state is poor or poorly organised, such as much of eastern and southern Europe, as well as much of the the second and third world, then it's worse.

Even more simplified:

Private sector: Great quality, massive cost.
Mix and match: Needs proper regulations, favours wealth.
Government healthcare: Depends on the government and economic base.
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#121 - infinitereaper (19 hours ago) [-]
>can and does are separate things m8
Lots of things can work well for a lot of people but most of the time they don't, you either deal with what you got or push for change but more often than not it just makes it worse. But that's a convo for another day. Anyways, lots of cheap alternatives DO exist, but they are suppressed by the industry.
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#122 - zevran (18 hours ago) [-]
Everything a government does can fail. What's certain is that nothing will change if you never try to change things for fear of failing.
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#123 - infinitereaper (17 hours ago) [-]
My point is there is no fixing america right now, and as someone who is sick, I can barely get my pills as it is, granted it probably won't last long so if it comes down to it I don't mind if the whole thing burns down
#111 - American healthcare is expensive because it's privatised. Priv…  [+] (7 new replies) 08/25/2016 on Unsu Nifuspodar Mifuggic 0
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#115 - infinitereaper (08/26/2016) [-]
No it's because we have a mixed system. Only one way or the other can work. Both just messes up things. In a private case you get competition which lowers prices. In a universal case you get national coverage albeit it's usually inefficient. The problem is we have this half and half bullshit going on
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#118 - zevran (08/26/2016) [-]
Privatised healthcare doesn't necessarily lower prices. The demand for medical treatment doesn't decrease or increase based on prises, so the main area of competition becomes the quality of the medical service provided, which in turn makes the various companies compete for the best doctors and nurses, the best equipment and marketing, which drives prices upwards. Add to that that localised monopolies will develop over time as many areas aren't populous enough to support multiple medical institutions at the same time makes healthcare ludicrously expensive on all levels.

You can have a mix and match system which works, but it requires government regulation on private companies.

Also, government funded healthcare systems aren't really all that inefficient. Their main problem is that in many countries, especially now with many economies in a tight place, they have to operate within budgets that are insufficient to support the medical needs of the population they're meant to support.
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#119 - infinitereaper (08/27/2016) [-]
so nothing works, I fail to see what your argument is here, can and does are two separate things m8
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#120 - zevran (19 hours ago) [-]
I'll simplify for your benefit.

The current American system: Great quality if you're rich and can afford the best treatment, shit if you're poor have to avoid medical treatment to keep from economic ruin. Also encourages pseudo-science that promises better treatment cheaper. Also, basic medical goods bought at pharmacies are more expensive since the government does not subsidise cost, not prevent cartels or monopolies.

Mix and Match, can work if the government retains strict control over select portions of the medical industry. This type of system will always favour the wealthy though, as the best medical professionals will be drawn to the higher pay of private institutions.

Fully government controlled healthcare's success is entirely dependant on the government which controls it. If the state is wealthy, such as the Scandinavian or North and Western European ones, and relatively well organised, then it will be able to provide the services required. If the state is poor or poorly organised, such as much of eastern and southern Europe, as well as much of the the second and third world, then it's worse.

Even more simplified:

Private sector: Great quality, massive cost.
Mix and match: Needs proper regulations, favours wealth.
Government healthcare: Depends on the government and economic base.
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#121 - infinitereaper (19 hours ago) [-]
>can and does are separate things m8
Lots of things can work well for a lot of people but most of the time they don't, you either deal with what you got or push for change but more often than not it just makes it worse. But that's a convo for another day. Anyways, lots of cheap alternatives DO exist, but they are suppressed by the industry.
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#122 - zevran (18 hours ago) [-]
Everything a government does can fail. What's certain is that nothing will change if you never try to change things for fear of failing.
User avatar
#123 - infinitereaper (17 hours ago) [-]
My point is there is no fixing america right now, and as someone who is sick, I can barely get my pills as it is, granted it probably won't last long so if it comes down to it I don't mind if the whole thing burns down
#76 - That's not how economy works. A larger population means more i…  [+] (10 new replies) 08/25/2016 on Unsu Nifuspodar Mifuggic -1
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#89 - infinitereaper (08/25/2016) [-]
American healthcare is grossly expensive. Much like our tuition, more government aid just drives up prices because the industries are like "fuck yeah more money" which in the end solves nothing.
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#111 - zevran (08/25/2016) [-]
American healthcare is expensive because it's privatised. Private companies have localised monopolies on a vital service where increased prices affect demand very little, of course it's expensive.

Which, tragically means that those services that your government do provide in terms of healthcare are also vastly more expensive for the government than comparative first world services.

If you nationalised your healthcare the government would be able to cut costs quite a lot since healthcare wouldn't have to be profit based.

The whole "Universal healthcare is impossible" mentality is silly. Every other first world nation has managed to figure out some sort of system, and a whole lot of second and even third world nations too. It's possible if you want it to be possible.
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#115 - infinitereaper (08/26/2016) [-]
No it's because we have a mixed system. Only one way or the other can work. Both just messes up things. In a private case you get competition which lowers prices. In a universal case you get national coverage albeit it's usually inefficient. The problem is we have this half and half bullshit going on
User avatar
#118 - zevran (08/26/2016) [-]
Privatised healthcare doesn't necessarily lower prices. The demand for medical treatment doesn't decrease or increase based on prises, so the main area of competition becomes the quality of the medical service provided, which in turn makes the various companies compete for the best doctors and nurses, the best equipment and marketing, which drives prices upwards. Add to that that localised monopolies will develop over time as many areas aren't populous enough to support multiple medical institutions at the same time makes healthcare ludicrously expensive on all levels.

You can have a mix and match system which works, but it requires government regulation on private companies.

Also, government funded healthcare systems aren't really all that inefficient. Their main problem is that in many countries, especially now with many economies in a tight place, they have to operate within budgets that are insufficient to support the medical needs of the population they're meant to support.
User avatar
#119 - infinitereaper (08/27/2016) [-]
so nothing works, I fail to see what your argument is here, can and does are two separate things m8
User avatar
#120 - zevran (19 hours ago) [-]
I'll simplify for your benefit.

The current American system: Great quality if you're rich and can afford the best treatment, shit if you're poor have to avoid medical treatment to keep from economic ruin. Also encourages pseudo-science that promises better treatment cheaper. Also, basic medical goods bought at pharmacies are more expensive since the government does not subsidise cost, not prevent cartels or monopolies.

Mix and Match, can work if the government retains strict control over select portions of the medical industry. This type of system will always favour the wealthy though, as the best medical professionals will be drawn to the higher pay of private institutions.

Fully government controlled healthcare's success is entirely dependant on the government which controls it. If the state is wealthy, such as the Scandinavian or North and Western European ones, and relatively well organised, then it will be able to provide the services required. If the state is poor or poorly organised, such as much of eastern and southern Europe, as well as much of the the second and third world, then it's worse.

Even more simplified:

Private sector: Great quality, massive cost.
Mix and match: Needs proper regulations, favours wealth.
Government healthcare: Depends on the government and economic base.
User avatar
#121 - infinitereaper (19 hours ago) [-]
>can and does are separate things m8
Lots of things can work well for a lot of people but most of the time they don't, you either deal with what you got or push for change but more often than not it just makes it worse. But that's a convo for another day. Anyways, lots of cheap alternatives DO exist, but they are suppressed by the industry.
User avatar
#122 - zevran (18 hours ago) [-]
Everything a government does can fail. What's certain is that nothing will change if you never try to change things for fear of failing.
User avatar
#123 - infinitereaper (17 hours ago) [-]
My point is there is no fixing america right now, and as someone who is sick, I can barely get my pills as it is, granted it probably won't last long so if it comes down to it I don't mind if the whole thing burns down
User avatar
#86 - gabikak (08/25/2016) [-]
Tax is not the only income. And barely enough for healthcare.
#127 - That's just rationalisation. Israel had a functioning democrac… 08/21/2016 on /pol/ figures out when we... 0
#126 - Excuse me if I don't trust Israel's definition of an "int… 08/21/2016 on /pol/ figures out when we... 0
#118 - So it seems, but only to a level more or less the same as befo…  [+] (2 new replies) 08/21/2016 on /pol/ figures out when we... 0
#121 - thegamepixel (08/21/2016) [-]
If you didn't notice, the intercepted number kept going up, showing that the overall number of attacks still increased and that the wall was effective. Pretty sure border guards in the US already don't respect illegals, shown with their endorsement of Trump. Obviously the wall can be patrolled and if it's moved back a bit from the border, it can be patrolled from the front, too. The Trump wall would only be 1.5x the length of Israel's.
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#126 - zevran (08/21/2016) [-]
Excuse me if I don't trust Israel's definition of an "intercepted attack". That could be anything from a Palestinian with a butter knife to Iranian spec ops for all I know.

The length of the US - Mexican border is 3,201 km.

The Israeli army can shoot Palestinians in the head at point blank with no consequences. US forces cannot do that to Mexican nationals. And the US does not control Mexico in the way Israel holds Palestine. The wall your candidate propose cannot be effective.

Also, the US has some interest in trade and diplomacy with Mexico. A wall would force retaliatory measures as well as a slowdown in trade due to the immense amount of bureaucracy such a barrier would create for legal trade.

The problem with such a massive border is that people will get around or through if they really want, in one way or another.