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View Poll Results: Would you rather pay $5000 more in private premiums than $2000 more in health care taxes?
Yes, paying more to the insurance companies ensure that I am free 27 29.67%
No, paying less into a Medicare-style system is the sensible thing to do 64 70.33%
Voters: 91. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-08-2019, 10:23 AM
 
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Simple question, is it better to pay more in private health care premiums, deductibles and co-pays than paying less than that in taxes?
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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Iíd opt for private care - even at private care prices. Worth every penny to not sit in a waiting list for care.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:27 AM
 
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Simple question, is it better to pay more in private health care premiums, deductibles and co-pays than paying less than that in taxes?
IMO, this would have been better as a public poll.

But I voted for paying less into Medicare.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:27 AM
 
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Iíd opt for private care - even at private care prices. Worth every penny to not sit in a waiting list for care.
But we do have waiting lists, in many instances longer than public health care systems.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:28 AM
 
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Where do these numbers come from? Seems like they were made up to insure you got the poll result you want.

I’d rather have private insurance. That way I can make it part of my negotiation with an employer. When’s the last time the government “negotiated” with you on taxes?
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:29 AM
 
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But we do have waiting lists, in many instances longer than public health care systems.
Maybe *you* do, but I donít. I am very satisfied with my private plan. In fact, Iím currently recovering from a knee replacement that has been a very smooth and seamless procedure.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:29 AM
 
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I'd rather pay $2,000 in private premiums than $ 5,000 more in health care taxes.

$750 to $1,500 penalty for nothing was a loser too.
Maybe someone will claim they wanted to pay that.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Simple question, is it better to pay more in private health care premiums, deductibles and co-pays than paying less than that in taxes?
I don't accept the premise. How about It's better to pay less while receiving quality care.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:34 AM
 
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I'd rather pay $2,000 in private premiums than $ 5,000 more in health care taxes.
That doesnt make sense. Even the most right wing think tanks acknowledge the reality, that national health care systems are far cheaper than a for-profit system that allows the providers to price gouge sick and desperate people.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:36 AM
 
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Where do these numbers come from? Seems like they were made up to insure you got the poll result you want.

Iíd rather have private insurance. That way I can make it part of my negotiation with an employer. Whenís the last time the government ďnegotiatedĒ with you on taxes?
So you'd rather be chained to the employer for your family's health care than be free to strike out on your own?

Employer based health care is a chain around the neck of employees, and thats a big reason why wages are stagnant and why corporate America dont want to loose that power over the employees.
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