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Jason Dick replied to LarryL's discussion Libertarianism: an abject moral and ethical failure, IMO
"Well, that would all be a question of what we're willing to pay for.  I would really like to see full coverage of dental and vision, and I don't think that would noticeably increase our taxes, because those are quite small costs…"
Sep 21, 2011
Jason Dick replied to LarryL's discussion Libertarianism: an abject moral and ethical failure, IMO
"Nope, they absolutely wouldn't.  In fact, after a few years of transition time, they wouldn't need to be any higher than the current Medicare tax of 2.9%.  It would take a few years to wring the inefficiencies and distortions out…"
Sep 20, 2011
Jason Dick replied to LarryL's discussion Libertarianism: an abject moral and ethical failure, IMO
"Well, I think there are two effects here: 1.  They don't see their health care costs as mattering, as they are such a small fraction of their income.  So they just don't understand why people who aren't rich are having such…"
Sep 20, 2011
Jason Dick replied to LarryL's discussion Libertarianism: an abject moral and ethical failure, IMO
"Uh, what?  Medicare and Medicaid are far more efficient than private health insurance."
Sep 20, 2011
Jason Dick replied to LarryL's discussion Libertarianism: an abject moral and ethical failure, IMO
"Typical conservative bullshit.   If only we made Medicare universal, we could support the health care of all US citizens without even paying any more in taxes!  We'd just have lower health insurance premiums.  Right now we…"
Sep 19, 2011
Jason Dick replied to LarryL's discussion Libertarianism: an abject moral and ethical failure, IMO
"It's not just that it "has its benefits".  Compared to a more private system like we have in the US, universal health care is amazing.  The costs are vastly lower.  The care is much more friendly.  If you get sick,…"
Sep 19, 2011
Dr. Terence Meaden left a comment for Jason Dick
"Hello Jason. Welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism----a haven of truth and peace, far from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses.  "Well-founded common sense helped by science leads to atheist wisdom." We…"
Aug 14, 2011
Ruth Anthony-Gardner left a comment for Jason Dick
"Welcome, Jason! Glad you could join us. :D Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. "
Aug 14, 2011

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At 5:24pm on August 14, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Jason. Welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism----a haven of truth and peace, far from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

"Well-founded common sense helped by science leads to atheist wisdom."

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 500 discussion topics and 2900 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

Terry (another physicist; retired; Oxford)
At 11:21am on August 14, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Jason! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

 
 
 

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