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How can a government run health insurance entity “compete” with private companies? Will it pay taxes?

It boggles my mind that the proponents of a government run health insurance entity would actual state that this entity would bring competition to the insurance arena. How would these private businesses compete with someone who does not have to pay taxes. How do companies compete with an entity that can literally raise taxes to pay for operational costs or an entity that is funded non voluntarily by the citizens of the United States? Can the private insurance companies pass legislation that changes the rules of the game in the insurance business? No but the government could certainly dictate the rules of their own business by passing legislation in its favor. Can someone please give me a logical reason as to how this government run health insurance option would do anything other than run private insurance into the ground to ultimately pave the way for the government to be the only health care option?

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8 Responses to “How can a government run health insurance entity “compete” with private companies? Will it pay taxes?”

  1. Romare said :

    You apparently don’t know that most U.S. companies don’t pay taxes.

  2. patchouli4279 said :

    Once the government sticks its fingers into anything the potential for a monopoly arises.

  3. Gipper said :

    They would force private providers to provide better care and lower their administrative costs (which are around 3 times higher than the admin. costs of European government-run systems). It would force for-profit providers to lower their profit margins, but it wouldn’t run them into the ground. This isn’t rocket science you know.

  4. Sunshine said :

    They could stop gouging consumers with excessive costs. They’ve gouged us for years, and those “healthcare” costs aren’t actually used for healthcare, they line the CEO’s wallet. Gouging just like the oil companies did for awhile. It needs to stop.

  5. M said :

    Your question can not be answered because you are absolutely right. No one can give you a legitimate reason because there isn’t one.

  6. Mike F said :

    Nothing can compete with free. It’s not very difficult. All these left-wingers that come up with all these theories about how it will force private companies to lower their standards is just BS. Why would anyone stick to a private health insurance plan when their tax dollars are already paying for another one?

  7. Bob said :

    That is also a major complaint I have with the government’s bid to get a controlling share of GM. There is no way to compete with that as a private company.

  8. riverrat15322 said :

    it,s just a way for gov. officials to put money in there pockets again or family members just a scam


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