southbeach1500 saidNo..... he wasn't only serving as a moderator.... if he was, he wouldn't have answered any questions and put out any of his opinions. He most defintely was a participant, and a participant on the Democrat's side.
One thing that I found amusing... though I wasn't able to watch it all the way through (CNN kept breaking for commercials), but it seemed to me that the Democrat's arguments were designed to appeal to emotion (i.e. the dead sister's teeth, and other anecdotes) while the Republicans were focused on cost and regulatory reform (and rightly so).
The anecdotes one can come up with are ENDLESS because people are dying and being physically Harmed due to a lack of access to healthcare
those stories are going to become more and more prevalent
But you want more about cost ..... like the one where one republican brought out that sad little tale about making up Medical Bank Accounts
Are You Freaking Kidding Me ??????
Medical Bank Accounts ...... where one hospital stay in this country can wipe you out
where the number one cause for bankruptcy in the US is an unforeseen medical problem
But you needn't worry
because it's either going to be fixed now ... thru the democrats growing a spine and passing it thru reconciliation or waiting a few years when the entire system collapses under it's own weight
.... what the republicans don't see is that this game plan doesn't work
The System is in a death Spiral right now and it's just a matter of time
..... Heathcare companies gauging the system>>>>>>>higher premiums
>>>>>Healthy people say.. I don't need insurance right now It's too expensive >>>>>> cost of doing business goes up because the percentage of sick people goes up in the pool >>>>> higher premiums >>>> More healthy people leave the system
Houston WE HAVE a PROBLEM
16% of GDP now ..... wanna make a wager on the amt of GDP in 5?