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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #1 - okamiterasu
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Why Are American Health Care Costs So High?
the guy who wrote fault in our stars explains why healthcare is ****** up
User avatar #11 to #1 - infinitereaper
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thank god someone is speaking up on these blatantly obvious issues that somehow seem to escape the public eye
User avatar #18 to #1 - Yardie
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He's pretty much on the money, but still completely lacks an understanding of what free market means. If socialism isn't working, then a different version of socialism probably isn't the best solution.
User avatar #23 to #18 - skorve
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The socialism is working relatively well, compared to us.

Free market is like communism - in theory, it's a good idea, but then people come along and **** it up. I recently learned that cable companies (I think Time Warner and Comcast) completely avoid the areas the other work in. Say you live in Florida, where Time Warner does cable (not sure on actual boundaries) - they could charge you high prices because there's no competition because they can slaughter any new/small companies and Comcast decides not to offer cable there, specifically so that Comcast can do the same thing somewhere else. It's an unspoken (or probably spoken at some point) deal.

I know it's a bit off topic, but it represents this: Free market doesn't really work all that well in practice.
User avatar #33 to #23 - Yardie
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Cable companies are not an example of a free market. Cable and phone companies are some of the most Government involved "private" companies that exist in the US.

Monopolies like that can't exist in a free market. Licencing, protectionism, bail outs, all of it done by Government through the use of force. That's a form of socialism.

The free market worked very well in practice. The industrial revolution marked the highest growth in living standards than any other time, and came from a time where markets, although not totally free, were more free than any other time in history. Healthcare as we know it today didn't even exist until the industrial revolution.

What have we seen in recent years? Increases in Government intervention and stagnation in living standards. Correlation does not mean definite causation, but it's definitely a big hint that you need to look deeper into things.

There are many reasons why Socialism doesn't work fundamentally and there are even more books on the issue.

The problem with Capitalism is that people confuse it with Cronyism (which is fundamentally the opposite of a free market despite being called Crony Capitalism by the mainstream), mainly due to the insane amount of propaganda in favor of Socialism. A lot of Socialist and Communist literature take advantage of this and straw-man or appeal to emotion their way to victory.
#40 to #33 - freedombirdman
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Excellent statement Yardie, couldn't have said it much better myself.
#46 to #33 - undeadwill
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master race free market
master race free market
User avatar #45 to #23 - undeadwill
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Under free markets nations experience great prosperity and standards of living improve
User avatar #9 to #1 - ayumu
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I'm kind of hoping the american white girl society nerds over this book more so that people find this video and get a better understanding of how healthcare works.
#7 to #1 - pebar
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Re: Why Are American Health Care Costs So High?
User avatar #35 to #7 - hawaiianhappysauce
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Thank you for posting this. Someone needs to educate these people.
User avatar #21 to #1 - misterobotunicorn
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you could have just said John Green...
User avatar #47 to #21 - okamiterasu
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If i had said john green, then many people might not have know who he was. however, by attaching him to a recent movie, it gives him more credibility regardless of if people know of him
User avatar #5 to #1 - infamoustrapper
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WAIT WHAT???? The guy who does the crash course history videos wrote the fault in our stars???? How did I never know that???
User avatar #19 to #5 - hcatt
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I figured out recently as well.
User avatar #16 to #5 - theturkeyburger
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No, his brother does
User avatar #2 to #1 - lordlolland
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The 1200% Increase in my Prescription Drug Costs
And here is his brother being pissed off about prescription drug costs.
#3 to #2 - tonytails
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i wasnt expecting to see the Green brothers on FJ on a breaking bad post...
but i like it!
#6 - anon id: 25f7bce5
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Medical bill? What medical bill?
#14 to #6 - nonowgetout
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#25 to #14 - dehnoobshow
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Damn it, Greg, what did we ******* tell you? Now say sorry or we're going to have to share our maple syrup.
User avatar #26 to #14 - loopymoomoo
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in some places cancer treatment is not covered by our healthcare, well experimental isnt anyways
User avatar #43 to #26 - macross
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wait wait in any experimental health research dont the doctors pay you?
User avatar #48 to #43 - loopymoomoo
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not for cancer research, no they are all broke
User avatar #27 to #26 - loopymoomoo
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eh
#42 to #14 - mrwaldon
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#17 to #6 - gustaviaable
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*cough*
#39 to #6 - pxthreezerothree
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Good luck in the postcode lottery to receive the experimental and aggressive care that Walter received in the series.
#36 to #6 - wthree
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Don't worry, we'll be fixing that soon.
#8 to #6 - pebar
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User avatar #10 to #8 - cocoman
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******* stupid, but i laughed.
User avatar #32 to #8 - aerius
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****, now I want some delicious high-quality meat products.
User avatar #13 to #8 - whypop
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wow I wondered why people found this post funny yet no thumbs

Turns out it has equal thumb ups and downs.

time to break the cycle.
User avatar #12 to #8 - metalmind
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Well, sausages are ******* delicious and my free healthcare is sweet.
User avatar #4 - auryn
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It's about time someone invented drugs to give you cancer.
User avatar #37 to #4 - therealduckman
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tumblr posts
User avatar #44 to #4 - perform
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We don't need two Funnyjunks lmao
#30 to #4 - grandlordchicken
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Ask your doctor if "radioactive waste" is right for you.
#29 - TurtleOnItsBack
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That actually sounds like a good idea for a show.
User avatar #34 to #29 - theanchoviebus
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That's because Breaking Bad actually was a good idea for a show
#22 - imsohigh
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**imsohigh rolled image** well at that point **** other people.
#24 to #22 - mikasuh
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#31 - anon id: b88f8b88
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It's funny because drugs
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User avatar #20 to #15 - anothersadpotato
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who the **** are you talking to?
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#41 - mrwaldon
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