Why we need gov't in our health care

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Registered: 10-25-2006
Why we need gov't in our health care
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Wed, 02-29-2012 - 7:34am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17192520 Britain's NHS now recommends checks throughout life for patients who had gotten all-metal implants.

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Registered: 04-17-2008
Sat, 04-21-2012 - 10:36pm

I agree with you in that the ACA didn't go nearly far enough.

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Registered: 04-17-2008
Sat, 04-21-2012 - 10:34pm

Nothing compared to W's wars.

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Registered: 04-17-2008
Sat, 04-21-2012 - 10:33pm
janetlz wrote:

If you look at Table 2 in the CBO report, you will see that the CBO is projecting a net deceast of $48 billion compared to last year's estimate.

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Registered: 04-17-2008
Sat, 04-21-2012 - 10:32pm

As the Baby Boomers get older, it will cost far more than that.

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Registered: 04-17-2008
Sat, 04-21-2012 - 10:31pm

I have been

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Registered: 04-17-2008
Sat, 04-21-2012 - 10:29pm

No, I am rather sure you would surrender your "liberties" to some bean counter at Cigna, who has no medical background.

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Registered: 04-09-2006
Mon, 03-26-2012 - 12:56pm
Yep...I've spent hours in the past few months fighting to have a health insurance company pay for procedures that were covered at 100% and then getting my account sent to a collection agency in one case because the company that does the bills for our hospital (based 2000 miles away) apparently didn't have anyone that could read an EOB (explanation of benefits) document...insisted that my health insurance company had done a "take back" of the payment, which was totally made up. In other cases I've had to pay out of pocket for medical equipment that should be covered....it actually is if you have the time to fight the insurance company, which I don't. The insurance company presents itself as my health care partner...but it's so tight fisted that the hospital where I live isn't on its HMO plan, and the hospital a fortune 500 company that has the highest rates I've ever heard of ($10,000 for an overnight stay? Really?...so it's obvious why the two don't have a contract) so since I've lived here in the boonies, more than once all of the money we saved over the course of a year has gone to pay hospital bills. This with insurance. As it is I'm paying an arm for the insurance coverage and a leg for what the insurance company doesn't cover.
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Registered: 03-03-2009
Thu, 03-15-2012 - 6:46pm
I am a liberal, no fan of Thomas Sowell. That said, I'm no huge fan of ACA either. BTW, there isn't much chance of getting a response from the poster you're responding to. The individual posted the exact same message twice in two different threads. Never did get an explanation of why.

What we have now is not working. It's private but it's not free market. Have a look at this for a very brief overview of one substantial factor in surging costs: http://reason.org/blog/show/breaking-the-ama-monopoly Or if you want to read what Milton Friedman said, here's a link: http://www.fff.org/freedom/0194e.asp

Consider the amount of time spent in processing health care claims through insurance companies. How can that possibly be either cost effective or efficient?!

Would you acquiesce to automobile maintenance and repair through an insurance company in anything but an accident where another was at fault? Yet most of us are so brainwashed that we accept insurance as synonymous with health care, whether it's routine or emergency. Makes NO sense.

Ergo, you may be wary of trusting federal programs but right now the private alternatives have been totally ineffective in providing affordable, accessible, quality health care for us all.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Wed, 03-14-2012 - 11:24pm

And let's not overlook another Trillion $$$ budget deficit dropped on our laps by the Obama train wreck. I wonder if he will ever go an entire year without adding a trillion or more $$$ to our debt? I doubt even Vegas would take that bet.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 10-25-2006
Wed, 03-14-2012 - 3:04pm

If you look at Table 2 in the CBO report, you will see that the CBO is projecting a net deceast of $48 billion compared to last year's estimate.

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

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