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

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

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

I have been

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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 - 10:33pm
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 - 10:34pm

Nothing compared to W's wars.

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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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