The Future of Health Care

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The Future of Health Care
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Mon, 07-27-2009 - 1:12pm

CNBC PRESENTS “MEETING OF THE MINDS: THE FUTURE OF
HEALTH CARE” ON MONDAY, JULY 27TH AT 9PM ET

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Registered: 08-25-2008
Tue, 07-28-2009 - 2:52pm

Did anyone catch this?

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Registered: 03-06-2009
Tue, 07-28-2009 - 3:21pm

The private health insurance industry is not going to go awya - that option will always be there for those who want and can afford it-- just like private schools are is one analogy.


I would welcome a change.

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 6:29am
My experience from universal European systems is that private insurance quickly develops bridge programs to give people additional coverage for the things that are important to them.
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Registered: 08-25-2008
Fri, 07-31-2009 - 6:02am

Are you sure?

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Registered: 08-25-2008
Fri, 07-31-2009 - 6:15am

I'm sure you'll be able to buy insurance over and above the state program.

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Registered: 02-19-2008
Sat, 08-01-2009 - 11:32am

I live in Canada and am wondering if what the U.S. is proposing is the same as our health care?

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/index-eng.php

There are good points to our system (the not having to pay anything...lol) and bad parts (sometimes having to wait a bit to see a specialist) but for the most part IMO the pros outweigh the cons. Most jobs here offer private insurance which covers medications, glasses and dentist visits. My fiance pays $140 for a family of 3 and for that we get all medications (no matter the real price) at $5.00, we get $250 every 2 years each for glasses and a free visit, and up to $1000 free per year each for the dentist. When I delivered my daughter in the hospital it was totally free, when you go to the hospital it's completely free, you just show your medicare card, if you have to go to a walk in clinic it's the same.Plus there are tons of free services for families/single/childfree ppl run by our local CLSC's (kinda like a clinic) Is this what they are proposing?

Since I know no different I'm comfortable with our system, sure we pay more in taxes but if I think about all the money I could be equally spending on the past hospital/clinic visits I've had I would owe a lot!

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 08-02-2009 - 11:56am

ITA in the comparison to a public school system.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-06-2009
Sun, 08-02-2009 - 3:56pm

it sure as hell shouldn't come from the health insurance lobby.

I"m all for it -- this system sucks eggs. Level the playing field, let's take care of our own. Let's all be in this together and stop this class warfare.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 08-07-2009 - 8:15am
i don't identify myself by political party or class.

 

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Registered: 03-06-2009
Fri, 08-07-2009 - 9:04am

what does that have to do with my post?


we're in this together - let's finally admit it - give everyone the same access -- lift us all up and stop the tragedy of uninsured in this country.

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