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Biggest Insurance Company in Obamacare Exchanges Rallies Behind Ryan’s Obamacare 2.0
Space Captain • 10 hours ago
The government needs to be OUT of the healthcare business!
Gordon Geikko 2.0 Space Captain • 10 hours ago
Sure seemed to work fine before they got involved !!
extra salt Gordon Geikko 2.0 • 10 hours ago
We needed lawsuits capped (tort reform) in order to lower doctors costs and end their defensive medicine.
We needed more competition and more flexibility on what plans are allowed and we need to repeal the No-Bid status of Big Pharma and make it easier to get drugs brought to market,
But even with all that it was still better than Obamacare which fixed none of those problems, and just added new ones which RINO keeps in place.
ILUVUSA2 extra salt • 2 hours ago
We don't need insurance plans for healthy check ups with the doctors. We need catastrophic care insurance for when things go wrong.
'Health Insurance' is neither. Our Health is a personal responsibility, and insurance companies only exist to perpetuate their business, which is to avoid paying out things that they can get away with not paying for.
Tom ILUVUSA2 • 44 minutes ago
You are correct, if we pay out of pocket for normal visits, the price will go down, this is how things work, get Govt involved and the prices sky rocket, take a look at Collage, federal funding grants and loans, now if you cant get any of these collage would be a pipe dream. Get Govt out of everything and things will be affordable again.
Monsignor Rico Suave XXVII Gordon Geikko 2.0 • 8 hours ago
No it wasn't fine - not at all. But getting these scumbag government criminals involved made an already bad situation worse - much like our wonderful American 'public' schools which cost more than anywhere else in the civilized world and are the very bottom of the barrel in quality of education.
MoreFreedom2 Monsignor Rico Suave XXVII • 7 hours ago
I'm old enough to remember when doctors made house calls. And if you purchased insurance when you were young and healthy, your premiums didn't rise if you got an expensive health condition provided you maintained coverage, but if you had one, it either wasn't covered or you paid more for it.
And it did work well then.
David Goldhill, CEO of the Game Show Network and author of "How American Health Care Killed My Father" wrote that seniors on Medicare actually pay a greater portion of their income on health care than before Medicare existed! That shows you how much government messes up the free market and raises prices, not including all the money they've paid in Medicare taxes. It suggests abolishing Medicare would save seniors money on health care, even though it's "free". Like PJ O'Rourk observed, if you think things are expensive now, just wait until the government makes it free.
Joe Poster MoreFreedom2 • 5 hours ago
Yes. Plus administrative costs per patient are higher with Medicare than with private insurance. With ACA you have govt administrative costs AND private insurance company administrative costs. There is no way to make it work unless we cut one out of it. And judging from the poor product we get from most government employees I think it's obvious which one.
Kathy Robinson MoreFreedom2 • 6 hours ago
Medicare is not free.It may be affordable but payments are deducted from your SS every month.Also it's only 80/20 and only pays a certain amount for meds so you have to find a supplemental to help pay for that. After the age of 65 where would a person find a plan they could afford. http://money.cnn.com/2017/0...
backformore MoreFreedom2 • 3 hours ago
Sounds like perhaps we're of a similar age. I remember those days as well. What's happened since then is that the Feds decided to get involved. The more involved they got, the worse they made it for everyone else.
Don L backformore • 3 hours ago
Teddy Kennedy gifted this to us, and the price of healthcare shot through the roof ever since.
Sandy Eckert MoreFreedom2 • 5 hours ago
Then, there was also a LOT of pro-bono type medicine being dealt out to those who needed help. Government involvement stopped that, too. Gov is also the CAUSE of high drugs...it goes on and on.