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09-08-2009, 08:41 AM
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09-08-2009, 11:11 AM
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There's a lot of healthcare information that isn't presented for discussion. The unfunded liabilities of Medicare and Medicaid; the costs due to illegal use and abuse of the system; tort taxes; government regulations of insurance companies; the high costs of product liability; research and development costs and the ever increasing burden on the health care system due to the baby boomers arriving at retirement age. There seems to be good arguments on both sides, but the facts are hidden or ignored.

Everyone agrees health care is expensive. The $20 aspirin is brought up, but the fact that bottles upon bottles are never paid for by people that can afford cigarettes and junk food. These people can't be denied indigent care, yet the need for stopping this type of abuse is necessary. The same can be said for any unecessary cost, including the mutliple tests to prevent the possibility of fines or litigation.

Administrative costs due to regulations cost money. A practicing doctor needs staff to process the paperwork, which is passed on to the consumer or the taxpayer. Is all this paperwork necessary, or is it a knee jerk reaction to threats of fines or law suits?

Malpractice insurance is expensive for doctors. When you consider some pay over a hundred thousand a year, the $150 office visit is placed more in perspective. I think people would be upset if their itemized statement showed the hidden cost of this insurance. A $35 doctor cost, with $120 administrative and insurance placed right under this part of the statement would give more light to the bill, especially if the insurance was half of this part of the cost.

How about the wasted money for unecessary trips to the doctor or the hospital? Do you need a doctor for the symptoms of a common cold? Is the prescription for antibiotics and an antihistimine needed? I think not, but the current mindset of our society is that if you can get the treatment, go ahead and take advantage of the insurance or public program that offers these services. Nobody thinks beyond their own selfish wants and considers the overall effect waste has on the entire costs for medical care.

There are people that don't get medical care for life threatening illnesses. It's a sad fact and the treatment would be available with a national health care system, but not without problems. The government buffer would add a bureaucracy, which will add costs to medical care and allow administrative personell to decide your care without your input. There is an argument that insurance companies already do this, but I argue that insurance companies are not exempt from civil remedies. This bureacracy, like all bureacracies, would be faced with survival, which would lead to waste and uneeded positions. The apathy of public service would start immediately and the needed cuts to keep the system running would involve rationing by the same bureacrats.

We already have socialized medicine. We have Medicare, Medicaid and the disability of SSI. Considering the unfunded liabilities of tens of trillions of dollars for these programs, the thought of increasing the debt for another administration is foolish. What we have is broken and can't be fixed without accounatability and a genuine effort by the government, and citizens, to be reasonable with health care. We need less restriction on insurance availability and more accountability by everyone to not abuse the system. Until that happens, nationalized health care is a disaster waiting to happen.
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09-08-2009, 01:50 PM
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EXCELLENT, JESS!!!! May I pass this along to friends?
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09-08-2009, 02:14 PM
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As long as you correct the spelling mistakes.
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09-08-2009, 02:51 PM
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HOW TO FIX HEALTHCARE:

1. TORT REFORM
2. REGULATE THE INSURANCE COMPANIES
3. ELIMINATE THE "pre-existing condition" excuse


FIXED!


before we need health care reform......we need tort reform

(sorry, can't sue doc unless he really ****s up by leaving a torque wrench or burning cigarette inside grandma's hip.)

you can't sue him because grandma was 90, went into the hospital with a heart attack and didn't live..........Unless your doctor is barack obama and then he just chose not to heal her.

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11-05-2009, 07:08 AM
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