In all these debates about UHC/gov't plans/private ins, it's always about money and just a general concept of health coverage. When you envision this government run coverage, what do you think it will be?
I refused insurance at my last job. The way the plan was set up, you needed to pay $350/mo for family coverage, and you had to spend $10k out of pocket before anything was covered that was not preventive. Meaning an annual gyn visit was covered, but if they found a lump the mammogram/biopsy was not (unless deductibles had already been met). Same for anything else - kid's physical covered. Kid's visit for strep, not covered. Essentially we would've been paying $350/mo for the privilege of paying all of our own health expenses anyway. And the totals did not roll from year to year. Even if you did manage to spend $10k by December, you reset to $0 on Jan 1st.
How does anyone know that's NOT what gov't plans would end up?
I expect the government to dictate and ration care. I expect it to have more flaws than medicare, medicaid, and social security. AND cost more than all 3 combined within 15 years of enactment. I expect the likes of Barney Fwank to get his money grubbing hands on any form of "aid" he can to create more zero-liability voters and raise it constituentbase. I expect Barney Fwank to add AID in any bill he can, including health care to give more money to ACORN. I expect Democrats to pass it before they have read it.. Again... I expect something to come out that shows an error in thinking (similar to the AIG bonus fiasco of the stimulus)... Again... I expect Obama, Biden to claim it is working, then hint around the idea of needing MORE money to run it...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:48 PM on Jul. 16, 2009
Answer by beckcorc at 4:25 PM on Jul. 16, 2009
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:27 PM on Jul. 16, 2009
Answer by beckcorc at 4:30 PM on Jul. 16, 2009
Fine - when you envision the healthcare that would result from the monster legislation that just left committe what to you expect?
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:32 PM on Jul. 16, 2009
Answer by beckcorc at 4:43 PM on Jul. 16, 2009
I envision a system that will probably double my monthly health insurance cost and will probably triple the length of time it takes to get an appointment to see a doctor - HMO at it's worst and then some. It's what's happened in Massachusetts - the state that Obama keeps holding up as an example of how it could work. How do most people who support it think it will work? Lower monthly costs, tiny or zero co-pays, instant access to any doctor and any treatment they need or want.
Answer by kaycee14 at 5:05 PM on Jul. 16, 2009
Answer by Grandmarga at 5:43 PM on Jul. 16, 2009
Answer by Grandmarga at 5:46 PM on Jul. 16, 2009
Answer by Grandmarga at 5:47 PM on Jul. 16, 2009