Massachusetts reduced its uninsured population by two-thirds — yet the cost would be considered staggering, had state officials not done such a good job of hiding it. Finally, Massachusetts shows where “ObamaCare” would ultimately lead: Officials are already laying the groundwork for government rationing.
The most sweeping provision in the Massachusetts reforms — and the legislation before Congress — is an “individual mandate” that makes health insurance compulsory. Massachusetts shows that such a mandate would oust millions from their low-cost health plans and force them to pay higher premiums. …
Asked by Anonymous at 8:05 AM on Aug. 30, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Simply logic, will tell you it will be rationed, it is wishful thinking that it won't. If you know anything about economics, it is inevitable.
Answer by TBandNCmommy at 1:24 PM on Aug. 30, 2009
In the three years since Massachusetts enacted its individual mandate, providers successfully lobbied to require 16 specific types of coverage under the mandate: prescription drugs, preventive care, diabetes self-management, drug-abuse treatment, early intervention for autism, hospice care, hormone replacement therapy, non-in-vitro fertility services, orthotics, prosthetics, telemedicine, testicular cancer, lay midwives, nurses, nurse practitioners and pediatric specialists.
The Massachusetts Legislature is considering more than 70 additional requirements.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:06 AM on Aug. 30, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 8:41 AM on Aug. 30, 2009
Answer by Grandmarga at 8:52 AM on Aug. 30, 2009
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Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:56 AM on Aug. 30, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 8:57 AM on Aug. 30, 2009
Answer by jesse123456 at 8:58 AM on Aug. 30, 2009
Give me a break, insurance companies make a PROFIT on Health care!!!!!
Grandmarga, you may want to stop listening to Pelosi...
Overall, the profit margin for health insurance companies was a modest 3.4 percent over the past year, according to data provided by Morningstar. That ranks 87th out of 215 industries and slightly above the median of 2.2 percent.
By this measure, the most profitable industry over the past year has been beverages, with a 25.9 percent profit margin. Right behind that were healthcare real-estate trusts (firms that are basically the landlords for hospitals and healthcare facilities)
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:00 AM on Aug. 30, 2009
Health Care Real Estate Trust? Really?? You mean like the ones who own Hospitals and Health Cares that Obama and Democrats have made multi-billion dollar deals with to gain endorsement for ObamaCare? Interesting.... WHO is Obama really working for?? The people? Or the hospitals like the one Michelle worked for?? Wake up.. You are being played for as a fool by liberals....
Reform? YES.. But NOT this one.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:04 AM on Aug. 30, 2009