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Rationed care anyone? It's coming for some.

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. …

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:05 AM on Aug. 30, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • 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.

    TBandNCmommy

    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.


    http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=10488

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:06 AM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • There is no way it CAN"T be rationed. WE CAN NOT AFFORD IT!!! Why can't certain people comprehend that??
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:41 AM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • IT WILL NOT BE RATIONED. Why can't you comprehend that!!!!
    Grandmarga

    Answer by Grandmarga at 8:52 AM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • Give me a break, insurance companies make a PROFIT on Health care!!!!!
    Grandmarga

    Answer by Grandmarga at 8:54 AM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • Grandmarga
    Please give me the details and facts on how ALL of Obama's Health Care plan will be paid for.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:56 AM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • IT WILL NOT BE RATIONED. Why can't you comprehend that!!!!

    I can't compprehend it because it WILL BE RATIONED.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:57 AM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • The government already rations care especially for the elderly who don't have supplimental insurance. Medicare pays by a schedule. This is why the supplimental insurance is so important. I have decided that when it comes time for me to be on Medicare, I will only have private insurance if at all possible. My MIL had so many problems with Medicare during her illness but BC/BS paid without any problems or issues. We never heard from them. We got "nasty-grams" from Medicare quite often.
    jesse123456

    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)

    grlygrlz2

    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.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:04 AM on Aug. 30, 2009