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So...How are private health insurance companies going to "help" President Obama to regulate the Health Care System?

Declaring that he is determined to be the last president confronted with reshaping health care in America, President Barack Obama proposed a 10-year, $900 billion plan Wednesday night to overhaul a system that he said had left the country at “a breaking point.”
In a prime-time address to a joint session of Congress, Obama laid out the specifics of his proposal to change the way Americans’ medical care is paid for, responding to critics who have complained that he has not set forth precisely what he thinks the new program should be.


Asked by Anonymous at 8:46 AM on Sep. 10, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Honestly, I don't think that the health insurance companies will "help" regulate themselves. There needs to be a national standard of rules for the health insurance companies such as "you can't deny someone care for pre-existing conditions." Once we get those kinds of rules in place, our private health insurance will have to be held accountable to those rules by the government.

    Answer by momtokate at 9:31 AM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • I didn't think he needed any help with anything, during his campaign he seemed pretty confident that he alone was able to do it all.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:00 AM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • Not that I agree with an iota of what he wants but I'd like to know what happens after the 10 yrs. Sounds like all bets are off. He won't be President so who cares....
    It will be just like insurance now, with costs going up, up, up. Even the wonderful medicare they praise was supposed to cost tens of thousands when it was implemented but now costs hundreds of thousands each year.
    I think someone has their head in the sand.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:05 AM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • When complete, the ten year plan will be 2 years in the financial hole. It was proven on the news last night it will be broke on year 8 IF there is no waste, fraud, abuse, and an increase in tax revenues. What are the chances of that? It will be broke much earlier, just like the cash for clunkers deal, and how reliable is the government going to be, when the SPEECH about healthcare reform started late, didn't go as planned, and was chock full of lies. That should give you enough of the bad taste in your mouth to have a good idea what UHC will be like.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:10 AM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • $900 billion!  OMG!


    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:24 AM on Sep. 10, 2009