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KayLJ Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 12:50 PM
it is the very existence of insurance that drives of medical costs. Once you divorce the consumer from feeling the full financial impact of his consumption, it encourages over utilization, inefficiency, waste and fraud than did not previously exist. The irony is these forces try to right themselves in the market by driving up costs which then drives up premiums, deductibles, co-pays and out of pocket costs until the individual is really paying out of pocket what he would have been paying directly for his medical care if insurance never existed. Insurance diverts & hides the full cost to the individual, who is paying far more for health care than he would voluntarily choose to spend if he had to pay it directly instead of to a 3rd party.
KayLJ Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 1:07 PM
Insurance companies exist to make a PROFIT by inserting themselves between and your doctor, betting they can get you to give them more money for them to pay your medical bills and pocket the rest-than you would have voluntarily chosen to,pay for it directly. In other words, et you to give them more money than your health care is really worth to you. The more a person pays to.a 3rd party, the more they see it as "free" and they start over utilizing it in the belief seeing a dr while healthy will insure their continued health when it means no such thing. The more healthy people flooding the system, the longer those who NEED it must wait to be seen which means they get sicker and more difficult to cure. We all end up losers and suckers.

I’ve posted some horrifying examples about what happens when you put politicians and bureaucrats in charge of health care.

The story that makes every guy wince comes from Sweden, where a man wound up having his penis amputated because of government incompetence.

And I’ve shared numerous examples of substandard care from the United Kingdom, in part because I can’t resist mocking Paul Krugman.

Speaking of the U.K.,