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Obamacare is Not a Sure Thing

Ken5061 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 11:26 AM
Yes, clearly this is not about medical care or even about affording medical care. It does not require above average intelligence to understand it is more expensive to pay for both medical care and for several layers of bureaucracy to forward your payment to the doctor or hospital. I have never had health insurance. What I have had is prepaid medical care. I pay the insurance company and they pay for office visits. Since I can afford to pay for my own office visits, health insurance does not meet the definition of insurance at all. It is prepaid medical care and is more expensive because the health insurance industry has been the most profitable for decades. They must get those profits somewhere, maybe from me.
Bruce2397 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 3:43 PM
"It does not require above average intelligence to understand it is more expensive to pay for both medical care and for several layers of bureaucracy to forward your payment to the doctor or hospital."

Which is why Medicare and Medicaid spend less on administration than any private insurance plan.
Rodney47 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 5:16 PM
On that you are dead wrong Bruce. Not to mention that Medicare and Medicaid denies services more times than the any private insurance company.
Those who thought ObamaCare was set in concrete by Chief Justice John Roberts' decision last June are in for a shock. December 14 is the new deadline (extended from November 16) for states to let the feds know, yea or nay, whether or not they will be setting up a health insurance exchange, which is the key to participating in the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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