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mshade Wrote: Aug 19, 2012 8:05 PM
In all this finger pointing and commentary I haven't heard one person discuss the fact that our healthcare system got screwed when some high ho muckety muck decided to take the responsibility of our health out of our hands and place them squarely in the hands of the insurance companies. For example, you get sick, you go to the doc, they ask you for your insurance card. If you don't have one you don't get care. If you do have one you only have to pay a copay of say $20. Sounds like a bargain right? So what the heck, if healthcare is that cheap why not behave irresponsibly and eat, drink, smoke, sit on our butts and allow our health to decline. After all it's a cheap fix ($20) right? So what if the system decided to change (ahhhh, there's tha
breathedeep Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 1:36 AM
I agree. The only real way to change patient behavior and reduce medical costs is to put the patient in charge of his healthcare and its costs. An HSA funded through a tax you pay to ypurself, and having to spend your HSA before any insurance kicks in would make patients much more aware.
mshade Wrote: Aug 19, 2012 8:12 PM
that word again- CHANGE) and put the responsibility of how we take care of ourselves back into our laps? We go to the doc, the doc says that'll be $65 please, you pay, then you go home and submit that bill to your insurance company. Now $65 seems like a lot, so maybe you'll shop around for a doc who doesn't charge as much, but you submit your bill to your insurance company who will only reimburse you $30 but you find out theres and insurance company who will reimburse you $50 and you sign up with them. Oh and then when you shop around for a hospital who charges $3000 to have your baby instead of $10,000....
mshade Wrote: Aug 19, 2012 8:21 PM
See where this is going? WE NEED TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR HEALTHCARE. WE DONT NEED OBMAMA CARE TO DO THAT FOR US!!! Then maybe health care might get cheaper and a lot more available to people who can't afford. AND we need to demand that EVERYONE pay their fair share and contribute to the system. It's the people who do not contribute who have been and will continue (with the blessing of the govt no matter who they are) to suck the life out of our healthcare system. Go ask a Brit about their NHS and what the leaches of their system have done to it. Go on, I dare you. Between gov't and insurance companies reeking havoc with our healthcare system- because we let them, we are screwed big time. It's time for ALL OF US to wake the hell up.
The reason that President Obama uses teleprompters, even when addressing elementary school children, is because he cannot help but reveal who he is and what he believes during moments that involve real spontaneity. He no doubt wishes that he had gotten a “mulligan” for that line that he inadvertently delivered: “you did not build that business”, but it says so much about the man, his agenda, and why he feels the moral superiority to enact it.
 
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