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A Republican Alternative to Obamacare

William981 Wrote: Dec 14, 2014 8:22 PM
The biggest objection I have to ObummerKare is that it forces healthcare to pass from the authority of the free market to the authority of the federal government. Your personal healthcare decisions passes from you and your doctor to unelected dispassionate bureaucrats. This should never happen in America, and we must reject this situation and return health care to the market place where individuals make their own choices with the help of their doctors and insurers. If the government wants to get involved in healthcare, there are two areas where they may be able to do this most effectively. The first involves the government providing capital healthcare equipment such as MRI and other high cost equipment to hospitals and clinics free of charge and without strings. One reason healthcare has become so expensive is that operators have to buy this equipment and pass along the cost of it to the patient. If the govt provided this equipment, these costs would not be passed to the patient and the cost to him and his insurer would be much less. The second area, is that when a person or member of his family experiences a catastrophic illness or injury, the costs for treating this patient and getting him/her back to some state of normalcy can be enormous and totally out of reach for this family. In such cases, where the causes will exceed a certain percentage of the family income, the federal government could subsidize the costs to greatly lessen the impact on the family. Under Obamacare, there are all sorts of subsidies and give-aways that already cost the taxpayer plenty. Why not make it sensible rather than emotional.
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