Last edited by Novaheart; 10-07-2011 at 10:34 AM.
yes, the Government is at the will of the people, but they also have to follow the law of the land, which is the US Constitution. Show me where any of these programs are authorized by it.
We've had them because politician's and judges haven't had the backbone since before FDR to reign it in. We've spent trillions of taxpayers money that would have gone much farther in the private sector and more efficiently than in the hands of the Government. The Government's job is to serve as referee NOT as a player.
The fact that legislators are telling insurance companies what they can and cannot provide should be no surprise considering that, in order to pass the bill in 2010, Reid had to take coverage for abortion services out of it. While most people here believe that abortion is a grievous sin, look at the situation legally: abortion is a legal procedure. If Congress could exclude this legal procedure based on the opinions of a bunch of politicians, then the precedent has been set: Congress can exclude ANY legal procedure based on the opinions of a bunch of politicians. Hence the current situation of CONGRESS deciding what health care average Americans get instead of letting us buy the coverage we see fit.
The LEFT should be up in arms about this. When insurance gets over-regulated at the state level by the government (as it did in Virginia in 2006), the first thing that goes are domestic partner benefits for gay couples. Even if the insurance company wants to offer them because it believes it can bring in lots of gay customers this way, it can't: the government hath spoken. The LEFT should be furious, but watch the 99%ers on Wall Street not mention this at all. After all, Obama their Savior is doing it.
And as for the rest of us? Perhaps someone will try to shove down our throats the idea that taking the morphine shot and dying is better for society than us getting chemo, if we're older or less useful or something.
(Sorry if I seem to be screaming. I HATE HATE HATE Obamacare with a passion and think it is the worst thing for not only medical care but medical privacy in this country.)
Many doctors will retire or not take new patients. That is happening now. The quaily of health care will go down also. Students will be reluctant to become doctors if they have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars and the Feds will mandate how much they can charge.
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You should see that place on Friday and Saturday night. Friday night the "no account" are cashing their paychecks (and paying a fee to do it) and Saturday night they are borrowing against their next paycheck. It's pretty busy from about 5pm tp 2 am.
Guess what? It already works that way and not just for Medicare and Medicaid, but for United Health Care and BCBS. You don't seriously think that you can stay in the hospital an extra day or two to err on the side of caution without the permission of your health insurance company, do you? Some may be easier to get along with than others, but basically all of them are to one degree or another "managed care".
I'm in an HMO. I have gotten the care that I need, and as usual, I had to threaten to leave against medical advice on my last hospital stay. In the long run, it is preferable to any other insurance I have had , especially in terms of out of pocket expenses.
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