Comments on: The next chapter in reforming healthcare Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: Opday Sun, 27 Jun 2010 18:24:26 +0000 Interesting story, since health care systems in most developed countries are flawed, cannot afford the cost going forward, the US has decided to take a system and match the rets of the world. Too bad, it had a great opportunity to move forward.

Now it can join the ranks of the rest of the world as all try to find a solution to health care.

Costs will increase, some current programs will be reduced in coverage and all will pay more out of pocket/taxes, premiums etc.

Better, maybe perception is the reality, but simply paying more does not improve the system or gain efficiencies.

By: The1eyedman Thu, 24 Jun 2010 17:45:56 +0000 Just to put the cat amongst the pigeons, there is no such thing as medical insurance!
Insurance covers ‘Fortuitous Events,’ and aging catching a cold, flu etc, are not.
You used to be able to insure ‘Privateering.’
The Insurance Companies operating in the US, have been and still are running a money pool, designed and set up to cover medical expenses for its contributors.
If you wish to keep cost down and control wastage, you can set up a ‘National Insurance,’ similar to other countries; this ensures a minimum level of care for the citizens or conception to grave care and of course introduces competition.
At present, the ‘Medical Insurance Industry,’ has various locations, states etc, sown up and intend to keep it that way, after all there are no insurance brokers, hence no one knows what they will receive for their investment, claims accepted or denied etc.

By: essemdee Thu, 24 Jun 2010 14:45:55 +0000 The surest way to destroy the American health care system is to repeal the new health care law, as Republicans have promised. The fact is that the system is eroding as a result of our failure to solve these problems over many decades. The evidence: even with terrific insurance and lots of money, Americans cannot count on getting the care they need; and if they get what they need, they run a good risk that errors will be made in the process. The new law is not the final answer, but it makes progress; and that is squarely in the tradition of incremental, American public policy. Expenditures may rise, as the commenter suggests, but we are already rationing care. If you can’t pay, you can’t get the care you need. If you have insurance, but can’t afford the out-of-pocket costs, which are often very high, you can’t get the care you need. So, we ration care by our ability to pay. Is that the kind of system we want? All the other developed countries do better. They cover everyone (no uninsured), spend less, have better health statistics, and have happier citizens. Does pelosischmelosi really insist on defending a system that produces such inferior results?

By: pelosischmelosi Thu, 24 Jun 2010 08:28:52 +0000 This editorial is LIBERAL, Obama pom-pom waving trash at it’s finest!

Obama-Care was NOT as advertised, as everyone suspected!
It will destroy the American healthcare system and burden our children with additional debt.
Cost will NOT be contained – rationing of services will be instituted to cut costs.

Sheer nonsense – and I’m being polite!