Comments on: House health bill… It’s really big! http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/29/house-healthcare-bill-its-really-big/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: maguire http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/29/house-healthcare-bill-its-really-big/comment-page-1/#comment-405673 Sun, 20 Dec 2009 18:30:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=21761#comment-405673 There are so many aspects of this plan that the politicians keep overlooking though. The medical industry is wrought with overspending and has gone for too long without any regulation or oversight. Insurance premiums have gone up 138% for a reason and it isn’t simply corporate greed.
Private insurance companies are a part of the problem, yes. When regarding health, private insurance never should have been allowed to be profitable business in the first place. For-profit insurance means requires a need to make money and inevitably that is going to affect the quality of the insurance that people are getting from the company. Companies don’t want to spend money on an individual so they will take whatever measures necessary to ensure they don’t have to. But the medical industry has been profiting all along as well. Procedural costs, visits, even x-rays cost varying amounts state to state, city to city and practitioners are being bounced around by pharmaceutical companies to try and make money while waiting a year or more for the insurance companies to pay up.
This may be why the US was ranked #37 according to the World Health Organization. http://www.ourblook.com/component/option  ,com_sectionex/Itemid,200076/id,8/view, category/#catid107
Either health care needs to become a single unit in which there are no privatized barriers, which we may have lost since the rejection of the public option by the Senate, or we find a way to actually bring health care back to a fair free market based standing. The entire industry is wrought with greed from every angle, physicians hiking costs, pharmaceutical companies giving incentives for pushing their products, lobbyists for insurance company interests, and lobbyists for pharmaceutical interests. Where do we draw the line? Health care has had nothing to do with actual care for well beyond two decades.

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By: Scola http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/29/house-healthcare-bill-its-really-big/comment-page-1/#comment-402985 Thu, 05 Nov 2009 00:04:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=21761#comment-402985 So it’s voluminous. So what? That’s why we pay our representatives–to sift through complicated problems and the complexities of legislation. Is the Republican position that they are too intellectually lazy to look through the bill and actually come up with ways to improve it or flaws in the bill. Apparently if it can’t be boiled to some pithy phrase like “We’re at war” it’s too complex for these guys.

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By: Mega http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/29/house-healthcare-bill-its-really-big/comment-page-1/#comment-402545 Sat, 31 Oct 2009 02:45:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=21761#comment-402545 Health Care I Can Live With (and have sent to my representatives)…maybe we all should.
STEP 1

2009-10 – Write and pass strong rules for investigating, eliminating
Medicare fraud (authorize hiring as needed) including substantial fines to
replace Medicare funds and prison sentences where warranted.

2009-10 – Write and pass a bill that will allow individuals to receive 40%
of any Medicare savings based on their proven report of fraud, including
double billing, and incorrect billing. Insurance companies that have done
this have seen considerable savings.

2009-10 – Write a bill authorizing interstate insurance purchases by
companies and individuals

2009-10 – Write and pass a bill requiring uninsured individuals (of means)
to purchase catastrophic insurance and open a health care account (absent
such purchase, the individual must show ability to pay up to $100,000 in
medical care over a 4-year period).

2009-10 – Encourage each State that hasn’t done so, to pass a tort-reform
bill.

END STEP 1

2012 – Examine savings from fraud, tort reform, interstate insurance
purchases, and if, and only if needed, write a bill (Step 2) of Health
reform.

In others words, slow this sucker down and get it right.

This American always votes.

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By: Michelle Erickson http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/29/house-healthcare-bill-its-really-big/comment-page-1/#comment-402509 Fri, 30 Oct 2009 18:15:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=21761#comment-402509 What is truly frightening is the number of people willing to believe in this health care reform with no questions asked. I’ve found no point in trying to engage in discussion as I get no thoughtful responses – just the usual stereo-types & generalizations. They don’t care about understanding their own side, let alone the oppositon.

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By: getreal http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/29/house-healthcare-bill-its-really-big/comment-page-1/#comment-402505 Fri, 30 Oct 2009 17:04:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=21761#comment-402505 Don’t kid yourself

National Health care is a rouse.
What the government really wants is a new national tax.
Obama is just a paid spokesperson with the right amount of grass roots appeal at this time to sell it to the public.

Why not just expand Medicare. Because the government is broke with chronic tax base erosion. A new national tax is needed just to sustain our debts.

What were going to get is a new tax.
And a health care bill that provides band aids, aspirin and self exam for quality of life.

Thank you Baby Boomers for your contributions to America. What’s your favorite color again?

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By: youdon't say http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/29/house-healthcare-bill-its-really-big/comment-page-1/#comment-402501 Fri, 30 Oct 2009 16:28:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=21761#comment-402501 National Health care is a rouse.
What the government really wants is a new national tax.
Obama is just a paid spokesperson with the right amount of grass roots appeal at this time to sell it to the public.

Why not just expand Medicare. Because the government is broke with chronic tax base erosion. A new national tax is needed just to sustain our debts.

What were going to get is a new tax.
And a health care bill that provides band aids, aspirin and self exam for quality of life.

Thank you Baby Boomers for your contributions to America. What’s your favorite color again?

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By: Adam12 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/29/house-healthcare-bill-its-really-big/comment-page-1/#comment-402427 Fri, 30 Oct 2009 03:07:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=21761#comment-402427 Hey reuters how about an article discussing the actual bill not just some smarta** comments about how long it is.

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By: Mufaso http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/29/house-healthcare-bill-its-really-big/comment-page-1/#comment-402426 Fri, 30 Oct 2009 03:04:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=21761#comment-402426 Not a damn word about lowering healthcare insurance premiums or healthcare costs. These God#$$3 politicians.
What I wouldn’t give for an asteroid to hit Washington and obliterate every damn one of them.

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By: peter troncale http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/29/house-healthcare-bill-its-really-big/comment-page-1/#comment-402409 Thu, 29 Oct 2009 23:49:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=21761#comment-402409 Does this representative have any common sense this country cannot afford to spend one penny. We are going broke. before we spend any additional money we should cut back the total federal govt. salaries. have them go home for a year i bet we all would be better off.

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