Healthcare Rationing: Real Scary

Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    38,332
    Likes Received:
    786
    Concerns about government bureaucracies gaining oversight of your treatment are not misplaced. We need reforms, but the answer is not central planning.

    By Newt Gingrich

    When Sarah Palin said that the emerging healthcare reform legislation would lead to "death panels" and government rationing of care, her language was explosive, but her premise about rationing was not.

    The most critical test of any reform proposal is whether it will empower individuals or impose on them. It is a fact that the leading bills in Congress would increase the power of government and decrease individual freedom. You cannot spend an additional $1 trillion of taxpayer money and reduce the role of government. You will get new bureaucracies, more regulation, more complexity. That means you will have less control of your healthcare.

    Disagree? Just read the versions of healthcare legislation:H.R.3200 in the House. One key proposal is to mandate an "essential benefit package" for every private insurance policy sold in the United States. Currently, individuals and employers usually make these coverage decisions. This legislation creates a new federal Health Benefits Advisory Committee that would decide instead. For example, if you are a single male with no children, the legislation still requires you to have maternity benefits and well-baby and well-child care coverage. You don't want or don't need that coverage? Sorry, you have to pay for it anyway.


    More Here
     
  2. donnA

    donnA
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2000
    Messages:
    23,354
    Likes Received:
    0
    how stupid can these people get
     
  3. LeBuick

    LeBuick
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    11,537
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've never seen health insurance where you selectively pick what you want covered. I've seen where you can choose levels or options but never a plan that says I can choose liver surgery but no gall stones.

    In that light this must mean that is it covered in the benefits but if it doesn't apply to you then you'll probably never use that benefit. I am willing to bet single women have prostate screening benefits but will probably not use it. Just like man are also covered for mammograms. I thought this was normal???
     
  4. targus

    targus
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    8,459
    Likes Received:
    0
    You thought wrong.

    The insurance premiums for a single male are lower than the insurance premiums for single females for the simple fact that a single male can not become pregnant.

    This is an example of one of the many problems with a central government solution to any problem. They always come up with a one size fits all solution that does not take individual wants and needs into consideration - not to mention individual abilities or ambition.
     
  5. donnA

    donnA
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2000
    Messages:
    23,354
    Likes Received:
    0
    everyone has a liver and gall bladder(or used to), but not everyone has babies, like men for instance, so it's ridiculous to ahve men pay for insurance for pregnancies.
     
  6. targus

    targus
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    8,459
    Likes Received:
    0
    LeBuick, you better hope that your insurance will cover "backside lip removal" surgery when "the one" leaves office.
     
  7. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    38,332
    Likes Received:
    786

    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     

Share This Page

Loading...