Bipartisan USMB Healthcare Reform Bill discussion

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    Okay. Enough of the bullshit bickering going on in Washington regarding healthcare. Fuck them!

    Now it's OUR turn! Lets come up with a bill that WE, as members of USMB, can all agree on.

    I propose that we chose TEN POINT as part of our bill...we can take them from ideas that were already proposed by the dems or the repubs. Or we can make up our own.

    Of the TEN points, there may be some points that you don't agree with, and some that you like that others don't agree with. But we will compromise.

    You can list general ideas or very specific ideas...and then we can all discuss.

    I'LL START:

    TORT REFORM
     
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    Another:

    AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS HAPPY WITH THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN, SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO KEEP THEIR PLAN UNTIL THEY BECOME A MEDICARE BENEFICIARY, REGARDLESS OF THE HEALTH CARE OPTIONS OFFERED BY THEIR EMPLOYERS.
     
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    If - and I say if because, as far as I am concerned, the debate is not about healthcare but whether an government involvement in healthcare is constitutional but.....

    If we were to have some kind of government run healthcare system, follow France.
     
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    Specifics, por favor...
     
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    Other than the fact that the government makes the laws and regulations, this debate may include the option that there is no government funded healthcare.

    However, the likelihood that insurance companies will suddenly put patient care above profit is slim to none without government prodding...and I doubt that not-for-profit insurance companies are going to be formed.
     
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    In the French system, the downside of which is cost.... everyone pays a contribution to cover basic care. They all also have private insurance that 'tops up' that care. Their system - albeit expensive - is excellent. Their hospitals are exceptional, they don't have the huge monstrous cumbersome crap that the Brits, Canadians and others do.
     
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    End the favorable tax treatment for employee provided health care in exchange for Medical Saving Accounts
     
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    So, the contribution to cover basic care, would be like our Medicare tax?

    Are people mandated to get private insurance?
     
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    Would this be mandatory? Voluntary? Matched?

    Would the funds that you have earned be permanent and roll over each year?

    Could they be inherited? And if not, where does the remaining money go upon your demise?
     
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    It would be up to the companies to decide how they wanted to implement especially with respect to matching

    Funds are permanently yours and roll over annually and they go to your estate when you croak.
     

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