Health Care: What now?

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    So now that we have the 41st vote to kill this ridiculous Christmas Tree Healthcare abomination, maybe some sense will come in to the discussion- Who knows? Maybe a discussion will occur.

    What was the stated aim of this thing? I say "stated aim" because in the Democrat-speak altered reality, nothing is what they say it is.

    It sounded like there were 3 goals if you ignor the goals of bribing everyone who objected. They were:

    1. Make pre-existing conditions covered.
    2. Eliminate lifetime caps on coverage.
    3. Make coverage available to all.

    This can be easily, and transparently done if that's all they are trying to do.

    1. People can buy a policy with a government rider that covers the pre-exisiting condition. This would be done just like the insurance that covers homes on the Coasts where hurricanes destroy them.
    2. Again a government rider.
    3. With the first two points, that should pretty much cover it, but, of course, people would still need to pay for it.

    Throw the rest of the BS away and this thing passes tomorrow.

    Want to reduce costs? Tort reform, insurance companies selling across state lines and teaching clinics in neighborhoods.

    Oh, one last thing: Make everyone in Congress own and drive a pick up truck as his primary vehicle and institute term limits.
     
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    I like your idea about term limits.
     
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    Real health care reform.

    Make all health care insurance non-profit. Limit salaries to no more the the POTUS makes, and no bonuses.

    That is how the other industrial nations control their costs.
     
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    How many of these other nations GDP combined is equal to ours?

    How much money did China send to Haiti?

    Insurance companies are around due to the fact that they make money. No profits, no companies. Profits are good. It means that they are doing it right. No profits is not good. It means that they are doing it wrong.
     
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    That's how other industrial nations chase their doctors away.
     
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    Your kidding, right?
    You keep forgetting or just denying that we are not like other industrial nations. There is none finer than the way we do business. Most Americans don't want to be like other industrial nations.
     
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    Those nations are not the US. We are America.

    And those nations certainly do not limit salaries to no more than their leading politicians. I know of no nation that outlaws bonuses.... at least no democratic nations.

    You might find yourself more at home in Cuba.
     
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    China holds our debt.
     
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    I would say that a compromise needs to be done, but we know that isn't going to happen is it? Even if it does it would be garbage. The ideological health care system of the two parties aren't close enough for that to work.
     
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    Actually, if we had term limits, this health care monstrousity might have passed. It was the fear of the voter that kept alot of people from voting from it. If they knew they didnt have to face the votes of the public....
     

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