Discussion in 'ObamaCare' started by Penelope, Nov 15, 2017.
No one right now. Not necessary.
Key findings: §105d (8) Uncompensated Care
The cost report data indicate that the cost of uncompensated care provided by Michigan hospitals fell dramatically after the implementation of the Healthy Michigan Plan. Comparing data from 2013 and 2015 for a consistent set of hospitals, uncompensated care costs decreased by almost 50 percent. For the average hospital, annual uncompensated care expenses fell from $7.21 million to $3.77 million. Expressed as a percentage of total hospital expenses, uncompensated care decreased from 5.2 percent to 2.9 percent. Over 90 percent of hospitals submitting data for both FY 2013 and FY 2015 saw a decline in uncompensated care between those two years.
Key findings: §105d (9) Insurance Premium Rates
There was no evidence from the interviews and rate filings that the Healthy Michigan Plan affected health plan premium rates. Review and analysis of DIFS rate filings showed changes in the increases requested in premium rates by year and by product and market. The average weighted premium rate increase requested in filings declined from 2013-2015: 7.55% in 2013, 5.77% in 2014, and 5.20% in 2015. While the requested rate increase varied by products and markets, reasons given in the filings for the rate requests were related most often to increasing medical and pharmaceutical costs.
Whoever wrote the words of Jesus, knew the poor would always be with us, because of the nature of greed and the rich. Some things never change.
The uncompensated care problem was created by government with EMTALA. If you think it's a problem, fucking repeal it. Bad law to fix bad law results in even worse law.
I you truly don't want to repeal EMTALA, the least we could do is fund it. Raise federal taxes and pay hospitals for the uncompensated care. Unfunded mandates to business will always fuck up markets. Imagine a similar mandate to grocery stores to feed anyone, regardless of ability to pay. Do you think that might make food prices go up? Does that sound like a sane policy to you?
How does this address my question ?
I don't want to try and read between the lines.
Sooner or later you have to address costs.
10,000 per person per year. Plain and simple.
Republicans repealed the mandate but maintained the requirement for insurers to cover pre-existing conditions
How do Republicans expect them to pay?
Good question. They repealed the symptom but not the cause.
The subsidies are not ending only the mandate
How did ewe expect us to pay for obummercare? Who can afford the deductibles?
At first glance, I don't see any answers to the question posed in the OP, so I'll ask it:
How is repealing the mandate going to save money?
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