Is Mitt right?

Discussion in 'Healthcare/Insurance/Govt Healthcare' started by BDBoop, Jun 14, 2012.

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Should insurance companies be allowed to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions

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    Forcing medical insurance to cover people who have been diagnosed with a terminal disease is like forcing liability companies to insure a burning building.
     
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    So they are just screwed, is what you're saying.
     
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    If we had ‘single-payer’ universal healthcare – Medicare for all – yes, it would be perfectly appropriate for health insurance companies to deny based on pre-existing conditions. One is entitled to healthcare, he is not entitled to health insurance.

    But unfortunately we don’t, so no.
     
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    Are you prepared for the charge that an Insurance company would make to cover someone with a pre existing condition? Or are you claiming they should cover people and not charge an appropriate amount for the risk and cost?
     
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    "We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are under control; when the poor fly it means danger, revolution, anarchy." Henry Miller

    Life, sickness, accidents, injuries, and death are all preexisting conditions of this thing we call life. If the world were made up of Mitts (today's Mitt) we could change our primary American value to the land of the social Darwinists. No offence meant to Darwin who was misunderstood.

    No one complains when we buy bombs, but many complain when we help people. What a odd land we live in.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." Dom Helder Camara
     
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    Think you might have this backwards.
    If we had universal healthcare (Medicare for all, as you put it), then no one should be turned away for any reason.

    If we have to pay for our health insurance, the best way I can think of to pay the MOST for premiums and get the least payback is to accept everyone without regard to their actual health.

    Now - before the beating starts, please understand that health care is NOT the same thing as health insurance. It's because most folks don't understand the basic difference that we have this argument in the first place.
     
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    I see that Romney is saying that it is a state issue, not necessarily that he is for or against it?
     
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    No one complains about the thousands of lives lost or the untold cost of our "war on drugs", but the first thing they cut when they need a new prison is education - and the ensuing lack of education becomes a platform for the next administration. Sometimes we just make no sense at all.
     
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    So you rather let them suffer until they croak?
     

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