Skyrocketing costs for Health Care

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    You have to bless the good works of retards to increase your health care while axing millions from coverage.

    Skyrocketing costs for Health Care and Education

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    One of the biggest thieves of retirement has been the unconscionable rise of health care and education costs. With health insurance costs jumping 10-25% per year, a worker with stagnant paychecks is on the long road to bankruptcy. (See Health Insurance Companies Price Gouging the US Economy)

    Yesterday I received what was either a Halloween trick or extortion: a letter from Blue Cross Blue Shield notifying me of a 24% rate increase starting January 2010. Quite simply, this is price gouging per se.

    Got a child or two? Do you want them to go to college? Well you better get rich, fast. The College Board’s study of college pricing trends shows costs have exploded 300% since 1980. That’s especially interesting since median household wages are up only 10-15% over the same time period. Maybe home schooling is better than the poor house.

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    Thank the US Government and thier Meddling for the increase.

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    LOL! That argument doesn't hold water T. What meddling are your referring to? And by the way, I don't hear the insurance company blaming government either.
     
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    the skyrocketing health care costs are almost entirely due to the practice of 'defensive medicine' which is driven by frivolous lawsuits....eliminate frivolous lawsuits and health care costs will normalize i.e. scumbag lawyers and insurance companies are 'the problem' bc they are allowed to act as leeches sucking the life out of the health care system when they really shouldn't even have a seat at the table
     
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    500+ companies getting ObamaCare waivers won't increase the costs either. A smaller group of people paying for a service means the cost will decrease of course. And we all know there is no fraud in government.

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    Oh yeah and lets not forget how much Obamacare is gonna cost.

    The insurance companies are ratcheting up their prices to cover those millions your so damned worried about.

    We, who have insurance, are gonna get hosed to pay for it dunce.
     
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    How quickly they forget the raises the insureres were piling on Americans Before anyone attempted to fix the mess.
     
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    Home schooling college level courses?
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    Are we talking online courses here ... ones that still cost $$$?
     
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    Have you considered "scumbag" doctors and medicare fraud in your conclusion as one exception, or is that negligible in terms of "frivolous lawsuits" and "'defensive medicine"'?

    I wonder if the expotential expansion of big pharma television ads has anything to with the cost of healthcare? Do doctors in general give patients drugs simply because the patient asks? Do "scumbag doctors" write prescriptions based on sound medicine or do the perks of sales reps have an effect?
     
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    Exactly what did you think was going to happen to your premiums????? Insurance comanies now are mandated to cover everyone, cover everyone with pre existing conditions, there are no limits on the costs incurred by each patient and you added 30 to 50 million people onto the rolls. Did you think your premiums were going to stay the same? You are a fool.
     
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