The Republican Health Care Proposal: Your non partisan opinion of its merits

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  1. Baruch Menachem
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    We keep on hearing that the Republicans are just being obstructive, but the Republcan proposal has been around for a long time, and the Dems just wont go for any part of it.


    Here are some basic parts to it. I have other things I would like to see as well, but this is the basis for discussion.
    1. No mandates for special coverages that folks wouldn't buy on their own. IE, Slacker insurane and the like
    2. Expanded Health Savings Acccunt High Deductible plans
    3. tort reform to make sure there is a better match with causation, harm and compensation.
    4. basic plans available nationwide and nationwide competion on plans
    5. wider choice in what you want to insure and what you don't need to insure. Why are gay guys mandated to buy pregnancy insurance?

    My own idea that I thin we should try is medicare and medicare users would have the option to buy private insurance through the program, along the same rules as above, so they wouldn't have to go through the state for payment. The could build up HSA balances as well. The states and the Federal government have a miserable record of payment and mind bending stupid coding rules that are probably 75% of the cost of providing health care for these patients.

    This is my plan and the Republican plan. Is there any of this you like or dislike and why
     
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    Said it before, I'll say it again....

    Declare medical insurance a free field of interstate commerce and Katie bar the door.
     
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    I want to bump this one more time.

    We kept on hearing from the Democrats that the Republicans didn't have a plan. They did. Here it is. Does no one, even the Republicans, want to discuss these ideas?
     
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    Here is the Republican obstruction method in action against the Republican Health Care bill! This is a socialist bill, and will run this country dry long before any of it's citizens will see the benefits. The country likely couldn't handle a bill like this. There will be death committees who decide who lives and who dies.
     
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    They're all bad ideas.

    1. Everyone should have insurance whether he wants it or not. The community won't allow anyone to die for lack of insurance so we'll have to pay for the slackers who can't pay for their own health care.

    2. Health Savings Accounts distort the insurance market. They take young and healthier persons out and leave older and less healthy. That raises costs. As matters of good risk management and public policy,the market should be as larger as possible.

    3. "Tort reform" is a scam. It has been proven to have little effect on health care costs and health care access.

    4. Nationwide marketing allows health insurance companies to drive health insurance regulation to the lowest possible level by shopping-around to find the most lenient state.

    5. I don't think that's an issue. As far I as I know, men aren't forced to buy pregnancy insurance.
     
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    Yeah buy only what you need. Why was the RNC paying for Abortion coverage?
     
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    Where, in the Constitution, does it grant congress the power to force Americans to buy something? That is an outrage!
     
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    First Amendment; ...redress of grievances.

    The American People have declared the lack of health care to be a grievance and have ordered Congress to redress it.
     
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    Maybe now some of the republicans plans can at least get debated in the senate. I made a thread a while back about it i'll give you the link below.

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/healt...nce-republican-health-care-plans-exposed.html
     
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    You Occidolts sock puppet?

    Some folks want it, lots of folks don't.

    And just because some folks want some thing, it does not mean it has to be provided. I want a new car. does that mean congress will give me a new one every year?

    We talk. Sometimes we listen. And maybe when we do both we can get some where.

    @US Citizen... Where did you read that the RNC was providing abortion coverage?
     

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