Whose medical decisions? Part IV

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    Who makes our medical decisions now?

    If you are not fortunate to have insurance, your decision on many procedures is easy.....you can't afford it.

    If you have insurance, your insurance company, who has a fiduciary obligation to its stockholders, will decide which procedures it will pay for
     
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    This has nothing to do with folks who don't have insurance. They don't have insurance for a myriad of reasons, and that is not what this topic is about. I have insurance that I pay for. I select my own doctors, and I decide what procedures I have done to me with the advice of my doctors, and some government czar does not tell either me or my doctors what procedures I will have. I have been with my insurance company for many years now, and they have yet to turn me down on any and all procedures my doctors have recommended, and I am an old man, so have had a lot of things done that were very expensive. Whenever you choose an insurance company, the procedures that they will pay for is written right in their brochure. That's why it is wise to really take your time and read the fine print before choosing them. Mine covers everything, and at a rate consistent with most other companies.
     
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    It absolutely, positively has to do with people who cannot afford insurance. Their numbers are growing every day. You want to know wo can't afford insurance anymore??? Businesses.
    They want to get out of the insurance business and someone needs to fill the void.
     
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    Hey Republicans...
    Don't like "Obamacare"????

    Who's fault is it??
    Republicans had eight years to put through a comprehensive healthcare plan of their liking. What did they do???
    Absolutely, fucking NOTHING
     
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    Um ... no ... :doubt:

    They tried from a different angle, by trying to lower prices in the US on everything. Though they failed to do it, doesn't make their idea bad or wrong, and that's what you are missing.
     
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    Actually rightwinger you do make an extremely valid point about businesses especially. I mean imagine if some of the countless companies that have tanked were able to not have to carry the financial burden of providing insurance while trying to stay afloat in the turmoil of today's markets. Plus all of those who are quick to cry socialism, why is it that everyone from Canada to Great Britain all have the very same proposed system, but we don't call them socialist soviet marxist republics lol now do we?? So people before you start comparing Obama to Joseph Stalin, just think how incredibly stupid u sound.
     
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    "If it ain't broke, don't fix it. " Over 90% of Americans have health insurance. The other 8% doesn't have it for various reasons, and a lot of those reasons is that they can afford it but choose not to. This topic is not going to slip into a discussion of why people don't have health insurance. Stick to the fuckin' topic. Either read the article that I posted, or don't comment.
     
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    So many of you are happy with your employer sponsored healthcare. Look at what has happened in the last decade. What will your employer sponsored healthcare plan look like ten years from now?

    http://www.nchc.org/facts/cost.shtml

     
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    I pay for my own, and it's subsidized by Medicare ... next attempted point?
     

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