You dropped a bomb on me, baby!

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    The Bomb Buried In Obamacare Explodes Today-Hallelujah! - Forbes

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    You have hit on the dirty little secret of the insurance industry.

    Why Does U.S. Health Care Cost So Much? (Part II: Indefensible Administrative Costs) - NYTimes.com
     
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    If we could just make the government adhere to the same rules they want to force on us.
     
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    As stated since this debate began. Obamatax is step one to a single payer government healt plan with no private insurance, doctors or pharmaceuticals companies.

    Does Medicare and Medicaid follow the same rule?
     
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    Their MLRs are in the single digits.
     
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    Didn't you know that millions of pages of regulations would be required to implement the 2,500 pages of the Act itself?

    When this is over, the laws covering the regulations will be as extensive as the tax code. The volumes will fill a library. Then there will be an army of Health Care Act Specialist lawyers to decode it for you.

    It has to be repealed and that what has already been implemented dismantled.
     
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    Knowing that you're willfully ignorant and lack the curiosity to explore the costs of health care in America as linked above, allow me to post one paragraph from the NYT's:

    "The United States spends nearly 40 percent more on health care per capita than its G.D.P. per capita would predict. Given the sheer magnitude of the estimated excess spending, it is fair to ask American health care providers what extra benefits the American people receive in return for this enormous extra spending. After all, translated into total dollar spending per year, this excess spending amounted to $570 billion in 2006 and about $650 billion in 2008. The latter figure is over five times the estimated $125 billion or so in additional health spending that would be needed to attain truly universal health insurance coverage in this country."

    If the figures are accurate, would that change you opinion?
     
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    FYI, the reason health care in America continually goes up is because of advances in science and governmental regulations.

    That's why one pill costs you $10.


    If you want a country that still uses leeches move.
     
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    Medicare and Medicaid patients only use PRIVATE doctors, and Private Hospitals, and Private Laboratories, etc I would presume this will also be the case with a future single payer health care plan for those under 65....if it ever got in to place?

    as Far as the Health Insurance Industry, they will still be around...similar to Medicare, they will get in to the Supplemental Health Insurance policies more, and develop other areas of Business, they certainly would not just "give up", they would diversify more than they have already and give it their all to survive....if we ever went to a single payer plan.
     
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    That's a pretty big IF.

    The half a billion being pared from medicaid and re-directed to support Obamacare plus the Trillion in tax increases over the next ten years plus all of the currently paid Health Insurance premiums indicate that the figures you cite as actual spending will increase and not decrease one bit.

    But, yes, if we were living on Fantasy Island as your post would suggest you believe, then that would change my opinion.
     

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