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Subj: Re: Two Hundred and Fifteen Thousand Four Hundred and Sixty Three dollars
Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 at 11:17:30 pm EST (Viewed 1204 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Two Hundred and Fifteen Thousand Four Hundred and Sixty Three dollars
Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 at 12:13:38 am EST (Viewed 1262 times)

    Yes, I gotta agree with the Republicans, let people buy insurance nation wide. Give the insurance companies some REAL competition so they actually have to give a cr*& about their customers and want to hold onto them! Of course preexisting conditions will still be a problem and not everyone will still be able to afford Health Care which is a right!!

Well one huge problem is that it's incredibly hard to increase competition in the insurance industry. Creating an insurance company is incredibly hard to do, and requires a huge start up cost.

Then you also have to deal with state laws, which would be really different between one state and the next regarding health insurance regulation. It's not like insurance rates would suddenly see a significant decrease, or that current insurance problems would be fixed.

    If your on the Governments Health care plan, I can only imagine how much they will try to interfere in people lives trying to force them to eat Healthy and perhaps even forced Doctor visits and even house calls.

One huge problem that I have with UHC. There is really no incentive for a person to prevent situations that would require healthcare. A great motivator to change any behavior is financial incentives/punishments, but that would be removed in this situation. Moral hazards are a huge problem in our society.

    The free market is the most sacred thing we have. Without it, there would be no advances in technology, competition Between AMD and Intel have lead us to these 3ghz processors, competition between Nvidia and Ati has also lead to these massive graphics cards we have now.

Another problem I have with UHC. What is the incentive for health care companies to really innovate? The US, while being the major lone country without UHC, is one of the leading innovators in healthcare products and services. 7 of the top 12 pharmaceutical companies are based in the US. I really have no way of knowing which companies are the most innovative in terms of medical procedures or research.

    I'm sure competition has done a lot for laser treatment in the medical sector as well and I for one would like to see technology keep progressing. The Government cannot (here's a word I bet MOST of you hate) constitutionally force you to buy anything like it's trying to do now with Health Care reform.

Well the current plan is basically just to provide a government option, meaning you could still have your own private insurance company. But I don't see how many people would opt for private ins over a government supplied one.

Lots of questions that we still have to see the answers too. How does the private sector respond, by dropping employee health plans? How does the plan get funded? Who ultimately makes the decisions for the patients?

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