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I,m all for affordable health care. I don't know know about other states but we only had one choice here in NH. One of our daughter mother of 4 kids,single, works no child support father in jail. Her premiums went up to $750 and the co-pays went up. I just don't like that you have to pay a fine if you don't have ins. One of are friends pay the fine as it is cheaper than the Ins.
The question every American needs to ask is
Replace with What?
And Please Can I have the Answer Right Now?!
What is your new Plan Going to Do About This old but sure to come back Problem?
Personally, I don't understand why they don't just fix the parts that aren't working right. Allow insurers to bid across state lines, or make the federal exchange open to everyone.
There are apparently several other plans out there, none of which are as good as ACA as far as anything I've heard. What ultimately will happen, is we'll go back to the old system where we're all at the mercy of the insurance companies.
If you actually want healthcare to be AFFORDABLE, the answer is NOT more government control and more power to the Insurance Companies.
The answer is to get government regulation OUT of it, and eliminate state monopolies. Allow people to buy insurance from ANY insurance company they want, even from out of state. Eliminate the state monopolies and you inject COMPETITION into the mix...and then there is a race the bottom with insurance companies competing for your money, offering better deals, better coverage, for LESS.
Get rid of the Individual Mandate! Individuals should be allowed to decide if they want to buy health insurance or pay for it out of their own pockets. The Federal Government has NO CONSTITUTIONAL POWER to require its citizens to buy ANY product or service. The local states can require it if they so choose, but the Federal government should NEVER have that kind of power!
Create UNLIMITED PRIVATE MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCOUNTS. Currently, MSA's are limited to $5,000 per year and are the "use it or lose it" kind. Instead, make MSA's be unlimited PRE-TAX (which essentially means TAX FREE so long as the funds are used only for healthcare needs), and they roll over year to year so that you can build up a healthcare savings fund for when you DO need it. Let multiple family members contribute to a single MSA, so that money can be cut out of MY check and my wife's check into a SINGLE family MSA.
Then people can pay for simple things like Doctor's visits, minor emergency room visits, regular dental cleanings and eye exams, etc themselves and they can get a healthcare plan that kicks in on extended illness or major hospitalization...which costs the consumer less, and puts the PATIENT back in the driver's seat instead of the government or the insurance companies. The healthcare insurance will COST less because the individual is paying for the smaller things out of his MSA instead of with insurance. This means the USER of the services is more often the one who PAYS for the services. This keeps prices lower because the user is more cost conscious, and the healthcare provider has to give better prices in order to get them to use them.
When a third party (either insurance or the government) pays for something, it ALWAYS results in overblown costs. The consumer can choose which healthcare provider they want to use based on who will give them the best service for the best price. NO MORE will hospitals be able to get away with charging you for the WHOLE BOTTLE of Tylenol when you only took 2-4 tablets. NO MORE can doctors offices and dentists inflate their prices X3 because they know the insurance companies are only going to give them 1/3 of what they SAY it costs. (This is an old trick). NO MORE will I have to make my healthcare decisions based upon what the insurance company is willing to pay for. The power is put back into the INDIVIDUAL's hands.
Obamacare was simply a stop along the path towards Government Controlled healthcare. It was never MEANT to succeed. It was designed to FAIL so that they could say, "Well, we tried everything else, and it hasn't worked...guess we have to have 'Single Payer' Government-run healthcare!" They knew it was going to implode. I doubt they realized it would begin to implode so QUICKLY, but they MEANT for it to fail. Because then they could introduce full-scale Single Payer healthcare. They needed this step to convince the American People that any form of market-driven, private healthcare simply DOESN'T WORK!
Repeal Obamacare and replace it with a freer, more competitive, more individual focused healthcare system.
I agree! Especially allowing insurers to cross state lines! That alone would kill the monopoly.
I said before it came out that it was nothing but a hidden tax, and I turned out right. You pay for it, or IRS comes after you when it's tax time. Obama didn't hire 16,000 IRS agents because he cared about our health...