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“let Obamacare fail. It will be a lot easier.” says Trump

Discussion in 'Health' started by The Scotsman, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. palerider

    palerider Well-Known Member

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    Driving is not a requirement...it is a privilege which has some responsibilities attached...You can opt out if you like and plenty of people do. Not so with health insurance to which you have no right. The incredibly massive bureaucracy is driving the cost of healthcare through the roof.

    A much smarter system would be to pay routine care out of your pocket and carry a relatively inexpensive catastrophic policy for truly catastrophic health issues. Can you imagine what car insurance would cost if it paid for tire rotations, wash jobs, oil changes and routine maintenance? Maybe a thousand a month or more?
     
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    You cannot "opt out" and still drive. That is the point.

    Yes it is the bureaucracy especially that of the health industry itself. Would argue the "right" issue.

    The vast majority of the people cannot afford the "out of pocket" costs.
     
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    With the large deductibles, the majority of people can't afford Obama care. Basically a wash but without the overhead.
     
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    It is a failed point...you only have to purchase car insurance if you choose to drive...no one makes you purchase insurance if you choose not to drive. Not so with health insurance...we are being made to purchase it whether we choose to or not.

    Thank liberal inspired regulation for that... my doctor has to pay more people on his staff to manage insurance, and government regulations than he has to care for actual patients...and the problem only gets larger with bigger practices and hospitals...there are far more paid employees more people shuffling papers to satisfy bureaucracy in a hospital than there are caring for patients.

    The could if the cost of medical care only covered the cost of medical care and was not more than doubled by the cost of bureaucracy...again, medical care costs what it does not due to the actual cost of the care itself but because of the costs of paying an army of paper shufflers who do nothing more than satisfy the demands of buraucracy. If insurance only paid for catastrophic events, then the insurance bureaucracy would fade away to what it was up until the 1980's which was practically nil...and the government bureaucracy would disappear almost entirely.

    In government not even a dime of every tax dollar actually ends up doing some good...the rest pays for bureaucracy and medicine is becoming the same inefficient, expensive, bureaucratic cesspool.
     
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    Socialization is the worst possible solution for anything...
     
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    High deductibles used to be your crap policy option that the kids picked because it was cheap and they ghost ad limited medical expenses. Now it costs what formerly good coverage used to cost and out of pocket is soaring.
    As predicted, healthcare has gotten to be a much worse value.
     
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    And will continue to be a worse and worse value...government is only good at increasing its size and everything it touches develops an ever ballooning bureaucracy which costs more and more money to support. Bad for business...bad for medicine...bad for everthing.
     
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    Then you must have missed the "opt out" provision.

    All lobbied for by insurance companies, etc. As far as "liberals" being responsible, and setting aside the natural growth of greed,

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...nce-costs-under-republican-plan-idUSKBN16E2V4

    And more people would die as they were before the ACA. However, name one regulation that forced the medical providers to hire more "paper shufflers".

    More ********* you cannot support with any rational evidence.

    http://www.ibtimes.com/rising-costs...median-pay-ceos-health-care-companies-1938699
     
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    To begin with there is the more than 132,ooo pages of regulations associated with medicare that doctors must comply with...then there are the volumes associated with HIPPA....then there is the staff required to deal with the affordable care act which has added 141,000 new codes for treatment....then there is the requirement for electronic health care records (EHR) which contains 141,060 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures.....the fact is that government has turned health care from an industry of healing into an industry of compliance and it has spawned a whole new industry for providing people qualified to deal with nothing but compliance. If you want to know why medical care has become so expensive you need not look any further than bureaucracy.



    The comment was aimed at government use of tax money in general..not just in medicine..A conservative estimate of the cost of the federal bureaucracy is about 1.7 trillion dollars per year...consider that they only collected 3.2 trillion and right off the top more than half goes to feeding the bureaucracy which is growing in leaps and bounds...then start adding fraud waste and abuse on a scale that large and it doesn't take long before you can start to see what a terrible manager the US government is...

    If you had any critical thinking skills to speak of you might recognize that with the burgeoning government imposed bureaucracy that is taking over medicine, a new sort of executive is required to stay on top of it all. The directors of medical facilities 20 years ago would be hopelessly lost in the same positions today. It all goes back to government regulation and imposed bureaucracy...sorry you are so lacking in any insight into business practice that you are unable to recognize it.
     
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    Then name one.

    Source?

    Not my skills that are in question. It is your usual ********* with no supporting evidence, just your BS.

    https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/hr-topics/benefits/Pages/HealthCostsRising.aspx
     
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    I just named 4. Medicare, HIPPA, AHC, EHR...and those are just the tip of the iceberg.

     
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    Can you read? I asked for the regulation you claim increased the costs, not the group affected by the regulation.

    And why do you ignore the rise in pay for the CEO's, doctors, etc.?
     
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    If you had the ability to comprehend the written word, and not just your junk ideology, you would see that I use many different sources, and could use even more if so inclined. In the meantime you spew forth your usual garbage such as "call a doctor" who is increasing his own salary, or the CBO without posting a link to the story you are evidently using for your idiocy. However, you consistently spout off as if you have some knowledge of what is happening while following the right wing line to the letter, no divergence, just exactly as they have taught you.

    Yes PR, there is a drone in this forum, and, as usual, it is you. Instead of remaining the useless idiot you are you might try learning something beyond your limited POV:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/realsp...for-our-rising-healthcare-costs/#26d735a4280c
     
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    Are you really that dense? Here is a table of contents for the HIPPA REGULATIONS..not the law...just the regulations...

    By the way, this is only about the first 10% of the table of contents...If I tried to post the whole thing, the post gets to long and it would require multiple posts to simply list the table of contents...

    As to the Affordable Health Care act (obamacare) I am not even going to try to post even the table of contents for that behemoth...suffice it to say that there are 381,515 words in the Affordable Health Care act itself, but there are 11,588,500 words in the associated regulations...the regulations associated with obamacare are 30 times as large as the law itself...compliance with each and every one raises the cost of medical care.

    Is the EHR any different? No...again...literally thousands of pages of regulations regarding the creation of electronic health records...and compliance with each and every one raising the cost of healthcare...

    And are you seriously unaware of the volume upon volume of regulations associated with medicare and their impact on the cost of medical care? Medicare is the law but like obamacare, the associated regulations literally dwarf the law....and compliance with each and every one increases the cost of medical care.

    I didn't...I told you precisely why...A person with the expertise to stay on top of all of these government regulations is a very expensive commodity. The hospital CEO's of the 70's who simply managed the various departments of hospitals and oversaw accounts receivable, and accounts payable would be entirely lost in the maze of government regulations today. You seem to be so ignorant on the topic that you don't even have a rational starting point available to you to begin a conversation. What is it like to be that blissfully unaware?
     
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    Yeah..I have read them and frankly, they are laughable...and the fact that you believe they are rational sources makes you laughable.

    Moron...I am not using stories..I am using the government regulations themselves...hundreds of thousands of pages of imposed government regulations...what sort of person do you think it would take to stay on top of and compliant to that sort of government bureaucracy...

    As to doctor's salaries...they are not increasing...you can't simply look at the number on the pay check...you have to look at the debt incurred to even get through medical school...the real salary of doctors is on the decline.

    http://medicaleconomics.modernmedic...salaries-inflate-physician-worries-?page=full
    http://www.jeffreymd.com/2007/12/08/physician-salaries-on-the-decline/

    Here is a forum for student doctors...it is an eye opener..that is if your eyes can be opened....

    https://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/salary-of-doctors-on-decline.345920/

    You really are out of the loop...hell, you aren't even on the same continent as the loop. Again, what is it like to be that unaware?
     
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