posted on May, 3 2014 @ 09:44 PM
The "Affordable" Care Act (ObamaCare) is OVERKILL of the highest order.
All Congress had to do was make Government Medicare available for anyone who wants it and is willing to pay $150 per month for the coverage. (Uncle
Sam will pay the cost over $150.) Medicare endures a lot of medical-provider fraud, but the system is already built and operates very efficiently,
when it comes to paying the doctors and hospitals.
The Medical Provider Community would HATE this type of setup because Medicare pays them less than Private insurance. I suppose many doctors would
stop accepting Medicare, like they're now doing with Medicaid, but we're a free market economy.
What to do about those who still will not buy health insurance and continue to visit the E.R. when sick or injured? Would it be in-humane to get rid
of the EMTALA law? The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act says that Hospitals MUST make a person well enough to return home, even if he/she
doesn't have a dime to their name. Even though U.S. law now mandates that everyone have medical insurance, a growing number of middle-class
Americans rely exclusively on EMTALA and never fully pay for their medical care. (They just send a "good faith" amount of money to their medical
providers periodically, to keep the bill collectors at bay and to satisfy the re-payment law's minimum requirement.)