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originally posted by: DBCowboy
When they eliminate the ban on interstate competition, it should lower the costs so everyone gets to pay less.
originally posted by: AutonomousMeatPuppet
a reply to: Aazadan
Thanks for the reply!
It seems the best option would be to save premiums in an HSA, then pay the 30% if necessary or go overseas.
originally posted by: trollz
House Republicans have released the American Health Care Act, legislation to replace Obamacare.
The legislation keeps President Barack Obama's signature health care reform's protections of pre-existing conditions, but strips away mandates on individuals and employers, as well as some taxes and subsidies.
House Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee also released plans to repeal and replace Obamacare in a document titled, "Budget Reconciliation Legislative Recommendations Relating to Repeal and Replace of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."
Excellent news here. I'll be excited to see how this shapes up. I'm one of the many people who haven't been able to have health insurance since Obamacare, so hopefully there will be some major changes.
Surgery Center of Oklahoma started posting their prices online about four years ago. Click here to see the online prices at Surgery Center of Oklahoma. The prices are all-inclusive quotes and they are guaranteed. "When we first started we thought we were about half the price of the hospitals," Dr. Lantier remembers. "Then we found out we're less than half price. Then we find out we're a sixth to an eighth of what their prices are. I can't believe the average person can afford health care at these prices." Their goal was to start a price war and they did. Their first out-of-town patients came from Canada; soon everyday Americans caught on. Matthew Gang, 22, tore his patella tendon, dislocating his knee-cap playing basketball earlier this year. Gang is from California and he is uninsured. Surgery in his home-state was going to be about $30,000. The posted price at Surgery Center of Oklahoma was $5,700, one-fifth the price. Matthew and his father Tom Gang flew from California to Oklahoma for surgery. "It was well worth it," Tom Gang said. "I need a rotator cuff surgery right now. I'm thinking about flying out there and having my surgery because it was such a positive experience for us." A handful of other Oklahoma medical facilities have started joining Surgery Center of Oklahoma in price transparency: McBride Orthopedic Hospital Oklahoma Heart Hospital Cancer Specialists of Oklahoma Breast Imaging of Oklahoma Comprehensive Diagnostic Imaging Surgery Center of Oklahoma does accept private insurance, but the center does not accept Medicaid or Medicare. Dr. Smith said federal Medicare regulation would not allow for their online price menu. They have avoided government regulation and control in that area by choosing not to accept Medicaid or Medicare payments.