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Trump Takes On Surprise Medical Bills, Holds Insurance Companies, Hospitals Accountable

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posted on May, 9 2019 @ 10:46 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: infolurker

The healthcare monopoly needs to be broken up. Too much price fixing. Always rise many time more than inflation. No competition. Too much overhead costs. Bad service.


Welcome to the Republican party.

Better late than never.



The problem is, health care is not like a product or service where you can take it or leave it.
I have yet to meet a person that does not want the pain to go away or to not die.

Our country is more focused on money than any other country in existence, we worship money and is how people keep score. It was not always that way though where doctors would make house calls and be rewarded with a hot meal when funds were short.




posted on May, 10 2019 @ 01:06 AM
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originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: infolurker
LOL

Yeah sure, Trump is taking on surprise medical bills by telling Congress to write and pass laws!

HAR HAR



Can you explain to me who else is supposed to write laws?

No? Did Obama write and pass Obamacare? Please tell me Obama wrote it so I can just eat you alive with links to threads here where leftists have repeatedly said Republicans made the law and ruined it and how it was modeled after Romneycare.

You can't win. Either Obama didn't write it and congress did or Obama did write it so the failure is his fault.



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 02:47 AM
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a reply to: Sookiechacha

He's not suggesting anything that will tackle hospital or specialist fees at all. The idea of fee transparency is nothing new.

Seems as though all hes trying to do is put his name on it.

And if you're going to hospital you should be doing the research into fees involved anyway as common sense.

Smells of nothing burger but anything is better than nothing. Is this going to be legislated before or after the ACA burns itself out?



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 05:17 AM
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a reply to: Ksihkehe

There ought to be a law! LOL
Trump made all kinds of promises about great and affordable health care while attacking the, albeit imperfect, Affordable Care Act that the Democrats worked together to pass.

Trump owns the looming health care crisis. Standing up and claiming the Republicans are the party of health care back fired on him, because the Republicans, who have plenty of complaints, had no plan to fix health care.

Trump claims he has a plan, the best plan for health care, who knew how complicated health care is? Trump says he's figured it all out, now, and only he could do it, of course, but he won't tell us about his great, fabulous plan until after he's reelected.

Trump has an idea! What if I, the President of the United States, declare that Congress will write a law, that he abrained up, forcing doctors and hospitals to prelist their prices, listing every swab and bandage. Even if he succeeds and Congress is able to pass such a law, it still doesn't put control in the patients' wallets.

Trump is real good at knocking stuff down, breaking things. Not so good at fixing things and working within the governing and legislative system and with existing laws, that have already been written.



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 06:34 AM
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a reply to: infolurker

I agree with this 100%
(almost)Every other industry has posted and/or set pricing and it ALWAYS leads to lower prices through competition.
Gary Johnson spoke about this pretty often leading up to his presidential run.

Funny, the only industries that don't post prices are the ones that we use insurance to help pay for..
Like they don't care and they know that we will ignorantly assume we are getting the same service for the same price from every doctor or dentist.



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 06:41 AM
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a reply to: o0oTOPCATo0o

In a real sense, if you dont know what you're paying for, the entity you pay should explain what your paying for. If you're claiming something you have not paid for....youre in america. Pretty simple math from there



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 06:57 AM
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originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: Ksihkehe
Trump has an idea! What if I, the President of the United States, declare that Congress will write a law, that he abrained up, forcing doctors and hospitals to prelist their prices, listing every swab and bandage. Even if he succeeds and Congress is able to pass such a law, it still doesn't put control in the patients' wallets.


It gives patients more of a choice.
That is a good thing.
Listing prices will help reduce doctors, hospitals and dentists to not charge outrageous prices for simple things.
Why pay $200.00 for an x-ray when the place across town will do it for $150.00?
This is a good, common sense idea that should have been done long ago.

The fact that you are cherry picking it and making it sound stupid, likely just because Trump is trying to do it, is telling.



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 06:58 AM
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a reply to: sunkuong

It's early here.
I don't know if it's me, or if you mis-typed, but I don't know what your saying here.



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 10:01 AM
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a reply to: o0oTOPCATo0o

Didnt much do more than word salad



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 10:03 AM
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a reply to: o0oTOPCATo0o

You're right. I did mystype. I meant pretty simple meth from there. End quote



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 10:04 AM
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originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: DBCowboy

What imaging really cost. Note, this is full price before insurance. How many of you have been charged thousands for an MRI or CT scan in which you had to pay hundreds or thousands as your portion of the bill?

www.covenanthealth.com...



Me. I just had an MRI three days ago and my portion after insurance was $2075.00. And I have what liberals call a Cadillac insurance plan.
edit on 10-5-2019 by Vroomfondel because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 10:05 AM
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originally posted by: underpass61
a reply to: scraedtosleep

Well, it's Trump's idea so I'm pretty sure they'd be against it.
This is all I hear this every time they spout off



I believe Trump has no ideas of his own, he obviously is mimicking other countries that have successful healthcare processes.



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 10:08 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight

Even if that is true, Trump is the one doing it. Dems never did, even though as you point out, the plan was already in place and working in other countries. Even though it was as easy as copying an existing plan from someone else dems still refused to do it or couldn't figure out how. I don't know which is worse.

YAY TRUMP! Another promise kept.



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 10:10 AM
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originally posted by: Vroomfondel
a reply to: InTheLight

Even if that is true, Trump is the one doing it. Dems never did, even though as you point out, the plan was already in place and working in other countries. Even though it was as easy as copying an existing plan from someone else dems still refused to do it or couldn't figure out how. I don't know which is worse.

YAY TRUMP! Another promise kept.


It is obvious some of you don't know which is worse.



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 10:16 AM
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a reply to: Vroomfondel

So its all just some promises kept at this point.

Wow.



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight

In da light. Yay.

Im not sure it is so obvious. Thats the scary part



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 10:22 AM
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a reply to: o0oTOPCATo0o

So what happens when most people choose the cheapest doctors?

Y'all dont wanna be treated by a vet. And pay for it.



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 10:23 AM
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originally posted by: sunkuong
a reply to: InTheLight

In da light. Yay.

Im not sure it is so obvious. Thats the scary part


Nope, the scary part is happening right now.



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 10:39 AM
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a reply to: sunkuong

The whole point is, doctors and dentists would reduce their pricing to get more clients.

When it come to simple teeth cleaning or simple physicals/x-rays, anyone who graduated can do these things easily.
Why pay more for one if you don't have to. Does that make sense?
Posted prices for services is standard in every other field/business.
Would you buy car insurance without knowing the cost?
Isn't it a good thing that you can shop around for it to get the best price for similar service?
Why shouldn't medical be the same way?



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 10:39 AM
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So far it is all talk and no action.



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