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

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posted on May, 10 2019 @ 11:12 AM
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originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: infolurker

Going to be honest here. I highly doubt this will actually happen.
But if it does then he has my vote 99%.



If only we had more good guys in the industry... it might be possible. But, you're probably right. Trump will have to drain that swamp before change can be brought about.

I'm sure there's more than a few high profile convictions up his sleeve with the Big Pharma name on em. The Pharma Bros have had their own playground for so long, they got sloppy, because theyre human and that's what humans do when they feel confident.

After some heads roll, and the American people's relentless cheers for MORE! MORE JUSTICE!! are all that anyone can hear from sea to shining sea, MORE JUSTICE is what will be given.

I don't think we will have to twist arms too hard after that.




posted on May, 10 2019 @ 11:18 AM
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originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: infolurker

Trump takes on surprise medical bills by standing there are telling legislators to write laws.

Just like how, when his administration caused a political ruckus for assisting in a lawsuit against government's own Affordable Care Act, pushing for the entire law to be declared unconstitutional, and then tells the American people that the Republican party will now be the party of health care, much to the Republican party's surprise and dismay!

LOL

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

HAR HAR



The funny thing about this is, the legislators didn't bother to do any of this on their own. They've spent their time issuing subpoenas, asking how on Earth DJT could have gotten so wealthy BEFORE being in office.

If Congress would write and pass laws Trump wouldn't have to tell them.



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 11:30 AM
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originally posted by: Sookiechacha
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.


Trump, Trump, Trump... really pathetic.

The Affordable Care Act was supposed to fix all of this. The fact that ACA is a failure has nothing to do with Trump. You can't give a cogent response because the ACA is horrible and gave the healthcare system to the same insurance companies the left demonized.

Pathetic, like all ACA apologists.



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 11:38 AM
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My one son has special medical needs. Healthcare billing is insane. Much of it involves trying to game the insurance companies. They charge $2000 for a procedure, because they know the insurance will only pay a certain fraction of that (let's say 25% for example's sake) and they end up getting $500 for it. The consumers are basically collateral damage, getting caught paying deductibles and coinsurance on wildly-inflated costs that the healthcare company knows they won't actually collect.

That fact that Trump is even willing to try to clear this up is awesome. If the Democrats could pull their heads out of Vladimir Putin's ass for maybe 5 minutes, perhaps one of them could have thought of this first.



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: Ksihkehe




Trump, Trump, Trump... really pathetic.


LOL

Did you miss the title of this thread and its subject, being the adulation of Trump, Trump, Trump! Trump the wonderfulest and greatest president in the history of whole world.

Really pathetic, really.



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 01:57 PM
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originally posted by: okrian

originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: infolurker

Going to be honest here. I highly doubt this will actually happen.
But if it does then he has my vote 99%.



Yeah, I remember that 'Healthcare for all Americans' talk on the campaign trail that Trump did to try to sway the other side to him. He didn't follow through on that whatsoever, so why would anyone believe him now. Especially now that we've just seen lie after lie from that dude.

“We’re going to have insurance for everybody,”

"There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.”

Remember those promises? Just blabbing. Remember how he would never talk specifically about how he was going to do that?

Just keep them placated with vague promises. It's what con men do.

Oh, you mean he sounded just like Obama who you likely voted for???

We know Trump hasn't dropped the ball on anything...He tries to get these things thru the Republican in name only Senate and House and that's where it stops...



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 05:41 PM
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originally posted by: sligtlyskeptical

originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: infolurker

Aaaand leftists start defending insurance companies in 3. . . 2. . . .




If You Like Your Single-Payer Provider, You Can Keep Your Single-Payer Provider 😄


You all do realize that Medicare and VA, etc. do not allow these ridiculous charges and those being covered are not asked to pay them either.


And those are such well executed programs, huh.



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

Soon enough the libs/the left will make an argument that "Putin is making Trump do this" or some such asinine and illogical argument will pop up and inundate all social media. Libtards will eat it up as if it was true, and will begin anew their calls for impeachment amid fake claims on how POTUS Trump "is a puppet of Putin..."




edit on 10-5-2019 by ElectricUniverse because: correct comment.



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 09:05 PM
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originally posted by: InTheLight

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.


So either dems were too stupid to follow an existing plan, or, they didn't care about the American people enough to bother. Either way, that is just plain pathetic. And it is hard to tell which is worse. If the dems are really that stupid, and I know there is abundant evidence supporting that, then what does that say about the even more stupid people who keep voting for them? On the other hand, if the dems care so little about this country and its people, what does that say about the idiots who keep voting for them? Either way its pretty bad. If you think one of those is worse than the other, more power to you. I think they both suck.
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posted on May, 10 2019 @ 09:07 PM
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originally posted by: sunkuong
a reply to: Vroomfondel

So its all just some promises kept at this point.

Wow.


I know...promises kept... Its been so long since I saw a politician do that. But hey, its happening now and you know you are benefiting from it too so stop acting like a child and be happy we have a POTUS who isn't a complete failure like the last one.

Promises kept beat promises broken and outright lies any day.
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posted on May, 10 2019 @ 09:12 PM
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posted on May, 10 2019 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: Sookiechacha

The democrats worked together to pass???

Why don't you call it what it is? Criminal legislation that was forced on us by the dems when obama shut down the government for 16 days because he was having a royal hissy fit his signature piece of sh1t tax wasn't going through...



posted on May, 10 2019 @ 09:51 PM
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a reply to: Vroomfondel

I am thankfully not a citizen of his presidency. Merely an outside observer. His lies and promises are bleedingly obvious.
In response to the actual Op, i do not take from the source, nor have i found any others, that suggest any detail or substance to Trump or his administration having put forward any plan or actions that will benefit consumers or enforce greater medical billing transparency.

At this stage its barely a talking point



posted on May, 11 2019 @ 02:04 AM
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originally posted by: infolurker
Yes!

Trump is doing what the normal spineless politicians have never done. Trump is taking on the giant Pharmaceutical and Medical Billing machines.

Now this is how you win votes.... through results!

Well, at least win votes from those who care about real policies for regular people and don't by into one liners from people who don't do anything once they win an office.



www.cnbc.com...





Trump announced a new push Thursday for legislation designed to end surprise medical bills.

The announcement comes as the White House prods the health-care industry for greater transparency and lower prices.

Trump also said Thursday that he would support states that allow residents to import drugs from other countries as part of his continuing campaign to lower costs.







Listen, you gullible clown: are you aware that Republicans, under orders from Trump, recently contacted pharmaceutical companied and told them NOT to cooperate with a Congressional investigation into prescription medication costs, which is damn near unprecedented? Or do you only read news that agrees with your biased opinions?

This is a classic and transparent PR/pull the wool over the eyes stunt: publicly do something of much smaller relative significance, such as surprise medical bills, to claim you are fighting medical costs and cover for the fact that you are actively impeding an investigation into something much more significant and costly (in this case, prescription costs). It couldnt be more blatantly BS. Except people like you are gullible and thoughtleas enough to actually fall for it.



posted on May, 11 2019 @ 05:57 AM
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originally posted by: sligtlyskeptical

originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: infolurker

Aaaand leftists start defending insurance companies in 3. . . 2. . . .




If You Like Your Single-Payer Provider, You Can Keep Your Single-Payer Provider 😄


You all do realize that Medicare and VA, etc. do not allow these ridiculous charges and those being covered are not asked to pay them either.

Yea, and it is called "Coverage denied" for my Vet buddies. Takes YEARS to get disability from war injuries you flaming leftist don't F'N CARE!



posted on May, 11 2019 @ 05:59 AM
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originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: infolurker

Trump takes on surprise medical bills by standing there are telling legislators to write laws.

Just like how, when his administration caused a political ruckus for assisting in a lawsuit against government's own Affordable Care Act, pushing for the entire law to be declared unconstitutional, and then tells the American people that the Republican party will now be the party of health care, much to the Republican party's surprise and dismay!

LOL

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

HAR HAR



So, not asking them to do what he wants will get him nothing. Do you NOT read what the hell you type and try to understand your own writings? NO, you don't apparently, or you are a troll.



posted on May, 11 2019 @ 09:20 AM
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originally posted by: InTheLight

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.


Gee, it sounds like you're against it. No surprise.




posted on May, 11 2019 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: Justoneman

Trump campaigned on "repeal and replace" the ACA. He had no replacement plan.

Trump urged Congress to repeal the ACA, even though they didn't have a replacement plan.

Trump orders his Justice Department to aid states in their lawsuits against the ACA and encourages the courts to declare the entire act unconstitutional, without any plan to replace it.

Trump declares the Republican is the party of health care, and will come up with the best health plan in the whole entire world, that will cover people with preconditions, the poor, the middle class, everyone, better and cheaper than the ACA in the next congressional session.

Congressional Republicans tells Trump to pound sand, they're not writing a new health care act any time soon!

Trump announces this great plan exists! Really! It just won't be revealed until after he's re-elected!

SNAP!



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posted on May, 11 2019 @ 10:29 AM
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originally posted by: Ksihkehe

originally posted by: Sookiechacha
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.


Trump, Trump, Trump... really pathetic.

The Affordable Care Act was supposed to fix all of this. The fact that ACA is a failure has nothing to do with Trump. You can't give a cogent response because the ACA is horrible and gave the healthcare system to the same insurance companies the left demonized.

Pathetic, like all ACA apologists.


The ACA was pushed by, written by and made for industry so of course it was a disaster for everyone else.
The start of ACA was not initiated by protesters. It was not initiated by the free # army.

It was initiated by lobbyists for the industry that were running out of other peoples money since global trade also pushed for by corporate lobbyists has been depressing peoples wages limiting their ability to pay for it.

So the industries bright idea was to have everyone to pitch in for it to prop them up, rather than take paycuts like everyone else has thanks to globalism.

It was basically a long term bail out like the banks got away with.
edit on 11-5-2019 by jacobe001 because: addition to post.



posted on May, 11 2019 @ 10:45 AM
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originally posted by: 3n19m470

originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: infolurker

Going to be honest here. I highly doubt this will actually happen.
But if it does then he has my vote 99%.



If only we had more good guys in the industry... it might be possible. But, you're probably right. Trump will have to drain that swamp before change can be brought about.

I'm sure there's more than a few high profile convictions up his sleeve with the Big Pharma name on em. The Pharma Bros have had their own playground for so long, they got sloppy, because theyre human and that's what humans do when they feel confident.

After some heads roll, and the American people's relentless cheers for MORE! MORE JUSTICE!! are all that anyone can hear from sea to shining sea, MORE JUSTICE is what will be given.

I don't think we will have to twist arms too hard after that.



Unfortunately, the number of corporate lobbyists has only increased under Trump.
A lot of the problems our country faces can be linked right back to lobbyists.
www.opensecrets.org...


Drain the swamp? Lobbyists are filling it up

President Donald Trump promised to drain the swamp. Instead, it’s filling up.

For the first time since 2007, the number of registered lobbyists along with federal lobbying spending each went up, reversing annual declines that began a decade ago.

In all, $3.37 billion was spent on federal lobbying last year, up 7 percent from $3.15 billion in 2016. The increase comes after declines in spending five of the previous six years, rising less than 1 percent the other year.



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