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posted on Apr, 30 2020 @ 02:00 PM
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originally posted by: Phoenix
a reply to: ZapBrannigan3030

As recent as 10-11 years ago I could by my own personal "catastrophic" policy for $100-$400 a year to cover what I couldn't cover out of pocket.

Government took that option away.

Why, did the insurance companies lobby to have that option removed?




posted on Apr, 30 2020 @ 02:25 PM
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originally posted by: vonclod

originally posted by: Phoenix
a reply to: ZapBrannigan3030

As recent as 10-11 years ago I could by my own personal "catastrophic" policy for $100-$400 a year to cover what I couldn't cover out of pocket.

Government took that option away.

Why, did the insurance companies lobby to have that option removed?


Since they (insurance, pharm, hospital) wrote the bill and had willing paid for politicians both in congress and whitehouse one could say it that way.

I choose to say they (politicians) completely completely blew an historic chance to fix the real problem which in its essence boils down to greed and more greed on top of greed within a greedy framework.

Before you go there government run single payer is no solution as it promotes very corruption I am so against.

Government intervention via existing monopoly, collusion and unfair trade practices done according to the law would go long way to lowering costs right now this minute with no new legislation required. In fact a case could be made to roll back some regs which are nothing but restraint of trade formulated to protect status quo.



posted on Apr, 30 2020 @ 02:55 PM
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originally posted by: Phoenix

originally posted by: vonclod

originally posted by: Phoenix
a reply to: ZapBrannigan3030

As recent as 10-11 years ago I could by my own personal "catastrophic" policy for $100-$400 a year to cover what I couldn't cover out of pocket.

Government took that option away.

Why, did the insurance companies lobby to have that option removed?


Since they (insurance, pharm, hospital) wrote the bill and had willing paid for politicians both in congress and whitehouse one could say it that way.

I choose to say they (politicians) completely completely blew an historic chance to fix the real problem which in its essence boils down to greed and more greed on top of greed within a greedy framework.

Before you go there government run single payer is no solution as it promotes very corruption I am so against.

Government intervention via existing monopoly, collusion and unfair trade practices done according to the law would go long way to lowering costs right now this minute with no new legislation required. In fact a case could be made to roll back some regs which are nothing but restraint of trade formulated to protect status quo.




I think we are both correct. I'm in Canada just so you know, our system has faults..I don't see corruption in this area(public health) though. Maybe too many pencil pushers..way too many.



posted on May, 1 2020 @ 08:17 AM
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originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: FyreByrd


Trickle Down economics at it's most disgusting.


So the state governments closing down hospitals for most of their revenue (elective procedures, routine surgeries) to stay empty for the rush of coronavirus cases that never actually materialize...

Is trickle-down economics?

Sounds to me more like government-mandated policies that are taking a bunch of money from our front-line responders and hospital staff when it is most needed.

How's that Government-run health care working for ya?

Maybe we should Federalize this model!!!!



^That, right there^
Philadelphia Inquirer

Tower Health, citing the loss of as much as half its revenue, on Tuesday announced the furlough of at least 1,000 of the 14,000-plus employees in its seven-hospital system stretching from Philadelphia to Reading. Because of the suspension of non-urgent and elective services, the closure of many outpatient facilities, and the postponement of internal projects, “sustained work is not available for some of our employees,” Therese Sucher, Tower’s chief operating officer, said in an internal email.



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