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Failure to subscribe can cost residents up to $912 a year
The Massachusetts universal coverage plan is overregulated and largely unworkable," said Devon Herrick,, senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis
The 2-year-old program is already $147 million in the red, and the four carriers that provide the subsidized insurance estimate costs rising by 14 percent in the next year.
Originally posted by wyleecoyote
How long will it be before the government says that the insurance company can raise your rates if you smoke, drink, are 10 pounds over weight, have trouble sleeping, eat the wrong foods or have burdened the insurance company with having to pay for the birth of over one child?
This isn't going to be good and if we let it happen we deserve what we get...
Originally posted by charlie0
Please don't be so nervous about socialized health. After all a healthy nation will always be productive. Go on internet and ask the citizen of countries such as UK, Germany India etc. especially the one who are aware of the system in USA and ask them questions how they feel. ................
The Ugly Truth About Canadian Health Care
Socialized medicine has meant rationed care and lack of innovation. Small wonder Canadians are looking to the market.
Mountain-bike enthusiast Suzanne Aucoin had to fight more than her Stage IV colon cancer. Her doctor suggested Erbitux—a proven cancer drug that targets cancer cells exclusively, unlike conventional chemotherapies that more crudely kill all fast-growing cells in the body—and Aucoin went to a clinic to begin treatment. But if Erbitux offered hope, Aucoin’s insurance didn’t: she received one inscrutable form letter after another, rejecting her claim for reimbursement. Yet another example of the callous hand of managed care, depriving someone of needed medical help, right? Guess again. Erbitux is standard treatment, covered by insurance companies—in the United States. Aucoin lives in Ontario, Canada.
TechCentralStation: Canadians Will Cross United States Border to Access Prescription Drugs and Medical Treatment
Business Wire , July 21, 2003
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 21, 2003
On July 24 a group of Canadian patients are bussing from Saint John, New Brunswick, to Bangor, Maine, to access prescription drugs and other treatments unavailable to them in Canada.
The bus carrying the 17 patients will arrive at the Bangor Hampton Inn, off 10 Bangor Mall Blvd. approximately 11:30 a.m. EST. There the patients will disembark and be transported by cars to their medical appointments.
Canadian Dr. Tony Lordon will be escorting his patients on this journey; all will be available for advance media interviews Wednesday, July 23.
Canadian price controls and health care rationing have forced these patients to seek more effective prescription drugs and medical procedures in the United States. These patients, and countless others like them, have found that prescription drug coverage in Canada limits the use of commonly prescribed drugs in the United States.
Originally posted by FritosBBQTwist
Many people already have healthcare. That is, people with a decent job.
What I see happening with health coverage for all is just another word for more welfare and taxes.
So the people WITH healthcare will see no difference in all of this, except more taxes taken out of their checks. In the end, they know they are helping people with no jobs...thats got to make everyone feel better
Government funding should be used for very few things. Law enforcement, schooling, military, public maintenance, parks (etc) and research (I am sure I forgot somethin). The only times I believe in welfare are when someone gets laid off, or if someone is working 60 hours a week plus, not living out of their means, and can not afford a basic necessity of life (maybe health care, but only under those circumstances).
Originally posted by 2 cents
Can those that opt out of gov't health care for private care or none also opt out of paying the huge taxes that pay for that FREE health care?