reply to post by OutKast Searcher
Just making replies as I go along... I'm sure I'll be adding to this. But, to answer your post on page 1, that's easy: if it isn't in the
Constitution, then that means everything else goes to the State level. IE, if it isn't in the Constitution, it isn't constitutional.
So... a federally required health care is not constitutional.
Now on to page 2...
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Nothing of note on pages 2 or 3, but I would like to add this, to those who say that people shouldn't pay cash, that an insurance policy is
I have VA coverage (30% disabled), but I am not driving 1 1/2 hours to a VA facility for an emergency... I go to a public hospital 25 minutes away.
The VA does not pick up the bill, I do; and yes, I will pay cash.
Sometimes I'll even have the hospital send me a bill, and make payments.
Last time I had to go to the ER was, oh, seven years ago. Why should I get insurance for something I don't need? Even if I didn't have VA
coverage, why should I get insurance if I live a healthy lifestyle?
Yes, accidents happen... a trip to the hospital is inevitable. But the great thing is, the hospital HAS AN OBLIGATION to provide service. It's far
better to just make payments.
Even if you cannot afford the service, guess what? HOSPITALS WORK WITH YOU to develop a payment plan.
How great is that? You can pay what you're able to, when you are able to. You don't need the government to tell you what do to.
[edit on 2010/3/15 by The Soothsayer]