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Back! I must ask, where did you get this as this looks very familiar......
What happens to Medicare?
Can you buy a policy on your own?
Who sets prices for procedures and office visits?
originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: Blueracer
Government is already involved. That was the biggest problem with Obamacare.
No Medical Insurance Policy shall require a Medical Professional to initiate a Claim. Pg 4
2. Upon receipt of a request from a Medical practitioner or Medical Institution, the IRS shall investigate the financial status of the Patient(s) identified in the request and shall make a determination of ability to pay. a. No Patient shall be held liable for medical payment collections if said patient is presently living below one hundred percent (100%) of the Federal Poverty Guidelines b.No patient shall be held liable for payments that would reduce their income to below one hundred percent (100%) of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. c.The Department of Commerce shall annually create and publish a set of further repayment guidelines with the approval of both the President of the United States and the United States Senate.
This is going to cause 9 kinds of fraud.
It's going to give every shyster of quack medical procedures license to make claims. Along with relatives of ill people, I'm betting it'll make the pill-mills and medical device people look like the "good 'ol days" of fraudsters. I can see this being abused in ways undreamed of, but lucrative once some thought has been put into it.
This on pg 8 is also gonna be a potential nightmare.
Altho the idea is awesome! I don't think you can legislate a company be forced to operate at a loss. Which given the amount of folks under the poverty line it will bankrupt insurance companies. Not like I'm defending them, I just see this as problematic and something they will scream about.
Plus...we can't get a yearly budget passed in this country, so getting the Senate an Prez to sign off in a timely manner on pay scales is going to mean, it won't happen and everyone will be in limbo. I can see plenty of Doc's getting out of medical practices if their being paid is dependent on the govt timeline.