Here's what I wrote a Libertarian friend who's already starting to whine !!
"Health insurance is like car insurance.. and we've ALL had BAD experiences with that - so who's fault is it ? The client, the Insurance Company, or the State that requires it ?? So should it be required ? Should there be minimum coverage like the 100 / 300 / 100 most states require? AND what happens to those that drive and DO NOT CARRY insurance (OMG, there's a mandate !) ?
Health insurance isn't much different, Jerry ! ONE BIG Difference IS, you can live without a car, BUT you can't without your health !!"
I'm SICK of all the childish whining !! "Man" up, dammit !! Like chicken little- "the sky is falling...the sky is falling !!" They said the SAME thing with SS, and the SAME thing with Medicare.... STOP and THINK PEOPLE !!! . . .how'd those work out ??
BTW - RIP AZZ, Bill.... all the way up to and including the testicles !!
INDEED! You can get el CHEAP-0 Auto Insurance just to Get You On the Road... but what happens when you get into an accident with a $50,000 car and you're only covered for $10,000...oopsey! YOU PAY! (GOD FORBID It involves Personal Injury ((...OR WORSE...)) )
of course the real difference is that You can live without your car... ...The REST Of US Don't G.a.S...!
But if your cheap-arse lands in the E.R. The REST of US FOOT YOUR BILL!!! THAT'S when we DOVery Much G.a.S.
I'm SICK of all the childish whining !! "Man" up, dammit !!
Well it came out in the Congressional Hearing today, many of the cancelled policies were: 1. Done by the Insurance companies.
2. Were on "junk insurance" (poor or little coverage) policies.
AND THAT: 3. The policy owners do NOT have to accept a roll over policy from the insurance company (like many were told by the insurers ) and can go shopping just like you do for CAR insurance !!
4. ONLY policies active before the bill was signed AND have not been terminated will be "grandfathered"...so if you got a new policy AFTER the Law went into effect it has to meet the ACA minimum standards (consumer protection). DUH !! Most of this BS is either smoke & mirrors or alarmist rhetoric by the GOTP !!
NOW maybe BO should have made #4 more clear... but many shop around for health insurance each year... so any new policy has to meet the ACA minimum guides.
As time goes on, I think it'll get even cheaper for all... 25% of companies in the ACA insurance pools are NEW companies !
The GOTP Scare Mongers are Already at work Scaring folks about having their Personal Info & Health Records in An Accessible Data Base That Any Care Giver or Insurance Company can tap into a computer "The Better to TREAT You With, My Dear!" (** insert Big-Bad-Wolf.gif)
Talk about Saving Money & Improving HealthCare not to mention improving the outcome by accessing your records in a timely manner in the event of an EMERGENCY!!!
It makes me NUTZ that every time I see a new doctor spread out all over New Jersey, he has To Start Out by Running the SAME DAMN BATTERY Of TESTS Every Other Doctor Before Him Has ALREADY CHARGED MY INSURANCE FOR DOING!
Or Making an APPOINTMENT just to HAND-DELIVER Little Hand-Written-Notes between doctors... then wait in the Waiting Room for the Little Hand-Written Reply! **rinse & repeat**
Or being brought in to the ER after having had a car accident... then having to wait for them to contact the Lab to have them send up someone to draw blood to check if I have Type II Diabetes.
It would sure Save A LOT of Muss-Fuss & Bother (not to mention TIME & MONEY) to access all my records, Primary Care Physician, Existing Conditions, Up-To-Date LIST of MEDICATIONS etc
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