which is why health insurance should be personally owned. when you look at it, there is no better reason for us to have our employer purchase health insurance for us than there would be for us to have our job give us auto insurance.
lots; Tricare is heavily subsidized for the military that buy it. Taxpayers would either have to pay heavy premiums, or heavy taxes.I wonder what the premiums on a similar Tricare plan would cost the civillian public?
well, 1. government programs run at a loss all the time and 2. government programs to include Tricare aren't exactly known for providing "quality" service. Tricare has been a pain in the neck; it took me two years to convince those people that the woman on my marriage certificate who was also listed as the mother of my son was - in fact - my 'wife'. Since her dad was retired military, she had been on his account as a secondary... and everyone knows that it is impossible to be both a daughter and a wife.... and she's already in the system as a daughter..... suffice to say i'm still trying to clean up that mess; as i type on my desk sits a bill for hundreds of dollars that showed up for medical care provided years ago that has been rejected by Tricare "because the policy has expired". the policy which expired being her being under her father...... which was months before she got this charge, which was months after she married me..... anywho, the bill contains the usual 'the lateness of your payment means that if you don't cough up these hundreds of dollars immediately you will be referred to collection agencies etc' because apparently Tricare took 18 months to actually get back to the provider and refuse to pay. hooray government bureacracy. nor is that all. :p they accused me of fraud once and threatned me over the phone with jail time because when my son was born the hospital listed him as simply "Baby (my last name)", whereas i was claiming benefits for a "Ryan (my last name)", which was clearly a different child, and what had happened to my son named "baby", etc. and so forth. i could go on and on about these idiots, but suffice to say imagine if the congressman who thinks guam is about to tip over were in charge of designing your health insurance system, which was then staffed by DMV employees working under TSA management.Sounds smart to me that the govt., if they REALLY wanted to change health care, would set up it's own insurance styled entity and offer quality health care, and do it not for profit but also not for loss.