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    35 70.00%
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    6 12.00%
  • Medicare Fraud

    7 14.00%
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    9 18.00%
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    5 10.00%
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Thread: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    The last two choices are subsets of cost.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    There have been done some studies on how much tort reform would lower cost, and it is pretty small. If I remember right, it would be less than 1 percent. Does not make it not worth doing, but when costs are rising 2 to 3 times the rate of economic growth, there is a major problem and 1 % ain't gonna do it.
    But you're getting more. Do you want medical science to grind to a halt?
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Not electing a lying douchebag in 2016.
    Good luck with that. No one can lie like a Clinton can lie.

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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_Osophy View Post
    Living healthier lifestyles.
    So eating potato chips or sky diving would cancel your policy.

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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    But you're getting more. Do you want medical science to grind to a halt?
    Research and improved technology is certainly not the only cause of the increase.
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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Research and improved technology is certainly not the only cause of the increase.
    Are the wages of health care workers rising too fast? Are insurance company profits rising? What's causing the increase aside from more health care?
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    So eating potato chips or sky diving would cancel your policy.
    Yeah... I'd reason that if your lifestyle consists of eating potato chips and sky diving, you should be either uninsurable or at the very least pay higher premiums than everyone else.
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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yeah... I'd reason that if your lifestyle consists of eating potato chips and sky diving, you should be either uninsurable or at the very least pay higher premiums than everyone else.
    How about 15% over weight, or smoke, or drink, or ride a bike, or ride a motorcycle, or own a gun, or go hunting, or have unprotected sex, or light fireworks on 4th of July, race a car, go off road and ride ATVs or surf.

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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    How about 15% over weight, or smoke, or drink,
    These things are already taken into consideration by any self respecting insurance company.

    or ride a bike, or ride a motorcycle, or own a gun, or go hunting, or have unprotected sex, or light fireworks on 4th of July, race a car, go off road and ride ATVs or surf.
    Do you understand what the concept of "lifestyle" means? Does your lifestyle consist of surfing? Racing cars? Then yes. You SHOULD pay more and not expect the rest of us to pay for your lifestyle decisions. These are all choices and activities the overwhelming majority of people do every once in a blue moon - so to consider them parts of a "lifestyle" is incredibly disingenuous.
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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    These things are already taken into consideration by any self respecting insurance company.



    Do you understand what the concept of "lifestyle" means? Does your lifestyle consist of surfing? Racing cars? Then yes. You SHOULD pay more and not expect the rest of us to pay for your lifestyle decisions. These are all choices and activities the overwhelming majority of people do every once in a blue moon - so to consider them parts of a "lifestyle" is incredibly disingenuous.
    I have a co worker that rides his bike probably 200 miles a week, swims in the ocean and rivers to train and does triathelons on the weekends.
    I have a co worker that rides his motorcycle every day he can. Meaning not raining.
    I shoot on a regular basis and raced a car for over 20 years.
    I would call those things more lifestyle as much as anything.
    My car hobby is part and parcel of who I am. So I should not have insurance for a doctors visit for a cold or sleep issue becasue I also do things YOU dont like.

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