View Poll Results: What should be fixed first?

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    35 70.00%
  • Medical Malpractice

    6 12.00%
  • Medicare Fraud

    7 14.00%
  • Coverage Denial

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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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It's no secret that before Obama came along, the US had major healthcare problems. However, it's clear that fixing it is up for debate. so I took 5 major issues in the healthcare industry and put them up against each other. Which one do you think should have been fixed before ObamaCare? Multiple choice is allowed, votes are public.

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    Medical bills prompt more than 60 percent of U.S. bankruptcies - CNN.com



    Medical Malpractice:


    10 Things You Want To Know About Medical Malpractice - Forbes



    Medicaid/Medicare Fraud:


    Medicare And Medicaid Fraud Is Costing Taxpayers Billions - Forbes



    Denial of Coverage:

    Insurers Denied Coverage to 1 in 7 - WSJ.com



    Claim Denial:

    PolitiFact | TV ad overstates health insurance denials
    The first step would be cancelling Obama care.
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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.
    I have never understood why some people think there's only one thing you can change and if there isn't one single thing that will make all the difference, we shouldn't do anything. I already said there were LOTS of things that needed to be changed and that we needed to address most of the other points before it would significantly change the cost. Why does nobody read?
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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    I know what should have been done, but I'm not sure it's possible to tear out Obamacare now and start again. But if possible, repeal Obamacare and congress needs to do their jobs and regulate the insurance companies. Pass clean bills requiring them to not consider pre-existing conditions, children 26 and under to be on their parent's insurance and set their caps at a reasonable place.

    Again, I don't think we can get to where we need to go from this mess we've been placed in.

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

    Fixing our system is about 30 years too late. We need to scrape ACA and set up a UHC system.
    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I know what should have been done, but I'm not sure it's possible to tear out Obamacare now and start again. But if possible, repeal Obamacare and congress needs to do their jobs and regulate the insurance companies. Pass clean bills requiring them to not consider pre-existing conditions, children 26 and under to be on their parent's insurance and set their caps at a reasonable place.

    Again, I don't think we can get to where we need to go from this mess we've been placed in.
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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    A uhc system gives the power of healthcare to the government.

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

    Good. Works better than our current system. At least in the rest of the world.
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    A uhc system gives the power of healthcare to the government.
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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Fixing our system is about 30 years too late. We need to scrape ACA and set up a UHC system.
    Perhaps, and I'm okay with going that way. But it's a bigger thing than you might expect. We'll have an absolute shortage of doctors for at least a generation. The competent ones will work in private clinics. Quality and availability of care will be in the dumpster.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I have never understood why some people think there's only one thing you can change and if there isn't one single thing that will make all the difference, we shouldn't do anything. I already said there were LOTS of things that needed to be changed and that we needed to address most of the other points before it would significantly change the cost. Why does nobody read?
    That would explain why I stated it was worth doing. No one has said it isn't to my knowledge. The big debate on tort reform is how to do it.
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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    It's obvious that the majority here identify cost to be of paramount importance. I agree. I would also say that the other items on the poll are some of the things that are driving up costs. So, yes...they should all be addressed to reduce costs, but they are not the most important drivers of health care cost increases, in my opinion.

    The number one thing affecting health insurance costs is excessive government involvement in the health care and health insurance industries. It's okay to have regulations in place that protect consumers from things like selling tainted drugs, providing substandard care and the like. But things like requiring care and insurance providers to sell services...whether the consumer wants it or not...is wrong. Setting prices is wrong. Telling providers they have to provide care...whether the consumer has the money to pay for it or not...is wrong.

    So...yes...costs need to be dealt with, but don't look to the government to pass more laws to deal with costs. The government is the problem...not the solution.
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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    First step is to start from scratch without the threat of Socialized medicine in the New Year infecting all of us.

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