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.
A uhc system gives the power of healthcare to the government.
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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First step is to start from scratch without the threat of Socialized medicine in the New Year infecting all of us.