View Poll Results: Which health care reforms would you like to see before end of 2010?

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  • Deregulate the insurance industry, let pure capitalism work

    13 43.33%
  • Tort Reform

    23 76.67%
  • Allow selling of insurance across state lines

    20 66.67%
  • Insurance regulations and enforcement to protect the insured

    13 43.33%
  • Financial aid to poor people/families to afford insurance

    12 40.00%
  • Creating a "public option"

    10 33.33%
  • Convert our health care to a socialized system ala Canada or UK

    3 10.00%
  • No reform

    1 3.33%
  • Other

    6 20.00%
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    Which Health Insurance Reforms?

    Which of the poll options would you like to see passed within the next year or so(by year end 2010)? There are other possibilities which I did not think of, and please list those. Pick as many or as few as you want, or select "No reform" if you don't want any reform.

    Edit: Poll options added.
    Last edited by Redress; 09-08-09 at 09:03 PM.

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    Re: Which Health Insurance Reforms?

    No lifetime caps on benefits, no pre-existing conditions exclusions, no 'rating' of those with previous health claims, no 'rating' by gender, some regulation on what they can charge for premiums, and how much of a hike is legal year-to-year .... damn, there's alot I want to see.

    Plus I picked some of your options too.

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    Re: Which Health Insurance Reforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    No lifetime caps on benefits, no pre-existing conditions exclusions, no 'rating' of those with previous health claims, no 'rating' by gender, some regulation on what they can charge for premiums, and how much of a hike is legal year-to-year .... damn, there's alot I want to see.

    Plus I picked some of your options too.
    I thought of things like that as "insurance regulation".

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    Re: Which Health Insurance Reforms?

    Ok, RightInNYC...how can you support several options on the poll(well, 3),and also pick "no reform"?

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    Re: Which Health Insurance Reforms?

    I honestly have no idea how anyone who doesn't work for an insurance company could be opposed to this:

    Insurance regulations and enforcement to protect the insured
    And yet some people aren't voting for it.
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    Re: Which Health Insurance Reforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I honestly have no idea how anyone who doesn't work for an insurance company could be opposed to this:



    And yet some people aren't voting for it.
    I simply didn't understand what was meant by it.

    EDIT: After reading jackalope's post I get the idea.

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    Re: Which Health Insurance Reforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I simply didn't understand what was meant by it.

    EDIT: After reading jackalope's post I get the idea.
    There is more to it than just what jackalope wrote. Insurance companies use tactics like first denial and slow paying to make money. Basically, that option should be any regulation on the insurance industry to help or protect consumers.

    Edit: and some of the things people pick is odd. One person selected both deregulation and regulation.
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    Re: Which Health Insurance Reforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Edit: and some of the things people pick is odd. One person selected both deregulation and regulation.
    That makes sense; not all regulation is the same. Maybe they think that some regulation is needed, and some of it which exists is unnecessary.

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    Re: Which Health Insurance Reforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    That makes sense; not all regulation is the same. Maybe they think that some regulation is needed, and some of it which exists is unnecessary.
    Could be. I just found it odd.

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    Re: Which Health Insurance Reforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Ok, RightInNYC...how can you support several options on the poll(well, 3),and also pick "no reform"?
    I like all three of those options, but if we didn't have those things, I'd prefer no reform to some of the other proposals on the board.

    I like almost all of the options in some form, but not in the form they're most popularly seen. I think we should subsidize insurance for the poor/disabled, but I dislike the way it's currently implemented, what with programs covering people making $80k+. I would love the idea of a "socialized insurance program," provided that the program was absolutely minimal, covering basic preventative medicine and the most common and cost-effective treatments.
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