View Poll Results: Do you trust the federal government to do what's in your best interest

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Thread: A Simple Question -

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    Re: A Simple Question -

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    lol... so I am uneducated if you don't like my post?
    That's exactly what she's saying. I wouldn't take that from her if I were you.
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    Not referring to you, but in general, having trouble with insurance is not surprising considering your specialty. Your specialty has a long and proud history of committing fraud.
    I disagree with this in general, thought I have heard of some pretty fraudulant things done by certain providers.

    Sounds to me like you are not discriminating enough in what insurance you accept. If enough providers would refuse insurance from companies that do not pay promptly, they would change their practices or go out of business. Do you need the additional business enough to put up with the hassle?

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    This is nice in theory, but the problem is that, in the interim, considering the cost of services, a lot of people could then not afford them... hence, the amount of clients that I have would go down significantly. It would take time for insurance companies to "get the message". In that time, many folks would go without services and I would not be able to afford to practice. This is why, in my view, the best solution is to regulate the hell out of the insurance industry.
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    Re: A Simple Question -

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I disagree with this in general, thought I have heard of some pretty fraudulant things done by certain providers.



    This is nice in theory, but the problem is that, in the interim, considering the cost of services, a lot of people could then not afford them...
    Maybe you should lower your prices.


    hence, the amount of clients that I have would go down significantly. It would take time for insurance companies to "get the message". In that time, many folks would go without services and I would not be able to afford to practice. This is why, in my view, the best solution is to regulate the hell out of the insurance industry.
    Of course it's the best solution from your POV. You get to charge outragous fees that your patients don't have to pay. If they had to pay for it they might shop around a little.

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    Re: A Simple Question -

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I disagree with this in general, thought I have heard of some pretty fraudulant things done by certain providers.



    This is nice in theory, but the problem is that, in the interim, considering the cost of services, a lot of people could then not afford them... hence, the amount of clients that I have would go down significantly. It would take time for insurance companies to "get the message". In that time, many folks would go without services and I would not be able to afford to practice. This is why, in my view, the best solution is to regulate the hell out of the insurance industry.
    You mean regulate even more than currently? I spent about 14 years working for one of the bigger players (mostly Life and P&C) and can tell you insurance is already highly regulated. One problem - it is regulated by each of the 50 states, and some of teh regulations are trivial. We need to PROPERLY and INTELLIGENTLY regulate the industry

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    Re: A Simple Question -

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    lol... so I am uneducated if you don't like my post?
    I can see how you came to this conclusion, however I think she was making the point that we mandate education so why not mandate health insurance. for the record I think it is a false analogy

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    The system has become more and more corrupt, because the People are not educated on government anymore. They don't understand or care about what's going on.
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    Re: A Simple Question -

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Do you trust the federal government (in its entirety) to do what's in your best interest?

    Why or why not.
    For the most part, yes, I trust the government to do what is in the best interests of society. However, that is at the agency level mostly, at the top with the politicans, probably not so much.

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    Re: A Simple Question -

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The system has become more and more corrupt, because the People are not educated on government anymore. They don't understand or care about what's going on.
    I disagree - the people care. I think the problem is they don't think anyone in office cares what they think or worry about outside of election time and then it is just an act

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    Re: A Simple Question -

    Quote Originally Posted by snilloctjc View Post
    I disagree - the people care. I think the problem is they don't think anyone in office cares what they think or worry about outside of election time and then it is just an act
    Young people today are clueless wonders, bearly knowing where DC is.
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    Re: A Simple Question -

    Quote Originally Posted by snilloctjc View Post
    You mean regulate even more than currently? I spent about 14 years working for one of the bigger players (mostly Life and P&C) and can tell you insurance is already highly regulated. One problem - it is regulated by each of the 50 states, and some of the regulations are trivial. We need to PROPERLY and INTELLIGENTLY regulate the industry
    Is that ever the truth !
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