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    Re: Third state adopts health care cost growth target

    Quote Originally Posted by Obscurity View Post
    So you want maternity to not be covered by insurance?
    I sure as hell don't need it.
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    Re: Third state adopts health care cost growth target

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    I sure as hell don't need it.
    And? Who gives a **** about you. There are how many women in this country?
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    Re: Third state adopts health care cost growth target

    Quote Originally Posted by Obscurity View Post
    And? Who gives a **** about you. There are how many women in this country?
    And you hit the nail on the head regarding feminism. Extract money from men and give it to women. There's no good reason to mandate maternity coverage.
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    Re: Third state adopts health care cost growth target

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    And you hit the nail on the head regarding feminism. Extract money from men and give it to women. There's no good reason to mandate maternity coverage.
    Yes, there is. It's a requirement for the rest of society to grow and proliferate.

    I agree as a man you should not have maternity coverage.

    I am no feminist, but I am also not an extremist like you are.
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    Re: Third state adopts health care cost growth target

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    And you hit the nail on the head regarding feminism. Extract money from men and give it to women. There's no good reason to mandate maternity coverage.
    So, you would also eliminate coverage for prostate or testicular cancer? Only men need that. Why should women pay for it?
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    Re: Third state adopts health care cost growth target

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeard View Post
    Last week Rhode Island joined the small but growing club of states that have explicitly created a statewide goal for holding down health care cost growth.

    Raimondo order creates target for limiting growth of health-care costs


    Massachusetts created its first-in-the-nation statewide benchmark for health spending growth six years ago; the latest data out of the state has been promising.



    Delaware became the second state to set a target last year; its target for 2019 is higher than MA's and RI's.

    Delaware Sets Health Care Spending Benchmark
    We'll see what impact these moves have on focusing attention in Delaware and Rhode Island.
    It is a good thing states are beginning to wake up to the reality that the government cannot keep providing services they cannot afford.

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    Re: Third state adopts health care cost growth target

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertU View Post
    So, you would also eliminate coverage for prostate or testicular cancer? Only men need that. Why should women pay for it?
    They are called optional riders, priced in accordance to the financial risk involved. They make insurance more affordable.
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    Re: Third state adopts health care cost growth target

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    And you hit the nail on the head regarding feminism. Extract money from men and give it to women. There's no good reason to mandate maternity coverage.
    Sure there is. First of all, the argument that men shouldn't pay for maternity care shouldn't be made by anyone old enough to know where babies come from and what role men have in the process.

    As a practical matter, birth is by far the most common condition driving hospitalizations in the U.S. So how to finance this very common procedure that plays such an important role in our health care system? We could tack on less than $300/year to each nongroup policy, or tack on ~$14,000/year to just pregnant women. Tough call on which approach makes more fiscal sense!

    Regardless, again, differences in mandatory maternity coverage do not explain differences in costs across states because (1) maternity has been mandatory in all fully insured coverage nationwide for half a decade, and (2) most people are in self-insured plans which aren't subject to benefit mandates.

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