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2009-05-21 Home Front: Politix
Details of Obamacare leaking out
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Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2009-05-21 15:32|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6510 views ]  Top

#1 "A government-run plan, similar to Medicare, would be set up to compete with private insurers."

Shades of Hillary's "coopetition." Unfortunately with a sense of inevitablity this time...
Posted by xbalanke 2009-05-21 16:00||   2009-05-21 16:00|| Front Page Top

#2 The way to head it off is not to provide a rational argument. That really hasn't worked as effective as using the Donks own play book and scare the hell out of the gray hairs that they're going to be cut off from 'life saving' care. The Donks never cared about the truth, so why not just up them one. Sic a dog on a dog.
Posted by Procopius2k 2009-05-21 17:44||   2009-05-21 17:44|| Front Page Top

#3 We'll be baaaack!
Posted by Harry and Louise 2009-05-21 18:12||   2009-05-21 18:12|| Front Page Top

#4 Sounds very much like the Australian system, except there is no employer mandated insurance here. A good thing BTW.

The main problem apart from the cost is the system gets captured by provider special interest groups and special interest groups for fashionable (AIDS) and sexy (childhood cancers) diseases.

Posted by Phil_B 2009-05-21 18:19||   2009-05-21 18:19|| Front Page Top

#5 That's just a baseline, of course, and, as NICE chairman Michael Rawlins points out, the agency has sometimes approved treatments costing as much as $70,887 (£48,000) per year of extended life. But such treatments are approved only if it can be shown they extend life by at least three months and are used for illnesses that affect fewer than 7,000 new patients per year.

And the person is a member of a protected group, or have the right outlook.

And no doubt illegal aliens would be covered in full at no cost.
Posted by CrazyFool 2009-05-21 22:38||   2009-05-21 22:38|| Front Page Top

#6 As an RN of 25+ years, and frequenter of Rantburg since '01, I really think an alternative to the current medical reimbursement should be introduced. I know that the current system is broken. Try something different. Hell, I even work for an insurance company....
Posted by texhooey 2009-05-21 23:32||   2009-05-21 23:32|| Front Page Top

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