Insurance companies are terrible. They don’t want to pay if they can help it. I’m way past the stage where somebody can tell me that as if I didn’t know it. I used to be the first guy anywhere to demand putting not only medical care but everything into the care of government.
A dear friend of mine had to sue his insurance company to get them to pay part of a son’s HUGE bill, which they denied as not being in their list of coverage. He won. Policies issued after that at least to others listed the prescribed device as not covered.
He was able to sue.
But nobody will be able to the faceless desk jockey in Washington who nixes your daughter’s cancer operation because it costs too much. Or the self-appointed royalty in D.C. that hatched this scheme.
The guy that Obama put in charge of Medicare today, for example, RIGHT NOW, thinks the British “health care” system’s habit of DENYING CARE is GOOD because it SAVES COST.
Repeat that last paragraph again.
Did you hear that? Medicare may have seemed treated you and yours well so far, but the Pied Piper (the disappearing tax base) is demanding that the village pay up. And the new guy in charge is a wtich doctor who will gleefully turn you down. With no recourse.
That’s EXACTLY the reason that a government agency is much worse than an insurance company.
You have to listen to what I’m saying, not the mind-nulling chants we hear so much blaming corporations for everything. Why don’t they tell us how much government destroys things, bungles things.
You say you can’t believe govt care could be worse than the private companies, but there is a way right now to test that against what you already know.
Medicare: Consider the present. There are stories all across the country of doctors in New York, Boston, Texas, all over, who are refusing to take new Medicare patients. Some surveys say it’s 25 percent refusing.
The Medicare bureaucracy has people who sit behind desks and push paper and use stale information to calculate the prices they will dictate to a doctor that takes their members. It’s not enough in New York for one procedure, too little in another, and….
..so (us) elderly are getting ever fewer selection of caretakers, and the options that remain open are ever worse, because the medical professionals and institutions that are known as the best are closing the doors.
And it can only get worse, especially when the economy hurts. Ever fewer healthy employed producing the tax base for the ever more infirm, and our children are going to get burned and scorched.
Expanding this Ponzi scheme to unconstitutionally force our children to pay up or go to jail (it’s only a fine now, they’ll call it unpatriotic later), will only break the health bank. You and I right now are in on the tail end of the younger boomers that will benefit the most from that Ponzi scheme, but already that benefit is shrinking VERY fast.
There’s not enough tax base, too much government, too unnecessary foreign military budget.
Believe me, people, my passion for the poor and the needy is hotter than it ever was when I was a firebrand socialist determined to help bring down capitalism. The more of our lives we trust the government with the worse are lives we will be, and too much government is much worse for the poor than too much capitalism.
–Let us learn from the wisdom that is expressed in the division of powers described in our constitution, and the expression of natural rights in the Bill of Rights. We cannot trust any government, because it is populated with people, and we cannot trust people who rule over others.
“That government is best that governs least”.