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12-16-2010, 06:43 PM   #1
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Heath care redux.. sorry gang

Just a few choice tidbits........
Debt Panel Floats Public Option for Health Care - Washington Wire - WSJ
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Creating a public health insurance option — perhaps the most contentious idea of last year’s health overhaul debate — is among the possible solutions for reducing federal spending outlined in today’s debt commission report.

The draft by the co-chairmen of the White House-sponsored National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform calls for, among other things, increasing cost sharing for enrollees of Medicare and Medicaid, lowering payments to health-care providers that participate in Medicare and cutting payments to lawyers as part of an effort to curb medical malpractice lawsuits.

The plan sets a long-term goal of containing the growth in federal health-care spending – a major contributor to the deficit – so it accounts for no more than 1% in excess of gross domestic product after 2020.

Should GDP growth exceed that target, the report suggests several additional cost-savings measures, including adding “a robust public option and/or all-payer system” into new exchanges that the federal health law calls for in 2014.
PacifiCare temporarily halts issuing $120 million in dividends amid fight with California insurance regulators | Money & Company | Los Angeles Times
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The Cypress-based insurer is fighting allegations by the California Department of Insurance that it violated state law nearly 1 million times from 2006 to 2008 by mismanaging medical records, losing patient documents and failing to pay doctors what they were owed.
Anthem Blue Cross - California's largest health plans are fined nearly $5 million - Los Angeles Times
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Insurance regulators said the companies also would pay "tens of millions of dollars" in restitution to medical providers whose claims were underpaid or incorrectly rejected.


12-17-2010, 06:45 AM   #2
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WHY?

Why are so many Americans afraid of universal health care?
Why are medical proceedures MORE expensive in America?
Why are people DYING in a civilised society from lack of basic health care?

Europe and Australia adopted national health programmes many years ago.
Americans don't really care about other Americans otherwise they would cover EVERYONE! not just those who have jobs!


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Look at the mess the rest of the world is in. It's obvious that the financial mess that "Socialist" Europe is in is caused by socialized health care and the mess the USA is in is caused by monkeys throwing poo at the San Diego zoo.
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Not in Aus!

Not here in Australia
The interest rates are very high here because the economy is GOOD
So not all SOCIALISED Medicine stinks...!

Europe will fracture I suspect back to it's native curencies....
Bye...Bye......euro.................

But that's another story!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
Look at the mess the rest of the world is in. It's obvious that the financial mess that "Socialist" Europe is in is caused by socialized health care and the mess the USA is in is caused by monkeys throwing poo at the San Diego zoo.
Ha nice one
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QuoteOriginally posted by Postumus Quote
Why are so many Americans afraid of universal health care?
Why are medical proceedures MORE expensive in America?
Why are people DYING in a civilised society from lack of basic health care?

Europe and Australia adopted national health programmes many years ago.
Americans don't really care about other Americans otherwise they would cover EVERYONE! not just those who have jobs!

A REALLY REALLY BIG PLUS 1 ON THIS
Canada also has had universal health care for going back to 1946 in Saskatchewan. Tommy Douglas who implemented it was voted the greatest Canadian in a contest the CBC ran in 2004 ahead of many influential and important people due to his impact on the country as a whole. For you americans he is Keifer Sutherland's grandfather
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America, for all its opportunities, is also a backward and barbaric land: look at how recently slavery was still legal, and the Jim Crow laws, and how readily we do capital punishment.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Postumus Quote
Why are so many Americans afraid of universal health care?
Why are medical proceedures MORE expensive in America?
Why are people DYING in a civilised society from lack of basic health care?

Europe and Australia adopted national health programmes many years ago.
Americans don't really care about other Americans otherwise they would cover EVERYONE! not just those who have jobs!

+1 : mystifying indeed.

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