Pappy,Hi Confused, I sure believe yoou are confused. the lawyers make very little difference in health care cost. Do you really know the cost ? It is less that 4 pecent. Now if you want health care, try and get it if you have a previos health problem or get sich , good way to have no insurance. the company just says no. Run up a high bill and you just might run out of benefits as you have reached the limitations of you health insurance. byBy insurance. Where as Obama care has put an end to a cap on health insurance as of sept 23,2010. And there is a clause in Obama care as you call it and many others. Also an insurance company can no longer turn down a baby with autism. A family's child can stay on the family insurance plan till the age of 26. By the way that clause in Obama care states a pwerson will not be penalized or jailed or taxed if they choose not to have health insurance. And it you already have health care you do not have to quit your health care plan. So what are you worried about. As for the leagal systenm so far the courts have sided with Obama care and said it is constitutional-- it willl go to the supreme court eventually and we shall find out wont we if it is constitutional after and if it is taken to the supreme cpourt. Till then it is still leagal as the just said so.
Well, that was nice bullet point arguments, once again who is going to pay for Obama Care? Do you feel that being charged for someone else's services is Constitutional? I am sure you think activist judges uphold the Constitution too, like Prop 8 in California, where the whole state voted against a bill and 1 activist judge overturned the vote? Lawsuits do make health care costs rise dramatically, when surgeons have to carry $500,000,000.00 worth of professional liability insurance and general practitioners $5,000,000.00 policies, yeah it costs money. Since some lawyer is waiting to sue everyone of them for malpractice.
Now, how many lawsuits do you see on television suing pharmaceutical companies, that's why it takes over 1 billion dollars to bring a new drug to market, I suppose you think that is free too?
As for children being covered, my son was covered prior to being born, yes, under my insurance policy, by my insurance company.
Caps on coverage, what do you think the government will cover, have you taken a look at European Nationalized Health Care? Not to mention they're broke, however; if you're old and not economically feasible, you die, have a nice day. No, I am not confused, since this type of government health care has not worked anywhere else in the world.
While I agree that there should be some changes, however; I don't agree with destroying the whole system for a small amount of people.
And once again, who will pay for it? Where else has it worked?
What are you going to do, when there are no caps on coverage, however; there is rationing of care and you wait 6 months for a surgery? What happens then, genius? At least with insurance I have 2 million dollars worth of coverage and me and my doctor make decisions about MY life and death, instead of a bureaucrat commitee that neither knows my condition, nor cares whether I live or die. So, should I be willing to pay your part, be forced into a system that WILL ration MY health care and have politician decide MY fate, just so your kid can stay on your policy until 26 and there is no caps on coverage?
As for children born with disease, there is a lot of charities willing to help and once again, my son was covered by our insurance prior to being born, so I have a hard time buying that on too. To argue your next point, if I have a child born with autism, I will deal with it and not expect the government that is funded by tax dollars to bankroll me for the rest of my life. That's called life and for your information it is not fair and not equal either? Wake up, this is not a Utopia.....