Millions can't afford to go to the doctor

There are 6 comments on the KOAT-TV story from Apr 25, 2013, titled Millions can't afford to go to the doctor. In it, KOAT-TV reports that:

Some 80 million people, around 43% of America's working-age adults, didn't go to the doctor or access other medical services last year because of the cost, according to the Commonwealth Fund's Biennial Health Insurance Survey, released Friday.

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HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#1 Apr 26, 2013
getting rich at the cost of the health and welfare of America and world countries indicates the reasons to allow herbal medicine in the market place
Anonymous

Philippines

#2 Apr 26, 2013
This is a sad reality of life, hence the term you need to be always healthy, but I wish it can be a different situation. I wish that regardless of your social status you can go to a doctor when you are sick.

Since: Jun 13

Lynn, IN

#3 Apr 26, 2013
I pay nearly $300 a month premium for health care. Husband's former employer pays the rest. Still, I can't afford the co-pays to see a doctor most of the time and don't know how I would pay the co-pay for a hospital admission or an emergency room co-pay. Something mighty wrong and I hope next year we qualify for tax credits to help cover those premiums.
Sheik Yerbouti

New Hope, PA

#4 Apr 26, 2013
The figures show how immoral a for profit health care system really is!! Once the public option was blocked by a corrupt senator that has taken millions from the insurance and drug companies meaningful reform was impossible! obama has served his corporate masters well!
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#5 Apr 26, 2013
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
The figures show how immoral a for profit health care system really is!! Once the public option was blocked by a corrupt senator that has taken millions from the insurance and drug companies meaningful reform was impossible! obama has served his corporate masters well!
Bush Sr and sons were formerly employed by Eli Lilly pharmaceutical industry.

During their terms of these Republican presidencies is were the increases in health care happened. The mental health industry championed the drugging of America starting in 1989 for political reasons and many persons have died from the drugging.
rehabthebill

Bryn Mawr, PA

#6 May 25, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
I pay nearly $300 a month premium for health care. Husband's former employer pays the rest. Still, I can't afford the co-pays to see a doctor most of the time and don't know how I would pay the co-pay for a hospital admission or an emergency room co-pay. Something mighty wrong and I hope next year we qualify for tax credits to help cover those premiums.
The ACA aka Obama Care was about health INSURANCE and not care or cost. The health care provider industry has become addicted to a third party payer systems(the insurance companies) like a junky on crack. The administrative layers and coding have led to the exploitation and gaming of the system by the health care and insurance industries. The providers desire the money from the insurance companies and the insurance companies and employees want their job so they play nice with the providers and visa versa. It's a rigged game the patient and insurance company customer cannot win.

The ACA focused on WHO should pay but NOT WHAT for or HOW much is paying payed. COST was the problem-NOT who.

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