Do We Really Want Inefficient Government Health Care!


Let’s take a look at the main parts of the so called Obama  health  plan:

“Quality, Affordable & Portable  Health  Coverage For All” (until we run out of money)

1. Obama’s plan follows the typical Democratic  health  care template by building on existing private and public programs such as employer  health  insurance, private individual  health  insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. His program most certainly would be a typical inefficient wasteful government program with 65-70% of  health  care $ being spent on the bureaucratic watch dog tactics of the SEIU.

2. This is unlike the Republican approach that would refashion the private market by providing incentives to encourage a reinvigorated individual  health  insurance platform focused on personal choice and responsibility by providing MSA giving the individual vs the government control over our individual  health  care.

Obama’s key components include:

1. Establishing a new public program that would look a lot like Medicare for those under age-65. It would be available to those who do not have access to an employer plan or qualify for existing government programs like Medicaid or SCHIP. This would also be open to small employers who do not offer a private plan. Creating a “National  Health  Insurance Exchange.” This would be a government-run marketing organization that would sell insurance plans directly to those who did not have an employer plan or public coverage.

2. An employer “pay or play” mandate would require an employer to either provide  health  insurance or contribute toward the cost of a public plan.

3. Requiring all families to cover children through either a private or public  health  insurance plan. Expanding eligibility for government programs, like Medicaid and SCHIP.

4. Obama’s plan would also mandate guaranteed insurability, with minimum comprehensive benefits package such as that required for federal workers,

5. Portability or the ability to take their policy from one job to another when it is purchased through the new Medicare-like public plan or the National  Health  Insurance Exchange.

6. He would require all providers to participate in the new plan to collect and report data about standards of care, the use of  health  information medical data based internet medical records technology, and administration.

7. The control and collection of government premiums would be the collection branch of the IRS

My opinion of Obama’s plan is that it would be a disaster to the  health  of the American people. They would lose their right to choose what care they want for their families and would eventually have their care rationed, even forced into medical directives limiting their options in their senior years. If you think  health  care is expensive now, wait till it’s free, your taxes will go through the roof

Source by Dr WM Wells

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