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CBO #'s out 14MILL less insured by next year under TRUMPCARE, 24 mil by 2026
It's the same claim you made in the linked thread: "Obama took $500 billion out of Medicare." read the damn thing, you simply upped the ante to $700 billion
Last edited by Thx1138; 14th March 2017 at 04:02 PM.
It's actually the Ryan plan that cuts $700 billion from Medicare:
Cutter said that Romney attacked Obama for cutting $700 billion out of Medicare, but "Paul Ryan protected those cuts in his budget." Again, with this item we are not addressing whether they are cuts, but simply whether she is correctly characterizing Ryan's plan.
Cutter is correct that the Ryan budget plan included cost savings that were part of the future health care law. Just recently, the Romney campaign backed away from that play, saying Romney’s plan would restore the spending that the health law is set to curtail, such as extra funding for private insurers under the Medicare Advantage plan.
Still, Cutter was right about the Ryan plan. We rate her statement True.
Ryan's plan includes $700 billion in Medicare "cuts," says Stephanie Cutter | PolitiFact
This requires more concentrated costs on older policyholders. The higher those costs go, the more potential there is for adverse selection.The solution lies in freedom....not mandates or paternalistic, state managed, 'From Each, To Each' collectivism.
'Allow' the health insurance industry to offer quality, customizable policies that aren't saddled with extraneous and unwanted 'minimum coverage' mandates....let people buy what they want and can afford....like a higher deductible, low monthly premium catastrophic injury/illness/yearly check-up plan when they're younger, and not likely to need much healthcare. (stop saddling the young, healthy and hale who are trying to amass wealth in their lower middle/middle class jobs with the healthcare costs associated with 50 or 60 year old obese pigs and alcoholics who've been working and (should have been) amassing wealth for 30 years.
I have nothing against this but it doesn't solve much of our problem given retirement savings rates are abysmal, and because we've saddled people who have to save for their own retirement with astronomical public pension liability to boot. Again, nothing against this idea, in fact saving for health and retirement should be bunded together and the IRS limits should be significantly hiked.'Allow' people to set up healthcare savings accounts that double as a handsome annuity if they don't use much, or abuse, healthcare services (would help incentivize healthier lifestyles).
Fine but this kind of just moves some money around the table.Add people with preexisting conditions to the Medicare rolls....give them a Medicare 'credit card' (including active and retired military....roll the hundreds of billions spent for the VA into the Medicare system) that bills the medicare system for services rendered.
I support separating health insurance from employment.'Allow' employers to incentivize their employees to fully ensure themselves so HMOs and PPOs...which exacerbate the healthcare cost control problems associated with Third Party Payer constructs....are relegated to the dustbin of history. Less mandated "benefits" borne by employers can translate into bigger paychecks..which can more easily afford a health insurance policy.
[quote]Set a maximum damage award for malpractice, and revoke the medical licenses of doctors who rack up more than two judgements. (Ambulance Chasers and bad doctors will pitch a fit...fuck them)
That's gotta be well over half the country's population, and public dollars already accounts for 8+% of our nation's GDP (though that's only half what we spend on health overall) and plays an integral role in why costs are the way they are, so that's quite the concession in terms of a set of otherwise anti-government health solution.Keep Medicare for the aged (and preexisting conditions), and Medicaid for the destitute.
A repeal of EMTALA is pie-in-the-sky.'Allow' hospital emergency rooms to turn away people who aren't covered by any of the above. No health care system can ever work if people are allowed to show up at an emergency room and be treated for "free".
My first instinct would be to scrap the current progressive tax system and implement a national consumption based tax system that puts everybody's skin in the game. You simply cannot expect half the workforce to willingly fund everything everybody wants forever...they're already outnumbered at the ballot box. What happens during major economic downturns? Where would spending and cost controls come from if the majority is permitted to constantly saddle the minority with their largesse? That's a recipe for growing contempt that will only hasten the demise of our "Great Society"
Last edited by webrockk; 14th March 2017 at 06:01 PM.
Read the report. Show us where it is in error. Here's the link: https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52486