My biggest issues is seeing shows like this or reading stories that deal with the crumbling of our country. When I sit talk with others, we don’t have much trust /faith (whatever you call it), in out leaders ,not just in DC, but across the land. We see our country sliding into a third world abyss. I guess Our Country along with Western Europe( almost forgot the great land of Oz, and New Zealand ?) have been so far ahead of even the countries like Russia, China.
Oh well the only can do is talk about it and post on it from time to time… Hasn’t really help much.
The main reason health insurance is so expensive is Government mandates. In other words, politicians want someone else to pay for Jane’s Breast enhancements. If you want a breast enhancement with your health insurance policy, then pay the extra money for that type of policy. I do not understand how the payment system is going to be non-profit, yet, the physicians, nurses, labs and others are going to work for a profit? The logic of T.R. Reid is contradictory. Who does he believe is paid for caring of the patient in the hospital? Does Reid think that someone other than the for-profit physician or nurse will care for the patient? How can you make a non for profit payment to a for profit physician, nurse, or a lab? By the way, how do you stay in business, year after year, without making a profit? Does Reid believe that his auto insurance company stays in business, year after year, if his payments do not produce a profit for the company? Would T.R. Reid work for a corporation if they did not pay a salary that would enable him to live above his basic living expenses?
One of the main reasons that health insurance is so expensive, is that government forces the customer to buy a policy that is within the state. In other words, if you live in Ohio, you may not buy a health insurance policy in Indiana or Kentucky. We buy goods and services in other states, 24/7, why cannot we not buy health insurance policies in other states? Could it be that private health insurance companies are paying lobbying money to the government to keep a captive audience?
Allowing private health insurance consumers to purchase policies across state lines would help drive down private health insurance. Competition equals lower costs.
I am in favor of eliminating private health insurance and government from the health care sector for the vast majority of health care decisions. Who knows more about your and your health, private insurance, the jerk politician, or you?