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Republicans Health Care Plan

Posted in politics by roving on October 6, 2009

By reading liberal blogs I get the impression they think the Republicans don’t have a health care plan. Well not actually a impression but a fact. Of course it doesnt help matters much when…

1. Obama tells bold faced lies and says they don’t. That or he really is an uninformed moron.

2. The media is so far in the tank for Obama they wont report it and  choose to continue with the lie. The Messiah must not be confronted is their point of view.

The biggest difference between the two is the cost. Obama’s will tax us till we are broke and add trillions to the deficit. The Republican plan wont raise taxes, is more of a common sense plan.

I don’t know how many know this but health care came about to be used ONLY for things like hospitalizations. It was never meant to be used for seeing a doctor because you had a sniffle. The more that was added to the health insurance, the more the price went up.

Republicans want the people to be able to buy insurance across state lines. Each state has their own laws making it impossible to buy insurance out of your state so people are stuck with just a few companies. Insurance costs would drop considerably just by doing away with the nit picking laws each state has and open up competition.

Tort reform. the way it is now, if a doctor removes the wrong ingrown toenail, the patient is rewarded with enough money to retire for life. This also makes health insurance high.  They should only be rewarded enough to pay medical expenses and smaller amount of the jackpot. Each medical mistake is capped to a certain amount.

Tax credits. They would stop giving the employee a tax break for providing insurance to the employees and instead give it straight to the people. $2.300 per person and $5,700 to families.

Health insurance savings plans. Able to put money aside tax free for health catastrophes.

Obama wants to fine you if you don’t get health insurance up to $25,000 or one year in jail.  Of course if 48% of  doctors polled  that say they will quit if Obama’s plan passes, you may still have health insurance but no doctor to use it for.

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  1. Real Prick said, on October 7, 2009 at 6:52 am

    I sincerely wish HATE MONGERS like Glen Beck, Sara Palin and you would:

    1. Get educated on the facts for themselves instead of blindly following what the Republican Cult Leaders say.

    2. Start offering viable solutions instead of spewing hatred.

    3. Stop turning a huge profit by propagating their own obvious and deep seeded hatred of America.

  2. Mark Baird said, on October 11, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    “Tort reform. the way it is now, if a doctor removes the wrong ingrown toenail, the patient is rewarded with enough money to retire for life.”

    And you have the facts to back this statement.

    “Each medical mistake is capped to a certain amount.”

    How small should that cap be? Will it prevent legitimate claims from moving forward if? How does one punish a doctor that is grossly negligent?

  3. Mark Baird said, on October 11, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Following is a GAO report on medical malpractice and could not find any evidence to substantiate the claims of lawsuits impacting health care costs, access to health care or defensive medicine (with one possible lose connection relating to OBGYN). But of course you will not see this report on any media outlet swinging left or right.

    http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d03836.pdf

    Remember the CBO report regarding the cost of a single payer system that we all grasped to support our arguments against a single payer system…

    Well, there is the CBO report which had this to say about tort reform:

    “But even large savings in premiums can have only a small direct impact on health care spending–private or governmental–because malpractice costs account for less than 2 percent of that spending.”

    http://www.cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=4968&type=0#t3

    And of course there is Tillinghast-Towers Perrin (one of the largest in the world that provides risk management for the insurance and reinsurance industry).

    According to the actuarial consulting firm Towers Perrin, medical malpractice tort costs were $30.4 billion in 2007, the last year for which data are available. We have a more than a $2 trillion health care system. That puts litigation costs and malpractice insurance at 1 to 1.5 percent of total medical costs. That’s a rounding error. Liability isn’t even the tail on the cost dog. It’s the hair on the end of the tail.

    Of that 1 to 1.5 percent what portion of that is “frivolous”?

    http://www.towersperrin.com/tp/getwebcachedoc?webc=USA/2008/200811/2008_tort_costs_trends.pdf (Page 10)

    And then of course the report from Towers Perrin that states that the total tort cost in the US is 2% of the GDP. What percentage of that is “frivolous” and of that percentage what percentage is “frivolous” corporate lawsuits. So how much are “frivolous” lawsuits driving up the cost of everything? Maybe less than 2 cents on the dollar or maybe even less the 1 cent on the dollar?
    http://www.towersperrin.com/tp/getwebcachedoc?webc=USA/2008/200811/2008_tort_costs_trends.pdf


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