So let’s make sure, for example, that if you go to a hospital, you get one of those operations that you discussed, and it turns out that two weeks later you’ve got to be readmitted because they didn’t do it right the first time, that the hospital has to pay some penalty for that, or at least they’re not being reimbursed as much as a hospital who gets it right the first time. That’s an example of changing incentives that can save us money.
A country that allows its citizens to die because they cannot afford health insurance, a country that places politics and profit above the importance of people is a country whose character has been marred by moral corruption. I could have been your mother, your sister, your daughter, or your friend. Would you have cared then? Would you have paid for my medical treatments? And if you had, would I have allowed you to lose everything you owned just so I could live?
I’m just saying we have to look deeper. But if you want to see where a 22-year-old is getting his ideas, you look to the internet, not cable tv or Rush Limbaugh.
Preventive services will be covered 100% and should add about /mo. to premiums. In these cases the health care reform law will affect an HSA quite positively.
If the money was a bribe, then i have some other cogent advice for us all: Bend over, stick head between legs, and kiss your anatomy goodbye, for all is lost.
Who is in front of us in terms of life expectancy you ask? How about Cuba at 37th, or Malta at 21, larger yet, what about Singapore at 15th and Spain at 6th. Who is on top? Japan is number one. So, it appears as if we are not number one and needed to do something to change it. Only time can tell if this was the right bill and the proper fix for what ails us. Hopefully it can be, or we must find ourselves back where we started, and that is no excellent for anyone.
The Health care Bill requires every American to be covered by health care. Whether or not this is constitutional is being debated even now. There will be a penalty to be paid if someone does not get health care. However, if that penalty is substantially lower than the health care insurance itself, what is to stop people from refusing? Paying the penalty? Getting health care anyway when they get sick? That’s something no one considered when mandating that everyone have this coverage.