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Re: Bernie Sanders' "Medicare For All" Plan May Be Too Costly
Reply #20 - Apr 22nd, 2019 at 5:22pm
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kaz wrote on Apr 22nd, 2019 at 7:18am:
The insurance companies are driving up malpractice suits?  You're as clueless as the day is long.  Once again you don't know what the hell you're talking about.  It's our tort system that's doing that.  Why would insurance companies want to pay out insurance claims?  That's moronic


Same reason casinos want to pay out winners at the craps table.  Seeing people win at gambling makes others want to gamble also.  If no one ever won, business would drop off.

Same for malpractice insurance.  Big settlements (agreed on by insurance company lawyers) scare doctors into paying higher premiums for insurance.

The pitch is this:  “Last year, our company paid out over XX billion in claims that doctors would have had to pay if not for our insurance.” 
  

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Reply #21 - Apr 22nd, 2019 at 5:31pm
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Little Big Man wrote on Apr 22nd, 2019 at 5:22pm:
Same reason casinos want to pay out winners at the craps table.  Seeing people win at gambling makes others want to gamble also.  If no one ever won, business would drop off.

Same for malpractice insurance.  Big settlements (agreed on by insurance company lawyers) scare doctors into paying higher premiums for insurance.

The pitch is this:  “Last year, our company paid out over XX billion in claims that doctors would have had to pay if not for our insurance.” 
If banning private insurance (Does Medicare for All do that? Who knows?) is a good idea to produce cheaper and better health care, would it also be a good idea to ban all private insurance and just have productive taxpayers pay for anything that goes wrong?

Crashed your car? Taxpayers will pay to fix it.

Your house was destroyed by a tornado?  Taxpayers will be there to rebuild it for you and put you up in a good hotel until it's done...

That's sounds great doesn't it? What could go wrong? Cheesy
  

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Re: Bernie Sanders' "Medicare For All" Plan May Be Too Costly
Reply #22 - Apr 22nd, 2019 at 5:52pm
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Little Big Man wrote on Apr 22nd, 2019 at 5:22pm:
Same reason casinos want to pay out winners at the craps table.  Seeing people win at gambling makes others want to gamble also.  If no one ever won, business would drop off.

Same for malpractice insurance.  Big settlements (agreed on by insurance company lawyers) scare doctors into paying higher premiums for insurance.

The pitch is this:  “Last year, our company paid out over XX billion in claims that doctors would have had to pay if not for our insurance.” 


Another leftist sacred cow you have to protect, lawyers.  You keep showing your leftist bias.  You glorified government schools, demanded we ban guns, now it's lawyers who's balls you're licking.  You just can't bust those leftist sacred cows, even to pull off the long con.

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Reply #23 - Apr 22nd, 2019 at 9:08pm
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Cash-only hospitals work better.

Period.

Is the government stopping anyone else from adopting the Oklahoma Surgery Centre's business model?

Serious question.
  

This moral relativism of yours is exactly what lets government take this freedom, then that freedom, until we have lost them all.
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Reply #24 - Apr 23rd, 2019 at 2:35pm
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The Opposition wrote on Apr 22nd, 2019 at 9:08pm:
Cash-only hospitals work better.

Period.

Is the government stopping anyone else from adopting the Oklahoma Surgery Centre's business model?

Serious question.
Before the government got involved with Medicare and Medicaid and the ACA, everything worked better, including insurance.
  

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Re: Bernie Sanders' "Medicare For All" Plan May Be Too Costly
Reply #25 - Apr 23rd, 2019 at 9:40pm
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The Opposition wrote on Apr 22nd, 2019 at 9:08pm:
Cash-only hospitals work better.

Period.

Is the government stopping anyone else from adopting the Oklahoma Surgery Centre's business model?

Serious question.

  

This moral relativism of yours is exactly what lets government take this freedom, then that freedom, until we have lost them all.
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Reply #26 - Apr 25th, 2019 at 7:32am
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https://reason.com/2019/04/24/the-contradiction-at-the-heart-of-bernie-sanders-m...

The title says it all, but it's a good explanation of how far removed from reasoned thinking Bernie really is...
  

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Re: Bernie Sanders' "Medicare For All" Plan May Be Too Costly
Reply #27 - Apr 26th, 2019 at 3:59pm
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The higher Obamacare drives up health care costs, the more people will support some kind of “single payer” system. 

Most people’s biggest fear is not having a loved one die for lack of medical care, but being embarrassed and ashamed at not being able to afford medical care for their loved ones.

By lowering medical standards for all, no one need feel embarassed.  Remember that Brit kid whose parents wanted to take him to America to escape the government medical care and save his life?  The government forced them at gunpoint to stay and watch their kid die.  Sure, they are sad at the tragedy, but they know that no one blames them.
  

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Re: Bernie Sanders' "Medicare For All" Plan May Be Too Costly
Reply #28 - Apr 26th, 2019 at 4:06pm
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Little Big Man wrote on Apr 26th, 2019 at 3:59pm:
The higher Obamacare drives up health care costs, the more people will support some kind of “single payer” system. 

That's exactly what the people advocating a "single payer" system (which is a lie, lots of people will have to pay for it) want everyone to believe, but it's not true.

What in fact will happen is that opposition to the ideology that brought us the ACA will increase and turn ugly if thing's aren't changed for the better soon.

That's my prediction.
  

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Reply #29 - May 9th, 2019 at 4:36am
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Little Big Man wrote on Apr 26th, 2019 at 3:59pm:
The higher Obamacare drives up health care costs, the more people will support some kind of “single payer” system. 

Most people’s biggest fear is not having a loved one die for lack of medical care, but being embarrassed and ashamed at not being able to afford medical care for their loved ones.

By lowering medical standards for all, no one need feel embarassed.  Remember that Brit kid whose parents wanted to take him to America to escape the government medical care and save his life?  The government forced them at gunpoint to stay and watch their kid die.  Sure, they are sad at the tragedy, but they know that no one blames them.


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