Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Federal workers and retirees can select plans at a cost range from $100 dollars a month for the cheapest individual coverage to $500 dollars for the most expensive family plan. Click here to see what the employee's actually pay under the employees pay column far right.
That plan should be open to everyone, small businesses and corporations as well. Rockefeller's Medicare plan should also be activated for qualified recipients who can demonstrate that the deductibles are unaffordable to them, and lower the age of medicare to 55.
The 1945 anti-trust exemption for private insurance companies has to be repealed. Click here to learn more and take action
With coverage being mandatory like a drivers license the market will burst open with competitors trying to get in on the uber-lucrative insurance business that has been raping our country for decades.
Do those three simple things and you will create a boom market for insurance start ups and lower cost for everyone. Those reforms in conjunction with streamlined paperless record keeping and the elimination of the games the insurance companies play so they don't have to pay (pre-existing conditions, typos - needing referrals for treatment - non-medical people advising course of treatment) and you will have a renaissance in the medical care field for doctors, patients and the insurance providers.
The current system can't stand because it's beyond horrible for the overall economy and beyond unethical with huge conflicts of interest in its implementation.
Over 60% of All US Bankruptcies are Attributable to Medical Problems. Most victims are middle class, well educated and have health insurance.
In 2007, before the current economic downturn, an American family filed
for bankruptcy in the aftermath of illness every 90 seconds; three-quarters of them were insured. Over 60% of all bankruptcies in the United States in 2007 were driven by medical incidents.
The share of bankruptcies attributable to medical problems rose by 50% between 2001 and 2007.
Finally I would add that 90% of the wealth concentrated in 1% of the population will kill our economic engine cold - it doesn't trickle down - it gets horded at the top. Yacht sales can not sustain 350 million people.
All of the ideas to promote competition need to be rolled out this is not a problem with a one way solution. It is a multifaceted problem that requires a myriad of approaches.
Politically let the insurance company representatives on the Hill stick their necks out because people elect politicians not insurance companies.
Let those insurance company political corporatist whores who put the insurance company profits over the health of the people and well being of the entire National Economy come forward - filibuster and vote against whats best for the Country.
They will not get re-elected no matter how much blood money they get from the insurance companies. Let them make themselves known...it will be the end of their careers and I say good riddance.
It is now more important than ever that you contact Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and urge him to include a public plan option in the Senate version of the health care reform bill.
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