Originally posted by KazetNagorra100% correct.
But surely, regardless of whether or not the current plan is any good, health care reform is needed to stop the costs spiralling out of control?
Originally posted by monster truckCause of rising costs:
Spiralling is the perfect word as costs soar for both care and insurance.
Identifying the cause of rising costs may be the first step in solving the problem.
Originally posted by EladarWhy "cap" damages and not abolish them altogether? Is there any research that suggests punitive damages work?
If you want to lower costs, then you have to attack it on all fronts.
This means having only insurance with very high deductables. Insurance shouldn't be for office visits. If insurance is going to pay for it, the doctors can charge as much as they want, as well as taking the most expensive route. Money is no object if insurance is going to cover it. M ...[text shortened]... practice insurance. Cap damages and get the lawyer's finger out of the medical cash cow pie.
Originally posted by eljefejesusThey wish to run our health care like they did Fanny and Freddie. Really what makes them angry is when the private sector makes money when what they should be doing is going further into debt into insolvency.
Is health care reform dead? The possibility caused a rally in healthcare stocks.
The Dems miscalculated by ignoring the voters on focusing on the economy.
Now they are over-compensating by vilifying wall-street. News flash, voters weren't
looking forward to replacing the private sector in health care with public sector
controls. They may find the issue tricky, especially if they look to be overcompensating.
Originally posted by EladarYou can have compensation without punitive damages. The reason these damages are so high is that they are not only intended to compensate the victim, but also to punish the perpetrators.
Sure, do away with them all together. It is a nice idea that the person being wronged receive compensation, but in actuality it is only the person's lawyer and the doctor's lawayer that receive compensation. At the very least, capping would limit the amount of money the lawyers are sucking out of us.
The costs involved for the doctor simply get passed along to us.
Originally posted by whodeyMake no mistake, they want to run more than Mae, Mac, and Universal Healthcare.
They wish to run our health care like they did Fanny and Freddie. Really what makes them angry is when the private sector makes money when what they should be doing is going further into debt into insolvency.
As for health care, if the Republicans don't fix the current system headed for insolveny, then the Dems will be back pushing to nationalize the entier system.