My Health Care Plan

Brian Here:

Just so you know you are having an affect on congress and the democrats and the LSM attempt to demonize the people, speaking out against the government run health care/public plan notion, has backfired on them. We need to keep up the pressure on our elected cockroaches.

With that said I felt I had to tell you all what I think should be done and not just tear down what they are trying to do now.

IMO, what needs to be addressed, to improve the health care in America, is:

  1. Malpractice lawsuit awards need to be reigned in, the cost of malpractice insurance is way too high and in some states unobtainable.
  2. Portability (your insurance goes with you from job to job),
  3. insurance companies need to be allowed to sell insurance across state lines, adding competition and broadening the insurance pool.
  4. Co-ops need to be created for purchasing insurance by individuals and small businesses.
  5. Requiring, in order to sell health insurance, that the insurance company MUST pay for whatever the doctor and patient decides the treatment is going to be; peer review panels can decide if the doctor is padding after the fact.
  6. Pre-tax contributions to health savings plans (HSA).

If they stuck to this outline they could drastically improve the health care industry and could easily get the bill passed.

What say you?

If you like my plane feel free to pass it around and use it in your correspondence with your elected cockroaches.

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3 thoughts on “My Health Care Plan

  1. I completely agree that health reform needs to be started with fixing tort reform. there is no need to tear everything down just to rebuild a new, hideous system. take what we have and fix it, and start by fixing the malpractice injustice. How much money is spent on unnecessary tests? How many insurance companies settle out of court just so they don’t have to pay court costs and possible payouts, even if the doctor is in the right?
    The problem is Obama doies not care about healthcare, he cares about controlling our lives and decisions
    I’ve written a whole mess on this, too much to repeat, but you;ve got it right. take a look at my website and tell me what you think

  2. If the cost of malpractice insurance is too high, there are at least two causes:
    1. too much malpractice — Do something about the one to two percent of physicians who are responsible for over half of all the dollars paid out to malpractice victims. Restrict their practices or revoke their licenses.
    2. unreasonably high malpractice insurance premiums. Malpractice insurance is currently the most profitable form of liability insurance for insurance companies. The rates are not justified by the loss experience. The states need to regulate malpractice insurance rates to ensure they are reasonably related to losses.

    According to the Institute of Medicine, malpractice kills 100,000 Americans each year. There are fewer than 20,000 malpractice payments each year for all causes, not just death. Given this, tort reform is akin to treating the symptoms not the underlying disease. The real problem is malpractice itself.

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