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#1 posted 04-20-2012 12:08 AM

The individual mandate was a bad idea then and its a bad idea now. If the government truely wanted to provide healthcare to those that had no insurance they could have really beefed up the number of lost cost clinics providing care (you know health care not insurance because they are different). There is a severe lack of providers now, with the clinics they could have encouraged bright young minds to get into medicine by offereing forgivness on loans for time spent in clinic.

People also needed to change their mindset, insurance is not so you dont have to pay $20 for a perscription although most people treat it that way. Insurance is for paying for the half a million bill for cancer treatment. This mechanism already existed in the high deductable insurance plan, these plans are very affordable because they dont pay for things like medicine for the sniffles.

Being in position to see how the military treats healthcare is rather interesting, you have people that go to the doc to get a perscription so they dont have to pay $5 for over the counter allergy medicine. I have a feeling this is what will happen in our future. Unfortunately Americans would rather spend $1000 on rims for their car than $50 for a checkup visit with their doctor.

While EMTALA was the right thing to do it brought out the worst in people. In recent years stories about how insurance companies wouldnt pay for certian procedures for some poor dying little kid came out in the media, this same thing is only going to hapen more.

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