Tuesday, July 31, 2012 11:21:51 AM
Preexisting conditions. let me explain the system that is currently in play right now. Insurance companies ar allowed to discriminate against people with disabilities. If you were born with one, they don't have to cover you. There`s a neat little scam the GOP helped push thru that saves their insurance company buddies a tremendous amount of money. Insurance providers donate money to a High Risk Insurnace Pool which in turn is supposed to provide affordable insurnace to the people with pre-existing conditions. It would have cost me $850.00 a moneht to insure my daughter. Their affordable and mine are not the same.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 11:20:13 AM
An incredibly bad analogy. I do not need my car to survive. If it breaks down I can borrow a care, or use public transportation. I do however need my body to function to survive. If It doesn't and I miss work I get fired. I need to remain healthy so I can continue to be a contributing member of society, and pay my taxes which keep my country running.
I`m not a fan of Obamacare, and in the end I think you`re right insurance companies will raise their prices. Regardless of the fact that they`re making an obscene amount of money as it is.
Monday, July 2, 2012 2:26:40 PM
One argument is that right now there are so many people not on health care that only see a doctor when things have gotten really bad. They go to the emergency room, get urgent care and require lots of attention after. This form of healthcare is VERY expensive to everyone, where as when I have healthcare I get checkups and schedule appointments when things are just starting to get bad, which is much less expensive and easier to deal with. If I have to pay for health care I will take advantage of it, get checkups more often, have a better relationship with my doctor that could make me more attentive and a healthier person. I win, it's less expensive and society wins by having more healthy, productive workers :D