HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » GOP Attorney General Suin... » Reply #17
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 09:39 AM

17. Isn't what he's saying obvious?

All insurance companies do is deny claims. There are few decent ones, but very few left. They exist to deny care. Those state insurance cos set up to handle state pools deny, deny, deny. If you are a doctor trying to get approval for very necessary care from one of them you have battle scars.

How creating a system that forces people into lousy coverage (30% copays?) and forces the doctors and patients to fight desperately to actually get the theoretical benefits is a benefit I cannot see!

The NFIB may be part of this suit, but originally they desperately wanted health care reform. For small businesses, this is a huge issue, and it is one of the chief reasons they are limited in expanding. From their POV, the pressure on them was made far worse, because the big companies were cut-out and still can self-insure, so the small companies know their costs are doomed to go up.

For older people, our current health care coverage system is a chief cause of age discrimination because companies don't hire older people if they have to insure them because it makes them non-competitive.

Yes, the companies on the whole strongly support ideas that may have seemed radical a generation ago. But with half the system taken over by the government already, and the government insurance constantly shifting costs onto the private insurers, there is a reason why conservatives think our system needs to change.

Martians probably realize the US system needs to change.

Even Republicans should be able to speak the obvious truth without being criticized for being honest.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 19 replies Author Time Post
kpete Mar 2012 OP
shawn703 Mar 2012 #1
Nancy Waterman Mar 2012 #2
Dawson Leery Mar 2012 #3
savalez Mar 2012 #4
emulatorloo Mar 2012 #6
emulatorloo Mar 2012 #5
eridani Mar 2012 #8
yurbud Mar 2012 #19
OnyxCollie Mar 2012 #7
emulatorloo Mar 2012 #14
penndragon69 Mar 2012 #9
newspeak Mar 2012 #18
Ruby the Liberal Mar 2012 #10
Raksha Mar 2012 #11
Uncle Joe Mar 2012 #12
Dragonfli Mar 2012 #15
Swede Atlanta Mar 2012 #13
Thrill Mar 2012 #16
LineNew Reply Isn't what he's saying obvious?
Yo_Mama Mar 2012 #17
Please login to view edit histories.