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stevenleser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 12:25 AM
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17. I disagree with your characterization even as I see that you are constructing your argument very
logically.

The only way that the insurance market or exchange works properly is if there are very specific and plentiful guidelines and benchmarks, benchmarks being the most important in my opinion.

For example, you should have benchmarks that measure the treatment effectiveness (ability to heal a given health issue) and efficiency (how much it cost) for each health issue and by severity. So even in the case that the sickest tended to go for a public option, fine. If you measure the the average effectiveness and efficiency of treatment of cases that presented similarly, then you have no problem. Then the plans will be compared properly over time in terms of which ones are doing a better job for the money.

I doubt that I am the only one who realizes this.

Furthermore, the plans are all supposed to include true healthiness care where everyone will be provided the best in preventative medicine and guidance. That should lower the amount of people who end up sicker and more needy over time.
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