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bain_sidhe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 04:13 PM
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Andy Dillon's health plan proposal...?
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What are your thoughts on it? I'm leery of anything being supported by the right-wing Mackinaw Center and chambers of commerce, but... it could also be the "seed-stock" for a true "single payer" plan in Michigan, so I'm torn. OTOH, I'd have to see ironclad protections that some future right-wing administration couldn't gut the benefits or raise the premiums exorbitantly after they get everybody into the pool.

It also concerns me that much of Dillon's "promotion" of the plan either implies or out-right states that public employees' health coverage is too "generous," and should be brought more inline with plans found "in the private sector" by increasing premiums and co-pays, and reducing coverage.

BTW, my husband's college faculty is represented by the MEA, which opposes Dillon's plan.

If you haven't heard about it yet, here are some links to bring you up to speed:

http://www.Mackinac.org/10792

http://www.mea.org/gov/072409_faq_health_plan.html

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20090722/BRIDGING9...

http://www.healthcarelawyerblog.com/2009/07/proposed_mi...

So, whaddya think?
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