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View Poll Results: Are you happy with your current health care coverage?
its a bogus question???? its a yes or no question. i f you are happy you select "Yes" if you are unhappy you select "NO"....how is that bogus.
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1) Because the trade off, especially if there were a national health care plan, means the doctor may get paid less but his overhead will decrease almost immediately. Every insurance company has different rules and regulations, every insurance company has it's own forms to be filled out, it's own agreements to stay current with, it's own pre-authorization forms to be filled out. All that takes time and extra employees. The aggravation is mighty and the returns are small.
2) Many doctors still honestly care about people. It hurts them to be unable to treat patients due to insurance constraints. Many of them already treat several patients who do not have insurance or whose insurance companies will not reimburse them - they eat the cost because they care about the people.
3) Medicare is still one of the higher paying insurers. Personally, I'd hate to lose the Medicare contract way more than I'd hate to lose, say, United's contract. From my own experience, I don't understand what doctors have against Medicare, I honestly don't. I've only had positive experiences with them and with TriCare.
Maybe I'd agree with you if I did not have a son who is uninsurable at the present time and in need of medical care. Maybe I'd agree with you if I didn't have friends with breast cancer who've lost their jobs and can't continue taking their Tamoxin.
I realize there are no easy answers and I appreciate that you're being kind enough and interested enough to ask my opinion and to discuss it rationally and intelligently.
That's a great beginning anywhere, wouldn't you say?
I had typed a nice response to this but hit the wrong key. Gonzo. So for point 2 I would like to add that under current managed care procedures doctors aren't getting paid to put people on the right or best medicine but more likely the one that your plan reimburses the most for. So the whole thing is sort of fukced up. Yet for myself and yourself and many others we are happy with our coverage. That should be the basis of our starting point on this issue slow incremental improvemnets that will effect everyone. Not another 900 b dollar cow. Night night!