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My take on town hall meetings about Healthcare

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I really think it is a joke. The only reason they are doing these meetings is to say see we went to talk to these people about it and they don't want to listen. Well we tried and now it is too bad they are getting it.

 

They are going to shove this through no matter how many people are against it. They don't care as long as they get their way.

 

I think if we get this healthcare, they need to get the same as us. Not you get this POC and we get what we want and you will like what you get.

 

I really don't get why we have to rip down a house infrastructure and all just to do some remodling. It has always been my experience when remodling something to keep the structure and just change the things that are broken.

 

The whole system isn't broken, just a few things...

 

What say you?

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View PostI really think it is a joke. The only reason they are doing these meetings is to say see we went to talk to these people about it and they don't want to listen. Well we tried and now it is too bad they are getting it.

 

They are going to shove this through no matter how many people are against it. They don't care as long as they get their way.

 

I think if we get this healthcare, they need to get the same as us. Not you get this POC and we get what we want and you will like what you get.

 

I really don't get why we have to rip down a house infrastructure and all just to do some remodling. It has always been my experience when remodling something to keep the structure and just change the things that are broken.

 

The whole system isn't broken, just a few things...

 

What say you?

 

 

yup, according to this article, BO is simply expanding the OLD system which in the long run will be costly and wasteful

 

"Medicare is so big that shifts in its practices spread to the rest of the delivery system. But changing Medicare, and through it one-sixth of the U.S. economy, requires more than a few demonstration projects of "comparative outcomes" research or economic incentives. What's needed is a fundamental restructuring. Fee-for-service medicine-Medicare's dominant form of payment-is outmoded. The more doctors and hospitals do, the more they get paid. This promotes fragmentation and the overuse of services.

 

We should move toward coordinated care networks that take responsibility for their members' medical needs in return for fixed annual payments (called "capitation"). One approach is through vouchers; Medicare recipients would receive a fixed amount and shop for networks with the lowest cost and highest quality. Alternatively, government could shift its reimbursement of hospitals and doctors to "capitation" payments. Limited dollars would, in theory, force improvements in efficiency and effective care.

 

We're not having this debate. To engage it would require genuine presidential leadership, because, admittedly, these proposals would be hugely controversial. Medicare recipients-present and future-would feel threatened. Existing doctor-patient relationships might be disrupted. Spending limits would inspire fears of short-changed care. Hospitals, doctors and device manufacturers would object. Obama took a pass. He simply claims that his plan will do things it won't. What he's offering is an enlarged version of the status quo that, as he says, is already unsustainable."

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View Postyup, according to this article, BO is simply expanding the OLD system which in the long run will be costly and wasteful

 

What he's offering is an enlarged version of the status quo that, as he says, is already unsustainable."

 

 

So he really is trying to overwhelm the system... mad.gif

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