What health coverage could you buy for $25,000?
Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton, Downtown, on Aug 1, 2009
So I don't understand the value of our government totally revamping the health care industry in the US for nearly 90% who are insured to solve a problem that only affects 10 to 13% of US residents? Based on past government programs (created by ANY politician whether left or right leaning) I'm hard pressed to believe that the costs can be contained to just $1 Trillion dollars and I'm hard pressed to believe the government can create a system that delivers the new health care in an efficient, timely, and fair manner.
Wouldn't it be more effective and less disruptive to expand MediCare and MedicAid coverage to those who are uninsured and take advantage of the infrastructures that already exist in those programs? Simultaneously, an attack on the cost drivers in the health industry could be mounted, focusing on those issues that affect cost increases and leaving the things that work well now alone.
I'm looking forward to reading how others have rationalized or broken down the costs and alternatives.