I found a lovely post on health care full of wild ideas at You may not agree with all the proposals – wild even by my standards. Government provided healthcare is a right if you are over 65, it is a right if you are under 21, it is a right if you are a government employee, it is right if you are poor, (Medicaid), but if you are middle class, between 21 and 65 and not a government dependant, you pay for everyone, you pay for yourself, you pay for the insurance companies profits for all of you.
The other day the new GOP secret plan” to repeal and replace Obamacare has been finally unveiled in two separate pieces We have seen Obamacare replacement plans from the party of Ayn Rand long before this election, so I will not hold you accountable for the childishly vindictive Ryan plan”, or the more comprehensive cruelty of Dr. Price’s bill”, and I know that this new” abomination, which is a clumsy cross between the two, is not your plan, Mr. Bannon.
The option would exist to choose a private health insurance company for either more or less than 8%, more services or fewer, but the safety net of a public option for all basic health care that cost only 8% of an individual or family’s income would still exist.
Many states require that people who require nursing or home care under Medicare exhaust a certain proportion of their net worth before the benefit kicks in. With the average cost of nursing home care exceeding $8,000 per month, many people have no choice but to liquidate their family’s assets to obtain the necessary care.
It’s often not 100% clear whether a certain procedure was needed, or not needed; not 100% clear that an error was made, or whether a reasonable judgment call was made; or whether a certain administrative act is wasteful, or whether it is reasonable oversight that reduces the risk of poor care and holds down costs.