GOP Report Warns of Health-Care Law's Impact

Full story: Wall Street Journal

Consultants have told some large employers they can save money by dropping health insurance in 2014 and funneling employees into insurance exchanges under the new health-care law, according to a report by congressional Republicans.
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10th cavalary spectre

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This bill might not be the greatest, but we need something. Thanks
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10th cavalary spectre wrote:
To Everyone:
This bill might not be the greatest, but we need something. Thanks
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If you are 10th are you saying you are willing to give up your individual freedom for the good of the Commune?

The Health care system we have here is one of the best in the world.. It's only issue is that it costs too much...

If you want to fix our system it's actually pretty simple... Drop all Government Direct Pay... If you have Insurance, medicare, medicaid ect .... have the bill sent directly to the Patient, have the provider cut a check to the patient.. Who then pays the Doctor... That allows the Patient to take control of their own medical treatment... Also pass a Loser Pays law for tort reform where any law suit is paid for by the Loser as this will stop the Billions of dollars paid out in frivolous law suits and added to our medial bills because of the malpractice insurance required by doctors..
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Natural Law: what Mother Nature, God, or Whatever Power decreed to be the reality of the real world, democracy, capitalism, the US Constitution, and free, fair, and affordable commerce and common sense demands.

Every corporation, farmer, business, outsourcer sweatshop, and nonprofit, tax-exempt, organization and Church; markets the cost in the wholesale and retail price of his or her product and service; of every worker, consumer, and taxpayer's healthcare. And every American citizen pay healthcare insurance premium or pay healthcare provider. With money derived from wages (union contract), investment and independent business profit. This enables every worker, consumer, and taxpayer to, pay for healthcare, pay ALL taxes and pay for every product and service they use for life. With money derived from wages, investment profit, and independent business profit. This enables every parent to educate, love, nurse, nurture, discipline, protect, and provide; for every child (job) they conceive. And fund schools, infrastructure, local and national security, government services, and etc.; with money derived from wages, investment profit, and independent business profit.
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Catholic bishops criticize Ryan budget cuts to food stamps

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is criticizing the House Republican budget authored by Rep. Paul Ryan for cutting food stamps and other assistance programs for the poor.

In a letter sent to the House Agriculture Committee on Monday, the bishops say the budget fails to meet certain “moral criteria” by disproportionately cutting programs that “serve poor and vulnerable people.”

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conservative crapola wrote:
Catholic bishops criticize Ryan budget cuts to food stamps
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is criticizing the House Republican budget authored by Rep. Paul Ryan for cutting food stamps and other assistance programs for the poor.
In a letter sent to the House Agriculture Committee on Monday, the bishops say the budget fails to meet certain “moral criteria” by disproportionately cutting programs that “serve poor and vulnerable people.”
Horse Puckey Doo Doo...

I have no issue with people below a income level getting food stamps but reality is that if not for Government lack of enforcement we could cut the amount paid in food stamps in Half and not effect those that actually need it in the least... Half of all Food stamp money paid out is Wasted in costs to run the Government side of the program and those that should not be getting it in the first place...

Someone on the Left care to fill me in on how Social Programs Help the Poor?

Did the Cash for Clunkers program help the Poor.. Nope.. it help the rich buy 30,000 dollar cars by destroying the 1000 dollar cars the poor would have been able to buy... Causing the Poor to have to pay double for what they can get to drive...

Does the Energy Policies help the Poor...Nope.. Causes the price of all food, goods and services to go up due to higher energy costs.. The Rich Love it as they profit from the poor paying higher prices...

If the Left had a Brain they would see that Every place the Left has gained power are the worse places for the poor to live.. Detroit, Chicago, LA ect... Go down the line and where the Left has total control of the local area it has become a Cess Pool... If the Left was right about their views Detroit and Chicago should be shining lights of greatness and social justice...

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As health INSURANCE costs continue to rise, employers are cutting back on the insurance costs by INCREASING deductibles and co-pays.

So, a company may save money, but the employee has more money going out to cover medical expenses that are NOT covered by their health insurance.

Eventually insurance will become SO EXPENSIVE that employees who want FULL COVERAGE, will end up purchasing SUPPLEMENTAL health insurance coverage on their own.

So, ultimately those who CAN AFFORD good health insurance will have it and those who can't, just won't have very good coverage at all.

Most inexpensive policies will provide coverage for X-rays, but might not cover the more costly scans and MRIs.

It will end up that those who have NO INSURANCE now, will have very little insurance and those who have GREAT INSURANCE will have to buy supplemental insurance to get what they used to have.

<And all this is going to cost taxpayers HOW MUCH?>
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Don't look now but they are balance billing at hospitals. What, your health insurance refuses to cover more of your bill? Bill the patient the balance!

The health care industry is so corrupt that an appendectomy can cost $1,500 or $182,000. There are NO STANDARDS for health care costs.

Doctors and hospitals bill whatever the hell they please and if it bankrupts the patient and destroys the patient's family what do they care? The doctor gets his new Porsche and the hospital gets to keep their doors open another day.

The system is so broken that it will soon implode on our heads.

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Funneling affect: like the local city, county or even a home association it is a typical scam to contract out to a specific individual or entity; from totally bogus to a payback scam of which are usually associated to a criminal organization in some way or fashion of a larger puzzle. Majority of the cases involve skimming government funds that leave recipients without full services.
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Oregon Is Evil wrote:
Don't look now but they are balance billing at hospitals. What, your health insurance refuses to cover more of your bill? Bill the patient the balance!
The health care industry is so corrupt that an appendectomy can cost $1,500 or $182,000. There are NO STANDARDS for health care costs.
Doctors and hospitals bill whatever the hell they please and if it bankrupts the patient and destroys the patient's family what do they care? The doctor gets his new Porsche and the hospital gets to keep their doors open another day.
The system is so broken that it will soon implode on our heads.
So true. The hospitals are worse than the doctors because they have the biggest bureaucracy to feed.

Funny thing is that dentist are also notorious for balance billing if you have dental insurance. I've worked out cash plans with a dental practice and they insisted I use up all my insurance first even though the work I needed would far exceed my insurance plan.

Here is a case of a "gross" hospital bill from a hospital in the Philadelphia area. All sorts of problems for the patient with alot of issues surrounding the hospital that billed the patient. After his $350K bill was contested the hospital mysteriously took off over $100K AND sued the guys dead wife.

This type of billing has been going on for so long that many who work in hospitals especially feel entitled to an insured patient and frown upon the unisured but willing to pay some cash. They don't understand the value of keeping good credit or avoiding welfare. You are supposed work for and buy insurance just for them. You might get sick or injured but you have to eat and need utilities every day.

http://articles.philly.com/2012-06-11/busines...

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