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Old 08-05-2017, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Kent, UK/ Rhode Island, US
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Pretty simple question. Whats your vision on how healthcare should be done or look like? Imagine you start from scratch with no lefties or liberal politicians about to obstruct changes? So a purely republican/conservative solution.

What kind of free market system would you want to deal with pre-exisiting conditions, hospital costs, allowing kids to stay on their parents' insurance, etc.

Stole this from another forum, but its filled with liberals(I'm one myself) so I not sure if an honest answer was really given.
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:11 PM
Status: "Purple slime breeder" (set 15 days ago)
 
Location: Slime Hutch
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Natural selection
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:12 PM
 
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Natural selection
We can be Haiti or Rwanda .Cool.
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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good question. You'll be hard pressed to get an honest answer though. Conservatives are really good at tearing things down but not so much at creating workable legislation.
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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Individual Mandate - supported by Romney, Newt Gingrich, and The Heritage Foundation.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapot.../#563cee4f6187
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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Selling across state lines is an over-rated "solution" that will have little or no impact on premiums.

http://www.factcheck.org/2017/07/sel...s-state-lines/

“one should not expect interstate sales to significantly reduce the cost of health insurance.”
Why? Primarily because the costs of health services are local. Medical services are more expensive in places like New York City or San Francisco — like virtually every other commodity — than they are in, say, small towns in Ohio, or even other areas of New York and California.
Antos, who was on President Ronald Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers and held other positions in the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Health and Human Services, told us in a phone interview that more regulatory flexibility “could reduce premiums to some extent,” but insurers are still locked into the costs of health services in a given geographic area. The “price of insurance is driven not by the cost of health care in the state where the insurer is legally domiciled,” Antos said, but rather in the state where the customer lives.
So a cheap plan in an inexpensive locale would still have to be priced higher if sold in a high-cost area.
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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More of a libertarian here, but my answer would be to get government out of health care. Go back to a system that allows us to negotiate with our doctors on our own, remove the massive overhead that is created by forcing doctor's offices to employ people for the sole purpose of authorizing insurance claims and billing insurance companies. Insurance for catastrophic events and conditions only, but allow insurance companies to a) sell across state lines and b) sell us the coverage we select. Nobody should be forced to buy coverage for something that they will never need. Obamacare was one of the worst things to happen to medical care since the advent of employer-sponsored health insurance and it needs to go away.
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:26 PM
 
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I like the way my guy will rob us. Your guy won't rob us the right way!
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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GOP plan:


Every man for himself.

If you have cancer...tough potatoes.

If you are about to die "Sorry, can't treat you, no insurance, because you didn't even qualify before"

"Oh you can talk, your able-bodied. Get off your butt and out of the nursing home grandma and get to work"
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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More of a libertarian here, but my answer would be to get government out of health care. Go back to a system that allows us to negotiate with our doctors on our own, remove the massive overhead that is created by forcing doctor's offices to employ people for the sole purpose of authorizing insurance claims and billing insurance companies. Insurance for catastrophic events and conditions only, but allow insurance companies to a) sell across state lines and b) sell us the coverage we select. Nobody should be forced to buy coverage for something that they will never need. Obamacare was one of the worst things to happen to medical care since the advent of employer-sponsored health insurance and it needs to go away.
What about government run & funded Medicare (seniors) and Medicaid (the poor)?
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