Go Barney, It’s Your Birthday!

19 Aug

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One Response to “Go Barney, It’s Your Birthday!”

  1. Health care -- how do we move forward August 19, 2009 at 10:18 pm #

    Two thoughts, first with current insurance if you don’t like a decision by the insurance company you can appeal. If they deny it you can get an independent review. If it is employer sponsored you can often get your employer to intercede on your behalf. If you are not satisfied, you can then take it to the Courts. Then there’s the single payer system, or public option when the Federal Government denies your coverage who are you going to appeal the decision with?
    Second thought, what if health care cost is an unsolvable problem? What if we got the waste out of the system, reduced incomes of health plan CEOs and doctors, provider and plan profits — and we somehow kept them in the business of providing health care — but trend continued rise at 2 to 3 times general inflation because new treatments, procedures and medical advances kept on coming, people lived longer and research to find various cures required larger and larger sums of money…we would be in the same state we are now.
    Maybe, just maybe, market supply and demand is at work here. We have an inelastic demand for health care and and a scarcity of resource so that the cost rises faster than other products and services.
    No amount of health insurance, health care or just health reform is going to solve the cost problem.

    Follow the debate and other healthcare delivery issues at http://www.ilovebenefits.wordpress.com

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