Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Obamacare Replacement

In the world of trite phrases, one stands out today. "You can't have your cake and eat it too." Two proposed changes in government controlled health care are impossible to make together.

One is to continue to cover people with pre-existing conditions, the other is to eliminate fines for not staying in the program. The key here is adverse selection. If fines are eliminated, you will see a mass defection by young healthy people that cannot afford the insurance to begin with.

Throw in the ones who stay, most of which would be sick people without any options and you have a failed program.

One truth is we can't after creating a health plan for already sick people, throw them out on the street.Backing out of this flagrant attempt at socialization of medicine is going to be more complicated than most think.

While I'm not famous for supporting welfare programs, I see only one solution.

Go back to qualifying health and age wise as always was the previous criteria, and expand Medicaid to include those who cannot qualify for health insurance. Radical, yes, but how else can health insurance return to sane costs.

We must also reform prescription costs to match what other countries like Canada has or allow importation from other areas.

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