Posted 4/21/2017 11:55 (#5975282 - in reply to #5975226) Subject: RE: Plus...........
This is where 15 USC enforcement comes into play. 100 year old laws already on the books that could be enforced starting right now with zero action required from congress. If they hated the results let them write new laws and get those passed. Threats of ruinous fines and long prison sentences would get this all in order in about a week.
Session's nor Trump nor anyone else is going to do anything about it though as it means an instant depression as health spending returns to the 2-3% of the economy instead of the 19-20% currently. Massive reallocation of spending would take place so the depression would not last all that long. The thing is you voluntarily take this hit or it will be imposed upon you with much worse consequences.
Take your vehicle in for service you get a written estimate up front and they cannot charge more unless they discuss it first and you approve. This did not used to to be the case and little old ladies got a $2500 bill after the car came off the lift with no recourse.
Same thing at the grocery you don't load up your cart and wait until you checkout to see what everything will cost.
How about being drugged and prepared for surgery and then you are asked to sign consent forms okaying everything that is about to be billed.
Also keep in mind nobody pumps gas into their vehicle without knowing what the cost is going to be up front. You don't fill up and then ask what the price is. Furthermore you would not tolerate buying the same amount of gas as the person next to you but find out you got charged 4 times more because you were driving a white Chevy truck with State Farm insurance and a Visa card while the blue Honda Accord paid 1/2 as much with Geico insurance and a Discover card.
This has to be treated the exact same way with transparent pricing.
The same price for the same service regardless of how it is paid for.
Just remember the real reason they did not want to repeal Obamacare is because they (D's & R's) are FOR it and EXEMPT from it and PAID OFF by special interests to keep it in place.
Open heart surgery is around 10K at Surgery Center of Oklahoma all in.
Meaning if you get an infection while there or complications that is covered at the 10k price. Any other place if you get an infection because of lax cleaning procedures or unsanitary conditions you also get charged for treating what happened to you while there.
You want the full ramifications and explanation of the seriousness of all of this take the time to read.
Karl Denninger has some very good ideas and suggestions on the Healthcare Issues. These are a collection of still visible articles he has written that discuss a lot of the math and facts about where we are going. 18 articles over 4 pages with lots of information and explanations. You will soon see why this is an issue that if we don't get corrected ASAP is going to destroy everything else and destroy the budget /country / and perhaps even our form of government.