Q: Increase tax powers??

dealwagger
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The Supreme Court ruled to increase taxation power of our government so that ObamaCare would go through. Do we really want more taxes? I would rather choose to be insured or not insured, rather than have to pay to be insured or pay to be uninsured. It's not helping!!

I wish we could try a consumer-driven model for medicine--fully disclose procedure prices, infection rates, mortality rates, etc. and let patients choose with their wallets. The health care industry would be forced to provide the best quality for the lowest price possible in order to compete--ah, the magic of capitalism. :)

Thoughts?
dealwagger posted Jun 30, 2012
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Acidbaby
Because allowing people to decide whether or not to carry insurance has really worked out so well in the past 100 years? The problem is the people who dont have insurance jacking the rates up for the rest of us who foot their bill when they cant pay.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Jun 30, 2012
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dealwagger
@Acidbaby, that definitely is the problem. But we will see a drastic decrease in the already shabby health care quality when medical personnel are paid less to work more. Sounds like you are on the pro-Obamacare side... lol
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Jun 30, 2012
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rd995
i dont think the government should get involved, things are just getting too complicated, what they should do is try to make healthcare more affordable for everyone that dont have health insurance
rd995 (rep: 105k) posted Jun 30, 2012
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EzzyLovesToSave
Uh oh, wagger!...I'm with Acidbaby on this one!:)
EzzyLovesToSave (rep: 316k) posted Jul 01, 2012
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Acidbaby
The only side im on is the pro-my-family side. Do you carry car insurance? Do you choose to do so because you want it or because its the law?
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Jul 01, 2012
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mrbob
I am currently without a vehicle because of MI's mandatory car insurance. None of the shops can fix my car around here, but I don't have enough money to buy a new car because I blow over a grand per year on car insurance that I have NEVER needed. I have a perfect driving record. This is what will happen. Responsible people will be screwed out of healthcare because those who are healthy and exercise are still required to pay. If I kept all my car insurance money in a backup fund, like a responsible person, I would have about $15,000 to buy a new car.
mrbob (rep: 153) posted Jul 01, 2012
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mrh2619
If you think your insurance premiums are going to go down now that everyone is required to buy insurance you are sadly mistaken. Rates will go up as will taxes.
mrh2619 (noob) posted Jul 01, 2012
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mrbob
Also, last time I went to see the doctor, I had to pay out of pocket even though I had health insurance. A visit to make sure I didn't have a major infection ended up not qualifying. Insurance has been useless to me. I don't want to be penalized for not spending my money on something I don't use. I don't want to pay increased insurance rates to support the obese and people who get skin cancer from tanning booths.
mrbob (rep: 153) posted Jul 01, 2012
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ArtemisDeals
I just want to ask you guys? Have you ever gone to the DMV or had to do any paperwork through the government?

Do we really want THESE people running our health care? Its going to be awful!!!
ArtemisDeals (rep: 7.16k) posted Jul 01, 2012
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Acidbaby
Ive never had an unpleasant experience at the DMV. The problem is people who show up unprepared.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Jul 02, 2012
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krmills1
Healthcare should just be free!! Nobody can afford it anyway, so just let the government pay all the doctors and we can just pay a tax like we pay health insurance.
krmills1 (rep: 14.2k) posted Jul 03, 2012
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