ETA - Locally we have a wonderful walk-in urgent care that is way cheaper than ER.. I think every community should have one.. and we need a 24 hour one.. and one closer to where we live right now it is 20min to get there.. I know some that have to drive 35-40min to get to the closest one.. and they are not open weekends either. They also provide prescriptions to last a few days.. which is wonderful. I think this is much much better option to consider than a universal health care plan.
Last edited by Rivergallery; 11-14-2013 at 10:18 AM.
DH-Aug 30th 1997 Josiah - 6/3/02 Isaac 7/31/03
Bonita, the problem is our old system had been around for ages. 2014 hasn't even come yet. The truth is you can look at things now and project what you think is going to happen going forward but you don't actually know yet how bad its going to be. So to say it has just as many problems is pure conjecture. This is a massive overhaul! Of course things are going to be very choppy in the beginning..thats nature.
Do you honestly think if we did your version of a massive overhaul, or glorias or anyone elses...whatever that version may be...it would be all be perfect from the beginning and eveyrone who wanted to be covered would be magically covered automatically and eveyrones costs would go down before the program actually even fully started yet?
THe plain fact of the matter is you actually can't know how bad it will or won't be at this point...please don't try to tell me you do.
This makes no sense...you are saying that people before could buy insurance(by which you must mean they had the right to?), but then you are saying the sick and those who desparately needed it couldn't buy insurance because it was too expensive.
And thats your argument about why things used to work? And that people now are being forced into a situation...but those people back then weren't?
Color me confused
People who's insurance is being cancelled can choose to buy new insurance but it is too expensive.
Having the ability to buy insurance does not mean that you can afford to do so. This law does nothing to help that. It just changes who can't buy or that it is a burden to buy insurance.