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Do We Love Romneycare?
Boston Magazine ^
| June 1 2012
| CASEY LYONS
Posted on 06/03/2012 1:08:26 PM PDT by WilliamIII
This month, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the national individual mandate portion of President Obamas healthcare bill. Weve had universal healthcare here in Massachusetts since 2006, so hows it working out for us?
WE PAY LESS:
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 2012election; 57states; abortion; deathpanels; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; massachusetts; mediawingofthednc; mittromney; mymuslimfaith; obamacare; partisanmediashills; zerocare
bs, people in ND pay a fraction of the cost in MA.
Should have had a barf alert.
I think these guys are all living in the theoretical, if we didn’t have this our health care would be xx more expensive than now. This may be true, but the cause of the original projection was government and the solution was more government.
posted on 06/03/2012 1:14:05 PM PDT
Consider the data sources: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Urban Institute, not exactly a non-partisan think tank.
If either one gets too critical of state socialism, they undermine their very reasons to exist.
posted on 06/03/2012 1:21:56 PM PDT
(Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
Those of us who pay, pay more. Those who pay a subsidized fraction, or nothing at all, pay less.
There’s so many hands in so many pockets transferring subsidies, it makes your head spin. No one knows what anything costs. Your prescriptions vary from one year to the next depending on what deals your insurance company is cutting with the pharmacies and what has been whitelisted and black listed (Category 3).
The number of doctors taking primary care or new internal medicine patients is dropping.
It’s just great!
The cost is a red herring.
national individual mandate
is the greatest cause of concern to focus on.
posted on 06/03/2012 1:33:57 PM PDT
(Trust in God, question everyone else)
you post this crap with no comment???? Massachusetts has numerous articles being posted in newspapers et al that address the need to reform the current mess that is Mass health insurance policy. The costs are too high for health care.The premiums continue to escalate and lots of businesses have not hired those they might have had the costs with this mess not been incurred. Surely you could have come up with a single comment????
posted on 06/03/2012 1:36:26 PM PDT
How dare you post an article on FR without a comment!!
posted on 06/03/2012 1:42:58 PM PDT
by Rennes Templar
(No matter how cynical you get, it's never enough to keep up.)
All you need to know (from the article): "WE WAIT LONGER: Now that more of
us are covered, we have to wait 15 days longer for an appointment
an average of 48 days
according to the Massachusetts Medical Society. Moreover, about half the states internists are
refusing new patients." The word for this is "rationing." Medical care unavailable at any price. Implicit in the idea of medical care is "immediacy." Unless it's available immediately, what you have isn't "medical care," it's something else. Medical care is exactly like food. When you're hungry, if it's three months till the harvest, you starve. What good is future food to a starving person? What good is future medical care to a sick person?
posted on 06/03/2012 1:49:50 PM PDT
by Blue Ink
Just three comments at the Boston Magazine site so far but reading them made the quick visit worthwhile. All take the tone of "you must be f'ing kidding!" and the third one mentions the "s***storm" that's coming.
Even the very brief article mentions that the wait time for a Dr.'s appointment has become 15 days longer than before the law took effect and now averages four months (48 days). Also, more than half of the State's internists are refusing to accept any new patients. The title of the article is a question so before a barf alert is issued it might be helpful to mention that the answer seems to be an emphatic "No!".
posted on 06/03/2012 2:10:10 PM PDT
(Just my opinions)
A lot of doctors will bail out of practice. Boomers will retire early. They are not too hot on being government workers taking orders from panels of rationing social engineers.
This is the same kind of fantasy as Ubama’s “jobs created or saved.”
posted on 06/03/2012 3:00:50 PM PDT
by E. Pluribus Unum
(Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
States have every right to do stupid stuff and pay the consequences for it. Sometimes their decisions are good (Walker), sometimes they’re complete boners (Romneycare, Californicate). Citizens have the option to vote, commerce elsewhere or simply leave. The 2010 census shows that.
It’s when they try to make it Federal is when I got problems.
posted on 06/03/2012 5:42:35 PM PDT
To: Rennes Templar
How dare you post an article on FR without a comment!!
Unmitigated brash gall, I calls it!
I not only denies the allegation, I denies the alligator.
posted on 06/03/2012 6:27:58 PM PDT
(Obama versus Romney? Cyanide versus arsenic.)
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