I don’t recall ever hearing what this new health plan would look like. Many plans have deductibles of $5,000 or even $10,000. With the level of income that we are determined to insure, I don’t think a large deductible will eliminate the emergency room visits or increase preventative care. My own plan has a $5,000 deductible. The hospital kicks in the first $2,000, and this goes a long way if you’re healthy or frugal with your doctor’s visits; it’s a shared responsibility. If prevention is so cost effective, let’s subsidize the doctor at the pre-problem stage and greatly reduce our care cost, up to $1,000 a person, per year. The answer is not more insurance, it is making health care more reasonable for the significant percentage of healthy people. Socialism is the government taking responsibility for you, whether you are responsible or not.
By cutting out Advantage programs which cost seniors from $0 to less than $100 dollars per month, the Medicare supplement plans sold by the AARP brokerage company will increase their commissions and that insurance company’s rates and profit line. The government will receive all the Medicare B funds as well. Those plans’ costs will be in the hundreds of dollars per month for fixed-income seniors. No thanks! People need to know the real issue. Twenty-five years in medical sales and 12 in insurance and senior sales prove to me that the facts say vote no to Obamacare! Thanks for your info.
-Gary W. Perry