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Who increases the cost of medical insurance?  and how?  How many ways do politicians increase the cost of health care?

 

Reckless spending by the insurance industry:

== contributions to political campaigns = irresponsible use of health care dollars

== obscene CEO wages and benefits

== golden parachutes

== commercial advertising

== big health care providers through over billing and fraud

== company limo's

== company jets

== spending $1.4 million a day to keep single payer at bay

== profiteers 

 

Every politician that accepts campaign money from any part of the health care industry IS increasing the cost of 

health insurance and health care!!!!

 

Let's not be stupid about this!!!!!
 
 

 

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One of my senators Patty Murray voted against the drug importation bill proposed by senator Sanders.when I looked into the matter I found that she had accepted some $600,000 from pharmaceutical organizations. I called to her office and discussed this with one of her assistants. That person assured me that the pharma money had no effect whatsoever on the senator's vote. She claimed the senator voted the way she did in the interest of product safety.I assured her that we would primary the senator if necessary over this issue.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/states-us-senators-face-criticism-for-blocking-import-of-drugs-from-canada/

 

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Americans spend more than anyone else in the world on health care. Each health insurer adds its bureaucracy, profits, high corporate salaries, advertising, and sales commissions to the actual cost of providing care.

 

Not only is this money lost to health care, but it pays for a system that often makes it more difficult and complicated to receive the care we’ve already paid for.

 

Shareholders are the primary clients of for-profit insurance companies, not patients. There are a number of share holders sitting in the house and senate on both sides of the aisle. 

 

Moreover, households’ actual costs as a percentage of their incomes are far higher today than most imagine.

 

Even families with no health insurance contribute substantially to our health care system through taxes.

 

Recognizing these hidden costs that U.S. households pay for health care today makes it far easier to see how a universal single-payer system—with all of its obvious advantages—can cost most Americans less than the one we have today.

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By now the high overall cost of health care in the United States is broadly recognized.

 

And many Americans are acutely aware of how much they pay for their own care.

 

Those without health insurance face sky-high doctor and hospital bills and ever more aggressive collection tactics—when they receive care at all.

 

Those who are fortunate enough to have insurance experience steep annual premium hikes along with rising deductibles and co-pays, and, all too often, a well-founded fear of losing their coverage should they lose a job or have a serious illness in the family.

 

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The U.S. health insurance system is typically characterized as a largely private-sector system, so it may come as a surprise that more than 60% of the $4 trillion annual U.S. health care bill is paid through taxes, according to an analysis.

 

Tax dollars pay for Medicare and Medicaid, for the Veterans Administration and the Indian Health Service. Tax dollars pay for health coverage for federal, state, and municipal government employees and their families, as well as for many employees of private companies working on government contracts.

 

Less visible but no less important, the tax deduction for employer-paid health insurance, along with other health care-related tax deductions, also represents a form of government spending on health care.

 

It makes little difference whether the government gives taxpayers (or their employers) a deduction for their health care spending, on the one hand, or collects their taxes then pays for their health care, either directly or via a voucher, on the other.

 

Moreover, tax dollars also pay for critical elements of the health care system apart from direct care—Medicare funds much of the expensive equipment hospitals use, for instance, along with all medical residencies.

 

Single Payer brings all costs under one umbrella thus demonstrating smart fiscal responsibility and efficient use of OUR tax dollar for OUR deserved benefit. 

 

Healthcare Reform Report Card

 

Let's Compare:

Single-Payer (HR 676 and S 703)  Expanded Medicare for All  Vs.  Proposed Healthcare “Private insurance with Public Option”

 

http://www.healthcare-now.org/docs/spreport.pdf

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On 12/27/2019 at 10:42 AM, merrill said:

Who increases the cost of medical insurance?  and how?  How many ways do politicians increase the cost of health care?

 

Reckless spending by the insurance industry:

== contributions to political campaigns = irresponsible use of health care dollars

== obscene CEO wages and benefits

== golden parachutes

== commercial advertising

== big health care providers through over billing and fraud

== company limo's

== company jets

== spending $1.4 million a day to keep single payer at bay

== profiteers 

 

Every politician that accepts campaign money from any part of the health care industry IS increasing the cost of 

health insurance and health care!!!!

 

Let's not be stupid about this!!!!!
 
 

 

 

Every politician that accepts campaign money from any part of the health care industry IS increasing the cost of  health insurance and health care!!!! Let's not be stupid about this!!!!!

 

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A multi trillion $$$$$ scam!!!

 

== 8 lobbyists per elected official = expensive mouthpieces

 

== Misinformation campaigns @ $1.4 million health care dollars a day

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/05/AR2009070502770.html

 

Yes folks we in America are being duped by the industry and some elected officials.

 

Next some extra added attractions:

 

== Healthy humans seldom spend what they pay out to the insurance industry!

 

== Consumers are charged billions in overcharges aka have you received your refund yet?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/24/AR2009062401636.html

 

== Politicians as shareholders:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/12/AR2009061204075.html

 

A multi trillion $$$$$ scam!!!

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9 minutes ago, merrill said:

Let's not be stupid about this!!!!!

Stupid is letting a bunch of morons raise my monthly premium from $63.50 to $583.33. By morons, I mean those who support MFA!

 

On ‎12‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 9:54 AM, JoeAverage said:

Our current scenario under the "evil" private health insurance "use it" or "lose it" case.

 

Bi-weekly premium $97 x 26= $2522/yr.

HSA tax shelter savings $8000x .22= $1760

$2522-$1760= $762/yr. or $63.50/mo.

 

Under Will's MFA 4% payroll tax "use it" or "lose it" case

Yearly premium $7000

Monthly premium $583.33

 

For some reason, Will can't seem to make the case that MFA is better for us!

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On 12/27/2019 at 10:42 AM, merrill said:

Who increases the cost of medical insurance?  and how?  How many ways do politicians increase the cost of health care?

 

Reckless spending by the insurance industry:

== contributions to political campaigns = irresponsible use of health care dollars

== obscene CEO wages and benefits

== golden parachutes

== commercial advertising

== big health care providers through over billing and fraud

== company limo's

== company jets

== spending $1.4 million a day to keep single payer at bay

== profiteers 

 

Every politician that accepts campaign money from any part of the health care industry IS increasing the cost of 

health insurance and health care!!!!

 

Let's not be stupid about this!!!!!
 
 

 

 

$32.6 TRILLION Dollars for 10 years is less than the government is paying out NOW for a small part of the population by a few trillion tax dollars.

 

Single Payer is no entitlement nor is it free ...... conservatives are reckless thinkers and have no respect for tax dollars. Either reckless or stupid and most likely are not paying for their own insurance = mooching off the employers.

 

Single Payer provides full coverage no matter what no deductible and no copays ........... employed or not and no matter where families live. The lions share of the population does not have full coverage as we speak in addition to paying deductibles and co pays.

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On 12/29/2019 at 3:03 AM, merrill said:

 

$32.6 TRILLION Dollars for 10 years is less than the government is paying out NOW for a small part of the population by a few trillion tax dollars.

 

Single Payer is no entitlement nor is it free ...... conservatives are reckless thinkers and have no respect for tax dollars. Either reckless or stupid and most likely are not paying for their own insurance = mooching off the employers.

 

Single Payer provides full coverage no matter what no deductible and no copays ........... employed or not and no matter where families live. The lions share of the population does not have full coverage as we speak in addition to paying deductibles and co pays.

 

Every politician that accepts campaign money from any part of the health care industry IS increasing the cost of  health insurance and health care!!!! Let's not be stupid about this!!!!!

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On 12/28/2019 at 10:02 AM, merrill said:

The U.S. health insurance system is typically characterized as a largely private-sector system, so it may come as a surprise that more than 60% of the $4 trillion annual U.S. health care bill is paid through taxes, according to an analysis.

 

Tax dollars pay for Medicare and Medicaid, for the Veterans Administration and the Indian Health Service. Tax dollars pay for health coverage for federal, state, and municipal government employees and their families, as well as for many employees of private companies working on government contracts.

 

Less visible but no less important, the tax deduction for employer-paid health insurance, along with other health care-related tax deductions, also represents a form of government spending on health care.

 

It makes little difference whether the government gives taxpayers (or their employers) a deduction for their health care spending, on the one hand, or collects their taxes then pays for their health care, either directly or via a voucher, on the other.

 

Moreover, tax dollars also pay for critical elements of the health care system apart from direct care—Medicare funds much of the expensive equipment hospitals use, for instance, along with all medical residencies.

 

Single Payer brings all costs under one umbrella thus demonstrating smart fiscal responsibility and efficient use of OUR tax dollar for OUR deserved benefit. 

 

Healthcare Reform Report Card

 

Let's Compare:

Single-Payer (HR 676 and S 703)  Expanded Medicare for All  Vs.  Proposed Healthcare “Private insurance with Public Option”

 

http://www.healthcare-now.org/docs/spreport.pdf

 as a matter of fact ......

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On 12/27/2019 at 10:42 AM, merrill said:

Who increases the cost of medical insurance?  and how?  How many ways do politicians increase the cost of health care?

 

Reckless spending by the insurance industry:

== contributions to political campaigns = irresponsible use of health care dollars

== obscene CEO wages and benefits

== golden parachutes

== commercial advertising

== big health care providers through over billing and fraud

== company limo's

== company jets

== spending $1.4 million a day to keep single payer at bay

== profiteers 

 

Every politician that accepts campaign money from any part of the health care industry IS increasing the cost of 

health insurance and health care!!!!

 

Let's not be stupid about this!!!!!
 
 

 

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