Obama Health Care Plan DetailsMay 28 02:09
Details of President Obama’s health care plan have been released, and generally it looks pretty good. The “crip tax” of being screened out, or lumped into a group that’s charged more, for “pre-existing conditions” seems like it might be a thing of the past, if the plan goes through in its present form. By the way, if the above link doesn't work for you, shoot me an e-mail and I'll send you a copy of the plan.
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1. Josie | May 28 09:32
I thought about that, e-doc, and I hope this comment serves as a clarification. Yes, you're correct, the paper is from the Senate Finance Committee, but I received the paper from a policy person in the government as an answer to an earlier blog entry, and it was presented as Obama's position, too. We know the president can't actually introduce any bills, and so it seemed reasonable to accept this is Obama's vehicle in the Congress, as was presented to me (although it's not a bill). I'll post more as I get it, since it's still all very fluid, but it sure would help if Obama's disability "team" got its act together and released a cohesive policy of some sort. Even Bush had the "New Freedom Initiative." e-doc, if you're in the gov't, drop me an e-mail: Josie@newmobility.com
2. Steve | May 28 11:36
No one denies that health care needs some improvemen; but NOT this way. 75% of the people are happy with the health care they are now getting, so we are changing the entire system for the 25% who ewither don't have any or just want to turn their lives over to the government (cradle to grave). SF
3. Rob M | May 28 01:12
"He campaigned on a promise of ending the types of groups health insurance companies lump us in, and instead broadening the groups to be more representative of age, employment, disability status and so on. This means, generally, lower and more uniform rates for everyone. This is good news." This definitely means more uniform rates for everyone, but it does not mean lower rates for everyone. The majority who haven't been classified as having a "pre-existing condition" would see, on average, an increase in their rates. Although most would likely agree that a small increase for the many to eliminate the exorbitant cost for the few would be preferable (especially when the many can become the few if they themselves develop such a condition), the claim of "lower costs for all" is contraindicative. In fact, there is little in this plan to lower the overall costs of healthcare. Malpractice tort reform is the essential first step in controlling cost,and it is missing from Obama's plan.
4. john | May 28 02:59
YOU LIBERALS AND DEMOCRATS ARE DESTROYING THE GREATEST COUNTRY ON EARTH. YOU ARE ALL A BUNCH OF IDIOTS!
5. e-doc | May 28 05:41
Actually, the report you're referring to is the 3rd "White Paper" released by the Senate Finance Committee on health care reform. The most recent "White Paper" expands on the basic principles proposed by Senate Finance Committee just prior to the 2008 elections, and therefore will serve as the template for the Senate version of the health care bolus bill. It does contain some of Obama's campaign promises, but is different than the proposal launched by the White House OMB two months ago.
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