Critics call Obama funding plan for health insurer losses a 'bailout'

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  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-insurance-bailout-20140521-story.html#page=1

    plenty of room for abuse here.
     
  2. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like a weasel move to pad statistics and push more cash to these corporations.
     
  3. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like a desire to be agile and account for changing conditions.

    But I guess it's really just a sign of weakness or corruption.

    :rolleyes:

    Everybody knows that once a ship's course is set, it must never waver.

    If there are rocks in the way, then those rocks better move.
     
  4. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    One of the fears I had from day one about Obamacare was how it basically pushed everyone into the private insurance industry but hamstrung the insurers ability to milk profit from the people...

    This = bailout

    No bailouts. Regulate them to death and then implement single payer
     
  5. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Please be sure to vote politicians into office that will support it.
     
  6. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    Nothing like implementing the bailout from the beginning. Our Veterans Administration Medical System is a fine example of Singly Payer run by the federal government. How's that working out for us?
     
  7. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Yet another reason why we should have just went with universal healthcare from the start.

    Instead the Senate Democrats pushed through the Heritage Foundation 80s/90s era Republican plan of selling out the American people to big business. What else did people expect to happen?

    Works great for millions of vets every year. My grandfather goes to the Providence VA all the time and they have been nothing but great to him and the care and treatment has been top notch.

    But typical to todays political climate, you blame the entire system for one hospital and a few scumbag doctors actions instead of just blaming the people who were responsible.

    According to everything I heard, all this scandal is coming from the Phoenix VA. Haven't heard a single word of any problems out of any of the VA's up north here. Maybe we just have better standards of care in the Northeast?
     
  8. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    They are up to 26 VA facilities that are involved in the investigation, now.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/20/politics/va-waiting-lists/
     
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    There you go again. The VA consistently receives higher patient satisfaction. The problem isn't the care, it's getting seen. You and your complicated bunch don't seem to want to fund the VA the past few years.


    http://www.va.gov/HEALTH/docs/VHA_Quality_and_Safety_Report_2013.pdf
     
  10. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Investigating 26 facilities doesn't necessarily mean all 26 were guilty. We have to wait for the results of the investigation.

    It's inexcusable that this happened at even one facility. But lets have some perspective. Even if all 26 under investigation are guilty, 26 out of over 1700 VA facilities in this country represents approximately 1.52% of VA facilities.
     

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