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Re: Anyone still think Obamacare is a good thing?

My daughter also had her policy canceled.  But she admits it was a sub-standard insurance policy.  When she called the phone number she was able to obtain a better insurance policy and her premiums went from $374 per month to $0.00.  Yes, you read that right. To zero.  


She does live in a state that is participating in the programs, so that all of it's citizens will have affordable access to medical care.  Is your state one that decided against that?


I was recently hospitalized in Vancouver, BC and I have to tell you, a single payer plan would be soooo much better than what the insurance company owned polititions shoved through.  Anthony Weiner has at least one thing right.  He says to lower the age for Medicare every year until everyone is covered.  Siimple, single payer plan.  


One of the lawsuits about medical care in Canada is from a gentleman suing the government because he has to pay for parking when he goes to see his doctor.  If his medical care isn't supposed to cost him anything out of pocket, then he thinks his parking should be covered, too.  Far cry from medical care lawsuits here.  


My internist has just left the practice and opened her own practice.  She no longer takes insurance.  You pay an annual fee for things outside of the office....copying records, refilling prescriptions, keeping notes, referrals to specialists, etc. and then a fee for office visits which you can then file with your insurance company for reimbursement.  She says she's tired of insurance companies telling her how long she can spend with her patients...either 15 minutes or 30 minute appointments.  She wants to be able to spend as much time with her patients as they need. As for me, I'm tired of some accountant at an insurance company making decisions about my medical care.  At the very least, someone who actually has some medical training beyond "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning." should be involved.


Sorry, but if the plan the President had proposed....a single payer plan with insurance companies covering your home, your auto, etc. but not your body, things might be better. But there's too much profit in medical care for them to give that up without a fight and without some major contributions to politicians' election funds.  And if there's a lot of profit in people being sick, then someone is making wrong headed decisions about our health care.