Good talking point but not true. Medicare. Most efficient health care
provider on earth. Far better than HMOs and other for-profit entities.
No need to pull a profit out of the deal which leaves more money for
actually keeping people healthy. That's why every industrialized
country on earth has such a system. Only the US has too much
corruption in the political process to allow something rational. Plus
we have the folks who are scared of anything labeled "socialized
The gov by it very structure can do almost nothing efficiently.
Medicare is the very model of inefficient. Huge amounts of wasted money.
Just about the last model you should want to use. Gov health care
anywhere in the world is not as good as in the US. Very few medical
breakthroughs elsewhere compaired to here. That is why so many come to
the US for private health care. If we removed the insurance crap and let
the people shop for care the cost would plumit, (if the gov is for the
most part kept out). KB
You do not know what you are talking about. HMO's provides far MORE
coverage than Medicare and, at a lower price than Medicare. I'm 82 and
have an HMO, Senior Blue, since I was 65 and I have never had a single
problem getting coverage from my HMO.
Do a search and you will discover Medicare as currently operating will go
broke in a relative few short years. It is Medicare's ridiculously high
reimbursement rates, paid to hospital the cover the "FREE" care they are
required to provide under the Hill Burton Act to cover those that are
uninsured, that is bankrupting the Medicare system. The systems that you
think are so good in other countries are going broke as well and they
provide inferior serves to the people.
I recently had some minor skin surgery where the Medicare reimbursement rate
was over $7,000. The HMO receives the $7,000 than pay a pre-negotiated
rate of $3,700 that is accepted by the hospital. The HMO uses the money
saved to provide us with extended benefits not available to us under
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