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May we discuss Health and Soc Sec Cuts
posted at January 3, 2013 9:44 AM EST
Re: May we discuss Health and Soc Sec Cuts
posted at January 7, 2013 1:05 AM EST
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In Response to May we discuss Health and Soc Sec Cuts:
I think there needs to be open discuss on reducing cost of health care and social security. I have seen and heard many stories of abuse to these programs. It is only realistic that there will be some; but just how much? Are there practical things to reduce/control it? Is the amount of government health coverage the right amount? Should it be minimal, average, or full? A senator said there are ways to cut cost by administrative changes. As a government operation, there is most likely too much bureaucracy. I'm sure there are other topics or better statement of my short list. It could also be better to have separate discussion on each topic. Feel free to make suggestions. Respectfully Submitted, Garry Lundy
Posted by garrydl
I'm not a fan of Obamacare. It is more government, expanding it's reach into the private sector, and into the peoples lives.
Medicare sees roughly 6 Billion a year in fraudulent cases.
Libertarian Presidential Candidate Governor Gary Johnson says:
"When President Obama first called for health care reform, he talked about reducing costs and increasing access to care. That sounded good.
But, by the time President Obama and Congress were finished with the Affordable Care Act, we ended up with unprecedented government mandates, tax increases, and a federal intrusion into the marketplace like none we have ever seen. The result: Higher insurance costs, job-killing regulations, and no evidence that anyone will enjoy improved health care.
Reduced costs and better service are what a free, functional marketplace will provide – if the government stays out of the way. Health care is no exception. Competition, price transparency, and the innovation that will result from a robust marketplace will accomplish the fundamental goals of affordability and access in ways the government cannot possibly accomplish.
Fewer government mandates and less regulation will allow innovation and competition to make health care more affordable and more accessible to all Americans.
Removing arbitrary obstacles to interstate competition among health insurance providers will reduce costs.
OUR CURRENT MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SYSTEMS ARE UNSUSTAINABLE and must be reformed.
In New Mexico, when the state took responsibility for Medicaid, costs were reduced by 25% and services improved. Removing unnecessary federal mandates would have allowed even greater savings.
Federal assistance for those who cannot afford essential health care should be provided through simple block grants to the states, where innovation will create efficiencies and better care at less cost."
I feel that President Obama means well with Obamacare, but I don't think it is the right answer.