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In Response to Re: How unpopular or popular is Obamacare?:
Are Americans ready for free preventive care? Are you kidding?
People on the individual market have been at the mercy of insurance company decisions, and they deal with repeated denials. Obamacare makes the government a much-needed counterweight to all the free-market zeal for denying claims.
Btw, Medicare also routinely does cost-benefit analysis. But as you've undoubtedly discovered, Medicare is much more generous than private insurance.
Posted by cat2011
You need to read the article that golf posted - all of it. I did NOT ask the question about preventive care.
I said - "Do You think that Americans are ready for this sort of cost controlling of their health care?"
I was under individual coverage for 35 years - so was my late husband. I know MANY others who are under the private individual coverage market - we all had health calamadies at one time or another to various degrees. NEVER HAD a problem with claims - in fact, my insurer, IMO, went above and beyond in helping my husband with his last bucket list item.
I've been reading a lot recently, because of the legal challenge going on, about the Medicare 3-day observation/inpatient rule. The classification of the beneficiary as "inpatient" or "observation" as it relates to a need for nursing home rehab after the hospitalization stint. This type of thing reminds me of "gotcha type" rules.
Got a reason why some (ACA / Medicare approved) preventive vaccinations are approved under PART B and somew under Part D? Again, the rule is made to save the government money and put it back on the beneficiary.
Is the generousity of Medicare, the reason that it is going broke?