Originally Posted by BigRedChief
Right now its the insurances companies dictating what is available.
I don't know if you can read what was covered or not already, but this is just disinformation. The govt since the 1970's has been dictating to insurance companies what they have to cover with 2000 or so mandates. They then pass along the costs. They make more money.
In a free-market, if we had one, you don't know what choices or options they would make available—for a fee. No one ever expected life insurance to be offered to elderly folks, yet, the insurance markets, eventually offered it.
You and I have an influence on what insurance will offer to a good degree. Afterall, they can't go out of business or there wouldn't be any so they're not going to destroy themselves either. Instead you govt lovers would rather destroy an economy and the budget. This is EXACTLY why you want a govt solution.
Since they will gain monetarily if less preventive services are covered, they are definitely not the ones who should decide. but thats exactly who does now.
The preventive care list is done and decided. The link is in the opening post.
That's what Kennedy's HMO Act f 1973 was supposed to do. Did it work? No.
You rely on cliche economic information regarding healthcare markets.
Before you read the “Outside The Lines” report, consider this:
Taping the opposing team’s sideline still isn’t banned; only taping the opposing team from the sideline is illegal.
Also remember this:
Taping the opposing team from the sideline wasn’t banned until 2006, yet the report cites examples as far back as 2000. ~NESN