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Karl Rove: ObamaCare in Trouble

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Read Karl Rove’s view here:  via online.wsj.com
My view:

I think his heart is in the right place, but our new, young President is clueless about healthcare.

I am self employed.

I pay my own way.

I have insurance, but with a $10,000.00 deductible.

I shop and negotiate when I visit a doctor. Make this a competitive marketplace and it will sort itself out. The more the government intervenes, the more expensive it will be. And trust me, I promise you that members of Congress will never have to go through the process that the other 300,000,000 may have to go through if his vision goes through. Our system is not perfect, but it’s better than the rest of the world.

6 Comments

  1. Our system might be better but it not sustainable. Period. It is just way too expensive. And, asking the world to negotiate healthcare like retail goods is just silly. Not sure what you are proposing, here but it sounds like status quo.

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  2. Our system might be better but it not sustainable. Period. It is just way too expensive. And, asking the world to negotiate healthcare like retail goods is just silly. Not sure what you are proposing, here but it sounds like status quo.

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  3. What I am saying is that I don’t believe there is one standard approach to healthcare.  I was only citing my case and how I deal with it.  Some companies self-insure.  Others provide it as a benefit.  I don’t have the definitive answer.  All I know (or believe) is that the more we involve government in this issue, the worse and more expensive it will become.  And as far as approaching this as a “retail” event, healthcare- to some degree is a marketplace.  

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  4. What I am saying is that I don’t believe there is one standard approach to healthcare.  I was only citing my case and how I deal with it.  Some companies self-insure.  Others provide it as a benefit.  I don’t have the definitive answer.  All I know (or believe) is that the more we involve government in this issue, the worse and more expensive it will become.  And as far as approaching this as a “retail” event, healthcare- to some degree is a marketplace.  

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  5. I would just say the market is failing right now. We are getting quantity over quality. And given the information disparities between patient and doctor, the legal system, the insurance system, the fact that care is not voluntary (like buying an ipod, for example) makes this very very different than traditional markets. I understand the skepticism. But, saying let’s just keep doing what we are doing is not a reasonable position.

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  6. I would just say the market is failing right now. We are getting quantity over quality. And given the information disparities between patient and doctor, the legal system, the insurance system, the fact that care is not voluntary (like buying an ipod, for example) makes this very very different than traditional markets. I understand the skepticism. But, saying let’s just keep doing what we are doing is not a reasonable position.

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