Conditions are ripe for health-care reform, but daunting obstacles are solidly in place.
Alix Stuart, CFO Magazine
June 1, 2009
The problem with the Public offering is it lacks a basic understanding of our current situation. In the US we treat our cronically ill with the newest and best procedures and we treat them for much longer periods of time. Cronic conditions (diabetes, smoking, etc) are what are driving our costs not a trip to the pediatrician. Ask your pediatrician when was the last pay raise. Reform of the Health Insurers is needed however it is only a small fix and we need a big fix. Our suggestion is to have the government assume the risk for these cronic conditions and you will see things get better. Health Premiums will come down, the sick will get better treatnment and we will all be better off in the long run. Joe from www.nexusbenefits.com
Posted by Joe Cortelli | June 23, 2009 09:46 am
Reform is needed, however not this reform.It's predicted that 119 million will flood the public plan. The reason; is the Gov will have lower cost plans to offer then the private sector can offer. This will increase the estimated cost of the plans, as a result new taxes will have to be levied on business and individuals. Increased taxes to all will cause the loss of hundreds if not millions of jobs. The health insurance industry alone will suffer huge job losses.The loss of choice and quality will be the rule. These plans will basically be a poorly run HMO.To pay for these unexpected cost increases a new tax will be needed. A new value added tax will add 10-20 percent to the cost of all goods and services. The lost opportunity from all these new costs,in the long run, will cost more then it does for a very rich benefit plan. This is not change we need or can afford. Write or call your Senator and Congressmen tell them not to vote for this bad deal.
Posted by Joseph Cianchetti | June 04, 2009 12:52 pm
There will be no discussion. Forced health care will result in layoffs! We are hanging by a thread and do not need more mandated expense. Will this nightmare called "change" ever end?
Posted by Don Harrell | June 02, 2009 12:36 pm© CFO Publishing Corporation 2009. All rights reserved.