Politicians should stay out of health care

Clinton has more brilliant ideas to control health care cost. Here are a few.  

Look at the following; notice how they contradict one another. Put in place things that raise costs, but then control premiums. 

While plans want the patient to have a stake in health care costs and the government allows health savings accounts to facilitate that, Clinton wants to give it back with tax credits and a new cap prescription costs. 

What happened to all the “affordable” from Obamacare? This is laughable. We just keep making things worse by mindless tinkering aimed not at solving anything, but gaining votes. 

First we were focused on premiums and ignored the drivers behind premiums, now we are doing the opposite. 

  • require plans to provide three sick visits a year without counting toward a patient’s annual deductible
  •  a refundable tax credit of up to $5,000 for families not eligible for Medicare for excessive out-of-pocket health care costs.
  • help states prevent insurance companies from imposing excessive rate increases.
  • placing a monthly cap of $250 on covered out-of-pocket drug costs to help patients with chronic or serious health conditions.

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  1. Clinton’s motivation is to get the Democratic Party nomination, not to put forth a plan that is fiscally sound. Right now the contest is between Hillary and Bernie to see who is the best at selling socialism to people who either don’t know or don’t care where that leads.


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