Originally Posted by Left Plate
The American public has become accustomed to a Cadillac health care system on a Kia budget. The rest of the world tends to come here for their serious healthcare ! I would also speculate that the Europeans as a whole might be a healthier bunch ? There is no magic bullet fix for our system, but it really needs to be a group effort ?
You've bought into the propaganda of those making the profits! What you say about European healthcare is just wrong. Do you really thing all of the Europeans are that dumb? Look up independent healthcare outcomes in Northern Europe and they will disagree with the propaganda you've been given! European healthcare systems operate on a Kia budget because they are far more efficient, the profit is gone, and overhead is reduced because all the insurance company billing is gone. U.S. Medicare has lower operating costs than any U.S. insurance program.
How about Romney's lies/spin:
The amount of money Romney say's Obama took out of Medicare is described below.
Notice the difference in money between spent between "Public" Medicare which most people have and "Private" Medicare Advantage (HMO) That's what Obama took away from the insurance companies and put into Obamacare! Good for him! We were getting ripped off by a deal cut in Congress to give more money to "Private" Medicare Advantage HMO
! Now everybody gets the same money spent on them through Medicare and people lost no services.
NOTE THE FACTS
: The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has found that administrative costs under the public Medicare plan are less than 2 percent of expenditures, compared with approximately 11 percent of spending by private plans under Medicare Advantage.
This is a near perfect “apples to apples” comparison of administrative costs, because the public Medicare plan and Medicare Advantage plans are operating under similar rules and treating the same population.
(A recent General Accounting Office report found that in 2006 Medicare Advantage plans spent 83.3 percent of their revenue on medical expenses, with 10.1 percent going to non-medical expenses and 6.6 percent to profits—a 16.7 percent administrative share.)
Catch a few of Romney's lies and you'll start to understand Romney's constantly changing positions he expects to get by with because they sound so good, but are dishonest!
(Also Romney said his plan accepted "pre-existing conditions! His staff tried to do damage control on that lie by saying reversing that information! They didn't want that obvious lie out there to be fact checked! He's very slick if you don't know the facts! Romney knows the facts.... he just lied to make his plan sound to his current audience!)