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Wouldn’t it be nice if healthcare was fixed? I was hoping we
found a way to make it more affordable and more efficient. But
it wasn’t really fixed was it? Just more people were added.
We heard how bad healthcare insurance companies are yet our congress made it a crime if you don’t buy insurance from the same companies who were blamed for the high costs before the new healthcare legislation was approved. How is this better?
The loop hole for Medicare wasn’t really fixed. If you reach the coverage gap this year and enter the Part D “donut hole”, you will receive a one-time $250 rebate check if you are not already receiving Medicare Extra Help. Your plan's tiered copay and coinsurance amounts will only apply until you hit the coverage gap, or "donut hole", equals $2,840 in 2011. Then you will begin paying a discounted percentage of your drug costs. During the coverage gap, you will pay 93% of the cost for generic drugs and 50% of the cost for brand name drugs. You will also pay a small fee to the pharmacy. After your total drug costs hit $6,447.50, you will pay 5% or less of the drug cost, and the plan will pay the remaining 95%. It’s almost the same as before except for the $250.00 rebate. Who pays the other 50%of name brand drugs?
Many of us asked why there are such high costs associated with Medicare and Medicaid. Now we know its fraud perpetrated against the federal government agency that administers payments for these programs. In the new healthcare bill congress added 15,000 IRS agents to administer healthcare payments. This is better?
Question: Why is it illegal for a citizen to pay the balance of his primary care donators bill when his doctor demands more for his services than Medicare reimburses? Why are doctors, seen by some, as predators’ nowadays? I asked all our representatives this question and received the same healthcare form letter everyone received. Some folks wish to voluntarily pay the balance of a doctor’s fee to subsidize their own healthcare but they’re told it’s illegal. Where do they think we’re going to find all these budget priced doctors? Instead our leaders decided to fundamentally change healthcare by instructing us to pay insurance companies and then made it a crime if we don’t.