I was stunned watching the Hannity interview with David Brat (or maybe I was just stunned to find myself watching Hannity but I wanted to see the Fux News coverage,
anyway) on Brat's cold, cruel response to a health care question. I thought it would be news but the only place I've found it mentioned was News Hounds news hounds. I'd be interested to hear what you all think or if this has already been covered could someone send me a link to the diary.
Brat's solution, after he repeals Obamacare, is a "price based system" where consumers' sticker shock discourages them from going to the doctor.
The reason there's a health care cost problem is just simple econimics. It's because the consumer isn't seeing the full price of health care. Right? If you take your kid in for the sniffles you pay 20 bucks but the full cost is 200 dollars.So all you Moms and Dads out there, get smart. Never mind your instincts or experience. Check your wallet. If your "kid" (or your aging parents, or your spouse, or yourself) get sniffles, wait for it to turn into something serious, menengitis maybe. Of course, by then you'll be looking at $20-30k for hospitalization, but you should have planned for that and gotten a job as a college professor or a member of congress maybe.
So we need to get back to the price system where you see the full cost of health care then people will make smarter decisions.
damned teabagger morans. Who do they think is going to pay for their hoverounds once they repeal the ACA and get government hands off their Medicare?