I strongly believe that the rule of economics unfortunately does work in this industry but true capitalistic market does not. This is an oligopoly. Prices are fixed and manipulated. Please describe your thoughts and why. Economics being the way it is Demand is high so cost are up. Demand of people being sick is never going to be a problem in this industry.
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Fact Check: Obama on Health Care
are paid for by government at all levels. Federal authority would only grow under any proposal in play. A look at some of Obama’s claims in his prime-time news conference: OBAMA: “We already have rough agreement” on some aspects of what a health care overhaul should involve, and one is: “It will keep government out of health care decisions, giving you the option to keep your insurance if you’re happy with it.” THE FACTS: In House legislation, a commission appointed by the government would determine what is and isn’t covered by insurance plans offered in a new purchasing pool, including a plan sponsored by the government. The bill also holds out the possibility that, over time, those standards could be imposed on all private insurance plans, not just the ones in the pool. Indeed, Obama went on to lay out other principles of reform that plainly show the government making key decisions in health care. He said insurance companies would be barred from dropping coverage when someone gets too sick, limits would be set on out-of-pocket expenses, and preventive care such as checkups and mammograms would be covered. It’s true that people would not be forced to give up a private plan and go with a public one. The question is whether all of those private plans would still be in place if the government entered the marketplace in a bigger way. He addressed some of the nuances under questioning. “Can I guarantee that there are going to be no changes in the health care delivery system?” he said. “No. The whole point of this is to try to encourage changes that work for the American people and make them healthier.” He acknowledged then that the “government already is making some of these decisions.” —— OBAMA: “I have also pledged that health insurance reform will not add to our deficit over the next decade, and I mean it.” THE FACTS: The president has said repeatedly that he wants “deficit-neutral” health care legislation, meaning that every dollar increase in cost is met with a dollar of new revenue or a dollar of savings.
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Fact check: Obama’s health care claims adrift?
and the white police sergeant who arrested him at his Cambridge, Mass., home when officers went there to investigate a reported break-in. But this much is clear: Gates wasnt arrested for being in his own home, as Obama implies, but for allegedly being belligerent when the sergeant demanded his identification. The president did mention that the professor was charged with disorderly conduct. Charges were dropped. On the deficit OBAMA: If we had done nothing, if you had the same old budget as opposed to the changes we made in our budget, youd have a $9.3 trillion deficit over the next 10 years. Because of the changes weve made, its going to be $7.1 trillion. THE FACTS: Obamas numbers are based on figures compiled by his own budget office. But they rely on assumptions about economic growth that some economists find too optimistic.
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