Thursday, April 6, 2017
More Thoughts on the PPACA (Obamacare)
PPACA (better known as Obamacare) seemed very Republican to me from the start. To me it looks like an attempt to get people seen as irresponsible to buy Health insurance by fining those who don't.
The people that I know who are most upset about PPACA had no insurance before the PPACA. They are forced to buy something that do not see sufficient value in to be worth the cost. One complained to me that he had to buy insurance that would not even cover him if he got sick due to the deductible. (He evidently sees no value in insurance.)
People like him think it is not worth the price, and the thing no one admits, is that they may be right. Many of them are single and if you look at the research healthcare, beyond the really cheap stuff like vaccinations and antibiotics, contribute very little to health. (Infant care and trauma care also seem to effective enough to be worth while for more people.)
But the responsible people would counter with "but we will end up picking up your bills rather than letting you die at home" but that is more a benefit to the responcible.
We may have to get used to the idea of covering everyone with a minimal plan and letting people die without treatment if they get an expensive disease.
I have heard the Dutch public plan is kind of stingy and most people get additional coverage on top of it, but I have not researched it.