Socialized Medicine: The Argument to Support moving forward - page 11
They will run things as they do now except they would have a lot more input and would not be controlled by the insurance companies as they are today. There would be a department within the... Read More
Sep 5, '09Quote from HushdawgEveryone has access to emergency health care, that is what is doing the US economy in. Some changes do need to get done, but I don't believe socialized medicine is the path.From what I've been able to research the ratio is the same or within a 2% margin depending on the country.
The most important thing for me is that EVERYONE gets access to healthcare, unlike the tens of thousands who go without healthcare until they are in a critical state because they cannot afford to make the office visits they need.
Of course, with hospitals being run by corporations it is all about money.
The thing is, the USA is a living contradiction, we have the worst healthcare in the industrialized world and yet we have the best trained medical professionals. There is a serious problem here!
Sep 5, '09medicare.gov ... Part A: (pays for inpatient hospital, SNF, and some home health care) For each benefit period Medicare pays all covered costs except the Medicare Part A deductible (2009 = $1,068) during the first 60 days and coinsurance amounts for hospital stays that last beyond 60 days and no more than 150 days. The patient pays only the $1,068 deductible for the first 60 days. They do not pay 20% of the balance after the deductible. The 20% co-pay applies to Part B covered services after a $135.00 per year deductible. I'm sorry I don't know how to embed a link or make separate paragraphs since I'm new to this blog posting business.