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"House Votes to Repeal Obamacare Tax Once Seen as Key to Health Law"

By HEYYOU follow HEYYOU   2019 Jul 18, 3:58am 178 views   2 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    

"Repealing it will drive up health care costs while adding more than $1.2 trillion to the debt over the next two decades.”

This will be fun!
1   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (2)   2019 Jul 18, 8:31am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Government should not be in healthcare business. It’s not it’s function and they suck at it.
2   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 18, 9:21am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I agree, except I think the government has a function in keeping businesses honest, as in the Bible:

Deuteronomy 25:13-16 ESV
You shall not have in your bag two kinds of weights, a large and a small. You shall not have in your house two kinds of measures, a large and a small. A full and fair weight you shall have, a full and fair measure you shall have, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. For all who do such things, all who act dishonestly, are an abomination to the Lord your God.

Preventing business fraud was the law in ancient Israel and it's still a good idea now.

So I would say that the government should force all healthcare providers to publish all of their prices and to require them to give reasonable accurate estimates before any non-emergency treatment. Then the free market should have some ability to force prices down.

When people are given an estimate of $20 for an aspirin, they are damn sure not going to pay that. They are forced to pay that only when the price is hidden until after they take the aspirin, the way it is now.

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