I reject the health care reform plan(s) being pushed on us by President Barack Obama, Senator Max Baucus, Representative Nancy Pelosi, etc. I do question their integrity. They act like the only two options are to go with their corrupt plan or to keep the current system. Bull. There is another option. A better option. An option that would take the greedy insurance companies out of the health care “business” completely.
I am referring to the single payer health care system as outlines in House Resolution 676. HR 676 didn’t get as much press as the bill that passed the House or the bill being debated in the Senate. The government would not own hospitals or anything like that. What the government would do is be the only payer for your basic health care bills. Deductibles and co-payments would both be things of the past.
Below you will find a copy of Section 102 of HR 676, which describes how it would work. Underneath you will find three related videos. The first video is of Elizabeth Kucinich (wife of Representative Dennis Kucinich) talking about House Resolution 676. The second video is of Obama, at a time before he was United States President, in which he said, “I happen to be a proponent of single payer universal health care coverage.” The third video is of Obama after he became President explaining why he does NOT support implementing a single payer health care system. I wonder why Obama had a complete reversal when it comes to his stance on single payer.
SEC. 102. BENEFITS AND PORTABILITY.
(a) In General- The health care benefits under this Act cover all medically necessary services, including at least the following:
(1) Primary care and prevention.
(2) Inpatient care.
(3) Outpatient care.
(4) Emergency care.
(5) Prescription drugs.
(6) Durable medical equipment.
(7) Long-term care.
(8) Palliative care.
(9) Mental health services.
(10) The full scope of dental services (other than cosmetic dentistry).
(11) Substance abuse treatment services.
(12) Chiropractic services.
(13) Basic vision care and vision correction (other than laser vision correction for cosmetic purposes).
(14) Hearing services, including coverage of hearing aids.
(15) Podiatric care.
(b) Portability- Such benefits are available through any licensed health care clinician anywhere in the United States that is legally qualified to provide the benefits.
(c) No Cost-Sharing- No deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing shall be imposed with respect to covered benefits.