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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Rand Paul: Insurance should be available for $1 a day

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) slammed Senate Republicans' healthcare overhaul bill on Friday, saying that it's grounded in "propping up" insurance companies.

He also called for the creation of a healthcare law that would reduce insurance costs to as little as $1 a day for at least some consumers.

"What I'd like to do is legalize inexpensive insurance, and you should be able to get insurance for $1 a day. I mean, you really should," Paul said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "The insurance companies make all the money; all of this is predicated upon still propping up the insurance companies."

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I spent an hour yesterday trying to find the 145 page Senate document so I could read it and decide for myself, and couldn't find it.

There are many news organizations' condensed opinions on what it says and what's in it, that's easy to find. Even looking at Thomas site, it's ambiguous as to which one it is.

Can anyone out there provide a link to the actual document so we can sit down and read it today? I like to make my own decisions on these things, not go off other peoples' opinions.

Anonymous said...

$1 a day.."for at least some consumers".
Gee, I wonder which ones? Hardworking Americans trying to make ends meet or the welfare tit brigade that already get everything for nothing as long as they keep spitting out the next generation of welfare recipients?

Anonymous said...

Therein lies the problem 6:07. As horrible as Obamacare is at least it was made available a d discussed for months unlike this death warrant they've come up with

Anonymous said...

Not true 6:07, recall “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."

Thornton Crowe said...

Does Rand Paul have a proposal that includes tort and legal reform within the medical industry? By reforming the settlement stratus, you automatically bring down malpractice insurance premiums which in turn, brings down the cost of doing business for medical professionals across the board. This also leads to lowering the cost/price variance substantially. This is one thing our legislators fail to grasp in their attempts to 'reform' anything.

From a source, I am told it's over $100K a year just for malpractice insurance. This is no doubtably added on to service price, leaving patients to foot this cost through extraneous charges.

Tort reform is not the only answer, but it does put a dent in the cost assessment for anyone doing business. It there were caps on malpractice claims then you would find sympathetic juries would only be able to award so much for any given incident. In our sue-happy culture, this would stand to reason that if people and their attorneys can't gauge and discipline themselves, then it's up lawmakers to do it for them.

Anonymous said...

Agreed Thornton. Friends dad is a doctor and he makes a massive salary but most of it goes towards malpractice insurance. All I know is, when the heads of hospitals and almost everyone in the health system is shaking their head at a bill, it can't be good

Anonymous said...

Haven't heard anything about tort reform,my guess is the savings are minuscule.

Anonymous said...

9:11 AM Yes he does have a proposal

Anonymous said...

What he is referring to is the high deductible policies that you are paying $400 a month for the insurance company to facilitate a claim. You should be able to get that for a nominal fee, since in essence you are footing the doctor bills. There should also be the availability of an inexpensive catastrophic policy.

For those of us that don't run to the doctor but once or twice a year, I dont need to be paying the insurance company 5K to facilitate a claim.

Anonymous said...

7:59 $1 a day would be for young healthy people who only want to buy catastrophic health insurance. Why don't you at least try to think.

Anonymous said...

Hey, novel idea here. Make health care so affordable you don't NEED insurance. Eliminate insurance companies completely, as well as 2 million dollar a year hospital administrators. That would be a start.

Anonymous said...

It sounds so warm and fuzzy doesn't it? Who's going to pay the rest? Health insurance at that price isn't worth having.