United health insurance outlaws private insurance

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by cachmeifucan, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    It as the advertising says pays around 80% of the allowable charges. That's why people purchase a Medicare supplement or a Medicare Advantage Plan which is what I have.
     
  2. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    strangely enough on this we agree , with one exception.

    when passed down to the states there is a cap on what they recieve.
    when it stays in the federal budget there is no cap .

    whether we save anything or not is debatable but our budget cost will become more predictable as a result
     
  3. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    and they only allow X amount of cost per procedure or service. So you have to find a doctor that will accept that payment or pay out of the pocket if you the doctor you've been with does not .
     
  4. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Right . It's called federal block grants which limits the amount of dedicated dollars to a given program but if the program requires full funding then the states make up any shortfalls on mandated programs.
     
  5. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    When my state stepped in and provided malpractice insurance coverage they required participating physicians to take Medicare patients.