Thank you, Brian Shiozawa, for a common sense approach to the Medicaid
expansion! "It's better depth for the patients and, for
sure, costs the state less and gives us much more federal funding," Shiozawa
said.Better depth for the patients and costs the state less! And it
has a provision for the state to withdraw if federal funding stops. Please support this Senate proposal!
A much more sensible plan. I'm a Republican and find Lockharts plan
pathetic and like the govenor "illogical". There are a lot of working
poor who need health insurance and can't afford it because of the huge gap
in what they can afford and what health care plans cost. It's not
socialist to help the most needy among us. Lets face it, Republicans have been
anti cost containment at least on a federal level, in some respects. For
example, pharmecuiticals can charge whatever they want it seems and Republicans
in congresss have been against and government intervention in this. This
results in some routine drugs for depression augmentation costing over $600 per
month and generic versions in Canada cost just $30 per month. That is one of
the reasons why health insurance can be unaffordable. If Republicans can be
part of the problem making health insurance unaffordable, I hope we can be part
of the solution as well. Please let the sensible middle ground prevail.
Federal funding is a trap, It is TEMPORARY and is already scheduled to decrease
every year, but once we bite on this bait we are hooked to do it Obama's
way forever.We cannot afford to take the "free stuff"
because we will end up paying a lot more to comply with all the federal strings
attached than if we do it a simpler, more direct Utah way which we can
afford.There is no "free lunch" and there darn sure is no
"free money" from Washington.
As Grandpa use to say, buckle down the hatches, there's a storm coming.
Our GOP "big party" tent is about to get a whole lot smaller.
Utah may not be so radical tea party illogical right as usual.
Deseret News won't let me post what I'd like to say about the
incredible lack of compassion and intelligence displayed by our Utah GOP House
members. But I'm sure many others out there know exactly what I'm
wishing I could say here.
I still hold out hope that some day we'll all wake up and realize we are
arguing about the wrong thing in this whole health care debate. The reason
things have become so expensive is because we have inserted private insurers
first and later government subsidies which have removed the due diligence needed
to make good health care choices. As a former financial adviser and insurance
producer, I regularly recommended a low-cost catastrophic care policy and taking
care of mundane expenses privately. You won't find that option in
Obamacare. If this strategy were followed, the competitive pressure would drive
down doctor and hospital fees while still providing a safety net for critical
care. Now that I think about it, I believe this was proposed by a Republican
somewhere before this whole ACA mess was enacted, but they were shut out of the
take the money its for people. and dont get in any more wars that make our
country go in the red.