Friday, October 06, 2006

Open two HSAs and call me in the morning

Health savings accounts are the cure for what ails health care in Wisconsin, Congressman Mark Green insisted in Friday night's debate.

Au contraire, says One Wisconsin Now.

7 Comments:

At 10:14 PM, Blogger Bill Elliott Jr. said...

I have an HSA, and I hate it. Righties want everyone to have one, but don't want to pay the wages to fund them.

 
At 7:47 AM, Blogger Shades said...

Righties want to pay people based on their skill level and work ethic. Improve those two things and you'll make plety to fund your HSA and more.

The problem with you not making enough money is not the righties...get a mirror. This country provides more opportunities than any other, by a large margin. Don't get mad at others for your shortcomings...

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger Mike said...

Wow, shades...what an amazing slice of ignorance. I can only assume you are a white male...

 
At 10:27 AM, Blogger Other Side said...

Righties want to be paid more for their imagined skill levels.

 
At 11:32 AM, Blogger Dad29 said...

HSA's are ONE PART of the puzzle.

Another part (exemplified by Covenant Systems) is publishing the prices of procedures--for comparo-shopping.

Another part is installing or keeping VERY tight limits on med-malpractice awards.

Another part (and one which deserves very serious consideration AND a few "hard pushes" from Madison) is requiring hospitals to obtain and implement efficiency/cost-control studies from recognized industrial (NOT HOSPITAL) practitioners.

Another part is teaching people elementary home-medicine stuff--you know, what requires an aspirin and what actually requires a hospital...

UFCW already has an HSA program through Roundy's. Wait until those 10,000 people find out that Doylie made their tax-return-preparation about 2 hours longer by his veto...

 
At 9:56 AM, Blogger Mike said...

The tight limits on medical malpractice awards is such a stupid idea and a completely bogus right wing talking point, much like the estate tax. I believe it is the GAO that stated medical malpractice suits account for around 1% of the total health care costs. It is another case of the right wing nuts, like dad29, burdening the citizens rather than the companies. Why do regular citizens like yourself believe this will somehow keep health care under control? Because I am sure if your child was the victim of medical malpractice, you would want a cap of $250,000, which probably wouldn't even come close to covering your medical bills. The Republicans that post here are really disgusting.

 
At 10:17 AM, Blogger Shades said...

Hey Mike,

Can you please list all the reasons why Bill can't afford his HSA from the Dem playbook? I assure you, personal responsibility won't be included.

And if you are going to accuse me of ignorance, please enlighten me as why my rationale is wrong.

 

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