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Montana's Solution
« on: February 03, 2019, 09:18:17 AM »
I didn't know what forum to post this in so if I misplaced this article feel free to move to its appropriate place.

Although this video or article is about Montana's healthcare system it all evolves around the financial aspect. They went from $9 million-dollar deficit to a more than $100 million surplus in a short two years. All because one person brought attention to....numbers don't lie.

I'm looking forward to what Sharyl Attkisson has to report on other stories like "The Swamp".


Montana's Solution

We begin with the cost of health care. High—and still rising. The cost of medical and drug benefits is expected to rise 5% in 2019. The 6th year in a row with a 5% increase. Premiums and out-of-pocket costs for employees and dependents will average $14,800. Congress has struggled for years to fight the escalating costs— with little success. But what if the answer lies in a place they haven’t bothered to look? What if it’s right there out in the open in Big Sky country? Today’s cover story takes us to Montana where their solution came from a senior citizen with a knack for numbers. Those who took her on quickly learned they’d grabbed a tiger by the tail.

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http://fullmeasure.news/news/cover-story/montanas-solution

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Re: Montana's Solution
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 04:00:57 AM »
I thank you for this.  I am 44 and have wanted to retire to Montana since I was 6 (when I first saw pictures of the mountains).  Now, I want to live there tomorrow.   :thumbup: 
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Re: Montana's Solution
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 10:14:30 AM »
Thanks for this. IMO health care does not scale up well. Any attempt to change anything at the fed level ends up controlled by lobyists and we get Obamacare.

Norway has 5 million people and good healthcare. MN has 5 mollion people. Let us completely control health care and could have good cheap healthcare as well.  The only solutions lie with the states

Mark Steyn noted this scale up problem years ago.  NN Taleb has written about the inability to scale up everything as well.

https://www.ocregister.com/2012/07/08/mark-steyn-lights-out-for-us-style-big-government/

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Re: Montana's Solution
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2019, 11:22:36 PM »
The health care prices have risen so much because of insurance. Insurance/HMOs have gotten away with bribing state comptrollers to increase premiums for almost 3 decades.

Jail people for bribery/lobbying and the prices will normalize.

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Re: Montana's Solution
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2019, 05:42:13 AM »
This is good. Negotiating pricing is a big aspect of M4A working. She even got the Unions on board.

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Re: Montana's Solution
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2019, 07:51:01 AM »
The health care prices have risen so much because of insurance. Insurance/HMOs have gotten away with bribing state comptrollers to increase premiums for almost 3 decades.

Jail people for bribery/lobbying and the prices will normalize.

Your observation is so wrong. Insurance prices are based on the cost of the exposure. The cost of insurance is designed to cover the cost of what is a covered plus a small percentage for profit. If anything, the insurance industry strives to keep prices of what they cover lower so as to not price the consumer out of the marketplace.
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Re: Montana's Solution
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2019, 03:45:28 AM »
Your observation is so wrong. Insurance prices are based on the cost of the exposure. The cost of insurance is designed to cover the cost of what is a covered plus a small percentage for profit. If anything, the insurance industry strives to keep prices of what they cover lower so as to not price the consumer out of the marketplace.
I would like to see the government get out of it and watch insurance companies compete for our business.

 

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