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President Trump!!!!! . President Trump!!!!! . PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP !!!!!! . sort of rolls off the tongue, doesn't it? . GOODBYE BARACK, don't let the door hit you in the ass. .

H2O @ 6 months ago

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It'll be an interesting 4 years for sure.

Tjaden Froyda @ 6 months ago

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Obviously I'm most curious about what the repeal and replace plan is going to be. Team Trump is already waffling. Too late, they own it now.

Tjaden Froyda @ 6 months ago

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I'm just hoping they eliminate the add on taxes for those who actually pay, i.e that f├╣cking Cadillac tax. . btw, I see portion repeal/replace... never going to lose pretty exist or some form of available to all

H2O @ 6 months ago

Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA 22553, USA

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pre-exist = pretty exist

H2O @ 6 months ago

Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA 22553, USA

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That wasn't the point of the Cadillac tax.

Tjaden Froyda @ 6 months ago

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As I see it, the cadillac tax, the medical device tax, and the mandate were all funding the program. Eliminate those and you unfund Obamacare. Accomplish that and you either fund it with deficit spending or eliminate it.

jc @ 6 months ago

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA

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When you eliminate it, you lose the pre-existing condition, the lifetime limit and the 26 yr coverage. If you mandate that those be maintained, the insurance companies will adjust their premiums accordingly.

jc @ 6 months ago

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA

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Without the added participants under Obamacare, the price will certainly rise. Insurance is basically math. It's really difficult to fool numbers.

jc @ 6 months ago

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA

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True, but at the same time the Cadillac tax was intended to reduce excess utilization of healthcare by holders of these plans.

Tjaden Froyda @ 6 months ago

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I used to believe that. I think it was designed as an income source. The difference in a patient's cost isn't that drastic when they drop one level on the insurance scale. You've probably researched this more than I. Feel free to enlighten me.

jc @ 6 months ago

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA

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A little of both, frankly. http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2013/01/doing-better-by-doing-less--approaches-to-tackle-overuse-of-serv.html

Tjaden Froyda @ 6 months ago

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That report was post ACA, but similar studies existed prior. The prevailing thought was overly generous plans drove wasteful and unnecessary healthcare spending.

Tjaden Froyda @ 6 months ago

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One third of overall healthcare spending is a pretty big target. It's also been the focus behind the change to pay for value

Tjaden Froyda @ 6 months ago

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The article states that one quarter of the one third is attributed to overuse, or overpriced procedures. I'm not saying that isn't a large hunk of wasted money. I just don't know if the practice would be reduced by taking a step down in coverage.

jc @ 6 months ago

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA

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But if it does, that would be great. I just wonder if the companies that provide the cadillac policies wouldn't figure a way to compensate the covered employees.

jc @ 6 months ago

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA

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Huge chunk... Almost $200B. The skepticism is fair. On the other side of the coin, anecdotally people will often choose newer options if they're covered - even if marginally better than a much cheaper alternative.

Tjaden Froyda @ 6 months ago

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The system perversely incentivizes "doing" rather than thinking. So we get more "doing", and that costs $$.

Tjaden Froyda @ 6 months ago

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Donald Trump is the final result of American interference in world politics

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God bless America! Because their inhabitants can not

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