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Old 03-18-2012, 02:09 AM   #41
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Everyone would like to see costs controlled, true. Most do not want the government to be in control however. That will just breed bad decisions, for the latest political reasons du jour,and out of control administrative costs...

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Old 03-18-2012, 04:28 AM   #42
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+1. I am resting at home today, since I have a severe cold. Will watch the program anyway, even if it's a bit biased.
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Unfortunately just about every article or TV story that covers obamacare seems to be slanted right or left.

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Unforunately you're probably right. But I wonder if they realized they're actually paying the full amount, and how much that is - if they'd be more interested?
Possibly. I think most folks don't honestly care what what health care costs- as long as some one else is paying... <or at least the perception that some one else pays>

Off topic but I wonder what the impact of footing the bill for employee health care affects competitiveness with foreign companies...

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Everyone agrees that more cost control is better than less cost control. Fortunately ACA includes the largest set of initiatives we've ever implemented to control healthcare costs. (Kaiser summary of cost control initiatives begin on pg 8 of this pdf)
Perhaps so -- but *any* cost control measures, even meager ones, constitutes the "largest set" of initiatives ever taken when you consider there's been close to nothing in the past.
"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)
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