Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Jeffrey H. Anderson — Poll: Americans Prefer Lower Costs to Obamacare's Preexisting-Conditions Protections

A new poll by McLaughlin & Associates, commissioned by Hudson Institute, sheds some light on this matter. It finds that, when the link is made between Obamacare’s preexisting-conditions protections and higher premiums, Americans prefer lower premiums to such protections....
Hudson Institute
Poll: Americans Prefer Lower Costs to Obamacare's Preexisting-Conditions Protections
Jeffrey H. Anderson | Senior Fellow

11 comments:

Greg said...

Thats because everyone thinks if they have a condition that isnt covered that they will just show up at ER when sick and get treated , and that has been the case for the most part but times are changing and many health care workers resent treating people they arent getting "paid" to treat. If insurance companies are allowed to not cover your condition, hospitals are allowed to not treat your condition or at least give a half assed effort to treat you (seen that more than once)

Andrew said...

What Greg said. Most don't have pre-existing conditions. Easy choice when it's you.

Noah Way said...

False equivalency. Why does it have to be one OR the other?

Bob said...

Free market: no money, no treatment

Andrew said...

Bob: WTF are you saying?

Bob said...

I'm saying that is how the free market works.

Bob said...

When should health care be treated as a commodity?

Tom Hickey said...

Free market: no money, no treatment

This is the issue. Market state, where value is market determined and allocations price-rationed, of welfare state, where social value is recognized in addition to market value and rationing of social value is by need since the currency sovereign is the monopolist, sets prices. and has zero cost of capital.

Boils down politically to the question of whether there are public goods in addition to private, or only private goods, and whether vital necessities are privileges or rights.

Andrew said...

Sometimes clarity suffers at the hands of brevity.

Noah Way said...

Free market is an oxymoron.

Six said...

This is great news! Those with preexisting conditions can simply fu@k off and die!*


*sarcasm