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Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 02 2012 @ 09:01 PM EDT
If we live in a perfect society then you can have a perfect world. Making
insurance pay everything a doctor claims, leads to abuse. Anything without some
sort of oversight leads to abuse of the system.

Sure if we went the route of paying the doctors for everything they billed for,
let's see they could rack up payments for unnecessary procedures but they can
make a big fee out of it. While I do not like insurance companies and the
enormous profits they make, they are necessary to try to keep costs down because
they become the oversight over doctors that abuse the system or even patients
that may abuse the system.

The problem with the ACA is that there is no public option, with a public
option, the insurance companies would need to compete. Without a public option,
insurance companies can go their merry way and get more insurers paying into the
insurance companies coffers without having to truly compete.

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