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Forum Post: Design a public option health plan: what should or should not be covered

Posted 8 years ago on May 14, 2012, 11 p.m. EST by Pequod (17)
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Let me start: I would not cover joint replacement in anyone over 40 years old. I wouldnt cover heary bypass surgery. I would cover well baby care, and many childhood diseases. I wouldnt cover cystic fibrosis. I would cover anything related to obesity. No mental health coverage. Vaccinations covered. No experimental therapies or drugs.



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[-] 1 points by friendlyopposition (574) 8 years ago

What about conditions that come about as a result of behaviors with increased risk? Smoking, alcohol, riding a bicycle without a helmet, etc?

[-] 0 points by Pequod (17) 8 years ago

nothing for smoking, no drug or alcohol treatment.


[-] 0 points by Slabbers (10) 8 years ago

Hmmm....eugenics? "useless eaters"? What you say you want has all been said (and tried) before.

[-] -1 points by Pequod (17) 8 years ago

edit: no coverage for obesity.

[-] 2 points by cherokeenation (-1) from New York, NY 8 years ago

Yes, we must be punitive. Should we let conservatives have health care at all since they are against it?

[-] 0 points by Pequod (17) 8 years ago

No they could buy a policy to piggy back off basic coverage.

Part of socialism is personal responsibilty.