Devil505 wrote: My knowledge of government based health insurance is pretty good. The government doesn't run the health care system it provides to government employees , it simply makes it universal & affordable. I assume military health plans are similar to civilian in their concept of this universality & affordablity to all members.
Example: Civilian government employees get to pick from a few different providers (ie Blue Cross, etc) during "open season" periods of the year. I doubt the military functions exactly the same way Mike but the concepts are the same. No?
IRT the Government's Health Care policy...how does having Blue Cross health insurance "picked" during an open season allowing government employees to choose any Doctor that accepts Blue Cross equate to something similar to Social Medicine????
The government doesn't run the health care system it provides to government employees
I don't think this sounds like social medicine either
"The health care system that our military, Congress & even the President has is a form of Socialism"
The MILITARY health care system is extremely close to Social Medicine...that is what makes it so BAD...not many choices of health care (sometimes no choice at all especially when you are near to a military provider...get in line and wait...hmmm...social medicine get in line and wait). If you never had to deal with the system (or wait for health care) you would never be able to understand.
Also...I've just been to the Doc and this wonderful social medicine for Military Retirees have already sent me a bill. Catastrophic Cap reset back to $0 two months ago....yeah for me....more Social Medical Bills.
Oh yeah...got the Bill for younger Daughter's Vaccinations...they weren't covered by my Military Retiree's Social Medicine Health Care. Personally, I still don't feel "priviledged".
The government could do much... much... much better for their volunteers. Today I have to reach that Catastrophic Cap before I get to receive outstanding health care privileges. I pray I never have a year like that. (as long as we stay somewhat healthy I will benefit better than monthly insurance payers)