Here it is, the hottest and most exciting topic of the day- Kory's Health Care plan. I know, I know, this may be just TOO much excitement for a Thursday. In response to Steve's comment on my last post I came up with Korycare. I'm going to send Korycare to McCain so he too can have an ambiguous health care plan to put forth.
Grab a glass of milk because this post is dry. Except for point 4 where I mandate all teenage women go on birth control. That part is pretty spicy.
1- Government provided insurance isn’t provided by the government
Contract with a 3rd party provider, such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, just like all the other large corporations that provide health care. Medicare is GONE.
2- Defining Poverty- and need
If you can afford to pay for health care and instead chose to buy a new truck, you won’t be covered.
States would determine different levels of poverty- you’ll submit your IRS returns to qualify for government insurance.
Three levels of qualification: The first level makes you eligible to purchase the government insurance at the discounted rate. The second would be a more severely discounted rate and the third would be free.
Those that do not qualify for insurance due to pre-existing conditions will show proof of denials from 5 different insurance carriers in order to qualify to be covered under tier one of this program.
3- Preventative Health care required qualifying for the government subsidized insurance.
You have to have your annual check ups, maintain a proper weight to qualify for the coverage. You miss an annual appointment- you’re off the plan.
To pay for preventative health care-corporate sponsorships. What better place for Subway to advertise its low cal sandwiches than in a government funded weight management clinic?
4- Self Inflicted Illnesses are Not Covered
(Teen Pregnancy, Smoking, and Fat)
Most Controversial of this program- All female teenagers on government health care will be required to be on birth control in order to retain coverage. They will also have to be on birth control to get food stamps and government housing.
At the age of 18 this stipulation is released for health care, but remains in place for government housing and food stamps. If you can't afford to feed the kids you've got- what makes you think you should have more?
It’s a basic human right to reproduce, but then is it fair for you to expect your neighbors to pay for the upbringing of your offspring? By requiring women to be responsible for their reproductive organs we’ll reduce the drain on both welfare and heath care.
In addition, no smokers will be covered or those that are overweight with out a legitimate medical reason for being so.
5- Tax Incentives for Physicians
Physicians would be able to write off surgeries, consults and patient care that they do not get paid for. Currently if a surgeon works on a patient that is an illegal immigrant- the surgeon loses 3 valuable hours of his life, and can not write off the costs.
6- Tax incentives for clinics and hospitals to invest in cutting edge technology.
Electronic Medical Records, Digital X-Ray and Practice Management software. This will cut out a great deal of waste while assisting hospitals and clinics to stomach the upfront cost.
7. Build the damn wall between US and Mexico.
By reducing the number of illegal immigrants in the United States, we reduce the number of illegal immigrants on health care- stop people from draining a system that they are not paying into. This alone could fund the entire program.