A health care ruling not apt to end Minn.'s reform efforts

  • Article by: JACKIE CROSBY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 2, 2012 - 11:32 PM

Some changes underway mirror challenged mandates.

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evilgrimaceApr. 2, 1210:44 PM

Hope the US Supreme Court ends socialism for good right here and now! When they rule that the government can't force us to buy health insurance, then what's the difference between that and forcing us to pay taxes for other people's health insurance (Medicare, Medicaid)? STOP THE SPENDING NOW! WE'RE BROKE!

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pinky1933Apr. 2, 1210:56 PM

the horse it out of the barn, one way or the other, as it should be.

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wildfoxApr. 2, 1211:16 PM

Universal health care is our only option for quality, fair and equal treatments for ALL people. Minnesota is once again on the forefront of proving high living standards for their citizens.

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boozleApr. 3, 12 1:13 AM

@evilgrimace What's the difference between forcing someone to buy health insurance or making them pay a tax, or forcing someone to pay higher premiums to cover your ER bill because you refused to buy insurance? We all pay into Social Security and we all benefit from it in our twilight years or if we become disabled, do you want the SC to end that kind of Socialism as well? If you answered yes then you are probable not too bright.

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spartavilleApr. 3, 12 6:14 AM

I don't care about the solution, but I hope someone finds an answer soon. The key point in the article, "Everyone knew going in that the requirement to have coverage and the guarantee of coverage had to go hand in hand". If this attempt at a private sector solution is shot down, it leaves us few options. The current system is broke and - after decades of waiting - we know it won't fix itself.

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tpsmkemkApr. 3, 12 6:52 AM

Just a few questions. Does the $$$ amount of claims have anything to do with the cost of your health insurance premium going up or down? Does that fancy medical building on the 494 strip or slapping a Mayo clinic sign on a clinic affect the $$ amount of your claims? Or is this "crisis" caused 100 % by greedy insurance executives? Your thoughts?

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deppa1Apr. 3, 12 7:56 AM

EvilGrimace: You must be enrolled in an excellent insurance plan. You have probably gone to the doctor for something you could have prevented yourself, or maybe you have gone to the emergency room for something else. In either case, you are costing all of us more money. One of the best ways to get costs down and better access for people is Universal Coverage. Whether the states figure out their own program or the federal government, major reform is coming.

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kinghiberniaApr. 3, 12 8:19 AM

Why does the writer feel that free unlimited health care "From Cradle to Grave" is a right? Where in the US and MN Constitutions does it state that health care is a right? Why should our higher health care premiums pay for someone else's medical care? Socialism???

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Thumper5316Apr. 3, 12 8:56 AM

wildfox..."Universal health care is our only option for quality, fair and equal treatments for ALL people" Well, up until the time we have a shortage of healthcare providers because there's no longer any money to be made and they wouldn't make enough to pay off their education loans.

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BumpyroadsApr. 3, 12 9:32 AM

Jackie Crosby does not "feel" that health care should be "free" or "unlimited" according to her article. Not everything is in the constitution. Where in the US and MN constitutions does it state that privacy is a right? Rights derive from the people that produce profits for the system via being healthy.

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