File puptcrit/puptcrit.0909, message 57


Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2009 17:58:16 -0400
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] insurance


I know it can be difficult to keep facts straight, since some are 
references to events a few years ago, and are no longer current. The 
proposed changes in health care are also changing over time.  Here 
are a few comments that propose some action that may not require 
government involvment.

Since we are free citizens, can't we form health care systems that 
can work for puppeteers, without the government taking control of the money?

One church group created a system where a price was set for any 
particular injury. (I don't know how it would work out for something 
involving an extended hospital stay.)  Then, when a person sustained 
an injury, several others in the group would be notified, and given 
an amount of money to send to the injured individual.  Since, there 
were no employees, and there was no policing of the payment, it 
skirted around being considered legally an insurance company.

Can a group of Dr.'s, and non-doctors, who don't like the current 
system agree to work differently, and form their own health care 
pool?  Is there something preventing people, like puppeteers and 
other self employed people from forming such a group that would meet 
their needs and do the things the group feels would cut cost?


Joe Dunfee  joe-AT-dunfee.com
Gordonville, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 

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