During the presidential debate on Wednesday night, Governor Rmoney seemed to stress the fact that the Affordable Care Act has a provision for an “unelected” review board permitting or denying healthcare and treatment.
What Rmoney does not tell us, in his praise of private insurance and Medicare vouchers, is that many private insurance companies have “unelected” boards in place already, underwriting policies and managing risk. There are procedures, treatments, and diagnostics that currently require preauthorization. In fact, the process has its own moniker- Prior Authorization.
Rmoney professes concern for the evils of government driven healthcare. He fails to mention the existing exploitation, of the sick, when private industry makes decisions that override the doctor/patient relationship.