President Barack Obama lays out an excellent example for the Medical Savings And Loan (and against the Pelosi health care reform plan) in the youtube video below.
In the video, Mr. Obama tells how doctors constrained by third party payment systems often end up making decisions that are not in the best interest of the patient. His example is that the health care systems (LIKE THE PROPOSAL CURRENTLY BEFORE THE HOUSE) where bureaucrats define items covered are extremely poor at given diabetics the valuable information they need to control their disease. Instead, the machine opt for the procedures approved by regulators.
Diabetes is a horrible illness that can be controlled through dietary changes, exercise and supplements.
But, guess what?
When people have control over there own resources and realize that they will need to pay $30k and have a foot removed if they don't shape up ... the greedy little people that the left despise will move heaven and earth to control their disease, save their foot and save the amputation fee.
The video below shows clearly just how we are underserved by third partyment systems and is a prime reason why people should reject outright the health care reform that outlaws self-funding of health care.