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Thread: Sept 12 Democratic Party Debate: Winners and Losers

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    practical experience, FTW MaeZe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by frimble3 View Post
    I work for private insurance in Canada (supplemental insurance) and it takes a lot more than the few people selling plans to make an insurance company - the call center; the claims assessors to make sure the rules are being followed, the receipts are good, etc.;
    the mailroom, because people send in big lumpy claims, and sometimes get them back that way (this area, my people, are affected by automation and electronic claims more that most, but will still exist as long as people staple their claims together, just toss receipts into a bag, and ask questions)
    My suspicion is that jobs won't be lost in the transition to universal Medicare, just because of the need for Customer Service people who can explain things to the baffled and bewildered.
    And the need for walk-in offices and paper-handlers, because not every person has a computer and printer to take the automated route. And some people have complicated questions that are easier to explain in person.

    Once things get sorted out, there may be losses. It might be useful to slide in a rule that all call-center jobs be done in America, by Americans.
    And in my medical conference today I was reminded how much work it takes on the hospital or clinic side for the billing. That won't change much at all.


    I do wish Warren would work that into the answer the next time someone asks her about all those supposed lost jobs.
    Last edited by MaeZe; 11-10-2019 at 06:04 AM.
    “A people that no longer can believe anything cannot make up its mind. It is deprived not only of its capacity to act but also of its capacity to think and to judge. And with such a people you can then do what you please.”[2] – Hannah Arendt, 1978 [Brookings Institute]

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