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Medical insurance for none! October 3, 2009

Posted by thegodless in Uncategorized.
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When was the last time that America had affordable healthcare? Could it have been before the invention of medical insurance? Could it have been before the government began handing out free medical insurance to children and the disabled?

Why is it that there is no talk of abolishing the medical insurance system and replacing it with price controls? As someone who already has had medical insurance for about 50% of their adult life, I am here to say that it is totally overrated. Here I am with a full time job and medical insurance that is contracted and partially paid by a State Government, and yet I have had to pay over $350 for my son to have teeth extracted. Is it not part of the purpose of medical insurance to make our prescriptions and medical bills affordable? With my current medical insurance, which is allegedly near the top of the line, paying several hundreds of dollars is a common occurence. Don’t even get me to prescriptions. How is it that you can have insurance and still pay so damn much of your income for medicine, doctor’s visits, and medical procedures? Our best bet, as the biggest problem we have is the poor not being able to pay, is setting the costs low enough to where they can, which would bring in their share and lower the costs for us all. I know it sounds like I am asking that the poor pay in order to lower the costs for those that aren’t poor, but, as we have all witnessed with our current medical insurance and healthcare, the poor are already having to pay higher and higher bills and co-pays. Why not drop the co-pays and make things the cost that the market can support, which will always be lower than a synthetically inflated market based upon how much Big Pharma can milk out of the insurance companies?

Medical insurance for none! Healthcare for all!



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