Wednesday, September 9, 2009

We want Health Care !

We as a nation need affordable health care. Health care is the biggest quality of life issue there is! How much more stressful is a serious diagnosis when coupled with the possibility of losing your home,or all of your savings? I was listening to a report on NPR about people being comfortable with their current rate of insurance. Most of the people surveyed had health insurance through their job. They found that people who are relatively healthy and rarely use their insurance were happy with the coverage. But when you start talking to people who have had serious health issues the image changes. Then a more clear picture can be seen. People burned through most of,if not all of their savings when dealing with serious health issues. President Obama spoke to America tonight.

What I like about the emerging plan.

This ones personal. My grandmother's health insurance dropped her in the midst of her battle with cancer.

What this plan will do is to make the insurance you have work better for you. Under this plan, it will be against the law for insurance companies to deny you coverage because of a pre-existing condition. As soon as I sign this bill, it will be against the law for insurance companies to drop your coverage when you get sick or water it down when you need it most. They will no longer be able to place some arbitrary cap on the amount of coverage you can receive in a given year or a lifetime. We will place a limit on how much you can be charged for out-of-pocket expenses, because in the United States of America, no one should go broke because they get sick.

I also love that provisions will be made for every American. My friends that are currently uninsured would rest easier. My friend just found out that COBRA would offer her health insurance at the jaw dropping rate of $800 a month(can someone say mortgage?). Sometimes all you need is someone to nudge the brass ring closer to you.

That's why under my plan, individuals will be required to carry basic health insurance just as most states require you to carry auto insurance. Likewise, businesses will be required to either offer their workers health care, or chip in to help cover the cost of their workers. There will be a hardship waiver for those individuals who still cannot afford coverage, and 95 percent of all small businesses, because of their size and narrow profit margin, would be exempt from these requirements. But we cannot have large businesses and individuals who can afford coverage game the system by avoiding responsibility to themselves or their employees. Improving our health care system only works if everybody does their part.

Come on America! I know you can do it! Don't listen to those who have no vested interest in you being healthy,wealthy,and wise! Support President Obama's health care plan.


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