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March 30

Health Insurance Competition Good for Americans

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The idea of a Medicare for all type health insurance is fearful for many people. The thought is that if the government offered affordable, accessible health insurance, it would drive the private sector out of business. Truthfully though, what it would do is force the private insurance companies to offer competitively priced plans of equal value and not pick and choose among only the healthiest of applicants while declining the rest. This would be great for American citizens, as currently the insurance companies have no such competition and can basically decline whomever they wish and charge as much as they want. Do you agree that forcing the insurance companies to compete for business will improve health care for all Americans and help bring currently out of control prices back down to a reasonable level?

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2 Responses to “Health Insurance Competition Good for Americans”

  1. Kirsten on March 30th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    No, it would make the government look inept as they would not be able to handle such a huge task.

  2. Bud L on March 30th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    If by “improve health care” you mean premiums – maybe. I tend to think that a for-profit business has a good reason for not accepting certain health risks. We tend to hear arguments that smoking cessasion, for example, will reduce costs for the public. Logic dictates that insuring persons with high-risk conditions via a Medicaretype extension run by historically inept government bureaucrats will increase costs for the public. ALSO, here is a fact: Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal , whose births were paid for by taxpayers. And we are wringing our hands about the soaring increase in health costs. Has anyone tracked the increase in health costs with the 12 million plus increase in illegal aliens seeking health care?

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