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November 6

It’s All in How You Phrase It

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Obama has spent months championing affordable and accessible health insurance for everyone, but is that what America really wants? It won’t do much good if everyone has an insurance policy with a low premium, but the copays are so high that they must choose between paying their mortgage and filling a prescription. Many life saving drugs and treatments may be out of reach for people who can only afford a policy with tremendously high deductibles and absurdly expensive copays. The problem in this country is not getting everyone covered with health insurance, it’s giving everyone access to affordable health care. Do you think Obama’s plans will address this fundamental problem in the American health care system, or will he only focus on getting everyone some kind of coverage, however inadequate?

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5 Responses to “It’s All in How You Phrase It”

  1. Ryan on November 6th, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    I think it will take time before you see any dramatic changes. In those changes, I have to believe that the quality of health care will be just as important as making sure everyone is covered. The issues mentioned in this article about people not affording coverage are issues right now as well. We will see what happens…

  2. Dan on November 6th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    It is one thing for people to be covered, but like the article said, if these people can’t afford their copays or prescriptions, is this insurance coverage really taking care of the issue at hand.

  3. Fern on November 6th, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    We will have to wait and see what he comes up with. It is a large task at hand with many components but with little steps I’m sure improvements will be on the horizon.

  4. Bud L on November 7th, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Well, he promised to do both. I am sure he will.

  5. Benefit Consultants on November 12th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    It’s hard to fathom this problem. Canada has had an all encompassing medical coverage for decades paid via tax dollars and a small contribution from each member. For instance I pay $110 p/m which covers my entire family. There is also a premium assistance program for those in financial distress where the premiums are paid for them.

    I just don’t understand how 300+ million taxpayers have a problem in directing your political leaders in implimenting a program that you only need to look north to see what 35 million have successfully done.

    I can’t fathom medical bankruptcy, not being able to afford a doctor or a hospital visit.

    Why do you allow this?

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