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#360448 - 10/06/0908:01 PMRe: What to do about healthcare? Can it be fixed?
After COBRA was tapped out, I found myself without health insurance and obviously uninsurable. I applied to every provider in Georgia but was denied across the board. I thought for awhile about moving to Tennessee since they have a high risk pool, but there were some other reasons why that wouldn't work out.
Personally, I don't want "government run" healthcare. They'll indirectly find a way to muck it up and make it as inefficient as possible. Just look at the USPS, Amtrak, Social Security, etc. The bill that got a lot of press this summer, HR3200 was a piece of garbage in my opinion. I don't know if the Baucus bill (Senate) is any better. Taxing people for not having health insurance. Come on. That's the best those bloated do-nothings in D.C. can create? Tax this, tax that, they'll tax anything they can. However, these legislators need to find a solution to help folks like us with chronic illnesses. I understand we are a greater risk and expense, but they need to figure something out cause we are the ones that can least afford to be without insurance. Also, somebody needs to hold the insurance companies' feet to the fire regarding retroactively canceling individual policies for minor errors, etc. I can understand it if an individual has blatantly lied, but leaving out something like an acute sinus infection and having your policy canceled is just ridiculous.
I'm kind of all over the place here this evening.
Kind Regards, Jay
Almost all of us long for peace and freedom; but very few of us have much enthusiasm for the thoughts, feelings, and actions that make for peace and freedom. - Aldous Huxley
Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now. - Thomas Jefferson