Health insurance came to mind because of the ordeal Jim and I are going through while trying to find a new policy.
Our current coverage is going up by $100 a month soon, so we’re scrambling to find a cheaper one. But with a $13,500 deductible and no coverage until it’s met, apparently our options have run out.
The most affordable coverage we could find this time around, was a Blue Cross policy with a $10,000 deductible and an all-out exclusion on anything to do with a motorcycle wreck injury I suffered over 10 years ago! I can’t say for sure that this injury won’t ever come back to haunt me again. If it does, we’re screwed.
At this point, we are considering dropping our insurance altogether. What’s the point in paying for a policy that will leave us cold if something related to my accident needs fixing again?
American Healthcare: As Good as it Gets?
It astounds me that so many people are dead-set against any kind of universal health coverage for Americans. Do all of you “anti-Obamacare” people really think that the medical system we have now is as good as it gets?
Sure we have the best technology and physicians in the world, but are you really satisfied with the astronomical costs of coverage?
Does it even matter to you that most of your neighbors who work for a living don’t even have access to the most basic medical care?
That thousands of hard-working people have lost everything they owned because of medical bills?
How can we as a nation stand for the outrageous control that private health insurance companies have over our destinies? Why must we tolerate greed over compassion?
The pathetic state of health care in this country is just one of the many reasons why Jim and I will support President Obama again in November. He’s trying harder than any other president to fix this broken system, to give working people the dignity they deserve when it comes to health care. We hope you will support him too.