Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Can You Say National Health Care?
You can, but NPR can't. At least they are reporting on the fact that 46.6 million Americans are without health insurance, but they narrow the spectrum of options to that offered by the compassionate folks at the consumer group Families USA who want to see the estate tax maintained and kids insured and the Libertarian tightwads at the CATO Institute who blame the uninsured for high medical insurance costs. What we don't hear is how all of us are getting gouged by the Health Insurance industry. Just for the record, I pay over $7000 a year for family health care insurance (and my employer kicks in $375 a month to boot!) Yes, that's right, $10,000 a year for health insurance that isn't very good anyway. It would be nice to hear from doctors who know we need a National Health Insurance plan.