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Response to mathematic (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 06:49 PM

11. Illness is an inevitability

Everyone knows this and insurance companies are betting on the long term health of people before that inevitability actually occurs.

For the sake of their profits, before the ACA, they minimized risk to capital by reducing its vulnerability to those with pre-existing conditions. They use political clout to foment fear of public health insurance and they restrict access to care. They're in it for the money and only the money.

As opposed to home, auto and flood insurance, getting sick is a certainty... Unless you end up dead first.

Hospitals, medicine and healthcare are necessities, because of the inevitability of illness. They exist to make you well, regardless of how they get paid.

And how we pay for access to healthcare in this country is a CHOICE. A pretty bad and expensive one, to say the least.

Will we continue to choose to allow the middlemen to screen our access to care, by continuing to classify is as a privilege, or will we make it a right, as it is in the rest of Western Civilization?

Still, I'm wonder why paying private health insurance companies is "freedom". Care to answer that?

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