It doesn’t take much to turn a hard working person into a charity case and send them down the road to homelessness and worse. Despite doing everything right, that happens.
Health is one of the single biggest causes of bankruptcy, and it doesn’t have to be with insurance that everyone can access. That’s why I found this story (click) by one person who to all appearances worked very hard and did everything very right compelling. To find yourself in a situation where you look at the choice you made between health insurance and keeping your house, and consider yourself having made the wrong choice, is just wrong.
Yeah yeah, it’s the nanny state again, I know. But so is your car insurance and your house insurance. So are mine and everyone else’s. Why stop at including health care for all just because of a few people’s ideologically pure ideas about what constitutes “freedom” from government?
Government is just how we do things. So are insurance companies. They’d be the same in the health field except private insurance companies have more rules, are crueler, and cost more.
Insurance companies call it a “loss” when the pay for our health care. Not sure that’s the best attitude in an organization that we all hope will, someday, fund medical procedures that will save our lives.