Category Archives: As I See It

The insurance industry and politicians are dangerous to your health

Per Vox: The Freedom Caucus laid their cards on the table in a meeting Thursday with the Washington Examiner’s editorial board. The group of conservative House members has narrowed their demands to two items:

  1. Ending Obamacare’s essential health benefit requirement, which requires health insurers to cover 10 specific categories of medical care. This includes things like mental health services and maternity coverage.
  2. Ending the Obamacare requirement that insurers charge sick and healthy people the same prices. This is called “community coverage,” and the Freedom Caucus would like to get rid of it, instead letting insurers charge higher premiums to sicker patients who they expect to cost more. 

This is  dangerous time folks and the media and consumers had better wake up to the reality of the dangers of the insurance industry and far right politicians. Continue reading

Broken moral compass within healthcare

While President Trump promised “insurance for everybody,” the C.B.O. projects that if the Republican plan took effect today, 14 million more people would be uninsured next year, and by 2026, the number of uninsured would be about double what it is today.  It’s a shame that in a country as great as ours we can’t find a way to ensure equal healthcare for everyone. Continue reading

Why can’t health care just “do the right things”?

Only nine percent of U.S. consumers believe pharma and biotech companies put patients over profits, while only 16 percent believe health insurance companies do, according to a Harris Poll while the new affordable care act is nothing short of a train wreck.  Can consumers ever expect healthcare organizations to do the right thing? Continue reading