Originally Posted by TheConcretekid
This is a total lie, but what do you expect from Liberals? There is no lack of healthcare in America. That's just more brainwashed Liberal propaganda.
Yes, lack of access, because not everyone can afford it, but forcing everyone to buy insurance policies with high co-pays would make access to healthcare even worse. Suddenly the money that people might have been able to save up for themselves, goes into an insurance company who requires even more money if the policy holder actually gets sick. Or the insurance company could just come up with any reason whatsoever to drop coverage on the person.
For instance, if I can only afford a cheap health insurance plan and I need to go in for heart surgery (I have a history of heart disease on both sides of my family, so this is more than a hypothetical here), the insurance company will still require me to pay $2500 or more for the co-pay before they do ANYTHING. So, now I've been spending $100 a month for an insurance policy that is completely useless to me when I need it.
The problem here is the insurance companies, not the healthcare system itself. And Obama's healthcare plan will just make everything worse. It's more of a health insurance company bailout than a true healthcare plan for the US.
Fortunately, the current bill looks to be dead in the water, even Obama and Nancy Pelosi are forced to admit it. So my only question is, where do I sign up to go dance on the grave?