Health care is the political rage these days. And the private insurance companies are worried. So the National Association of Health Underwriters have been fighting back with their Three Myths of Single Payer System. Some call it socialized medicine.
NAHU and others are
being very deceptive not telling the whole story. They paint the picture of either / or. But they duck the main issue. There are over 45 million uninsured Americans. And has NAHU proposed any solution for that problem? Has any private insurance company? I don't know.
Here's the truth about private insurance. They only insure healthy people (unless they work for a really big company). It's o.k if you get sick and get better, but if you have a "condition" you won't get insurance.
Check out the winners of "Race Across America" here and here. How many of them do you think can get insurance on their own? So even if you're fully functional and useful, if you have a condition such as diabetes you have three options:
1) Work for a big company
2) Have a lot of money
I believe in choices in health care including private insurance and basic health care for everyone. Both, not -- or. And I really like working with our insurance agent and the program she put together for our company. But if private insurance does not step up with constructive ideas for the larger issues, they may be legislated out of existence. And that would be a shame.