Some where, some how, our government got the notion that if everyone had health insurance we would have better health. That is what I am taking from health care reform. As far as I can tell, saying that everyone has health insurance does not mean anything. Britian has reported as recently as 2007 that at any given time between 900,000 and 1,000,000 people were waiting for admission to National Health Care Hospitals. Sweeden you can wait 25 weeks for HEART SURGERY, while a hip replacement could take a year.
Those who support Universal Health Care, fear people will be denied the care they need. Americans already have access to emergency care, regardless of their ability to pay. To see your local physician, you do not need insurance, they accept cash.
In 2006, the New England Journal of Medicine found that although too many Americans were not receiving the appropriate standard of care, “health insurance status was largely unrelated to the quality of care”.
It has been stated recently that our reform to cover everyone will actually increase the cost of private insurance by 15%. I am really hoping to keep my costs down, and will I still get my tax deduction for purchasing my own insurance??
Some things to consider.
Eric Wilson is a health insurance broker in the Chicago area.
He can be reached at 888-448-5370