Insurance in America and the family
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|Mon, 08-04-2003 - 11:19am|
Here are my questions about health insurance:
1. Do you think it is a neccisity? In these days of lay-offs and unemployment, alot of families go without health insurance. Newsweek had an article about "going bare" last week. We have friends that have done without insurance and they have 3 children.
2. What do you think the answer is to the working uninsured? My mother was one of these for a year. She is a dental hygienist. Her employer did not offer insurance. She bought a caustrophic insurance policy but it did not cover regular doctor visits or procedures. Some of the working uninsured are minimum wage employees that can not afford even those insurance policies.
3. Is there any solution to the raising cost of health care? I am just floored that stitches could cost so much. I know that I am helping pay for the people that come to the emergency room without insurance. It just seems ridiculous that 3 stitches and sedation could cost thousands of dollars.
We consider health insurance very important due to DH's brain cancer. I work for insurance in case DH passes away. He is getting ready to get laid-off and the prospect of him finding a job with good benefits scares the poop out of me.