:: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 ::
Emma has a good post about Al Capone, her father, and Insurance Companies. It's a good read.
As for me, I find it amusing to hear people complain about the lack of choice implied by a national health care system. Tell me, what choice do you have now if your insurance company decides not to cover you? Shop for another one? If you have a pre-existing condition (and that is one of the most widely defined terms in medical insurance), good luck. If you are unemployed, good luck. If you are employed but your employer does not supply insurance, good luck. If you are employed but your salary does not run to enough, good luck.
In fact, if you are one of those forty million uninsured and uninsurables, good luck to you all. You'll need it. If you are employed and insured, double good luck. Because if you lose your job, or your employer changes the rules, you will be the forty millionth and one.
:: The Squire 12:07 AM :: email this post :: ::