Make health insurance mandatory and affordable for all

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To the editor:
Attitudes about health insurance have to change.
Life insurance is bought to protect loved ones, house insurance is bought to protect
property, car insurance is bought to help with costs for damages and injuries in the
event of an accident. So why would one not buy insurance to protect one's health and
to offset health care costs.
Taxpayers pay for health insurance for politicians, public employees, teachers and
others. Why not pay for one's own health insurance?
Nobody knows the details of the 2,000-plus-page health care bill; I understand not even
members of Congress do. The media gives conflicting information based on individual’s
political orientations.
I am sure the bill is not perfect, but it is a start.
Health insurance has to be affordable and mandatory for all Americans, at least up
to a certain income as a safety net. It should be all-inclusive: hospital, physician,
dental, vision, medication; and one should not lose coverage when becoming
unemployed. Maybe premiums should be based on income with subsidies from the
government; after all, insurance companies receive government subsidies for Medicare
Advantage plans, and I am sure that businesses get tax breaks or deductions for providing
health insurance for employees.
The purpose of any insurance is to guard against catastrophic costs.
Elke Michaelis
Mays Landing
To the editor:
Attitudes about health insurance have to change.Life insurance is bought to protect loved ones, house insurance is bought to protectproperty, car insurance is bought to help with costs for damages and injuries in theevent of an accident. So why would one not buy insurance to protect one's health andto offset health care costs.
Taxpayers pay for health insurance for politicians, public employees, teachers andothers. Why not pay for one's own health insurance?
Nobody knows the details of the 2,000-plus-page health care bill; I understand not evenmembers of Congress do. The media gives conflicting information based on individual’spolitical orientations.
I am sure the bill is not perfect, but it is a start.
Health insurance has to be affordable and mandatory for all Americans, at least upto a certain income as a safety net. It should be all-inclusive: hospital, physician,dental, vision, medication; and one should not lose coverage when becomingunemployed. Maybe premiums should be based on income with subsidies from thegovernment; after all, insurance companies receive government subsidies for MedicareAdvantage plans, and I am sure that businesses get tax breaks or deductions for providinghealth insurance for employees.
The purpose of any insurance is to guard against catastrophic costs.
Elke Michaelis
Mays Landing

 


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