I've heard of to many people being screwed over by Health insurance companies when they desperately need some sort of operation. Denying someone coverage because of preexisting conditions, or through some sort of loophole, is disgusting. Especially when you take into account the fact that we are talking about people's lives and health.
Our country desperately needs a Health Care bill. Far to many of this fine country's citizens are without adequate health insurance. As it stands now, if a person has a pre-existing condition, that person cannot get health insurance from a private company. Most people have a natural aversion to change, but change is desperately needed, so everyone can receive health care coverage.
National health care has already failed in other countries. We should learn from other people's mistakes. National health care will destroy the economy, and considering it already pretty much is, this is a very bad idea. It's also wrong because this health care bill is forcing us to use it. We should be free to choose which health care we want, not simply the one supplied by the government. It will also seriously raise everyone's taxes.
The Health Care Bill is not right for this country because it promised to reduce health care costs, and health care costs have risen. The Health Care Bill promised to reduce health care insurance costs, and health care insurance premiums have risen. The Health Care Bill is the first step to socialized medicine in this country. It costs an employer approximately $3,500 to provide health care insurance, but the fine for not providing insurance is only $700. The employer can save $2,800, per employee, per year, by not providing health care insurance and just paying the fine.
While a health care plan is needed, I think the execution of the one that passed isn't what was needed. The plan may cost businesses and citizens too much money and, in this time of serious economic issues, that is the last thing this country needs.