“Why don’t we join together for a proper single payer system?” – Ellis Henican
A report by the Society of Actuaries had some bad news. The report says that in some states insurance companies will have to pay out an average of 32 percent more for medical claims on individual health policies under Obamacare.
Not all states. Some — including New York and Massachusetts — will see double-digit declines in costs for claims. And the rest of the news isn’t all doom and gloom. The study also showed that employer health-care plans, the kind most of us have, won’t see these increase. Also, the law will cover more than 32 million currently uninsured Americans.
That’s not all bad. Remember, we didn’t get the plan we wanted. We got this compromised watered down plan thanks to our politicians pandering to the powerful big insurance companies. But the Affordable Care Act is a valuable half-way step forward.
A bigger step would be if we joined every other civilized nation in the world and demanded our own single-payer system. It’s cheaper and it’s more effective. I’m all for that.