This is indeed a bold statement. But if you are an American under the age of 65 (or otherwise not on Medicare) you don’t have health insurance.
Now, before you start trying to yell me down like a whacko nut-job right wing conservative Christian thug trying to protest a town hall meeting, please hear me out.
If you don’t have a government provided health care plan (insurance) the plain truth is that you do not have health insurance.
O.K. – I hear you shouting “But I have a great insurance plan through work.” That probably means that you don’t use your plan much, but for the sake of this discussion, I’ll accept your premise. You currently have great health insurance through your job. But tell me, do you have “job insurance?” Because if you don’t, then you don’t really have health insurance. The moment your job is over, or your employer can no longer afford to subsidize that great plan, you lose your insurance. Sure there is COBRA, but if you are without a job, how are you going to pay the COBRA rates for your great health insurance?
“But I buy private insurance” you say. I say, so what. Try to use that insurance and you’ll find out that you don’t really have any health insurance. Sure the insurance companies, benevolant, generous corporations that they are, will tell you that they only rescind a tiny fraction of a percentage of their policies. But if you aren’t a whacko nut-job right wing conservative Christian, or even if you are but you somehow have aquired mathematical skills beyond the second grade level, you can puzzle out the math here. It’s true that the insurance companies, benevolant, generous corporations that they are, only rescind a tiny fraction of a percentage of their policies. Of course, that just coincidentally happens to be the same tiny fraction of a percentage of their policy holders who actually need the insurance companies to pay out for some sort of catastrophic illness. Yes, you may have private insurance, unless you need it – then the generous, benovelent corporations will rescind your policy and voila – you don’t have health insurance either.
If you can actually think for yourself, instead of following hate radio, Sarah “Quitter” Palin, Fox News or some other whacko nut-job right wing conservative Christian “news” source – you will instantly come to the conclusion that we must have health care reform. And if you can’t think for yourself, please let me think for you instead of some whacko nut-job right wing conservative Christian pundit.