Tell me, what difference does is make? If only ONE person is unable to obtain insurance, goes uninsured, and is unable to access care when they need it, does it really make a difference if it is one or 40 million? You focus on the unimportant, rather than the problem, and that is, insurance is unaffordable to buy on your own. Even if someone makes a good living, there may be other issues, that make it too expensive to obtain insurance. Pre existing conditions is one of them.
My daughter's gymnastics coach, is uninisured. They have seven children. Her husband is a contractor, and gets no insurance with his job, and she runs a gymnastics club, and is self employed. Are they unworthy of insurance?
Should a person have to choose between a job they love, and/or working like a slave for someone else, just to be able to obtain insurance for themselves and their family? That is like holding someone hostage. I think that employers would like to keep the status quo. If individuals can opt out of having to work for someone else, only to obtain insurance for themselves, and family, or be an entreupeneur, and self employed, be their own boss, and make far more money, why should they not have that choice? Employers would rather have the slaves held hostage to their job.
It should not be. We are a wealthy nation, and can more than afford to provide a single payer insurance for EVERYONE, and leave no one out. Read my post about insurance companies. I worked for an insurance company, and I had to jump through hoops for certain things. I probably paid more for my insurance, that they paid for claims for me and my children.
I do draw the line at allowing illegal aliens to access our health care, now, and if we go to a single payer system. We can afford to do this. Insurance steals over 30% of our health care dollars. JMHO and my NY $0.02.
Lindarn, Rn, BSN, CCRN