Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Another American Benefits From Obamacare
Here is another story of a common middle class American who is helped by Obamacare...and it is just starting to be implemented. This is a story of a lady who is able to get insurance help for breast cancer because "the federal government's Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan...one of the things [from Obamacare] that has already kicked in".
Insurance companies have routinely used "pre-existing conditions" as an excuse to not cover American citizens. They would rather pay excessive salaries and benefits to their executives and their investors than help American citizens in need. Of course, as a corporation, their first obligation is to their investors.
The system needs to change. The first obligation of a health insurance company should be to the people they insure. That obligation can be fulfilled by a government run, single payer system based on the Medicare model. Medicare -- the most efficient and effective medical health insurance system in this nation.
And republicans want to repeal Obamacare and turn Medicare into a private corporate -run system. They would rather pander to the insurance companies and insurance executives than the average American. It is not right.