Personal experience is powerful.
When a trusted colleague shares an experience of having multiple family members die at the hands of a Nationalized Health Care system, you no longer have the right to waver. When that same colleague tells you her Canadian docs encouraged her to come to the states before having a child because of the care level, it further hits home.
Those of us who are private contractors have an added stake being responsible for our own health care and insurance. Yes, the American system of access and affordability in the world of health care absolutely needs adjustment. But when the house has termites, you don’t burn it down, you treat it.
Tossing out the finest quality of care in the world for a system that has FAILED everywhere else the world is idiotic. Making punching bags out of the insurance companies? Wrong. They make an average of 2.28% profit by providing HC insurance. Penalize big pharma? You can pretty much count out ground breaking drugs from the research money they’ll lose. If we’re going to fix it, it certainly isn’t going to be from the currently proposed legislation. We had all better educate ourselves and speak up…before it’s too late.