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POLICY: Health Care Reform Now? Don’t Hold Your Breath

While Brian goes into the details of what’s need for reform, it just so happens that a few weeks back I wrote an op-ed for the LA Times suggesting that the current “crisis” wasn’t bad enough. As (after soliciting the darn thing) they didn’t print it, I thought it was time to give it an airing and I’ve put up a version of it as my Spot-on piece for this week. It’s called Health Care Now? Don’t Hold Your Breath.

Judging by the number of articles about corporations, unions and politicians decrying America’s healthcare system, you could be excused for believing that we will have health care reform very soon. You’d be wrong. More

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“The American public is so fed up with the high costs of health care and exorbitant health insurance rate increases that they will grasp any alternative plan without closely examining the consequences.” If that is true, who’s fault is that – maybe the insurance industry? I’m not convinced enough people are fed up yet. But I am convinced that the insurance industry will continue to grow the fed up group. “Universal health care has proven to raise premium costs substantially, and in this writer’s opinion, is a rob Peter to pay Paul situation.” If all you institute is “Universal Care”… Read more »

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The question isn’t whether there will be health care reform now, but rather will the reforms do more harm than good. In California there’s a rush to pass Assembly Bill 8 (Nunez) before the legislative session adjouns on September 14th. The bill is severely flawed. It would be far better for lawmakers to hold a special session to work through the details of their reform package. When it comes to health care reform, it’s not a question of now or later, it’s a question of getting it right or doing more harm than good. (For more on this issue, please… Read more »

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The American public is so fed up with the high costs of health care and exorbitant health insurance rate increases that they will grasp any alternative plan without closely examining the consequences. Universal health care has proven to raise premium costs substantially, and in this writer’s opinion, is a rob Peter to pay Paul situation. However, this is the most politically correct position, so the politicians will make this a major issue in a pre-election year. What is very alarming to me is that there is little focus on forcing the insurance companies to clean up their act and improving… Read more »