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Blaise Zerega

Blaise Zerega

Posted: July 23, 2009 11:04 AM

If Lewis Black Can't Get Proper Health Insurance, Can You? (VIDEO)


"To make health a profit-making institution is psychotic," rants Lewis Black while discussing his belief in God (or not). He's speaking about his faith with Bob Schieffer at the Aspen Ideas Festival and gets sidetracked when he lists health care that actually pays the doctor's bill.

Black has policies with three insurance companies and complains that even with so much coverage, he can't get his costs covered.

This anecdote is amusing even as it points to a major shortcoming of our current health care system. We already have too many options -- and I'm not talking only about the abundance of private options for someone like Mr. Black. I'm thinking also of the swirl of federal Medi-programs. If we're going to embrace an "insurance policy" approach to insurance, then we must aim for a one person, one policy standard.

Watch the full program at FORA.tv.

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