Politicians should remove costly mandated benefits that make health insurance so expensive and allow people to buy more affordable policies in other states. This would make insurance affordable for millions of uninsured Americans.
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Mandatory insurance takes what's wrong with health insurance and makes it worse. It means higher costs, less incentive to please patients, and the prohibition of affordable insurance plans.
It's the old story of socialism for the rich and free enterprise for the poor.
The focus of the deliberations are far removed from any talk of improving health. It isn't health care being produced in this process, but rather, health carelessness.
If Congress is serious about making health insurance a responsibility of citizenship, then health insurers need to have the legal responsibility to treat all patients' lives as precious.
Democrats will lose power by 2012 if the only thing they deliver on health care reform is extra pages on our tax returns requiring we show proof of having a private HMO policy.
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