How do you control ridiculous profit taking by insurers? No matter who they are? They don't want to insure everyone for everything. Not enough incentive as long as you can just take the cream. We have to control costs. If it was a thing that we choose like cable TV I could be more easily convinced. But when it comes to our families health we are held hostage. Why should we pay $50 for things we can buy in Canada for $8? Because we are powerless against this industry.
Originally Posted by faithful_servant
I agree with the idea of getting gov't out of the healthcare business as much as possible. Let's cut out the middleman and allow employers to deuct healthcare costs directly from their taxes. We'd see more self-funded insurance programs (we have one where I work where only major medical is paid by an insurer and the rest is paid by the fund) and we'd cut out all of the gov't's inefficiencies. It also would increase the number of employers providing medical coverage. We need a safety net for those who are unemployable (with some exceptions such as primary care-givers), but that's about it.