Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 12:00am

Health care control makes her sick

I receive health care insurance under an employer-based plan and I am grateful for the coverage it provides. I have an existing medical condition that has been in remission for 15 years. Although I am no longer receiving medical care for the condition, my insurance rates are astronomical as an individual and the only affordable option for me is an employer-based plan.

I believe that health care reform is essential and that providing all Americans with health care coverage is important.

However, I am concerned that government control of the entire health insurance industry may unfavorably impact individuals with preexisting medical conditions.

I look forward to reading more educational articles and analyses of this important topic since the information reported thus far appears to be primarily from the perspectives of interest groups involved in the debate.

Holly McCathren, 37205

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109 Comments on this post:

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/24/09 at 2:15

pandabear

Huh, well it must be working out great as they seem to have a very high suicide rate. Socialism must be paradise on earth.

Suicide Rate In Japan Still Climbing Despite Government Measures

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/112244.php

By: gdiafante on 6/24/09 at 2:15

That's true Chief, everyone understimated the severity of this recession. But I'll take their word over yours. Sorry.

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/24/09 at 2:17

Gdia

"That's true Chief, everyone understimated the severity of this recession. But I'll take their word over yours. Sorry."

No problem. They could be right...but I think they are severely underestimating their figures. But we'll see.

By: gdiafante on 6/24/09 at 2:18

I don't. They have a point about the global impact. This isn't going to suddenly reverse itself, it's taking it's time. For the near future, I don't believe our biggest fear should be inflation.

By: gdiafante on 6/24/09 at 2:22

Chief, life is larger than politics. Suicide can be attributed to many things, most notably psychological problems. It's a little too simplistic to blame everything on politics, and quite frankly, I thought better of you.

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/24/09 at 2:47

Gdia,

Define near future...I'm figuring the start of the inflation period to hit at the end of this year or the beginning of next year.

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/24/09 at 2:49

Gdia,

"Chief, life is larger than politics. Suicide can be attributed to many things, most notably psychological problems. It's a little too simplistic to blame everything on politics, and quite frankly, I thought better of you."

Actually I was thinking about all the pressure they put on their people to produce...which inevitably affects their health too. Point is, it's not a paradise.

I still do not agree that socialized medicine is the proper solution.

By: dargent7 on 6/24/09 at 4:43

This just in: Republican Gov. Sanford, just reappeared from a "secret affair" with a "Maria" in Buenos Aries. Disappeared for 5 days. How abject dumb is this guy to be a "no-show" on Father's Day when he has 4 children (sons)? Is it in the DNA in Republicans?
These two faced, bald faced liars, all went after Clinton like rabid dogs, and one by one, they all fell.

By: idgaf on 6/24/09 at 7:01

The government did so well with Fannie and Freddie didn't they? Why not let them run health car and at least one car company and control energey . (big secret they will vote on tax and trade this friday and no one is talking about it.)

OH how about medicaid and SS?