it basically boils down to being a bit nervous when anybody knows what's best for everybody else.
You mean like when CIGNA was telling folks they knew what's best for everyone else back in 2007?
Nataline Sarkisyan was an American teenager with recurrent leukemia. Her case became part of the health care reform debate in the United States in 2007 when Cigna HealthCare denied coverage for a liver transplant operation. I guess CIGNA knew best.
By the way, seventeen year old Nataline Sarkisian wasn't underinsured. She was on the family policy paid for by her father, a top exec at Mercedes-Benz.
Yeah, that's right, it wasn't a "Cadillac" plan, it was a Mercedes plan! And they STILL refused to cover the surgery anyway.
That sort of thing is about to return to the US healthcare system because right now there isn't a damn thing we can do to stop Trump when he brings back rescission for preexisting conditions and picking winners and losers for lifesaving procedures.
What you're basically doing, even if you don't realize it, is giving aid and comfort to the old "death panels" argument but only this time around it's been given the "Lee Atwater" treatment where they use different terms and labels, like "government knows what's best" or "taking away our choices".Your employer chooses your health plan.
Your insurance chooses your healthcare provider.
Your insurance chooses what prescriptions get covered.
Your insurer chooses your doctors.
Tell me again what choices you get to make in all of that.
It is the worst and weakest argument you can make because it is not the reality.
And it's even less the reality when you realize that you might get laid off and that might also jeopardize your healthcare coverage.
People are being told they should have a choice when they've never had a choice to begin with.
I'll tell who the only people who have real choices are, the ones who are wealthy enough that they can afford to pay for their healthcare entirely in cash.
Is anybody on the Rant that wealthy?
Wait, don't tell me, just tell me if you're NOT that wealthy, how's that instead?
DING DING DING - I am NOT that wealthy.
Show of hands, anyone else not that wealthy?
If you're not, the notion of "choice" is an illusion.