May 09, 2005

Healthcare in America

At some point (soon, I hope) we are going to have to go to a universal health care system. We can't keep up this idiocy.

From 2000 to 2004, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the number of Medicaid recipients grew by one-third. This growth coincides with the erosion of employer-sponsored health benefits. As employers have cut back coverage and raised premiums, private insurance has become less available and less affordable to low-wage workers.

I read that GM has to incorporate ~$1,500 per car in order to cover health care for its employees and retirees. It's no wonder the company keeps trying to get out from under. At the same time, people need health care insurance. Have I mentioned that I'm currently paying $289 per month for a 50% co-pay plan for all tests and x-rays, and a separate $29 per month for dental insurance? This cannot go on.

Posted by Linkmeister at May 9, 2005 03:30 PM