Consumer Reports for health care

Consumer Reports for health care

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6a00d83451e0d569e20120a91a872c970b-800wiWell, one thing we know for sure is that these guys are totally reliable, do fact-checking, and know what they're talking about, so I'm convinced.  (So much so, I've personally joined up with 'em.)

Check out Consumers can't wait any longer for health reform:

So let me identify the key benefits consumers would get from health-reform legislation passed to date:

  • No company could deny you health insurance for a pre-existing condition, or drop your coverage if you get sick.
  • Insurance companies wouldn’t be able to cap the amount of care you may need for a serious illness, or stop paying your claims and leave you with devastating medical bills.
  • All your recommended preventive care would be completely covered without any deductibles – colonoscopies, mammograms, etc.
  • If you buy on your own, you would get the same choice of coverage that members of Congress get.
  • If you have decent coverage now through your job, you keep it. But if your employer drops your health insurance, or makes you pay more than 8 percent of your income on your premium, you could get help to buy your own policy in an insurance “shopping mall,” or “exchange.”
  • If you hit a rough financial patch–a layoff or dramatic drop in your income–you could get help to buy your own policy through tax credits. The less money you have coming in, the cheaper the policy.
  • Kids could stay on their parents' policies until they turned 26.
  • Small businesses would get tax credits for up to 50 percent of their cost of providing coverage to their workers.

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Dr, Van & Lois Hamilton

So, what is taking so long? The American people need a Universal Single Payer System of Health Care, but the GOP and the blue dog Dems are blocking any chance of this happening. It would save this country BILLIONS of dollars and cover EVERYBODY! This has become a matter of life and death and it should no longer even be debatable. It is a MORAL imperative to provide affordable and equal health care access to every American. "For profit" insurance giants have no business being in control of health care.

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