Yeah, put me down as one of the 59 million.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly 59 million Americans went without health insurance coverage for at least part of 2010, many of them with conditions or diseases that needed treatment, federal health officials said on Tuesday.
And it looks like I will be staying that way for a bit longer. I had to drop my insurance last year because it was just too expensive and I couldn’t afford it. When time for the company to renew the insurance came up this year, there was a 27% increase….no way I was going to afford it this year either.
There is plenty about the Healthcare Reform that I do not like, but one part that I believe is stupid as hell is the fact that insurance companies have to take on pre-existing conditions. Insurance is a gamble for an insurance companies, they are gambling that you will not have any serious illnesses and will actually make money off of your premiums, just like car and home insurance.
Where do the politicians and the American people believe the lost income for the insurance companies is actually going to come from? The insurance companies are just going to absorb the extra cost? I think not. You are going to have increases across the board and then you are going to have even more people that cannot afford health insurance.
So, moral of the story…I will pay more taxes, insurance will sky rocket even more and I will still not have any coverage. Thank you Mr. Obama! You are doing a really great job!!