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HEALTH CARE: Policy shouldn’t be so expensive

Letter by Ward Neils, Tacoma on July 18, 2011 at 10:09 am | 10 Comments »
July 18, 2011 12:20 pm

I want to buy health insurance. But I can’t afford it. Why?

My wife and I are in our late 50s. If I want to buy health insurance I’m required to buy acupuncture, chiropractic, gynecology, pre- and post-natal coverage and several other coverages I have no interest in.

Why can’t I buy an insurance plan that suits me and not the social plans of the state?
Why can’t I work with an insurance company to give me a cafeteria of options which I want and am willing to pay for without the state dictating what I can buy?

I have no health insurance now because the state dictates what I can buy, and I can’t afford it. Why can’t I just buy a catastrophic insurance where I pay the first $15,000? It should be between me and the insurance company, and I can sue if it doesn’t perform. Why is the state involved at all?

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