[quote user="Morehead State"]
If its shot down and Obama is re-elected (Oh my God!!!!)..... then they will have to go back and do it in small pieces and in a bipartisan way like they should have in the beginning.</p>
These States have rigged the game by not allowing adequate competition for Insurance Companies. Ultimately the entire "employer based" system has to be scrapped. When we have options and responsibility to buy insurance on our own, costs go down. Just like car insurance. </p>
I lived in Mass. in the 70's and 80's where car insurance was regulated by the state, when I moved to CT. in 87 my insurance went from $1300/year to less than $700. MA deregulated about 10 years ago or so and rates dropped the same way.</p>
This is the same thing. Let competition take over and force efficiency into the system. Its Economics 101. (Of course community organizers don't study economics)</p>[/quote]
I have no problem with everyone having to buy their own health insurance, a side effect of which outside of the cost going down would be what Michelle Obama seems to want so much, people would start living healthier life styles....because it would be monetarily wise for them to do so, because when everyone's buying individual policies then everyone's policies will be customized (to a point) to their individual situation...
It's all about personal responsibility, you want to smoke and drink etc etc fine, but your rates will be higher...now obviously there may have to be some limiting factors on people with per-existing conditions but I'm sorry people with pre-existing conditions SHOULD pay more for Health Insurance...it's almost a guarantee they are going to use it more.