With all the debate about a health care reform bill (regardless of which one) Harry Reid said that the reason the Public Option is absolutely necessary is 1. because insurance companies should have competition (but they're not allowed to compete with each other) and 2. That Americans need some type of recourse when they've been done wrong and that currently you cannot sue your insurance company if they drop you or refuse to cover necessary procedures.
It is true. In 1999 the House passed a bill that would allow you to sue your insurance company if they dropped you or denied you necessary coverage (see H.R. 2723 ) BUT the Senate destroyed your right to sue (see S. 1344)
I've said this from the beginning; it's time we clean house with these senators - all of them.
Deregulate Interstate Competition. Reinstate patients rights against insurance companies - and two of the problems will take care of themselves.
I totally say we need to open up the borders and let people get health insurance from what ever state they choose. I use to be a Admin Assistant, and we live in Washington right next to Oregon and I had to do some research for health insurance for our office. I found out that Washington State had strict rules on who can offer health insurance here, and there were only a few companies to choose from. So basically they had a monopoly and could charge what ever they wanted. It was absurd. Now I could have gotten way cheaper insurance, in Oregon, but of course they don't cover Washington residents. So your stuck between a rock and a hard place.
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