I wonder how many more personal stories have to be related before our health care nighmare is addressed. I wonder how many more experts will have to come out and say it before people believe it. Hell, I don't even need them to believe it, but just start looking at it with an open mind and realize that the current way of doing things is killing us.
In a previous post, I mentioned some of my run-ins with our current "Health Care System," and noted that my benefits a former employer helped me "choose" cost more than my federal or state taxes combined, and that, even then, I was out of pocket for most of my medical expenses because of the high deductible.
But I guess (judging by family and friends' reactions) my own personal experiences are just irrelevant fantasies I have had over the course of my life. I don't say these things because I've actually experienced them, I say these things to score political points on my well-read and policy-driving blog. I don't work in medicine, so I don't know what I'm talking about. I'm not an expert in the Health Care System, or an expert on how "market-based" health insurance is supposed to work.
Luckily, I know Dr. Rigamer, who is, in fact, a highly respected expert on health care. Please take a moment to read what he had to say.