Current Events Are Enough to Convince You to Get Insurance

By: Jon Caldwell

regarding insurance issues! A new monitoring body has been made to ensure the employees that they will get the benefits they deserve. Since insurance companies are considered as a "for profit" organization or institution (business is more like it), then they would do their best to hoard as many individuals who would like to get insurance, but, limit them when the time comes that policy holders need them. Now, US Dept. of Labor's EBSA started to monitor the insurance companies so as minimize, if not eliminate, these greedy insurance corporations from violating some of the rights of their policy holders (right to insurance, getting what he or she paid for).

The presidential race in the United States is a close fight amongst the 3 contenders from 2 parties. The two parties involved have stable platforms that never had a total revamp in years (same principles guiding each). It is not a surprise though that when the survey of Washington Post and ABC News regarding who the Americans trust more, Obama or McCain, regarding the health care system, a democrat emerged.

Almost 55% of the total said that they think Obama can handle the health care system of the United States better. But apart from the outcome, from the 1,122 adults that were surveyed (nationwide), only about 10% think that health care is a vital issue.

Cigarettes are addictive. And no matter what warning the government disperses to the public, they just can't stop. That's the effect of nicotine.

Now, the governor of Maine, John Baldacci, has found a way to make something out of this addictive vice. He planned to raise the taxes on cigarettes to fund the state's health care program. Very clever indeed. The residents of Maine are in full support of the said program as this will not only benefit those under the state's health care but, it will also discourage people from smoking (and prevent further lung cancer probabilities for first and second hand smokers).

Have you heard of balanced billing? That is actually what most doctors do to their patients. If you have insurance and you got into an accident, chances are, your insurance company will pay for your hospital bills provided that your injury is covered by your policy. But what if, you got into an accident and the insurance paid for it (it means it's covered), but you are asked to pay for a little more amount because the doctor's "regular fee" was imposed upon your treatment? California scrapped this style of billing and prohibited doctors from doing such. The ban covers all hospital related treatments (even emergency cases).

If you want genuine consumer opinion, do a survey with the right number of population... and this was what AFL-CIO did. They gave out a survey amongst the people (it was done online), and they found out that 95% of the respondents think that the American health insurance system should undergo a total revamp. It looks like they are not satisfied with the services offered by the insurance companies.

Oh no, if you think the data is not credible, think twice. All of the respondents have insurance policies, most of them had jobs as some are still schooling (they all belong to the upper half of the strata).
Good news to those who have been discriminated against by their employers.

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