Time Magazine’s March 4th issue was very interesting.^http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2136864,00.html^We are already being taxed at an incredible level. Just as 15 cents of every dollar you spend at a store compensates that store for items shoplifted, people who go to emergency rooms for last minute care and can’t pay for it are making us and our insurance companies pay X% more for healthcare.In many cases, if the people who go to the ER for last resort care had been able to see doctors for regular check ups, the more expensive urgent care could have been avoided.^Just as we need car insurance to drive, we need health insurance to live. If you are healthy all of your life, inevitably, you are going to need to see a doctor and the premiums you pay in your 20’s and 30’s will contribute to your needs in your 70s+. ^I agree the healthcare plan we currently have needs improvement. But you don’t improve something by “blowing it up”. The Republican and Democrat ‘tribes’ need to set aside their entrenched ideologies and work together on a long term, long sighted, all encompassing program that will help all Americans, not just their donors.Respectfully,C.
Apr 12, 2017