The Cost Of Quitting: How Health Insurance Is Strangling The US Economy

Health insurance is increasingly vital to millions of Americans and it is becoming increasingly dear as well. The ranks of the uninsured swelled from 16% in 2005 to 20% in 2006 and show no sign of slowing.1 Small businesses are cutting health benefits left and right as premium costs rise and even those, like myself, who are shielded from the rising prices by a corporate benefit still feel the pinch when it comes time to change jobs. Full Story »

Posted by Kaizar Campwala
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Subjects: U.S., Politics, Health
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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - May 15, 2008 - 10:31 AM PDT
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by Randy Dutton - Oct. 1, 2008

I don't have health insurance and I don't want to be forced to pay for it. I have the assets to pay as I go, for me and my family, even if catastrophic. Mandatory insurance is a program designed to subsidize those who don't take care of their health. Almost all Socialist countries that have it, find that costs skyrocket beyond control, they limit choices, and end up with worse care. We lived in Canada for two years and most talked about how bad their system was. Canada actually makes it ILLEGAL for people to buy their own care outside their system. Does America really want that??? The article numbers distort reality since it includes illegals, those switching jobs, and those of us who don't want it. I've probably saved $100,000 ... More »

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