Last night, President Obama addressed the nation in a primetime press conference about health insurance reform.
The President made crystal clear what’s at stake in this debate: the fiscal well-being of our nation and the health of our families and small businesses.
In case you missed it, take a look at what he had to say:
Truth be told — with each passing day, more and more Americans are unable to get the health care they need, when they need it. Skyrocketing co-pays and deductibles and soaring insurance premiums are crushing our family budgets and small businesses. Unless we act now, these problems are guaranteed to get worse and worse.
Under reform, American families will get the stability and security they deserve. They’ll no longer have to fear losing health care coverage if they lose or switch jobs, going bankrupt if they become seriously ill, or being denied coverage because of a pre-existing medical condition. Reform will ensure all Americans have access to quality, affordable insurance.
We all have a stake in this and for the 14,000 Americans who are losing their health insurance each day — reform can’t wait.
Make sure everyone you know understands the importance and urgency of health insurance reform: Watch the President’s remarks and forward this email to your friends and family.
P.S. Health insurance reform is a complex issue and many of you have questions about what it means for you and your family. To help get you the answers you need, White House Health Reform Director, Nancy-Ann DeParle, is holding a live video chat through Facebook and WhiteHouse.gov. Join the chat today at 3pm ET.
You can find the full transcript here
Truth be told, Truth be told….yeah right.
In the humble opinion of this, first to be kicked off the rolls, Kiwi, see RommnyCare. (Yes the rules do let me just to show up in the ER and I’ll get the care I need, but as I understand the new rules I’m not allowed to buy my own coverage when I’m boated off those government rolls.)
There are three reasons why my private healthcare costs keep going up,
1) the current government entitlement programs are UNDER paying for the services that they cover, thus the private sector has to make up the difference
2) insurance, malpractice insurance that is, I’ve got a couple of friends who are doctors and they tell me that they would be able to reduce what they charge if there overhead was lower and that includes their student loan payments.
and 3) the lack of a true free market in the way that people get/shop for health insurance. Open up the market and allow people to shop around the whole country, I think Deroy Murdock explains it very well. But thats just me.
Anyway back to the email, So 14,000 are losing they insurance everyday, maybe thats got more to do with the economy, which is tanking mainly due to the governments need to borrow so much money, instead of the cost of the health coverage they had, and what of COBRA?