Friday, January 30, 2004

UNINSURED CITIZENS -- WHAT TO DO? OR NOT . . .

Do you have health insurance? Me too. But a lot of folks don't.

But then a lot of those folks had the opportunity to have health coverage, but turned it down. And many others take a pragmatic approach -- I'm healthy, insurance is expensive, so screw it, I don't need it.

Sure, there are poor people who have no insurance (and little income), but doctors and hospitals are the final "safety net" for those folks -- they just write off the unpaid bills as uncollectable and that expense is packed into the pricing for those who do pay.

So why is this whole "uninsured" problem getting a lot of press? Could it be because it's an election year? Really?

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