Healthcare Access Debate

It seems as though everyone has an opinion when comes to what many deem the health care debate. This terminology seems to be a bit of a misnomer because what we are really discussing is access to health care. We are talking about is how to pay for health care and how we ensure that all Americans have financial access to our system. One of the things that really needs to be a bigger part of the discussion is the role that insurance companies play in denying people access to the system. We need to look at whether they provide any valuable service or are just part of the problem because they add another level of expense to health care access yet give little, if anything, in return.


If you click on the link below, you will see that the CEO of WellPoint, one of the largest insurance companies in the country, makes over nine million dollars a year. When we see this kind of compensation, we should be asking ourselves how companies could afford to pay that much money to their CEO’s. Sadly, the answer is simply that they do so because they are not giving people the care they are promised when they pay their premiums. By taking care of their CEO and other high paid staff, they are almost ensuring there is not enough money to take care of you.


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