So, on the front page of today's Oregonian was a little story about how the insurance industry wants to weigh in on the health-care crisis.
Their solution? Mandatory health insurance. Pass a law that every man, woman and family in America be required to purchase health insurance.
I can just picture the gaggle of avaricious brain trusts sitting around a conference table racking their brains for this one… "Hey! WE can help! All we have to do is make it so that everyone in the country HAS to buy our product!"
And what does the public get in return? A promise of equal access to decent health care? A promise that costs will be cut so that we can actually afford to purchase this mandatory health insurance?
Ummm….no. But hey…they DO promise to stop denying insurance coverage to folks with pre-existing conditions. With…uhhh… no guarantees that those folks will not have to pay MORE for their coverage because they might actually have to use it…
Somebody please tell me the Obama Administration will give this plan all the consideration it deserves…