No. of Recommendations: 11
<<Personally, I'd rather pay my premium to a Gov't-sponsored program than let Aetna and Cigna siphon 20% to 30% off the top in overhead & profit to fund million dollar executive salaries, private jets and hunting lodges for the CEO, and hundreds of millions of dollars in back-dated stock options.

But that's just me.


Personally, I'd prefer that government pay a fair price for the health insurance services it buys rather than paying in a way that results in $900/year/insured person in average costs shifted shifted to me according to my health insurance company.

My insurer is Premera, which has substantial assets as reserves which gives the company and my benefits financial security, something government programs usually do not have.

The Washington state comprehensive health care plan failed years ago, and the Tenncare plan and numerous other state health insurance plans have proven to be unstable financially.

Considering that intercst has managed his financial life with such reasonableness and care over the decades, I find it surprising when he says he would love to jump into an unproven, financially unstable health insurance program, as long as it's run by the government.

Seattle Pioneer
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