Thank you for the interesting and timely comments on the cost of being sick. Our system of medical delivery is a national disgrace. The American people have been lied to and abused by the federal government, the insurance companies and the pharmaceutical flim flam men (and women). The pill pushers and insurers make BILLIONS OF DOLLARS in profits every year. That is wrong.
It is time for all of us to stand up and tell our elected officials that we need a complete change in medical delivery. Until we do that, individuals, employers and groups will continue to be victimized every day. While many of us were able to have our cancer treated by selected professionals, others were left to pay exorbitant fees or needed to be supported by others to receive substandard care. That just isn't fair.
At this time and in the recent past, our Federal officials (read Congress and President) have tried to dump the cost of medical care on employers or retirees. WRONG...
We need a National single payer plan that will ensure that every man, woman and child has equal access to medical care at a fair price. What we really need is an improved Medicare for all Americans. This is an international forum, and others around the world (who post here) have medical care for everyone. We need it here too.
As a cancer survivor, I have little patience with half way medical coverage solutions We need major changes.