health insurance

@DeenaD (2688)
United States
September 9, 2006 10:35am CST
What do you think of the current state of medical insurance in the US? Should we move to socialized medicine, or will that only make things worse?
2 responses
• United States
15 Sep 06
I think that too many americans are underinsured or uninsured. I myself have Medi-Cal. It took me about 6 months to get it. I had to file 3 applications. My job didn't provide medical insurance and I was pregnant at the time and have a 2 year old daughter. My job was only minimum wage so I couldn't cover private insurance on my own. I don't understand why it was so hard for me, a working citizen, to get aid, and its not as hard for those non-working citizens. I have friends that have Medi-Cal, and they were telling me that they got it right away, no problems. I think that people are living off of the state for too long. I have never been on state aid before, but I will use it because my check pays for it. When I don't need it, I will gladly cancel my aid. I don't want to have to have state aid pay for my medical expenses. Its humiliating and I always get treated like trash whenever I go into the doctors office for an appointment.
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
9 Sep 06
I don't think anything will help the state of medical insurance in our country. With medical costs on the rise we will end up paying way mnore in taxes than a soclialized medicine will be worth. Right now our costs are up because the hospitals will take in anyone - even illegals - that will not be able to pay their insurance.