This video is an emotional appeal to viewers and presents an argument that is entirely inaccurate. Children are covered by insurance either through their parent’s employer, as an individual or through Medicaid. In North Carolina, fewer than 12 percent of children are uninsured but can be covered under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). SCHIP is administered by the Centers for [...]
The N&O reports today that the state’s largest insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield sent out a prepaid mailer asking people to contact Kay Hagan to oppose the government Public Option plan. The mailer was received shortly after customers were informed their premiums would increase by an average of 11% next year. The backlash against [...]
The latest health care reform proposal drafted by Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) includes the government-run insurance plan known as the Public Option. To mitigate any pushback from the inclusion of this controversial plan, the senator has included an “opt out” clause. The “opt out” clause would require states to pass legislation by 2014 [...]
This AP story sheds light on another misleading claim put forth by Obamacare/Baucuscare/single-payer/public option supporters: that insurance company profits are “immoral” and “obscene.” In the health care debate, Democrats and their allies have gone after insurance companies as rapacious profiteers making “immoral” and “obscene” returns while “the bodies pile up.” Ledgers tell a different reality. [...]
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has put together a series of videos documenting what Canadians want you to know about their health care system. The videos discuss medical tourism, wait-list insurance, doctor lotteries, and more. Here’s the first video of the series: See the rest of the videos on their website.