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    alizard, Alexandra Lynch

    to some degree about covering a large population.  In such a case the risk can be minimized in a few ways both of which current insurers use.  The first is you can cherry-pick the healthy paitents and refuse to cover sicker ones.  You can also cover people with chronic illness with the exception of anything having to do with their chronic illness.  You can introduce co-pays which discourage people from going to the doctor.  And etc.

    The heart of the problem is as you say, insurance companies aim for profit not provision of health care.

    Their goal is fundamentally opposed to providing the commodity that people think they're buying when they get an insurance policy - access to health care.

    "The time for justice is always right now!" - Samantha Booke, Wiley College debate team, 1935

    by Edgewater on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 05:52:46 PM PST

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