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  •  I've asked too! (13+ / 0-)

    I own a small business (50 employees) that's provided 100% employer paid health insurance to my employees since the company was founded over a decade ago.  It's getting harder and harder to do, not because of the economy, but because I'm paying more and more for less and less coverage.  It's sickening.  

    I'm personally not making millions, but I certainly wouldn't mind paying higher personal - and corporate - taxes to get everyone in the US covered by good quality (preferably first dollar) coverage.  

    And, not unexpectedly, the insurance companies have found a way to avoid paying on my own personal condition.  I've paid many many millions over the last ten years to cover myself and my employees, yet had $50k in personal medical bills in the last 12 months that aren't covered - my insurance covered about $3k.  Yes, it was a pre-existing condition, as I was born with it.  I'm fortunate that I can afford to pay, I know that so many can't.

    And I too have let Washington know how I feel.  I'd be happy to pay my share so that everyone to have coverage.  I'm tired of paying insurance companies who's sole purpose is to profit on not helping those who are already in pain and suffering.

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