Last week in Montana Baucus aides held town halls to talk about health care. They were trying to forward the idea that most Americans who get insurance through their work are satisfied with it.
Montanans weren't buying that. When it was time for audience questions, a gentleman stood up and asked his fellow citizens how many were happy with their employer-based health insurance. In an audience of about 275, less than 10 people raised their hands.
At another meeting, even though Sen. Max Baucus' aide insisted that consideration of a national single-payer health plan at this point would only squander a golden opportunity for health care reform in the United States, many of his constituents continued to object.
"The word ‘insurance' does not equal health care," Janelle Kuechle of Polson said at a meeting here Thursday. "If I have to pay a $900 premium to have health insurance with a $10,000 deductible, that is not health care."
(sorry I couldn't get the links to work right)
The poll at that web site favored Single Payer being included in the discussions about our National Health Plan 77% to 23%.
Montanans are salt-of-the-earth folks. And they know who does the health caring. And it is NOT the insurance companies.
I was wondering how we Kossacks would poll about our health care insurance satisfaction.
Please join in and tell your fellow Kossacks to come on over and be heard.
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