Morality of health coverage
Paul Swanson (Letters, Oct. 29) finds it disturbing when some people feel we have a moral obligation to get everyone health care.
I do not disagree with him, but what I find immoral is for health insurance companies to pay their CEOs $16 million to $20 million a year and deny their customers care for so-called pre-existing conditions after they have paid premiums. I also feel it is immoral to have lifetime caps.
I am happy with the health insurance that I have through work. My worry is what happens if I lose my job? To hear about 44,000 people dying in this country without health insurance or that the biggest reason for bankruptcies is due to health problems is ridiculous.
I am not so sure that government-run health insurance is the answer but rather what the Swiss do with nonprofit insurance companies where everyone is covered. The Europeans live longer than we do and have a lower infant mortality rate. Is it due to health care for everyone?
If you feel that we do not have a health care problem in this country. you will be happy with some of our politicians’ actions to protect the health insurance industry.