One congressional Representative has no insurance—a physician who says that as soon as Congress goes without insurance for a while there will be real change.
Check out the story of why a Wisconsin Representative declined coverage, and how his grown children, who can’t afford their own coverage, have a different perspective without health care than the politicians who take good insurance for granted.
You know, the current talk in health care reform is to leave everybody’s insurance the way it is, but to add an extra choice for people who want something different…a competitive option for people who don’t have insurance, who don’t like what they have, or who can’t afford their choices? How much easier would life be for employers if they didn’t *have* to provide insurance? Doesn’t seem fair that you make far less than you would if your employer were free to just pay you for your work instead of paying you, plus your health benefits…
In the past 40 years we’ve gone from health *care* to health *insurance*. And we now have a huge industry that makes tons of money denying us the care we need. Why can’t we cut out that middle man?
Representative Kagen did.