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I am incensed that this health care reform will do very little to solve the problem. Mainly that healthcare should not be a for profit system. Profits are made by denying claims, refusing treatments and dropping the previously insured for a variety of previously existing conditions and my favorite "a slight height/weight variation." As an otherwise healthy twenty something who is overweight, I was denied the ability to purchase health insurance. We as a country need to wake up and realize that health care (if you're lucky enough to have it) is highly rationed, inefficent and despite the best efforts of many healthcare providers failing americans. I support President Obama's recognition that the for profit health insurance companies are not serving the needs of his constituents. Too many of us are uninsured, underinsured, or unable to get treatment because it is currently rationed by our insurance providers. Too many of us work at jobs we don't like (if we're lucky to have jobs at all) so we can have insurance at all. I think the time for a nationalized health care plan has come, and it saddens me greatly that we are policy leaders can't even provide this modest, limited reform. Howard Dean's interview in esquire magazine articulates why our for profit health insurance model doesn't work.
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