Unaffordable insurance

Posted Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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I originally was in favor of the principles of the Patient Access and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.

Now, with the serious increase in deductibles and huge increases in premiums, which are projected to be even higher next year, even people in small business or entrepreneurs who used to have insurance don’t want to pay either.

The insurance products have become unworkable or unaffordable.

This situation has caused otherwise responsible patients to access the system later with worse disease or not show up for surveillance of their diabetes etc.

This cascade must stop or not only are the uninsured more sick, but now we can all be sicker and more costly.

Somehow I have got to believe the insurance industry is having a banner year, and that is wrong.

— Dr. Lee S. Anderson,

Fort Worth

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