The Atlanta Journal
It’s time to solve the health care issue in America. If we can spend $1 trillion in Iraq and Afghanistan, $1 trillion on the finance and auto industries, then we can set up a new approach in America to health care, making it affordably available to all.
At Waffle House Inc., we have, for over 25 years, offered affordable group medical insurance to our hourly and management associates with the company paying 50 percent of the premium. But even with this, only about one-third of those who could enroll do so. Others decide to use their money differently for whatever reasons and take the risk of going uninsured. Besides, you’ll never get all of America covered using corporate America as the delivery mechanism.
People don’t always make good long-term choices. That’s the reason Social Security was set up and has proven to be successful (forget the management of it and look at the customer). Food stamps similarly have been an effective safety net. (What if Medicare did not exist?)
Filed under: Health Care
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