John Morrison on Health Care


Affordable health care, but no universal Canadian system

Q: Should the government push us toward universal health care?

A: Morrison opposes a Canadian-style universal health care system. Morrison, however, said the country should set a goal of making affordable health care available to every American citizen in 10 years. While Canada has a blanket system, the US has a patchwork blanket of a health care system with a lot of good pieces that can be made much larger, he said. He would allow people ages 55 to 65 to buy into Medicare, people at 300 percent of the federal poverty level to buy into Medicaid, and allow parents of kids in the Children's Health Insurance Program to buy into it. "As the patches get bigger, the spaces between them get smaller," Morrison said.

Source: Billings Gazette, "Key Issues" May 14, 2006

Watch out for bogus "union plans" & "association plans"

Dozens of companies selling bogus health-insurance plans have left tens of thousands of people without coverage. They target the self-employed and small-business owners desperate for affordable coverage. Typically promoted as "union plans" or "association plans," these fake programs generally promise very low rates and say they do not need a state license because they are regulated by the pension law known as ERISA. Not so. Patients and doctors are stuck with the unpaid bills.
Source: Campaign website, www.johnmorrison.us/, "Issues" May 2, 2006

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