Health insurance is supposed to offer protection — both medically and financially. But as it turns out, an estimated three-quarters of people who are pushed into personal bankruptcy by medical problems actually had insurance when they got sick or were injured.
And so, even as Washington tries to cover the tens of millions of Americans without medical insurance, many health policy experts say simply giving everyone an insurance card will not be enough to fix what is wrong with the system.
[ cited in Another Side Of The Crisis ]
digby leads into that long citation with the lovely line: people are basically buying worthless insurance and paying high premiums for it
Hum..... That means that either there has been a fraud perpetrated.... or there is a core educational issue that needs to be worked through, so as to FIX the asymetric knowledge problem.
What if a central part of the Horrors of Deregulation has been transferring the 'trust us', from a governmental structure that must answer to the voters, to, well, private media driven entities, who are responsible to make as much money as they can, without having to divert much of it to bribing the government....
Gosh, what if there were issues that would need to be addressed?