Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Why I'm in Favor of Health Care Reform

Want to know why I'm in favor of a public option for health care, preferably single-payer?

My employer selected United Health Care (UHC) as our medical insurance administrator. They've done a fine job for me so far, no complaints aside from a kludgy web site.

The CEO of UHC has cashed in over $127 million in stock options SO FAR in 2009.  He's eligible to exercise another $744 million.

I would rather have a government bureaucrat deciding my health care claims using rules set by Congress than a UHC bureaucrat deciding the claims based on a missive from a CEO trying to maximize shareholder value.

There are other reasons, no doubt, but that's the only reason I need.

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