Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sebelius on Health Insurance Reform

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, in an op-ed for the Washington Post wrote: "Health insurance is fundamentally about peace of mind. ... Through health reform, we can give every American access to quality, affordable health insurance so that if they do get sick, they have the best chance possible of getting better without bankrupting their families." Sebelius argues that the current system "gives insurance companies all the power." According to Sebelius, "They get to pick and choose who gets a policy" and "can deny coverage because of a preexisting condition. They can offer coverage only at exorbitant rates -- or offer coverage so thin that it's no coverage at all." Sebelius says that President Obama's healthcare reform "will switch the roles. Americans will get peace of mind and insurance companies will start getting nervous. They will know that if they don't deliver a great value, their customers will flee."

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