Questions For Conservatives Regarding Universal Health Care
A simple question I’m curious to hear from conservatives about, but would welcome any other feedback as well:
If you could pay around $200/month for top of the line health care instead of what you pay now through either your own insurance or through your companies plan, would you do it?
Especially if it were to save over a billion dollars in taxes for the state that would be used for property tax relief?
If you’re a business owner, would the tradeoff be worth it for you if you could save thousands of dollars in insurance costs as well?
Wisconsin State Democrats are pushing a plan for universal health care coverage for Wisconsin residents. You can find more details here.
One other point, this would give private citizens the same coverage that “over compensated” public employees like myself get. Under the state plan, I now pay around $175/month for top of the line family coverage.
When I was an employee for a small business in the private sector a few years ago, the costs were around $800/month and rising at a yearly rate of about 15%, so I can only imagine what they’re paying now.
UPDATE: From the office of State Senate Majority Leader Judy Robson, here are some of the details of the plan:
- No co-pay for preventative care or chronic disease management.
- $20 co-pay is all you pay for all doctors office visits.
- No co-pay for children.
- Prescriptions covered at $5 for generic and $15 for name brand formulary.
- $300 annual deductible per adult and $600 per family.
- Choose your own doctor. Choose your own health plan.
- Annual out-of-pocket expenses capped at $2000 per individual or $3000 per family.
- No exclusion for pre-existing conditions.
- Doctors, nurses and patients now in charge of healthcare decisions, not out of state bureaucrats from pharmaceutical and insurance companies.
- All the benefits the Governor and legislators enjoy!