The stance taken by Schiff is disappointing. He otherwise does an even-handed job representing this district in Congress. Evidently toeing the political line, in his mind, now trumps legislation that has been thoroughly vetted and is thought to be good for all Americans.
Who doesn’t have health insurance?
Adam Schiff (I know the proper address is Rep. Adam Schiff, but since I’m a little right of center I don’t feel that you represent me) I’ve heard the left-wing rhetoric of “there are 40 to 50 million Americans without health care insurance,” yet, not you or your comrades on the left have ever said who these people are (“Health-care reform is due,” July 27).
Would you please, sir, confirm or dispute, in writing, my understanding that they are those individuals who decided early on to not take advantage of the free education offered in this country (read: drop-outs) or immigrants?
Also, I would like to point out that the majority of my working life (I’m 75 and still working full time) I have not very often had “health insurance,” as all major employers only provide a “benefit of health coverage” and are self-insured through a “health insurance company” on a cost-plus basis.
Your employer sets the rules and the “health insurance company” administers the plan for a percentage of the cost fee. If you don’t believe that, then take out your insurance benefits card and read the disclaimer on the back. So that is really what this is mostly all about, in a year or so, your employer will say the federal government has a wonderful medical coverage plan so we are going to add a few bucks to your pay check and you can go out and sign up for that plan.