A snapshot, from Frontline's "Sick Around America:"
"Outside of employer-based health care plans, matters are even worse. Americans seeking insurance in the individual market must submit to "medical underwriting," and if they have a pre-existing condition, they will likely be denied. Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO George Halverson says frankly: 'I could not get insurance. I've had heart surgery, and so I am completely uninsurable in the private market. So it's important that I keep my job.' "
Here's the link to the PBS feature.
My question is, What person over the age of 5 (and even some younger) does not have a pre-existing condition?
This is insanity.