Outside a forum organized by the West Virginia Office of the Insurance Commission, Ann Coulter and Marie Fogarty, at left, of EPSPAN, a local chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, described a major limitation of the new health care law to Sharon Helman and others. They said, “PIISD (Private Insurance Induced Stress Disorder) is a widespread disease that was only recently named. It arises because a system of private health insurance often results in unaffordable medical care. The condition develops because private health insurance diverts too many health care dollars away from medical care, redirecting that money to inflated executive salaries, administrative waste, campaign contributions, lobbying and advertising.”
They continued, “The cure is Improved Medicare for All. All medically necessary care is privately delivered by the medical provider of your choice and paid from a single, publicly funded source. In contrast to private health insurance, Improved Medicare for All, like Medicare, would operate on much less overhead, leaving funds available to provide health care for all who need it.”
For more information about PIISD and its cure, Improved Medicare for All (HR 676), contact EPSPAN (Eastern Panhandle Single Payer Action Network) at firstname.lastname@example.org. EPSPAN is also an affiliate of Healthcare-Now.