You work for a living, whether as an employee, employer, or self-employed. You strive to provide for your family and yourself. You prefer not to rely on government to pay your way.
Lately, health care reform has resulted in driving up your cost of insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses. Instead of earning more money, you have to spend more on insurance. In reality, the constant increase in health insurance premiums is stealing your pay increases. And your insurance is not as broad and good as it used to be.
Meanwhile, you see other people getting Platinum insurance from the government and paying little to nothing for it. You want a fair shake.
Politicians and elected officials write the laws by which you must live - they are heavily influenced by lobbyists. Lobbyists work for their clients, not you. The only people without a lobbyist are working people like you, and you end up paying more for everything.
In order to get Legislators to pay attention, they have to hear from a lot of us. We invite you to join with others to become educated on the issues. And we'll show you how easy it is to contact Legislators to demand change. Yes, you can make a difference.
We'll show you why your health care costs so much and the solutions that will reduce your cost.
Let us know your ideas and feel free to ask questions. Use the contact form. We cannot afford to stay quiet any longer.
If we don't do this, your health care will become so unaffordable that the government will take over. "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until it is free." P.J. O'Rourke.
We're reaching out to those who communicate with the working people who make the private health care system the envy of the world. Send us a note if you are interested in becoming a coalition member.
Dave is the author, co-author or editor of 19 books about the U.S. medical care system. Working with physicians, insurance industry leaders, legislators, and everyday individuals, Dave is an in-demand speaker to a variety of groups about the U.S. health care system. Dave is well-known at the Minnesota Legislature for his quality research and advocacy for market-based health care reforms. Dave earned his Master of Letters degree from Oxford Graduate School, writing his thesis on comprehensive health care redesign. Dave serves MEEDAH as the Communications and Executive Director.
Greg has been on the front line of health care delivery for 45 years. And he has co-authored four books about U.S. health care with Dave Racer. He's been engaged in the health care reform debate since 1992 doing research, working on legislation, and serving on State and professional advisory committees. Greg is a passionate advocate for finding market-based solutions for working people. An innovator, Greg developed the first electronic health plan application in Minnesota, called CAP; to create competition among insurance companies and reduce cost for employees and employers. He earned his Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) certification from the Wharton School of Business. Greg is the President and CEO of Dattilo Consulting, Inc. Greg serves MEEDAH as the Policy Director.