You really to think things through before you post something like this.
Do you realize that many people lose their insurance for a variety of reasons (like losing their jobs or because of poverty) and once you’re uninsured, if you don’t have pre-existing condition protection, you’re screwed for the rest of your life?
Do you realize that, as pointed out in the article, over 100 million people in the US have pre-existing conditions?
Do you realize that when people go uninsured that you end up paying for their healthcare?
Do you realize that being uninsured is the leading cause of individual bankruptcies?
Do you realize that a single payer, universal healthcare system would save billions of dollars for all of us, instead of paying the exorbitant management and bureaucratic overhead of insurance companies?
Do you realize that the insurance business model is built around the notion of not providing healthcare – when they don’t pay claims they make more money?
Do you realize we have the most expensive healthcare system in the world because we don’t cover everyone and because we allow the “market system,” rather than a health services system, to control our healthcare?
Do you realize that we have far inferior healthcare results, notwithstanding the high costs of our system?
By the way, 100 million with pre-existing conditions, is not a red herring.