Health Insurance Changes
I dropped this link on Twitter the other day and didn’t get much commentary so I thought I would try here. From ThinkProgress:
During a policy breakfast for the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce last August, Virginia state attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli (R-VA) compared health care coverage to car insurance, and argued that insurance plans shouldn’t cover routine care such as doctors’ visits.
According to an account of the meeting in the Ashburn Patch, Cuccinelli claimed that insurance was “never intended” to cover services like doctor visits and was meant to be limited to catastrophic illnesses. To illustrate his logic, Cuccinelli pointed out that car insurance doesn’t pay for routine maintenance such as oil changes.
Because this was posted at an extremely liberal site and based on the tone of the comments, I am going to assume that this is an outrageous statement when assessed by the Left, but can someone explain to me why? Maybe the idea wouldn’t work, but is it really that crazy? It makes sense to me. Is this conservative bias or just a misunderstanding of healthcare?