Persuasive Health Care

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D. Ingram
Engl 125, 8am-10:30am
May 1, 2013

Dear Secretary of HHS Kathleen Sebelius,
I am writing to you in regards to the rising health care cost. Although I do understand the need to continue raising rates, I find it unnecessary to be charging people so much money to have health care coverage. When an individual is trying to be responsible for the sake of their family and with a rise in rates almost certain it could possibly become very difficult when the coverage costs burns a deeper hole into their pockets. I myself have healthcare and pay over $100 each month for a simple PPO plan, but I am currently considering canceling my coverage due to the simple fact that I am paying so much for just an individual health plan. I am asking for your help in lowering the health care costs here in America. With continuous rise in rates almost certain, most families will be struggling to afford any kind of health care coverage for their loved ones.

Even though Obama Care was passed a few years ago, I have yet to see any real change in the health care field, especially when it comes to the cost. Although I do recognize that Obama Care is supposedly set to help everyone, I fail to see how “higher rates being applied to men, and those with no existing health conditions” (Reuters 4) can possibly help when it is suppose to be non discriminatory. Seeing how “older customers may see a slight decline in their monthly payments and younger folks will be receiving a slight increase” (Reuters 5), it doesn’t seem to be making much of an impact because younger adults will still be paying more for health care.

I am definitely well aware that Medi-CARE and Medi-CAL may still be available to most people, but it isn’t available to all Americans who may actually need it, simply because they would not qualify. Medi-CARE simply covers those over the age of 65 or expecting mothers. So how would this help the United States as a whole, when an individual can’t afford Obama Care or...
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