To the editor:
I have owned a small business for 24 years. I provide health insurance for myself, my two sons and two full-time employees. The cost increases each year without an explanation based in fact or demonstrated need that is tied to use by my insureds’ use … in other words we are healthy.
The reason why the cost escalates is due to all those people who need health insurance but cannot afford it, so instead, the costs of the uninsured are absorbed by those of us who are paying. Small business will be helped by sharing the costs across the community. We consider our costs of police for security a community cost; we consider our costs of utilities and schools a community cost. Shouldn’t we consider our cost of health care a community cost?
Support health care reform if you think it’s fair for the whole to help pay instead of the few.