I’ve spent my whole life in state-owned health insurance systems. First, in the USSR, then in Ukraine, then in Canada, then in Illinois. And every single time, it was a very bad experience. What’s weird is that it was bad in a very similar way.
I’m currently paying crazy amounts to be on my husband’s crappy private insurance to avoid the cheap and supposedly good state insurance I can have from my work. I’m not going back to a state medical system unless Kamala or whoever force me into it by outlawing private insurance.
Yes, people have bad experiences with private insurance, too. But have they tried both systems, like I have, in order to make an informed comparison?
P.S. By the way, can anybody help me to figure out how to pronounce Kamala? I thought it was “Ke-MAH-le,” accented on the middle syllable. But people in the news seem to pronounce it as “Camel-ah,” accented on the first syllable and sounding like camel, which sounds strange.