Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The health care ad I'd like to see

Blank screen, a la Mac/PC ads. 2 people walk in, from the left and right.

LEFT: Hi. I'm a public health insurance plan.

RIGHT: And I'm a private health insurance plan.

LEFT: I cost you less money, and don't leave 46 million Americans uninsured.

RIGHT: And I'm the efficient, free-market solution.

LEFT: I cover more procedures, and won't deny you coverage for a pre-existing condition.

RIGHT: And I'm the efficient, free-market solution.

LEFT: I don't make you call me from your hospital bed, to make sure your life-saving procedure can be approved.

RIGHT: And I'm the efficient, free-market solution.

LEFT: I spend almost no money on administration, meaning you get lower rates, and more care for your dollar.

RIGHT: And...I'm the efficient, free-market solution?

Call your Congressional representative, and tell them that you've had enough: It's time to give Americans real health care we can all afford.