Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hard Hat, Pumps and Health Insurance

[Welcome Industry Radar Readers!]

Seems Madame Hillary is further refining her stance on the government role in health insurance.

She said she could envision a day when "you have to show proof to your employer that you're insured as a part of the job interview:

"Your resume' is impressive, and you certainly meet the qualifications we need for this position. However, there is one thing keeping us from making you an offer. You don't have proof of health insurance."

One the one hand, I agree with this stance. (Agree with Hillary? Are you ill?)

In some positions you need proof of citizenship. Almost every hiring situation requires some form of picture ID such as a drivers license, and you must show your Social Security card.

Some jobs require you not only to have a valid drivers license but proof of (auto) insurance as well.

In my position I must show I am licensed by the state and that I have E&O insurance.

So why not proof of health insurance?

Foreign nationals here on visa's must show proof of insurance. Why not citizens?

Some say she is stepping on our rights as citizens. Perhaps so. But aren't those who go without insurance and skip out on paying for their health care also infringing on MY rights?

Is Madame Hillary actually right on this issue? Or is she just saying things to warm the heart of a right wing conspirator?
blog comments powered by Disqus