The President’s signature strategy to reform healthcare already is in use by many farmers. To save money, many younger farmers purchase high deductible health plans. A study by The Access Project revealed one in six farmers had high medical debt. Netting out older persons covered by Medicare, the number rose to one in three reporting significant medical bills. Ninety percent reported owing money to doctors and hospitals.
The Bush plan aims to spread the farmer experience nationwide. What does this mean for the average American? More medical debt as businesses and government cut back their responsibility. President Bush is the head cheerleader on high deductible insurance plans and health savings accounts. He’s using his megaphone to make the average citizen less well off. The farmer experience is concrete evidence of this fact.