The U.S. Health Insurance System is Broken I I Can’t Afford Health Insurance and I’m Not Alone

U.S. Health insurance is prohibitive and leads to both medical bankruptcy and negative health outcomes for so many people. I’m a family nurse practitioner trained to provide primary care, but I cannot afford healthcare insurance for my family and neither…

The U.S. Health Insurance System is Broken I I Can't Afford Health Insurance and I'm Not Alone

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U.S. Health insurance is prohibitive and leads to both medical bankruptcy and negative health outcomes for so many people. I’m a family nurse practitioner trained to provide primary care, but I cannot afford healthcare insurance for my family and neither can many of my patients. And I don’t think that’s okay.

In this first video of my U.S. Health Insurance Deep Dive series, I take a look at what steps led to private insurance running the industry and how healthcare became a for-profit business that uses fear tactics and lies to convince the public that the system is perfect just the way it is.

Have you been a victim of the U.S. health insurance industry? Please feel free to share your story in the comments. Let’s start the conversation!

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Time Stamps:
00:00 – Welcome
02:00 – Why I’m so passionate about this
02:50 – Brief history of US health insurance industry
12:00 – Why insurance companies can dictate care
13:38 – Health insurance plan breakdown, personal
17:15 – How this system negatively impacts health outcomes
21:20 – But what about other types of insurance?
24:27 – How can we fix this

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