“The high cost to provide health insurance for your family needs to be addressed. Being a healthcare provider, I deal with the constant cuts in reimbursement for services rendered. On the other side, as a small business owner that provides health insurance for my family, I see the ever-increasing cost to have health insurance.
If health insurance companies had better coverage for preventative care, it would help people be more proactive, as opposed to reactive (surgery, expensive tests, etc.) when it comes to their health. Lower health costs should translate to lower insurance expenses for everyone.”
– Dr. Seth Moliver, Moliver Chiropractic, Davidson
“In today’s hectic society, health factors such as stress, obesity and diabetes have had a major impact on the health of Americans. Often our society tends to go for a fix after the problem occurs when preventative measures save everyone time, trouble and money. Skyrocketing insurance premiums should and can be reduced if better overall health is made a priority in America.
Reduced insurance premiums are a great incentive to live a healthier lifestyle! Better health is achievable through mindful exercise, improved diets, mediation and continued education. We strongly feel yoga is a very effective avenue to work toward this goal.”
– Emily Poletti, Manager, Gotta Yoga Studio, Cornelius
“You have magnified the worst aspects of distorted federal policies and turned them into mandates while stifling the innovations in both cost control and healthcare delivery by the states. All of this while making healthcare more expensive for everyone.
My fixes would be:
• Move to a defined contribution with the consumer getting to keep any unused dollars for their own use.
• Use carrots rather than sticks. Instead of forcing people into coverage, offer incentives for them to be healthy and maintain coverage. (see #1)
• Respect states’ rights to solve their own problems without the heavy hand of the federal government.”
– Cornelius Mayor Lynette Rinker