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August 17th, 2009
10:04 PM ET

Doctor shops for health insurance

When we heard about Dr. Will Nicholson's experiment, we knew we wanted to bring you his story.

He's wading through the maze of health insurance options out there in an effort to find coverage for himself and to be better able to help his own patients get insurance.

Watch Kyra's interview with him updating his search.

soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Salih Eser

    if all the doctors in the U.S. really care about their patience not just the money by now we would have a health care reform.I am not referring or condemning doctors income they earn it.the point is so for i have not seen any doctors organization talking about the health care need and actively involved in openly with out any prejudice my opinion is if they really wont health care reform they them selves can create a organization with some hospitals and government help that can lead to creation of a independent insurance carrier or so called public option

    August 17, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  2. Ravenpeach

    There has to be a reform for pre-existing conditions... You work 30 years... retire.. and if you retire before 57 then you have no health insurance,and if you have had any accident... guess what.. you have no chance for health care for major medical... insurance... come one... wake up America... Accidents are why we have coverage... and you work and pay for insurance while you are young... only to find out, if you retire... you then are not insurable/?????? Come on..

    Health Has To Be Reformed....

    Good Luck America... I hope you can pass this test... and tell Insurance companies THEY CAN NOT AND MUST NOT DENY COVERAGE!

    Thanks

    August 17, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  3. Ravenpeach

    I pray that everyone that is watching this HEALTH REFORM.... knows that if you work 30 years... and you retire.... If you have any pre-existing illness or accident that caused any injuries, that you have no chance of being insured by a MAJOR MEDICAL PLAN...

    Crazy....

    HELP ALL PLEASE... PRE-EXISTING (THINGS) SHOULD NOT THEN MAKE YOU INELIGIBLE!

    August 17, 2009 at 11:02 pm |
  4. ANTHONY

    I think we need a public health insurance plan because the insurance plans offered in the private insurance are too high and unafforbale for most people. A public plan would provide competition within the health insurance industry and will reduce the cost of private health insurance. Right now I feel the private insurance industry has a monopoly and is taking advantage of everyone. I think anybody who opposes an affordable public health insurance plan is very stupid and is only thinking about opposing our President. A public plan is not socialism but is something that will be accessible to all Americans not just for the rich and well off. I read where one person is willing to keep working two jobs to pay for his present health insurance. Only a fool would be willing to do that when a public plan would make health insurance affordable and that Nut who made that comment could go home and spend some quality time with his family. And just for the record, most of us in these tough times are only working one job and are glad to have that one. We need to stop playing politics and do what is going to benefit all of the people in our country. I am for a public health insurance plan. President Obama has the right idea.

    August 18, 2009 at 5:52 am |
  5. christa

    I am very dissapointed by our new president, he should be more forceful in everything he does, but I guess since the press is suddenly full of anti Obama coverage, now he understands how Hillary Clinton felt, when she ran for President. He had his honeymoon than and now all of you prefer Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh and Beck have their healthinsurances so why should they worry. I mean Limbaugh used so much Ocycoton and Vicodin and probably also Morphin, he is not better then a druguser. I think Obama should sue them for slander, because the rest of the nation sues too. This has nothing to due with freedom of the press, but with lies they tell their listeners. Beck and Limbaugh lie about healthcare in other nations, maybe Obama's healthczar, should get the facts from other countries, so Beck and Limbaugh get cut in their on lies.

    August 18, 2009 at 3:33 pm |
  6. Logic and Sense

    Just 2 words: RISK POOL.

    If we are to believe that the United States is a society, a wealthy and advanced society, then it is essential to both our national identity and our well-being that we take advantage of one of the greatest assets we have: the US is one of the world's most perfect risk pools - large and relatively healthy. It is this idea of shared risk against illness or injury that makes universal health care affordable, comprehensive and, perhaps most important, moral. To treat healthcare as if it were a discretionary or luxury item is simply immoral... it should be as available to all citizens, through our taxes, as education, police service and fire protection.

    Making health coverage universal would divorce it from the unnatural situation of it being tied to a job (cancer doesn't care whether you're working at a job with great benefits or not) and would take an enormous yoke off the necks of US industry and small businesses. Worker productivity increases dramatically when employees don't have to spend half the day on the phone worrying or making calls about coverage for their kid's leukemia. Citizens should not be terrified of losing their job or changing jobs because of health coverage concerns. Business can complete more effectively internationally when their benefits costs resemble those of their competitors, and all our major trading partners have freed private industry from providing the essential public service of health coverage.

    Why have almost all First World countries moved to single-payer health systems? Because it simultaneously lowers costs, improves national health and reinforces the idea that we're one nation across race, age, gender and physical condition. United, we stand; divided, we fall.

    August 18, 2009 at 4:05 pm |
  7. Milton Smith

    America going gov health care runnings makes doctors poor. Not a bad idea if you hate doctors.

    August 23, 2009 at 11:35 pm |