Rhode Island residents may be interested in a recent Massachusetts health care debate. As members from the Massachusetts House of Representatives continue to discuss a new health care bill that could save the state more than $160 billion, taxpayers elsewhere are wondering why their representatives are not doing the same.
In the last decade, over a quarter of the working-age population was uninsured. As health care costs rise, health insurance is the only way to create some predictability with out-of-pocket medical expenses. But medical insurance and medical services are becoming more and more costly, leaving many Americans without affordable coverage and vulnerable to financial disaster should a medical emergency or long term health problem arise.