Monica Bremmer at Tango's (citydesk's favorite Boise empanada shop) says "I don’t have any health insurance – I can’t afford it. I looked into it and found out it would cost me almost $1,000 a month for a family plan. This is a big worry for me. Who knows what could happen?
Any bad illness or health emergency could cause us to lose our business. I know people who have lost everything this way. It’s a very sad situation in this country that we have this health insurance crisis hanging over us. I would like to see more control over the rates, and a system where people pay on a sliding scale. Without this, my business and all small businesses will continue to be left vulnerable, one illness or emergency away from the edge.