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MY LATEST RANT AGAINST THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY: GODZILLA HAS RISEN

GODZILLA HAS RISEN:   THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY UNDER THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
When inquired if Godzilla was "good or bad", producer Shogo Tomiyama likened it to a Shinto "God of Destruction" which lacks moral agency and cannot be held to human standards of good and evil. "He totally destroys everything and then there is a rebirth. Something new and fresh can begin.”  (Godzilla, Wikipedia)   Despite all the hopes many of us had for the Affordable Care Act, the current system of medical insurance is a twisted and dysfunctional nightmare.   I should know, because I am in the unique position of experiencing it from three perspectives simultaneously:  that of a patient who uses an insurance plan, that of a small business owner who purchases insurance for a group of employees, and that of a physician who contracts with and gets paid by insurance.   As a patient, I am tricked by the insurance plan I bought.  Even though the card says “HSA 2000”, the deductible for my family…