Re: the Sept. 17 column "Able-bodied adults shouldn't rely on state for health care."

Columnist Joseph Morgan's argument would appear to be less of an attack on working Americans if he were to recognize the problems with our employer-centered health insurance system. What if you can't work 40 hours a week? What if your employer doesn't provide health insurance? Why do you loose your insurance if you change jobs?

Or consider my son's situation. He has kidney failure. He is on AHCCCS. He got a job offer, a good job. But if he takes the job he will be kicked off Medicaid. His new job would not include health benefits for six months. The cost of his dialysis is greater than his income would be. So, if he takes the job, he dies. If Morgan is serious about a work requirement, then make sure the working can get insurance.

Steven Brown


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