Who Doesn’t Care for Health Reform?
Answer: the Amish.
In rural Pennsylvania, the Amish community is doing health care in their own, simpler way. It’s not because they don’t agree with Obamacare or don’t care for the government, it’s much more modest than that.
In a way, the Amish tend to insure themselves. They consider it their own health care. When given a bill, the Amish report that they pay it, and if the family can’t pay it, then the family’s church will.
The idea of shared responsibility is only part of the process. Amish communities also merge church aids with benefit auctions and discounts from local hospitals.
But the government is listening – there’s an exemption for Amish communities, much like the exemption from Social Security and Medicaid.
Underlying logic: they don’t use it, why should they have to pay?
What do you think of the Amish approach to healthcare?