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Michael Sweeney: Employer plan
Michael Sweeney: Employer plan
Michael Sweeney, 45, lives in Duluth, Ga.
What I pay: $670 per month
Deductible: $3,000 family
Insurer: Aetna

My wife and I are covered through my company-sponsored health insurance plan. We had bad experiences on a low-deductible plan, so we switched to what we have now.

As long as I'm employed at a decent-sized company, I know I can get health insurance. I've turned down jobs with small firms because insurance costs would double; my wife works for a small investment firm where the insurance is also expensive. It shouldn't be that way; it's not that way in any other country.

What I want fixed: I have a lot of friends who are doctors, and they prefer the single-payer system. Everyone would be covered, and it would simplify the system. Who actually does the paying isn't my concern as long as the bill gets paid. I am fortunate to have a job and good coverage through my employer, but there has to be a safety net. At the end of the day, Congress needs to make sure everyone is covered.

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