I know some negative people in my life. It’s hard to ignore them since one of them stares at me in the mirror every day.
So it’s funny when even I’m turned off by the negativity.
At an industry conference this week — WarnerPacific’s annual ancillary/worksite symposium in Denver — I heard some interesting attendee sound bites (and even some speakers). They included: “We’re doomed,” “I can’t wait for the government to fail and for consumers’ premiums to skyrocket,” “There’s nothing affordable about the Affordable Care Act,” and possibly my favorite, “What’s the point?”
As a consumer with health issues, I can tell you that I can wait for skyrocketing premiums, and as an invested American who has to buy insurance, I don’t want the government’s plan to fail. It’s too costly. Am I certain it won’t? I’m not, but I’m also certainly not rooting for failure. Call me selfish, but I’m personally invested as someone who needs and buys insurance.
So, brokers, won’t you help me?