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Health care: real estate’s sore spot

Realtor Notebook

I never thought I would be writing about health care reform. I have never really understood my own insurance policies. I just know they are expensive and they don't cover everything. Before I wrote this, I talked with some of my peers. I couldn't find anyone who understands the health reform act that was passed in March, or who seemed very interested in the subject. I found this interesting because, according to the National Association of Realtors, 28 percent of its members do not have health insurance. I find the number alarming considering that according to the Census Bureau, 15.2 percent of the general population are uninsured. I think health insurance is an issue we should be interested in. According to NAR, the reason so many members are uninsured is because of the expense. I can relate to that. I have looked into various insurance options for myself, and at this point I am using the only option available. It is what it is -- minimal -- but at least I have some c...