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While nobody is still talking about “death squads,” the complaints now focus on high premiums and the “mandatory” coverage requirement. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It has been over 50 years since this writer attempted to make a living selling health and life insurance as a licensed Florida agent. In the two months I held that job I managed to sell one policy, but the underwriters rejected it for “pre-existing conditions.” At the time, I knew quite a bit about health insurance, but little of it is the same in the 21st century.

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