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originally posted by: Edumakated
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: Wayfarer
I couldn't care less what the insurance companies want. They're one of the most profitable industries in the country and yet they don't actually offer a service. They convinced people they need to pay them money so when the time comes that the money is needed it can be denied and end up in a CEOs pocket.
That is demonstrably false. Insurance company profit margins are in the single digits...
originally posted by: lakenheath24
My Mom had a massive stroke a couple years ago....the paramedics rang for life-flight....$25,000
Thing is she was brain dead instantly. That didn't stop the Catholic hospital from drilling into her head and keeping her "alive" for 6 weeks until the insurance ran out. THEN...OMG, better mover her to hospice....nothing we can do for her.
The problem is all these fake, thievin, evil, criminal Jesus church hospitals are in cahoots with the insurance companies. Ban insurance, tax churches at 80%, and make medical price gouging illegal. $800 for an epi-pen? $10k for an ambulance ride?
originally posted by: BrianFlanders
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Willtell
Obama had the votes, and instead of forcing through something that would function, he pinched off the Obamacare loaf and left it simmering in the toilet for 6 years to bankrupt these people a little more with rising premiums and reduced benefits.
The GOP couldn't have blocked anything. They didn't have the votes.
Exactly. I've heard that pathetic excuse that the Republicans were blocking him and all sorts of nonsense. No. He had the votes to do any damn thing he wanted and he basically betrayed his own base. And they loved him for it.
Not only that. He completely lied about what he was going to do and then just shrugged and said "deal with it".