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originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: carewemust
The entire problem with healthcare is that the system is designed for maximum control and profit... not our health. Sure, they want to keep us alive so that they can keep gouging us
The cabal of billionaires gouging us is paying huge sums of money to lobbyist making sure no law is passed breaking up the monopolies and cartels. This is the American way. This is what politicians mean when they talk about "Freedom". Freedom to screw the American people.
The entire problem with healthcare is that the system is designed for maximum control and profit
No it's not. The entire problem is because of left wing programs medicare/medicaid have taken 120+million people out of the game.
The largest single insurance provider is the STATE. Which is not how a free market is suppose to operate. Medicare 4 all is created to do one thing. Kill off the competition completely.
Um... uh... gee... how did they do that except by exercising POWER AND CONTROL OVER THE FREAKING SYSTEM???
By electing people to REGULATE it.
Big bad insurance companies do not have the kind of power your making it out to be. The STATE is the alpha and Omega.
As Americans come to terms with their likely presidential candidates for the 2016 election cycle, the insurance industry is on track to outstrip the record $58.7 million it spent on federal parties and candidates during the 2012 season.
Comprised of health, life, property and auto insurance companies, agents and brokers, the industry is a major contributor to federal campaigns. In 2013, it spent more than $154 million on federal lobbying efforts, including on flood insurance, terrorism risk insurance, data security and various tenets of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
On average, senators who don't support Bernie Sanders' single-payer plan received more money from insurance companies.
It's very difficult to track all the ways a company can donate to a political candidate. MapLight analysts sought to identify donations from companies, company employees, and relevant political action committees, but they may have missed some major contributions. "The money is more than likely grossly undercounted," says Paul Jorgensen, a political scientist who studies campaign finance at the University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley and is not involved with MapLight. "What it may not account for are the other committees that those sitting senators will be a part of that receive cash. The committee system in Congress is very complicated and the flow of money is very complicated. Just looking at the primary campaign committee is not sufficient for looking at an aggregate of campaign donations." Candidates may receive support from super political action committees, or super PACs, run by their party leadership, for example, which wouldn't show up in the data MapLight uses, which is drawn from the Center for Responsive Politics.
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: carewemust
Obviously, the healthcare cartels and monopolies will need to be broken up.
I read some article where some $3000 procedure outside the United States cost the healthcare provider $65000 in the United States. This is making the Pentagon purchasing corruption of the 80s and 90s look like chump change.
When Universal Healthcare in the US is brought up... why automatically say NO, NO WAY, WE DONT WANT IT, NO MORE TAXES, ETC.. when everyone having healthcare is a GOOD thing?