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To Hell with the Health Insurance Companies

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posted on Sep, 19 2009 @ 09:26 PM
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Fritos, if you're young, you haven't seen govt at its best. If you're older, you saw a govt win WW2, you saw govt efforts to put a man on the moon, you saw govt efforts to clean up pollution (Republican Richard Nixon). You believed govt could work for the individual citizen. (Of course, if you didn't like govt efforts in Civil Rights, you wouldn't think govt was so great.) You trusted govt.

Along the way, a notion was promoted that govt was the enemy, govt was not to be trusted, it didn't matter who you voted for. IMO all this psychologically made Americans ready for a take over, not by Communists, but from corporations. Govt did not work in the interest of the citizen individual but for the corporate "individual". I can understand this mistrust of govt.

Bottom line, insurance companies are not handling health care with the best interests of the patient in mind. And why should they? They're companies with bottom lines and profits to make. Do we need a financial bottom line and profit in health care? It doesn't make sense any more. It is time, no, way past time, to revamp the system.

I have car and homeowners insurance, with the hopes of NEVER HAVING TO USE THEM. That's what insurance is for. While I would hope to never need medical attention, I no doubt will. In fact, my chances of needing medical care are a lot greater than having my property damaged or stolen.




posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 03:04 PM
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OMG David! I just ran across something today.

"Captive insurance", whereby American companies can avoid paying health insurance to third party health insurance in order

to take financial control and manage risks by underwriting their own insurance rather than paying premiums to third-party insurers.
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Good Lord, even corporations don't want to pay to a third party whose bottom line business is to skim a highly lucrative profit off the top!!

Why then cannot the American taxpayer form a plan for all who want it?? Hey, maybe we do need the single payer/public option of cutting out the middleman, too, just like the corporations. Afterall, if this is good enough in a capitalist system, then why should citizens not support it?

So a single payer/public option is NOT socialism! It is what American capitalism does already! Sweet.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 06:22 PM
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We are in CORPORATE HELL. There is no doubt about it. Yes, there is plenty of corruption in other areas....but corporations have all the money...and therefore the most clout.

Personal liberty does not mean CORPORATE LIBERTY. A businesses entity DOES NOT HAVE THE RIGHTS OF AN INDIVIDUAL!!!

WAKE UP CONSERVATIVES!!!!!!!!!!



 
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