reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
My insurance rates have also been steadily increasing. With the profit margin they already have, there is no excuse for it, other than just greed.
Blue Cross has the monopoly in my state, and they can do as they wish. They are very good at "fighting" with the physician over what is best for
the patient. So many times I have seen people discharged so prematurely from the hospital (because of insurance's limit on how long they can stay),
that the person was back in the emergency department via ambulance after less than 24 hours of discharge.
The President has also indicated he wants to clean up this big business by ending the "preexisting condition", and preventing them from dropping
individuals citing only dubious circumstances, or in other words, circumstances which cost them too much money.
There was an interview with a woman on television, who stated she had a severe break to her arm, and her doctor said it would take three surgeries to
correct it. She had the first two, but when she returned to have the third, the insurance company said it was a "pre-existing condition", and
refused to pay for it.
If that were not so pathetic, it would be laughable.
They need to be stopped, and so do the drug companies. Our huge pharmaceitical corporations are just as bad in their skyrocking profits...if not
worse. They are not meeting standards of clinical trials in some cases, but nonetheless being approved to market the drug.
The insurance companies, the drug corporations, the FDA.