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The GOP, while their politicians played the game of "broken record" or "endless loop", let Republican Dick Armey's Freedom Works co-opt and work up the TPM to shout what their celebrities such as Palin, Rush, and Beck told them to. Thus the TPM "death panel" assured the death of single payer and public option.
Democrats have shied away from regulating premiums in the face of charges from business leaders and Republicans that controlling what insurers charge would be meddling too much in the private sector.
As a result, while states have long supervised what companies charge for mandated automobile and homeowners insurance, the idea has been largely banished from the health care debate. . . .
Nor are lawmakers seriously considering any proposals to regulate what doctors, hospitals, drug makers and other health care providers charge — a strategy used by several European countries to control health care spending
You are right David, Socialization my butt, this was the propaganda to kill the public option that would have actually help many Americans and take away the private insurance monopolies.
Originally posted by whattheh
This has been a payoff to the Health care industry all along. No surprise a health insurance company wrote the start of it.
The top five health insurance companies reported an average profit margin of 5.2% for 2009. Wellpoint had the highest profit margin racking up a 7.6% in profits. Humana’s 3.4% profit was the lowest for the top 5 health insurance companies.
Two proposals for stricter antitrust enforcement in the health care industry did not make the cut for the final heath care overhaul package unveiled Thursday. Both proposals faced procedural hurdles.
One proposal would have banned brand-name drug manufacturers from making payments to keep competing drugs off the market; the other would have repealed a 1940s law that exempts health insurers from some federal antitrust scrutiny. Both proposals have been offered as stand-alone bills, and have made it part-way through the legislative process.
At least the socialism cries would be truthful, which would rise Americas collective IQ tremendously
Whatever happened to the anti-trust issue? Seems it quietly went away.
Instead of got em's and platitudes we need to look at our interests, governments here so are we, so is insurance. Lets start with what we have and make it work for US, this is ALL for US -
Originally posted by Grayelf2009
I don't think it matters who wrote it...what matters is who voted yes for it. Is there a link for this list? Yoda voice insert Search I will ...I voted Yes for Health Care