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A point I think some have trouble grasping is, Insurance companies are out to make a profit.
They are not benevolent organizations there to assist you, they are there to garner the top dollar they can with the least risk to themselves.
I was starting to think I was the only person in the world who knew that!
You also want to pray they are not in bed with the rest of the medical industry. If they are, it is indeed in their interest to make as many people sick as possible, as the money the insurance companies pay out would go straight to their mates...
(which is what we wanted to begin with)
Yep, and I'm one of them. I've had coverage with Cigna since 2005 through my employer in the Virgin Islands. When Obamacare hit, Cigna refused to write in the islands anymore. Well, I take that back ... they are covering some individuals if there are 3 or more people in an office that needs coverage, but the premiums have more than doubled. Unfortunately, I'm the only one in my office that needs coverage, so I don't apply. Couldn't afford it anyway if my premiums go from $536 a month to over $1000. I received notification that my coverage would be up 12/31/13. I've tried to look at the Illinois Insurance Exchange, but, of course, it's tied to the Gov't website to see if any subsidies are available, and you know that ain't happening. I was really hopeful about this in the beginning, but now I'm just totally pissed off. What were the promises again? Oh yeah .... you can keep your present coverage, you can keep your doctors..... Yeah, right. I've struggled trying to pay this premium on my own for the last 4 years with no employer contribution, and now for the first time in 8 years, I'll be without insurance. Actually, I'm beyond pissed....
Plus they will not be allowed to smoke even on their unpaid breaks.
Let's hear what ol Vladimir lennin had to say about healthcare.
Text“Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state.”
reply to post by ScalarZero
Free you say?
Where does said free service get its funding from?