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  •  It's The Insurance Companies, Stupid! (1+ / 0-)
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    UntyingTheNot

    Why isn't this a complete no-brainer for all concerned parties? Dem or Rep, congressman or senator, rich or poor, everyone understands by now that health insurance companies are nothing but legalized bag men. They provide no tangible services, offer no benefit to their customers. All they do is pocket a big chunk off your monthly premiums in exchange for sending a payment to the doctor or hospital or pharmacy that actually did something for you. Obama had his chance to snuff out those corporate leeches if he'd kept his campaign promise about a single payer plan. Instead, he did a back room deal with the insurers & Big Pharma, so we ended up with the AHA, which is benefitting the insurers moreso than most of the patients. And the folks who already had insurance & didn't sign up for Obamacare are still being ripped off just as badly as they ever were -- $60K for a medical device is insane (unless it was an artificial heart).

    Bu even richfolks hate paying someone who isn't doing anything for them. They should be advocating for a single payer plan as much as regular us regular Janes & Joes are. But Untying, I'm glad you (finally!) got the care you needed.

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