From the big-profit insurance company CEO who lives in a mountainside mansion with a hot tub and fine Italian wine we get this:
“You’ll see this big movement for repeal but you’ll very quickly hear ‘replace’” he said. “Nobody on either side of the aisle is willing to tell families, ‘you know that 26-year-old you got covered under your policy? You can’t do that anymore.’ Or ‘You know that kid that’s survived cancer and is hitting his limits on health-care costs? We’re going to put the limits back on the kid.’”Woah, Mark 'I Profit When You Die From Cancer' Bertolini, 'that kid' and 'put the limits back on the kid.'
Is this 1-percent-er out of his freaking mind?! He refers to children who his very company has abused in the past, potentially contributing to their deaths -- and certainly to their parents' financial distress -- by immorally capping health care, as 'the kid' or 'that kid that's survived cancer.'
Yup, this is Mark's analysis of the Supreme Court's action on health care reform -- and why it is such a bummer that he'll actually have to start paying for the health care of 'kids' -- such a flippant way to refer to a child by a CEO -- with cancer.
I don't know what's more appalling and disgusting -- his diction or the fact that he even thinks it was ever OK to cap the health care of a child who has survived cancer. That's the mind of a sadist -- yes, anyone who thinks that kind of corporate behavior is moral, ethical or worthy of a human being, is absolutely demented.
I suppose it takes a cruel person, though, to make millions off of a 'health care' company that is nothing more than a pseudo-investment bank, which profits only when it does not do things related to health care, like, you know, paying for it.
And, it's not just Mark. United Healthcare's profiteer in chief is showing his true colors, too, in discussing future conflict over funding reform:
The debate over funding will be “an element of every budget going forward forever,” UnitedHealth’s Stephen Hemsley said at the conference (UNH). “There’ll be opportunities to shape this in ways that will work well within the marketplace.”'Shape this in ways that will work well within the marketplace'? Yup -- that's big-profit insurance language for socializing the profits of Wall Street while everyday Americans are stuck with crap-surance that covers nothing and has a $10,000 deductible.
What freaking assholes -- let's fire them both with Medicare for all.