Insuring Profits, Not People

The villains in the healthcare reform battle are the Insurance Companies and the elected officials who accept their money because they are more concerned about getting re-elected than saving American lives.

Fortunately we have a president and some members of congress who are willing to take on these greed-based companies.

President Obama is fighting for us, and we need to do the same. Obama Saturday accurately blasted the insurance companies for airing “deceptive and dishonest ads” and being more concerned about their profits and bonuses than the American people. He is right.

Consider this, 77 percent of Americans favor the public option and more than 60 percent of doctors favor it. The obstacle to healthcare reform in my country is the insurance industry, plain and simple. Obama was spot on accurate when he said, of the insurance industry’s approach, “It’s bogus. And it’s all too familiar. Every time we get close to passing reform, the insurance companies produce these phony studies as a prescription and say, ‘Take one of these, and call us in a decade.’ Well, not this time.”

Consider this too. The insurance industry squawks about the establishing of a public option, claiming it won’t work and they can do a better job of providing healthcare for Americans? Really? Do tell? If you believe them, you are wrong. Were this true, and if they really gave a damn about the health of the American family, why aren’t they asking to provide care for those currently covered  by Medicaid and Medicare, both government offerings. Answer? Those covered by Medicaid and Medicare don’t make a lot of money so the insurance companies can’t add to their profits and bonuses.

Again, I plead with all my readers to call your senators and congressmen and congresswomen and tell them one simple thing: If you don’t vote for the public option I will vote against you and I will actively make sure everyone I know votes against you.

Remember, we are fighting for our lives. And they are worth fighting for, believe me, they are.


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