Published: Thursday, Oct. 3 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
if? when....wait it already has
I have not idea what Obamacare is or does, but I'm sure it has already
article-"Big insurers were omnipresent during the health-care
negotiations....Ignagni and AHIP members participated in hundreds of meetings
and spent millions of dollars to shape the final bill...They received a lot for
their time and money....Nothing was more important to insurers than securing the
individual mandate because it will force people to buy their product, many with
hefty federal subsidies.....It pays to be one of the few sellers of a product
the government is going to force everyone to buy and provides subsidies to help
them do it....Between January 2007 and August 2012, the political action
committees of AHIP and the 11 largest health insurance companies GAVE $10.2
million to federal politicians..."Well, that about sums it up
doesn't it??Yup. Just what we thought.
I'M SHOCKED! Anyone with half a brain could see this! Anyone that thinks
that the AFA is about better health care and helping the poor is pathetic. Your
heart was in the right place, but today you have to use your head as well.
Don't be a pawn to the political parties that are near to destroying
America. Get your head into the game! For, to them, it is a game too! The
charade that they are their to 'serve' the people is the biggest
oxymoron the world has ever known.
We need a single payer system. There should be no such thing as a health
'insurer' with their inherent need for profit that runs contrary to
the needs of patients. Also, just as an aside, how come when you first open the
page the words 'health care reform' appear in the headline, but they
suddenly change to 'obamacare reform'? Is the reference to the
President a bit more incendiary?
What? Big insurance companies and lobbyists buying their way into obamacare
profits? I thought that was what obama was going to fix when elected? I
thought he wasn't going to let big companies double our premiums and cut
our coverage in half? I thought Bush was too chummy with big
business and that is why everyone wanted this "change"?When
are liberals going to realize they are being used for his political power
only?.Premiums are going through the roof not to mention it is
essentially only getting you catastrophic coverage which means you have
thousands out of pocket before you actually get an ounce of coverage at all.My company went the obamacare model route. We went from an 80-20 plan
to where I now have $4000 out of pocket coverage before ANY thing is actually
covered by insurance. Oh yes, lets not forget they no longer cover ANY brand
name drugs. None. Oh yes, and the copays and deductibles after the out of
pocket also went up.This is a Fortune 500 company with 80 000
employees too.Nothing but lies. All of it.Wake up
people. This is a scam of epic proportions.
Blame:* Republicans* Tea party* George Bush*
Speaker of the HouseWho is the leader, and the one in charge?
Just like the Nevadan's thank all of those math-challenged Utahans and
Californians for coming over to pay for their state needs when they gamble their
money away (and Nevada gets their cut in the gambling taxes), the Mecca's
of insurance land (like my fair city of Omaha) love the ACA. Billions will be
siphoned to the insurance industries and never see the light of day in terms of
true patient care. Sometimes I feel like I live in a modern city equivalent to
pirating havens of Trinidad and Tobago. Insurance companies are so good at
disguising what and how they make money and often so bad at paying out when
needed and now the gov't has decided to force us all to be tied to them???
What's the difference between a thief and a insurance company? Often very
We have become a welfare state. Everyone from the individual who wants an Obama
phone to the "green energy" CEO who wants an wants a few hundred million
is lining up to vote for those who will give them someone elses money. (Shh!
The real secret is that it isn't any one else's money - we are just
printing $85, 000, 000, 000 a month so we can keep handing it out).This is what keeps lobbiests employed. How can my company get some more from
the government money tree?BTW Hutterrite, if a third-party payer
system is great, why can you now buy health insurance in France? Each year the
government cuts back what they will pay because the cost of a third-party payer
system inevitably spin out of control. European economies are on the brink of
collapse even though they spend far less than we do on defense. Why would any
rational person follow them down the rabbit hole?
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