Getting Rich by Denying Americans Care


The Health Insurance Racket: Getting Rich by Denying Americans Care

What does UnitedHealthcare CEO Stephen Hemsley have to lose if Congress passes real healthcare reform this year? Well, for starters, his nearly three quarters of a billion dollars in unexercised stock options might lose a few pennies on the dollar.
What does Isabella, a four year-old girl in Winsconsin who is physically incapable of eating and has had to be tube fed her entire life, have to gain from healthcare reform? The treatment she needs to live a normal life.         
Watch  the above video from         by Brave New Films.

  I found the comments section at Youtube  to be of interest b/c there were some pretty thoughtful questions and comments about the upcoming health care bill and the health care industry in general.  Here’s a sample:
WE THE PEOPLE are subsidizing these CEOs “lifestyles” instead of OUR LIVES. Why? Why are we doing this to ourselves, our families, our children? Are we going to leave these for-profit private “wealthfare” insurance corporations to our grandchildren to deal with?
You knee-jerk reactionaries (misinformed by those corporations opposed to health care) should simply STOP talking about Canadian, French, “European” or British healthcare systems.

NONE of the current proposals floating around Capitol Hill would implement a “single payer” system.

Instead, some would facilitate a “government option,” which would allow those happy with their current health plans could keep them, while allowing anybody else to choose a govt. FINANCED health plan.

“They kept telling my local pharmacy…’Oh we’re just waiting for one more letter, or we’re just waiting for one more script, and then we’ll start paying,'” Bailey said. “This went on for six months, and December 4th both the pharmacy and I received a letter from United Health Care saying they deemed it medically unnecessary and that they were not going to pay any of it.

“I tried to explain to them that if I do not have this, I will die. And the only response she gave me was, ‘OK.'”


I’m wide awake and single payer is the worst idea ever, it will bankrupt this country and it will provide horrible service. Don’t listen to me or to “patginsd” do your own homework. It is failing in Canada. It will fail here.

And there were LOTS more that add a LOT to the conversation that needs to take place when deciding health care reform.   Check out this   LINK

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