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Why does your health insurance cost so much?

Could it have something to do with the staggering profits insurers and HMOs are making?  – says Corrente , and –

“30%-35% of each dollar of your premium goes to pay for: executive salaries, administration, lobbying, marketing and other non-health care related costs.” Here.   

3 in 10 postpone medical treatments because of cost

Report here.   

HR 676 is the universal health care bill unlikely ever to come before Congress

It’s ‘single payer’ (the government pays), like the Canadian and European models; in fact our own military’s health system (the VA) and Medicare are also single payer models. This bill is what we want and it doesn’t stand a chance in Congress . Click here for information website.

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June 21, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

6 Comments »

  1. The U.S. has the best health care in the world– you just have to pay for it. The European model of (socialist) universal healthcare may look appealing, but it is far more costly, and less effecient than the American system (as hard as that may to be to believe). When the government pays for your healthcare, the government also gets to decide all the factors involved with you using it: when you want to use it (the decide), who you want to go to (they decide), etc. So if you like waiting in crowded waiting rooms for marginal health care service, be my guest. But move to France. Don’t subject the rest of us in this country to your ill-constructed ideals.

    Comment by slim | January 26, 2009 | Reply

  2. Sure, I’m all for the government taking over health care…….as long as all our polititions have to get in line and wait months to get the same crappy care the rest of us are going to get! Do you really think congress is going to give up their high quality health care benifits to participate in the managed/rationed services they are going to mandate for us? The time has come for the citizens of America to CLEAN HOUSE. ALL these morons need to be removed from office.

    Comment by Bill H. | February 28, 2009 | Reply

  3. The United States has THE model for health care in the entire world. The United States government has no right, constitutionally, to get involved in private business (but what has stopped them so far – we must in this case), and our health care system must not be tainted with government’s idea or standards of what “they” believe our health care system should be to be “fair” to all.

    Government-run health care is just ANOTHER intrusion into our private lives. Most Americans have health care, have private insurance and are perfectly happy with the way they have chosen to have THEIR choices. If the U.S. government wants to find a way to provide a system for those who are uninsured or lose their insurance due to unemployment (I believe COBRA is already there) then that is all well and good. But this government-run health care and dismantling of our great medical system is like throwing the baby out with the bath water. It makes no sense and frankly, I will not stand by and let the government run one more aspect of my life. I will pay doctors cash for my health care if I can’t keep my private insurance (which is a damned shame) and will wait for this socialistic democratic party to get out of power and the citizens will undo what they are destroying.

    Comment by Lea | May 21, 2009 | Reply

  4. To those who have posted before me, I couldn’t agree more. I’m a proud Canadian but our universal health care system is not the panacea it’s too often made out to be. Waiting lists are ridiculously long. For example, I had to wait nearly a year for an MRI when it was thought that I might have a brain tumour. If I had had a tumour (thank God I didn’t) I might have died in that time. Or it may have got to the point where it was inoperable. Afterwards I learned that are more MRI machines in the city of Baltimore than there are in all of Canada. Canada’s health care system is ranked by (I think it’s) the World Health Org. as 30th in the world. America’s is ranked 33rd. Big deal.

    Comment by Cuchulainn | July 9, 2009 | Reply

  5. Due to the U.S. involvement in the healthcare market is the major cause for the increased cost of medicine. The creation of Medicaid and Medicare has has a greater increase in healthcare costs. The government has promoted a greater dependence on it by the creation of these immoral organizations. Lobbying has replaced supply and demand determining the price of medical services and supplies.

    The special interest groups were able to manipulate the government to redistribute the taxes received by these agencies to the purpose for which they wanted rather than the market demanded. This centralized government control lead to higher costs for the consumers.

    doing away with Medicare and Medicaid will significantly reduce the cost of healthcare services and products. eliminating the FDA

    Comment by Gary Marcus | May 9, 2010 | Reply

  6. Thanks for these kinds of wonderful content material.

    Comment by Harold | May 21, 2013 | Reply


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