Monday, June 08, 2009

You are free to choose the choices they give you?

(Via Alternet)
As the health insurance industry and its defenders in Congress lay out their case against permitting a public option in a reform bill, perhaps their most curious argument is that some 119 million Americans are ready to dump their private plans and jump to something more like Medicare – and that's why the choice can't be permitted.

In other words, the industry and its backers are acknowledging that more than one-third of the American people are so dissatisfied with their private health insurance that they trust the U.S. government to give them a fairer shake on health care. The industry says its allies in Congress must prevent that.
This article is staggering in its other statement of what is the most incredible case of insanity being considered in this crisis right now:
If the health insurance industry had its way, Congress would produce a bill that simply required Americans (or their employers) to buy health insurance from private industry. That way, the government would compel citizens to become customers while denying them a choice of the public plan.
This is the crux of what may be the biggest failure in our country today. Our so-called democracy no longer even sees the "will of the people", preferring the will of the privileged. To say we have a free country is ludicrous. We won't even be allowed the freedom to opt out of insurance by these pigs if they get their way.

You are free to choose whatever health plan that will either deny you coverage or refuse to pay for your treatment. There is a chance here to change this; will Obama seize the moment?

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