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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:41 AM

Good News for Single Payer, Bad News for Insurance Companies

http://www.singlepayeraction.org/blog/?p=3562

This has to be good news for the future of single payer.

And bad news for insurance companies.

Anti-insurance company animus is growing in the USA — especially among young people.

A recent national poll found that fully 59 percent of respondents said they would be inclined to favor the individual in civil litigation that pitted an individual against an insurance company.

But for respondents in the youngest age category — individuals 18 to 29 — fully 71 percent said that they would be inclined to favor the individual over the insurance company.

That’s 15 percent higher than among all adults age 30 or over.

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Reply Good News for Single Payer, Bad News for Insurance Companies (Original post)
eridani Jan 2013 OP
Mutatis Mutandis Jan 2013 #1
bemildred Jan 2013 #2
mtasselin Jan 2013 #3
socialindependocrat Jan 2013 #4

Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:16 AM

1. Single Payer will have to eventually be adopted, there is no other way

 

You simply cannot have the 'for-profit' matrix applied to health care, it eventually pushes costs to the point of systemic collapse.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:29 AM

2. Private insurance is a racket, not much different from a casino. nt

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:45 AM

3. About Time

Are there going to be problems with this transition from private to single payer, yes but we will get through them. When a corporation makes money off the illness of other people and can make more money the sicker they get this must be stopped.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:50 AM

4. Why pay another layer of middle men?

Thousands of people in these insurance companies who make
gobs of money when we could pay the hospitals for future services.

Every skyscraper is another middle finger in the face of the
American public showing us how much the insurance companies are overcharging us.

I never did get how a company could hire temporary workers and add another layer of management and paper pushers and still save money. The secret:the employees get screwed out of wages and benefits.

Let's push to get rid of the middle men!

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