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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-08-09 06:42 AM
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12. This, in a nutshell, is why we need single payer.
Big insurance only wants people who don't file claims. They dump high risk people off on the government or let them fend for themselves. Virtually everyone would have something in their background that big insurance might point to in order to avoid paying the bill. Take, for example, poison ivy. When I was a little kid I got a severe case and spent a summer getting injections to reduce the swelling. In a million years I wouldn't think to put that on an application, but that would be an orgasmic find for big insurance.
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  -When Your Insurer Says You're No Longer Covered Firms Defend 'Rescissions' as Fraud Control laughingliberal  Sep-08-09 02:02 AM   #0 
  - "the real kicker comes at the end of the article..."  depakid   Sep-08-09 02:06 AM   #1 
  - I Thought The Same Thing  iamjoy   Sep-08-09 09:09 AM   #25 
  - We're not giving them a place at the table -  Tangerine LaBamba   Sep-08-09 02:10 AM   #2 
  - Well put.  rambler_american   Sep-08-09 07:13 AM   #15 
  - That's why we need to use government to take their table away and boot their asses out the door  HEyHEY   Sep-08-09 08:18 AM   #22 
  - Notice the threat contained in these paragraphs. Bunch of thugs!  laughingliberal   Sep-08-09 02:19 AM   #3 
  - That is what I call getting to the heart of the matter.  zeemike   Sep-08-09 05:12 AM   #7 
  - "Who are those people?"  beac   Sep-08-09 07:33 AM   #16 
  - Fucking leeches, thieves, and murderers  jeffbr   Sep-08-09 02:45 AM   #4 
  - If they want to deny care and allege fraud,  strategery blunder   Sep-08-09 03:31 AM   #5 
  - In the current system, they hold all the cards  laughingliberal   Sep-08-09 05:23 AM   #9 
     - I am well aware of that.  strategery blunder   Sep-08-09 05:50 AM   #10 
        - here's the thing that gets me.... these people who are fighting reform....  ejpoeta   Sep-08-09 08:06 AM   #21 
  - I don't get it..  naaman fletcher   Sep-08-09 03:59 AM   #6 
  - It's a racket  laughingliberal   Sep-08-09 05:22 AM   #8 
  - The whole point of group medical insurance way back when  tclambert   Sep-08-09 06:16 AM   #11 
  - what you left out  Aragorn   Sep-08-09 07:55 AM   #18 
     - and, from another direction  NJCher   Sep-08-09 08:19 AM   #23 
        - It's not just the cost -- it's also the perceived value.  subterranean   Sep-08-09 09:57 AM   #29 
  - This, in a nutshell, is why we need single payer.  Vinca   Sep-08-09 06:42 AM   #12 
  - A co-worker of mine was kicked off while his wife was preagnant....  Hassin Bin Sober   Sep-08-09 09:33 AM   #27 
  - This is sick.  ScottLand   Sep-08-09 07:05 AM   #13 
  - Obama Should Discuss This Case in His Speech  MannyGoldstein   Sep-08-09 07:10 AM   #14 
  - Nina Totenberg said something like that this weekend  customerserviceguy   Sep-08-09 07:40 AM   #17 
  - So its fine for the Government to subsidize Insurers  demwing   Sep-08-09 08:00 AM   #19 
  - We owe this slimeball industry NOTHING.  Cass   Sep-08-09 08:01 AM   #20 
  - Yep, advocating against government healthcare  tabatha   Sep-08-09 09:39 AM   #28 
  - Fucking blue cross...  tjwash   Sep-08-09 09:08 AM   #24 
  - Dear Health Ins Companies: You are soooo &*^$%#### RESCINDED!!!  Piewhacket   Sep-08-09 09:30 AM   #26 
  - Saw that in the Post  MountainLaurel   Sep-08-09 04:48 PM   #30 
  - They're gonna see some real fraud control when we pass a plan with a public option.  Zorra   Sep-08-09 06:12 PM   #31 
  - What is fraud is taking the money and not providing the coverage. nt  bemildred   Sep-08-09 06:17 PM   #32 

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