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peanut Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-25-09 09:33 PM
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37. exactly: stop PAYING them
insurance companies are the essence of middlemen...
what are we paying them for?
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  -THERE IS NO NEED FOR PRIVATE INSURERS TO EXIST Lerkfish  Dec-25-09 06:27 AM   #0 
  - Yes.  mmonk   Dec-25-09 06:30 AM   #1 
  - IF OUR NATION HAD ACTED RESPONSIBLY HISTORICALLY  HowHasItComeToThis   Dec-25-09 02:41 PM   #13 
  - From 1980 mostly  Turbineguy   Dec-25-09 05:39 PM   #26 
  - Sicko: Ronald Reagan On The Evils Of Socialized Medicine  G_j   Dec-25-09 05:52 PM   #28 
  - I realized that years ago...  IthinkThereforeIAM   Dec-25-09 06:18 PM   #30 
     - But we are led to believe the  Enthusiast   Dec-26-09 05:30 AM   #59 
  - I like Life insurers, unless they are also health insurers.  pundaint   Dec-25-09 10:14 PM   #44 
     - Life insurers successfully compete with Social Security Survivors' benefits  eridani   Dec-26-09 12:07 AM   #51 
  - Exactly. They are the main reason why our Health Care  sabrina 1   Dec-25-09 04:30 PM   #20 
     - Perfectly said, Sabrina.  Enthusiast   Dec-26-09 06:02 AM   #61 
     - Let's remember, they are just pushing paper  bfarq   Dec-26-09 11:17 AM   #67 
  - well they do, we don't and they're not.  cali   Dec-25-09 06:33 AM   #2 
  - +1  TreasonousBastard   Dec-25-09 07:12 AM   #3 
  - +1!!!!  uponit7771   Dec-25-09 09:27 PM   #36 
  - +1  LaydeeBug   Dec-25-09 10:18 PM   #45 
  - +1  amborin   Dec-27-09 01:07 AM   #71 
  - There is no point arguing about the impossible  bfarq   Dec-26-09 12:03 AM   #50 
     - I think there needs to be auto insurance reform...  dencol   Dec-26-09 01:40 AM   #53 
     - bfarq letting his intelligence get in the way of the truth  dothemath   Dec-26-09 05:26 AM   #57 
        - You aren't making any sense  bfarq   Dec-26-09 08:05 AM   #62 
  - Money makes them relevant  Cary   Dec-25-09 07:35 AM   #4 
  - According to traditional history which is recorded specifically about the wealthy.  ipaint   Dec-25-09 08:05 AM   #5 
  - It depends what you mean by "winning" and "losing"  Cary   Dec-25-09 08:21 AM   #6 
  - And that revolution ended with Naploeon  Hippo_Tron   Dec-26-09 12:11 AM   #52 
  - The Cuban Revolution!  Xicano   Dec-25-09 04:03 PM   #19 
  - Damn right I would. AND I'd use my bountiful financial resources to make sure the people  bertman   Dec-25-09 09:37 PM   #39 
  - Health insurance is a SCAM. We'd be MUCH better off without it.  jtrockville   Dec-25-09 08:47 AM   #7 
  - BINGO!  ThatsMyBarack   Dec-25-09 02:54 PM   #16 
  - Damn right we would. Needs to go the way of slavery and be illegal.  harun   Dec-25-09 09:34 PM   #38 
  - Any DUers from the province in CAN which has gov't run auto insurance?  AP   Dec-25-09 09:09 AM   #8 
  - So, tell us something we don't already know!  DailyGrind51   Dec-25-09 10:16 AM   #9 
  - we have the option of paying the penalty  northernlights   Dec-25-09 10:23 AM   #10 
  - Nope. The real problem lies  Enthusiast   Dec-26-09 05:56 AM   #60 
     - so how do *you* propose to create universal health care  northernlights   Dec-26-09 10:17 AM   #64 
        - I never get to see a doctor anyway.  Enthusiast   Dec-26-09 10:32 AM   #65 
           - I avoid doctors like the plague  northernlights   Dec-26-09 11:55 AM   #70 
  - especially since they are just paper pushers who deny coverage and overcharge. It is BS I agree.  glinda   Dec-25-09 11:32 AM   #11 
  - Happy go give this a K&R on Christmas day.  MelissaB   Dec-25-09 02:40 PM   #12 
  - value added  rampart   Dec-25-09 02:49 PM   #14 
  - One of the fundamental cash cows supporting the parasite class. n/t  Greyhound   Dec-25-09 02:51 PM   #15 
  - None...Nein....Zip  colsohlibgal   Dec-25-09 03:30 PM   #17 
  - Private health insurance is like an umbrella that melts in the rain.  Odin2005   Dec-25-09 03:45 PM   #18 
  - Absolutely no need . . . Except to keep the pockets of our legislators filled???  defendandprotect   Dec-25-09 04:32 PM   #21 
  - Absolutely  postulater   Dec-25-09 04:33 PM   #22 
  - Of course  HughMoran   Dec-25-09 04:38 PM   #23 
  - K&R.  Vidar   Dec-25-09 04:44 PM   #24 
  - Correct! Off with their heads! Maybe THEN they will shut up!  RedCloud   Dec-25-09 04:57 PM   #25 
  - Interesting comments in the Guardian by Noam Chomsky, on the  Joe Chi Minh   Dec-25-09 05:49 PM   #27 
  - there is no need for LOTS of things, but they exist anyway  divideetimpera   Dec-25-09 05:58 PM   #29 
  - The state governments are even cheaper to purchase than the federal  TheKentuckian   Dec-26-09 10:40 AM   #66 
  - Health "insurance" is a scam.  kestrel91316   Dec-25-09 07:20 PM   #31 
  - The only reason they exist is to ensure their continued existence...  BrklynLiberal   Dec-25-09 07:48 PM   #32 
  - K & R  RoccoR5955   Dec-25-09 08:10 PM   #33 
  - We pay a premium to access a smaller pool of money than we already have.  donco6   Dec-25-09 08:35 PM   #34 
  - A growing Liberal Voice, while great to see, is already being recognized as a threat  NorthCarolina   Dec-25-09 09:26 PM   #35 
  - exactly: stop PAYING them  peanut   Dec-25-09 09:33 PM   #37 
  - Count me as rec #140.  bertman   Dec-25-09 09:38 PM   #40 
  - All they produce is  The Wizard   Dec-25-09 09:47 PM   #41 
  - It's sad, but EVER so true!  Plucketeer   Dec-25-09 09:53 PM   #42 
  - K&R  leftstreet   Dec-25-09 10:00 PM   #43 
  - Kicking this to the top  Digit   Dec-25-09 10:46 PM   #46 
  - .  Usrename   Dec-25-09 10:49 PM   #47 
  - Indeed....but the idea of insurance is a good one... if greed isn't running it.  AlbertCat   Dec-25-09 11:50 PM   #48 
  - Woulda coulda shoulda  Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin   Dec-25-09 11:53 PM   #49 
  - K & R! nt  earth mom   Dec-26-09 02:23 AM   #54 
  - 187 Recs  Ed76638   Dec-26-09 04:35 AM   #55 
  - That damn elephant won't get under the rug.  moondust   Dec-26-09 05:11 AM   #56 
  - Rec! This is what I've been saying  Enthusiast   Dec-26-09 05:27 AM   #58 
  - K&R  invictus   Dec-26-09 08:43 AM   #63 
  - What value do Ins. Companies add? Why are the needed?  Little Star   Dec-26-09 11:32 AM   #68 
  - No other industrialized country allows insurance companies to make a profit from  avaistheone1   Dec-26-09 11:40 AM   #69 
  - I agree, How do we get rid of them?  johnaries   Dec-27-09 01:11 AM   #72 
  - kr  Norrin Radd   Dec-27-09 03:27 AM   #73 
  - There is indeed a need.  Orsino   Dec-27-09 07:35 AM   #74 
  - There's not need to Apple to exist!  Jeff In Milwaukee   Dec-27-09 08:25 AM   #75 
 

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