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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-31-09 02:11 AM
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93. Why would the Big Insurers allow for something that
Would offset the high cost of insurance?

And why was the only talking point that Obama stuck to this whole summer the one sentence "The Health Care Reform Bill must be deficit neutral"

The Big Insurers, plus Big Pharma plus the Big Medical Interests have driven the pricing of their products sky high. Did you notice that we never really had any Congressional Leader or any speech from the President dsicussing this? It has been about getting this done in one season, rush it through. "We have to do this and do this now." Only on blogs do you find out that some drugs are 8,200 PERCENT higher than their manufacture cost!

At some point two months ago or so, it was being said that the exemption to the Sherman Anti Trust statute that has for so long given the Insurers their hold on us would be negated. But now that negation will not be in the bill. The Insurers are patting themselves on the back that they are still immune to Anti Trust provisions!

And if you read the 27 page summary of the bill, you find on page two that the 1.1 trillion the government will be paying out until 2019 will be offset by One Hundred and Sixty Seven Billion Dollars of Penalties enforced upon average people and employers!

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