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democraticrevolution Donating Member (100 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-17-07 08:34 PM
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Dear Medical Insurance Corporations
Edited on Sun Jun-17-07 08:42 PM by democraticrevolution
I sent this to most of the medical insurance corporations like Cigna, Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and UnitedHealthcare.

Dear Medical Insurance Corporations:

The healthcare issue in the United States has been talked about for quite some time. However, after watching the film SiCKO directed by Michael Moore. I was inspired to write to you and ask a few questions. I wondered how easy is it for you all to sleep at night? Well, I guess even if you had problems sleeping you could all afford prescription medication that would help you get a good nights rest anyway. Or you probably all prescribe to psychotropic drugs that make you numb to the reality of what you are doing to the American people. In any case you all probably have access to healthcare and medication that millions of people do not have, and worst of all, that you deny to many of them.

All I keep on thinking is that it must be hard to work for corporations like yours. I wonder how you are able to keep on working at these places knowing that many people get sick and die because of your selfish profit maximization practices? You know, where you cut corners which eventually result with people being dumped off on the curbs by hospitals because they cant afford to pay. Where 79 year old men are forced to take jobs at Pathmark to afford their prescription drugs. Where the first responders of 9/11 cant even get the proper healthcare and the medication they deserve.

And as for the pharmaceutical corporations they are just as horrible. Pushing drugs that have major side effects and end up doing harm instead of their intended purpose. Not to mention the high prices they charge which force people to go to Canada to get their drugs. Theres also the tax breaks aka corporate welfare that many of you get.

So to the executives of these medical insurance and pharmaceutical corporations who are really the ones to blame. I pose a simple question. Imagine if it was you or your children that were put in the same situation that you put millions of people inside of this country (and outside of this country when concerning Big Pharma) in?

I totally realize that it is universal health coverage that we need and you all that we need to put out of business.

With disgust,

Jason Gooljar
Just some guy

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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-17-07 08:39 PM
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1. Good letter
I'd add- I know from talking with physicians that you have decided you know better how to treat patients, and deny funding for certain treatment protocols and for certain prescriptions, even though both have been shown time and time again to work. I also know that you do whatever you can to keep from paying doctors after they have jumped through all your hoops. I'm tired of good doctors who are sincerely trying to heal their patients getting the run around from folks like you.

I hope you are soon out of business and that physicians who stress wellness are rewarded like they are in Britain.

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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-17-07 08:48 PM
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2. We call it "Healthcare" in this country...
but it is called healthcare in the same ironic Orwellian vein that we call things like the Clear Skies Initiative. We actually have "Hope your ass doesn't get sick and if it does do as little as possible for you" care but I heard that didn't test well with the focus groups. The system we have today is criminal and I hope we can get a leader in the next election that will get this done for us.

Great letter BTW...I'm hoping Micheal Moore's movie will inspire millions more just like it! :thumbsup:
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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-17-07 09:13 PM
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3. K&R for a truly great movie.
Watched a download of it last night since getting to a theater would be almost impossible for me right now due to my own health issues. It will outrage you even as it keeps you riveted to your seat. And I f**king HATE insurance companies like never before.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-18-07 11:19 AM
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4. Mandatory Health Insurance packaged as Universal Healthcare
will NOT solve these problems!! Mandatory Health Insurance will ONLY make these crooks RICHER.

Say "NO" to Mandatory Health Insurance.
Say "YES" to Medicare for ALL!
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philly_bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-18-07 12:50 PM
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5. Right! Single-payor solutions are the only ones that work. /nt

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