With all the talk of universal health care lately, the most popular jab against it is to point out how inefficient the government is at running anything. Example: Katrina and FEMA. First of all, it’s been all to easy to point out incompetence in every government agency for the past 6 years. From Brown being appointed to head FEMA with no prior job experience to prepare him for the task, to the latest appointee for surgeon general. But ignoring the extreme incompetence of the current administration and its ability to run the government, the point is still valid. Government isn’t perfect.
But are large corporations any better suited to place the care of your health over the interest of their stockholders?
– It’s to the benefit of the health insurance company to find any reason possible to cancel your policy if you incur a claim.
– Abusive and fraudulent enrollment practices by Medicare Private FFS.
– Stock option backdating to fatten the wallets of United Healthcare executives.
– MEGA Life and Health and Mid-West National health insurance companies and their legal scam.
– Shady practices to avoid paying claims in full by Oxford Health.
Why would people in the health insurance industry be so negative toward universal health care? I dunno. Let’s listen to this guy from Chesterfield cigarettes present some evidence proving that their cigarettes are healthy…