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View Diary: A message from the Health Insurers of America (109 comments)

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  •  ecolady (2+ / 0-)
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    Sandika, eps62

    There IS a provision that 80% of our premium payments must be spent on medical care.  Won't that limit the lying, cheating and stealing by the big insurance corporations?
    If you check recent history, single payer was politically impossible.  ALL the Republicans and a few of the Democrats were too beholden to the big insurance corporations.  The other Dems and the President were surely aware that single payer works best in other developed nations, getting good results (longer lifespans, lower infant mortality, etc) for less money - FAR less money than we pay.  

    •  One backdoor way to single payer might be to allow (1+ / 0-)
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      Pixie5

      insurance firms to reject applicants for any reason or no reason at all, with the understanding that the federal government will sell Medicare to the rejected applicants (rejected by all three of the three lowest cost policies) for what they would have paid if accepted by the highest cost of those three lowest cost policies.I hope this would give insurance firms enough rope to hang themselves.

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