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  •  Actually, insurance takes a pretty big bite (3+ / 0-)

    20% of costs, last I read, in insurance company overhead and overhead of others doing insurance company paperwork.

    Of course, the Health Insurance Reform bill does nothing to change that.  Medicare for All would have done something (Medicare overhead == 2% last I checked....)

    -5.63, -8.10. Learn about Duverger's Law.

    by neroden on Tue Jun 22, 2010 at 06:31:06 PM PDT

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    •  isn't it 3-5% (0+ / 0-)

      there is a mandate of how much they can charge and how much they pay out it is something like 3-5% markup compared to payout, can't remember the name of the term.

      All liberal values can be summed into a single issue: The dismantling of the American Middle Class. Publicly Funded U.S. Politics NOW!!!

      by innereye on Tue Jun 22, 2010 at 07:59:22 PM PDT

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    •  no, just 20% av of premiums. (0+ / 0-)

      Think about it some.

      "You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it." - Rabbi Tarfon

      by samddobermann on Wed Jun 23, 2010 at 02:41:06 PM PDT

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