We all know that the talking points of the senate, the pathetic senate, are given to them by the insurance companies. They don't care about us, they only care about PROFITS, RAISING YOUR PREMIUMS, DENYING CLAIMS, NO PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS, REDUCING SERVICES. Though there may be, I wrote, may be some good companies out there, the reputation is soiled by the ones who have done, are still doing and will continue to do all the above.
This is why the people in this country is and will continue to REBUKE the insurance companies and continue to want public option.
President Obama is right in this aspect:
"The public plan, I think, is an important tool to discipline insurance companies," he said. "Too often, insurance companies have been spending more time thinking about how to take premiums and then avoid providing people coverage than they have been thinking about 'How can we make sure that insurance is there, health care is there, when families need it?'"
A public plan would not be unfairly subsidized, Obama said. It would have to collect premiums and provide good service, like any viable operation. Public and private providers alike would have to stop the practice of refusing to insure people with pre-existing medical problems, he said.
With those caveats, he said, private insurers "should be able to compete." If the government-run program "is able to reduce administrative costs significantly, then you know what, I'd like the insurance companies to take note and say, 'Hey, if the public plan can do that, why can't we?'"
He practically taunted those who denigrate government bureaucrats and exalt the free market.
"Why would it drive private insurance out of business?" he said of the proposed public option. If private insurers "tell us that they're offering a good deal, then why is it that the government, which they say can't run anything, suddenly is going to drive them out of business? That's not logical."
Again, if the private insurance companies give stellar coverage, service, at affordable rates, this debate would not be out there, but the fact is THEY DO NOT.
How many out here premiums are skyrocketing? Continuing to go up? And look and compare your service? See it being reduced or eliminated? And for heaven's sake don't get older. These plans will either deny everything or push you totally off the plan. And they wonder how average Americans are going bankrupt? We can't afford this abuse any longer.
At this point and time, it is the public option or nothing. And if the Democratic Senate, which will have its 60th seat with Al Franken, can not deliver after seeing the overwhelming poll numbers, they will be in BIG TROUBLE, period.