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The facts of this article show why health care reform will continue to be a near impossible reality. Massive profits for insurance companies and politicians who need massive financing totals to get elected. We have a government for sale to the wealthiest buyers!! Very sad!!!!
Why lower healthcare costs when you can use your excess earning to buy back stock and pay the shareholders even more. No wonder our healthcare costs skyrocket. When companies like this take in excess profits, do they lower costs...NO!!!!! Typical big business. Guess they also need a tax break so they can increase their dividend even more.
Something new: The rich get richer!
quit whinning. Buy their stock and you will get richer also.
No doubt healthcare needs to be nationalized and run by the government. At least the government would be able to take the profit and pay on the deficit. lol.
Right now, healthcare is too expensive for some of us.
I have given up, completely, on trying any health care reform. Simply, the people who hate Obamacare, the politicians who hate Obamacare (many of them I would not consider people), the greedy shareholders, and the health care industry itself are all in this together and the worst part is that they see nothing wrong. They truly are the death panel that everyone is/was talking about. We have the best health care in the world, that many in the middle class now cannot afford. I hope astr zenica can help me with my prescription from them because I might not be able to afford it. Wow, does that make them sleep better at night? Those that have faith in the health care industry as it exists right now, and fight any regulation, may be right. 100 years from now, it may all straighten out, but with money and greed involved, as one comment already addressed, it isn't going to change anytime soon.
There will be no reform until the health care industry has sucked us dry. Then they'l crash and the executives and profiteers will laugh all the way to the bank.
I am no fan of UHC. However, you need to learn what Optum really does. They administer health and benefit plans, which even with single payer is still going to be needed. They provide wellness programs--which Michelle Obama is preaching everyday. They streamline health information which "Obamacare" mandated. Remember those "evil" profits, dividends and capital gains are taxed to help pay for those programs that you love so much.
"quit whinning. Buy their stock and you will get richer also."
I would love to, but all my funds are going to pay my health care premiums.
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